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 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.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2015 - 2019 - Band 1 in Insolvency and Restructuring: "Has a long track record of acting on large and complex disputes," "a leading light in the insolvency arena," "one of the leaders of the Australian Bar," "renowned for cross-examination" 

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2015 - 2019 - Band 4 in Dispute Resolution: "His commercial acumen is amazing and his advocacy skills are revered," "a very good counsel and a very effective cross examiner with a robust style," "an exceptional advocate," "a good man in a hard case."

Doyles Guide 2015 - 2019 - Preeminent Insolvency and Restructuring Senior Counsel

Doyles Guide 2015 - 2019 - Preeminent Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Counsel

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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


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