Banco Chambers is a Top Tier Set

19 January 2022

The Legal 500 Guide to the legal profession released its 2022 guide to the Australian Bar this week. In an acknowledgement of its depth and strength of expertise, Banco Chambers' was ranked as a Tier One set for commercial disputes and competition law matters in Australia. In particular our Chambers was noted for handling "large scale competition and consumer regulatory litigation across Australia" and our "wide expertise in commercial disputes."

At an individual level, 14 of our barristers  were also awarded individual rankings. The full Banco rankings and commentary is below:


Tim Breakspear SC - Tier 1 Silk, Construction and Infrastructure - "In depth expertise in construction/infrastructure combined with Tim's in-depth grasp of arbitration procedure across APAC makes him a leading choice as an arbitration counsel."

Peter Brereton SC - Tier 1 Silk, Commercial Disputes, Regulatory and white collar crime, and Competition law -"A smart, experienced and well-regarded senior counsel. We brief him regularly across a range of commercial regulatory disputes and would consider him to be a "go to" silk where a thorough consideration of complex legal issues is required. Intelligent, considered and thorough. Has the added advantage of being very client-friendly."

Kristen Deards SC - Tier 2 Silk, Commercial Disputes - "A good senior tax barrister, developing a formidable reputation and will be one of the leading tax advocates."

Robert Dick SC - Tier 2 Silk, Regulatory and white collar crime - "Great to work with, has the depth of experience necessary to be able to quickly get to the nub of an issues and provide clear direction."

Justin Gleeson SC - Tier 1 Silk, Commercial Disputes - "His reputation as one of Australia's best advocates is well deserved. He is fearless in Court and ruthlessly efficient outside it."

Ruth Higgins SC - Tier 1 Silk, Competition law and Regulatory and white collar crime - "Outstanding - a rising star in the senior counsel ranks in Sydney. Particularly noted for regulatory and major commercial cases."

Richard McHugh SC - Tier 2 Silk - "He has an outstanding ability to analyse complex issues and advocate outcomes."

Cameron Moore SC - Tier 1 Silk, Competition law - "An outstanding silk, highly commercial, with experience acting for the ACCC and defendants across consumer protection and cartel matters."

Jonathon Redwood SC - Tier 2 Silk, Commercial Disputes.

John Sheahan QC - Tier 1 Silk, Commercial Disputes - "John is one of the most experienced and respected QCs in the country and he is one of the top choices when asked to recommend a silk for high stakes or reputationally significant litigation. He is involved in a range of commercial and regulatory disputes."


Adam Hochroth - Rising Star, Commercial Disputes - "Adam is a rising star of the Bar, especially in the field of class action. He is capable of synthesising highly complex ideas and producing work in a timely and efficient manner."

Declan Roche - Tier 1 Junior, Competition law - "Deep experience in competition law litigation handling many of the leading cases."

Fiona Roughley - Tier 1 Junior, Commercial Disputes - "Highly regarded across the broad area in which she practices. Known for her ease of working with, she brings a strong track record of working with the big end of town on complex regulatory disputes."

Robert Yezerski - Tier 1 Junior, Competition law - "Thoughtful and practical with a sophisticated understanding of competition law."