Robert Newlinds SC

Admitted as a Solicitor: 1986

Called to the Bar: 1990

Appointed Senior Counsel: 2003

Head of Banco Chambers since 2012

Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb): 2015

Fellow, The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (FACICA): 2015

Robert Newlinds is one of Australia's pre-eminent barristers. For more than 25 years he has practised widely across all jurisdictions in Australia with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes, corporation matters and insolvency. 

He is regularly nominated as a leading or preeminent Senior Counsel for commercial litigation and insolvency matters by the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession and Chambers & Partners in which he is described as having "amazing" commercial acumen and "revered" advocacy skills.

He has conducted hundreds of cases at both trial and appellate level in all of the Superior Courts throughout Australia. Robert is well known for his ability to conduct the most difficult cases. He is renowned for his cross examination and for his ability to identify and focus on the essential issues in a case.

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Core Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Corporations and Insolvency
  • Employment
  • Equity/Property
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Sport


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Tel: 8239 0228
Fax: 8226 2305


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