Peter Brereton SC

Silk 2009
Call 1997
Phone +61 2 8239 0239


Peter Brereton is an experienced commercial silk and has been recognised as one of the country's leading barristers in dispute resolution matters by Chambers & Partners.

He appears in superior courts and tribunals around the country, conducting both trials and appeals. He appears for and advises many leading companies and government instrumentalities, including Optus, Vodafone, Facebook, Google, Apple, BHP, Grant Thornton, Westpac, CBA, Hancock Prospecting, Qantas, Transgrid, the National Competition Council, Toyota, Volkswagen, Consolidated Press Holdings and Tabcorp.

CV available on request.


Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2021 – Band 1 in Dispute Resolution - "identified by one commentator as 'one of the leading silks in Sydney and, indeed, Australia,' and his exceptionally versatile commercial practice has lately seen him appearing in some of Australia's highest-profile disputes. He attracts praise for a variety of enviable qualities, one source citing his 'high level of engagement with strategy and detail,' another his 'excellent relationship with the Bench,' while a third places him 'at the top of his game' and calls him 'a go-to for the most complex and client-sensitive matters.'"

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2020 – Band 1 in Dispute Resolution - "high level of engagement with both strategy and detail," "assured manner in court," "very thoughtful, considered advocacy," "a go-to SC for competition and consumer matters" and "he is great in all respects – both on his feet and in the ease with which he deals with solicitors and clients."

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2019 – Band 1 in Dispute Resolution

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2016 – 2018 Band 2 in Dispute Resolution

Doyles Guide – 2015 – 2021 (NSW) – Leading Commercial and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel

Doyles Guide – 2017 - 2020 (Australia wide) – Preeminent Competition Law Counsel