Expertise

Administrative Law

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers' Administrative Law members advise and appear for and against Commonwealth and State departments, individuals and authorities in administrative law, public law and constitutional law. Our members regularly appear before the Federal Court, Supreme Court and tribunals, including the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). View Barristers

Alternate Dispute Resolution

At Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers, we recognise that there are different forums for resolving different types of disputes. Our barristers are highly skilled in various forms of dispute resolution including domestic and international mediations, arbitrations, adjudications and expert determinations. Members of chambers include accredited mediators, arbitrators, court-appointed referees, adjudicators and expert determiners and accept briefs in a wide range of matters. View Barristers

Appellate

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers regularly appear before both State and Federal appellate courts, including the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Full Federal Court and interstate Courts of Appeal. Senior and junior members regularly appear in the High Court of Australia in appeals from intermediate appellate courts, matters in the original jurisdiction and special leave applications. View Barristers

Banking & Finance

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers' members have a strong presence in the areas of banking and finance. Members are regularly briefed by major banks, financial institutions in addition to corporations and individuals. Floor members regularly deal with and advise upon cases involving the enforcement of mortgages and other security interests and cases involving the application of the Contracts Review Act (NSW) and other remedial legislation. View Barristers

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have a wide range of experience in both corporate and personal insolvency and in the conduct of public examinations under the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act. Our bankruptcy and corporate insolvency members act for and against creditors, debtors, trustees in bankruptcy (including the Official Trustee), liquidators, administrators, deed administrators and receivers. The matters briefed include advising or appearing in regards to prospective or existing bankruptcies, liquidations, administration and receiverships of individuals or corporations carrying on business in a wide range of commercial fields including finance, building and construction, information technology, farming, mining, insurance and other enterprises. In recent times, members have developed a growing presence in the Australian implementation of the Model Law of Cross-Border Insolvency together with issues relating to the recognition of foreign proceedings and protection of local assets of foreign debtors. View Barristers

Building & Construction

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers’ building and construction specialists have experience in a wide range of building and construction disputes, both locally and internationally. Our members regularly appear in the Technology and Construction List of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, as well as in various other jurisdictions. Their expertise extends to major construction litigation, as well as arbitrations, court references, mediations, adjudications and expert determinations. Select members possess widespread industry experience, having previously worked in the property development and construction field. View Barristers

Commercial

Our Members are regularly briefed to appear in the Supreme Court, District Court and Federal Court in wide range of commercial matters including litigated disputes, mediations, arbitrations and advice work. They combine expertise and attention to detail with a sound and practical approach to complex commercial problems. View Barristers

Commissions, Inquiries & Inquests

Select members are experienced in advising and representing interested persons in Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, Coronial Inquests and hearings conducted by various statutory bodies. They have appeared in inquiries before the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the New South Wales Crime Commission, the Australian Crime Commission, the Police Integrity Commission, the Medical Tribunal and other professional disciplinary bodies. View Barristers

Competition & Consumer Law

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have experience representing both corporations and individuals in the areas of trade practices, competition and consumer law. Our expertise extends to matters ranging from consumer protection, unfair market practices, anti-competitive and misleading conduct. The broad experience of our members includes actions involving the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission and other investigative and enforcement proceedings. View Barristers

Corporations

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers’ corporations law specialists have a wealth of experience acting for clients in complex corporate litigation. Many members also specialise in corporate insolvency. Our members are briefed in a wide range of matters involving corporate governance and directors’ duties (including insolvent trading), schemes of arrangement, oppression proceedings and other related corporate matters. View Barristers

Criminal

Our members represent clients in all aspects of criminal law, including matters of a quasi-criminal nature. Floor members have appeared in high profile criminal cases in relation to both summary and indictable offences, with considerable experience in acting in white collar and tax related crime. Members appear in all Courts of NSW including the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, and the criminal courts of the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and Norfolk Island. View Barristers

Defamation & Media

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have extensive experience representing clients in defamation and other areas of media law including copyright, contempt and suppression. Floor members have appeared in landmark High Court decisions and have represented or provided pre-publication advice to book and magazine publishers, film and television companies in relation to these areas of law. View Barristers

Employment & Industrial Relations

A number of Ground Floor barristers practise in a wide range of employment matters in all courts around Australia involving employment contractual disputes, restraint of trade, statutory employee rights and entitlements, unlawful discrimination, workplace health and safety and penalties for contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009. View Barristers

