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19-Dec-2017

Chambers and Partners award Banco Chambers Band 1 ranking for dispute resolution

Banco Chambers has been recognised as a leading source of expertise for dispute resolution in Australia, having received a Band 1 ranking in the dispute resolution category from Chambers & Partners in its 2018 Guide. 

Chambers & Partners noted Banco Chambers has "some of Australia's leading junior barristers, in addition to a core of established and respected silks. Especially well resourced when it comes to providing advice or advocacy on competition, equity, or public law issues, it is also home to barrister with significant expertise in the areas of defamation, insolvency, and taxation. A substantial majority of the set posses appellate experience and more than half have acted as arbitration counsel in both domestic and international cases."

Banco Chambers' members also excelled in the individual rankings as follows:

Peter Brereton SC - Dispute Resolution (Band 1) - noted as being "quick to grasp difficult concepts, excellent at client management, and calm under pressure."

Sandy Dawson SC - Dispute Resolution (New Silk) - noted as an "exceptional advocate"

Robert Dick SC - Dispute Resolution (Band 2), Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) - noted as being "very good at reading the court and doing things the right way, a very hard worker and very client-friendly."

Ruth Higgins SC - Dispute Resolution (New Silk) - identified as "without question one of the go-to counsel for larger matters" 

Richard McHugh SC - Dispute Resolution (Band 2) - described as a "extremely smart, highly sought after and very busy barrister who moves readily between areas of practice"

Robert Newlinds SC - Dispute Resolution, Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) - described as a "very good counsel and a very effective cross-examiner with a robust style."

Farid Assaf - Dispute Resolution - noted for his "excellent attention to detail, preparation and strategy."

Tim Breakspear - Construction & Infrastructure (Band 1) - described as "the best junior barrister in construction. He is an intelligent lawyer, is excellent on his feet, and has a great rapport with the Bench."

Kristen Deards - Tax (Band 1) - described as a "market leader for her opinion and appearance work" in tax matters

Fiona Roughley - Dispute Resolution (Band 4) - described as "intelligent and thoughtful, pragmatic in approach, and an excellent advocate in court."

David Sulan - Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) - "On his feet in court David exudes a reassuring calmness and is an effective advocate."