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Robert Dick SC and Tim Breakspear feature in Doyles Guide

Banco Chambers barrister Tim Breakspear has been ranked by the Doyles Guide as a preeminent junior counsel in its New South Wales guide to construction and infrastructure matters. Robert practises widely in complex commercial litigation inclu..


Banco Chambers proud supporters of Jessup Moot

Banco Chambers was proud to support the Australian Jessup Moot finals, held on 9 February at the High Court in Canberra. The final of the prestigious competition was contested by the University of Sydney and the University of QLD, with Sydne..


Ruth Higgins appointed to judging panel for the 2019 Holt Prize

Dr Ruth Higgins SC has been appointed to the judging panel for the Federation Press' 2019 Holt Prize. The other members of the judging panel are the Hon. Justice William Gummow AC, and the Hon. Justice Alan Robertson. The Holt Prize was estab..


Banco Chambers excels in Chambers & Partners 2019 rankings

Banco Chambers and its members have been recognised as one of Australia's leading providers of legal advice and advocacy services by the respected global rankings agency Chambers and Partners, having been ranked band 1 as a chambers for dispute r..


Seven Banco Chambers' barristers featured in Doyles Guide to competition law barristers

The 2018 Doyles Guide to Australia's best competition law barristers featured seven barristers from Banco Chambers, comprising three Senior Counsel and four junior barristers. The Banco Chambers' barristers featured were: Senior Counsel Pe..


Farid Assaf and Kristen Deards appointed Senior Counsel

Banco Chambers warmly congratulates two of its members, Farid Assaf and Kristen Deards, on their elevation to the rank of Senior Counsel today. Farid Assaf was called to the Bar in 2000 and specialises principally in commercial, corporations,..


Clarissa Amato featured in 2018 World Trademark Review

For the third consecutive year, Clarissa Amato ( has been listed as a recommended expert by the World Trademark Review, the specialist trademark publication and rankings agency. The Review noted t..


Banco Chambers adopts new comprehensive parental leave policy

Banco Chambers is pleased to announce that on 30 July 2018 its members resolved to adopt a new comprehensive parental leave policy. Barristers have monthly overheads for their accommodation in chambers which they typically must continue to pay wh..


Kristen Deards listed in the Who's Who Legal Guide to corporate tax counsel

Banco Chambers is pleased to note that Kristen Deards; status as one of the leading tax and revenue law barristers was recognised in the most recent edition of Australia's Who's Who Legal Guide. The guide observed that Kristen is "ranks as one of..


Banco Chambers' barristers featured in Doyles Guide to leading arbitration counsel

Three Banco Chambers' Barristers have been listed in Doyles Guide to Australia's leading arbitration barristers. The barristers listed were Richard McHugh SC, Jonathon Redwood, and Tim Breakspear, who are regularly briefed to appear as counsel in..