Equity & Trusts

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers are regarded as leading experts in the area of equity and trusts. Their expertise and specialist skills in these fields is wide-ranging and extends to obtaining and resisting equitable remedies, matters involving charities, trusts and equity issues in corporations matters. View Barristers

Family Provision

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers specialise in conducting and defending family provision claims and regularly appear in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. View Barristers

Franchising

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have significant experience in franchising law representing both franchisors and franchisees. View Barristers

Insurance

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers' insurance law specialists regularly appear for local and overseas insurers and insureds, in a wide range of litigated and unlitigated insurance disputes. Their experience extends to advising and representing clients with respect to general insurance, directors and officers liability and professional liability matters, across a broad spectrum of industries, including the construction and engineering industries. Floor members also act for, and advise clients, with respect to complex liability claims, including public and product liability litigation. View Barristers

Intellectual Property

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have specialist expertise in Intellectual Property Law, extending to advising on, and acting in relation to, copyright, trademarks, patents, misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off claims and the use (and misuse) of confidential information. View Barristers

Law of Costs

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have specialist expertise in the Law of Costs, that is, issues of legal costs involving practitioners and clients and parties to litigation. The members provide advice and appear in disputes concerning these matters as well as representing practitioners in disciplinary proceedings arising from breaches of the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. View Barristers

Liquor Licensing

Select members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have acted and advised in matters involving liquor and related licences. The legal, administrative and regulatory factors affecting licences and permits can be complex, and members of the chambers understand these matters, including the recent legislative and Governmental developments in this field. View Barristers

Migration

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers who specialise in Migration Law appear before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of refugee applicants with respect to applications for Class XA protection visas. Floor members also appear in applications for judicial review for applicants who have suffered adverse decisions either from the Minister for Immigration or from the Refugee Review Tribunal. View Barristers

Partnership

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have considerable experience in partnership law. Floor members are briefed to advise on new and existing partnership agreements, as well as representing clients in partnership disputes, and recognise the importance of resolving them expeditiously, whether it be through litigation or in alternative dispute forums. View Barristers

Personal Injury

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers are recognised experts in the area of personal injury law. Advising and appearing for both claimants and insurers in a wide range of jurisdictions, at both trial and appellate level. Floor members specialising in this area are also increasingly briefed to appear in alternate dispute resolution forums, such as mediations. View Barristers

Professional Liability

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth regularly act in professional negligence matters across a broad spectrum of professions including medical practitioners and hospitals, other health professionals, legal practitioners, building industry professionals, valuers, insurance and financial advisors, auditors, accountants and engineers. View Barristers

Real Property

Our members are experienced in representing clients in a wide range of real property related disputes. Select members are regularly briefed to act for developers, investors, owners and tenants in disputes relating to conveyancing, retail and commercial leasing, caveats, easements and the enforcement of rights in property. View Barristers

Superannuation

Select members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers provide specialist advice and representation in the area of superannuation law. Our experience extends to advising and acting for trustees of superannuation funds and claimants with respect to claims for total and permanent disablement under superannuation policies, and with respect to fiscal issues. View Barristers

Tax Crime

Select members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers have extensive experience in tax crime matters. They represent both individuals and corporations in tax crime prosecutions, including fraud and money laundering. Members are regularly briefed to appear in the High Court, Supreme Court and District Courts. View Barristers

Taxation & Revenue

Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers is widely recognised as being a leading group of tax counsel in Australia. Members regularly appear for and advise both taxpayers and revenue authorities, in both State and Commonwealth matters. It is not unusual for both parties to proceedings to be represented by floor members. Members are experienced, and available to take briefs, in matters ranging from Local Courts and administrative tribunals to High Court appeals, and from tax recovery matters to complex disputes concerning the construction and application of revenue statutes. The variety of practices on the floor and the collegiate relationships among floor members has the effect that members have available to them guidance and assistance from others more experienced in any particular issue. View Barristers

Wills & Estates

Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers are regularly briefed in contentious and non-contentious matters concerning wills and estates. With extensive experience acting for executors, trustees and beneficiaries of deceased estates, at both trial and appeal level, our members also possess considerable experience resolving these matters informally and through alternative means, such as mediation. View Barristers