Robert Dick SC

Silk 2009
Call 1996
Phone +61 2 8239 0217


Robert practises widely in complex commercial litigation including representative proceedings, company law, contractual disputes and insurance. Robert provides advice across a wide range of legal areas, and appears in trials, applications and appeals, as well as domestic and international arbitrations.

Recent cases in which Robert has appeared or is appearing include:

  • representing McDonald’s Australia Ltd in Federal Court representative proceedings (2023);
  • representing Qantas in a complex contractual dispute in the Commercial List of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2023);
  • representing FX Group Holdings Pty Ltd in Supreme Court Commercial List proceedings (2023);
  • representing entities in the Johnson and Johnson group of companies in Federal Court representative proceedings and settlement approval proceedings (2021-2023);
  • representing Basis Capital in Federal Court representative proceedings against Standard and Poor’s (2023);
  • representing Sev.en Gamma a.s. in Supreme Court Commercial List proceedings (2023);
  • acting for CPB Contractors in contractual disputes in various forums (2023);
  • acting for Firstmac Ltd in Federal Court proceedings commenced by ASIC (2023);
  • representing Woodside Petroleum in an appeal in the Court of Appeal of Western Australia involving complex contract law issues (2021-2022);
  • representing Toyota in Federal Court representative proceedings and appeal proceedings (2021-2022).


Robert is regularly ranked as a leading silk in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific Guides for Dispute Resolution where he is described as a "very skillful advocate and extremely well prepared" ; and in the Doyles Guide, the Legal 500 Guide, and the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in Australia Guide.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2023
- Band 2 in Dispute Resolution - "He has a really good court demeanour. He is highly skilled, prepares very thoroughly, is calm and collected, and is highly respected by the Bench."

Legal 500 Guide 2023 - Tier 2 Leading Silk in Crime and Regulatory (Including White-Collar Crime)

Doyles Guide 2023 - Recommended Senior Counsel for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution