Called to Bar: 2011

Fiona Roughley is ranked by Chambers & Partners and Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession as one of Australia's leading junior counsel for commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She is known for her advocacy, written work, and strategic and commercial instincts.

Roughley is regularly briefed unled in civil proceedings in courts and tribunals; she also appears as junior counsel in large, high profile and appellate matter. In 2014 she was Junior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Roughley's practice areas include:

- General commercial law (ranked by Chambers & Partners and Doyle's Guide)

- Superannuation and financial services

- Competition (ranked by Doyle's Guide)

- Public law

- Health law

- Building and construction

- Insolvency (ranked by Doyle's Guide)

- Equity

- Class actions and

- Public inquiries

Before being called to the Bar, Roughley was Associate to Justice Hayne AC of the High Court of Australia, a Principal Research Officer in the Department of the Senate of the Parliament of Australia, and a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters). She received her LLM from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She received her BA and LLB from the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in Law, the University Medal in English, and the University's Convocation Medal.

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Core Practice Areas

  • Commercial law
  • Superannuation and financial services
  • Comeptition
  • Public law
  • Health law
  • Building and construction
  • Insolvency
  • Equity
  • Class actions
  • Public inquiries


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Tel: 9376 0652


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