The counsel of 6 St James Hall Chambers's Commercial Disputes Resolution practitioners are leading advocates of the Australian Bar.
They provide swift, accurate, cost-effective advice.
They appear for clients from a range of sectors including retail, financial services, media, energy and resources, pharmaceuticals, leisure and gaming, superannuation funds, aged care, manufacturing and property development & management.
Banking & Finance
Corruption and Anti-Bribery
Corporate Law & Directors' Duties
Insurance & Reinsurance
The counsel of 6 St James Constitutional and Government Administration practice group advise and appear in superior courts & tribunals for governments, regulators, public instrumentalities, corporations and private individuals.
Public Interest Immunity
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The International Law practice group of 6 St James Hall Chambers is the Southern Hemisphere's pre-eminent international law practice. Led by prominent Senior Counsel Dr Christopher Ward SC, the group consists of leading independent practitioners of international law including Senior Counsel (fomerly known as ‘QCs’), experienced junior counsel and senior academics. Our counsel have unrivalled reputations for the provision of exceptional service at the highest levels. They are reputable, ethical, experienced and cost effective. They provide intelligent, focused and responsive advice and representation to Governments and States, major listed corporations, diplomats and individuals throughout the world.
Specialist in Private International Law (Conflict of Laws, Cross-border Enforcement) applied to Commercial, Family and Succession matters. International arbitration.
Former Legal Officer at the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Fluent both in English and French.
Specialist in Human Rights Law
Chair, UNCITRAL National Co-ordination Committee of Australia, Co-Chair New York State Bar Association International Section's Australian Chapter, Deputy Chair, International Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Specialist in Private International Law (Conflicts of Law), Cross-Jurisdictional Trusts & Succession Disputes
Specialist in Maritime Law & Employment Relations Law
Director of Studies, International Law Association (Australian Branch); Specialist in Transnational Corporations, Migration Law
Director, Centre for International & Public Law, Professor of Constitutional Law, Australian National University
Senior Counsel and international law specialist; global President of the International Law Association; Adjunct Professor of Law, Australian National University
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Anti-Money Laundering Law
Counter-Terrorism Financing Law
Diplomatic & Sovereign Immunity
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments & Awards
Foreign Bribery Law
Human Rights Law
International Commercial Arbitration
International Environmental Regulation
International Financial Regulation
International Humanitarian Law
Law of the Sea
Laws of War & Armed Conflict
Litigation Before International Tribunals
Maritime Boundary Delimitations
Oil, Gas and Resources Investments
Private International Law
Public International Law
Refugee & Migration Law
Singapore International Commercial Court
Trade Law incl WTO Disputes
United Nations Sanctions
WORKPLACE DISPUTES & DISCRIMINATION
The counsel of 6 St James Hall's Workplace and Discrimination Practice Group are recognised as leading employment practitioners.
They have extensive experience in providing strategic advice to public and private sector employers, unions and individuals.
Counsel are also recognised experts in conducting workplace investigations.
Counsel appear throughout Australia in all courts, the Fair Work Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, as well as a wide range of tribunals and mediations.
Adverse Action & General Protection
Compliance & Training
Enterprise & Collective Agreements
Equality Opportunity & Discrimination
Injured Workers & Return to Work
International Labour Organisation Standards
Public Sector Employment
Redundancy & Workplace Restructure
Restraint of Trade
Supply Chains & Employment Rights
Work Health & Safety
Markets & Regulation
The counsel of 6 St James Hall's Markets & Regulation practice group are leading advocates of the Australian Bar practising in the areas of Market Conduct Regulation, Prudential Regulation, Competition Policy and Digital Financial Services.
They provide swift, accurate, cost-effective advice carefully attuned to the public policy objectives of regulators and the commercial issues of business.
Banking & Financial Services
Building & Construction
Counsel of 6 St James' Hall's Building & Construction Practice Group provide expert advice and appear in all aspects of building and construction litigation and dispute resolution.
Our counsel advise and appear for developers, builders, homeowners, contractors and suppliers.
Security of Payments
property, trusts & estates
The counsel of 6 St James Hall's Equity Group are leading advocates of the Australian Bar.
They provide swift, accurate, cost-effective advice.
Counsel advise and appear in contested property disputes, applications by trustees for judicial advice and directions, and wills, probate and administration matters.
Wills Administration & Contests
Royal COMMISSIONS & INQUIRIES
The counsel of our Royal Commissions, Inquiries and Investigations Practice Group provide the expert advocacy, forensic analysis, & strategic leadership most needed to best manage complex, evolving, and often high profile Royal Commissions and other public inquiries and investigations.
Recent examples include:
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse, including for victims, the Salvation Army and the Anglican Church
Trade Union Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance & Corruption
Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW
Lindt Cafe Siege Inquest, for NSW Police
ICAC's Operation Spicer for Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos
ACMA investigations for radio licencees
ASIC investigations into Australian financial services licensees
Special Commissions of Inquiry
Media & Reputation
The counsel of 6 St James Hall Reputation & Media practice group have extensive experience advising on the prompt, appropriate and effective management of media inquiries, defamatory publications, and applications for suppression and non-publication orders.
Counsel appear throughout Australia for media interests, corporate clients and individuals, including in jury and non-jury trials and appeals, and before bodies including ACMA, the AAT, NCAT, ICAC, the Police Integrity Commission & Inquests.
Counsel advise and appear both for and against Australia’s leading print and electronic media, television networks and public broadcasters.
Counsel also advise Australian and international film and television production houses, independent film producers, and film funding bodies.
Contempt of Court/Parliament
Defamation & Injurious Falsehood
Media Strategy & Advice
Misleading & Deceptive Conduct
Non-Publication & Suppression Orders
Public Interest Immunity
Vilification & Hate Speech
In arbitration, one or more arbitrators selected by the disputing parties determine the outcome of the dispute.
Several of our counsel are Accredited Arbitrators and arbitrate a variety of disputes.
All our counsel represent clients in consensual dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, outside the court system.
They advise clients as to choice of process, how to keep control over decision-making during the process and its final outcome.
Five counsel are Accredited Mediators and mediate a variety of disputes.
The Family Law barristers at 6 St James Hall provide expert advice and appear in all aspects of domestic and international family law proceedings, both at first instance and on appeal.
Care & Protection
Child Support and Maintenance
LGBTI Family Law
Independent Children’s Lawyer
International Family Matters
- Child abduction (Hague and Non-Hague Convention cases)
- Jurisdictional & Enforcement Disputes