Justin Gleeson SC

Silk 2000
Call 1989
Email clerk@banco.net.au
Phone +61 2 8239 0208


Justin has had over 30 years legal experience, as solicitor (1985 - 1988), counsel (1989 onwards), and Senior Counsel (2000 onwards). He was the founding head of Banco Chambers, Sydney (2005 - 2012). Most recently, he was the tenth Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (2012 - 2016). He is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s most preeminent barristers.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a prolific legal author.

He specialises in international law, international arbitration, constitutional law, and appellate law. He is available to appear as counsel, act as advisor, or sit as arbitrator or expert determiner, in both domestic and international matters.


Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2021 – Band 1, Dispute Resolution - "a market leader, an absolute standout and one of the most powerful advocates I've ever seen," and "the one everyone listens to."