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Young's List Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021rankings

17 December 2020

Young's List Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021rankings

Young’s List is delighted to congratulate Charles Scerri QC, Helen Symon QC, Robert Heath QC, and Matthew Harvey QC, who have been acknowledged as leaders in their field and recognised as notable practitioners in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2021. 

Charles Scerri QC "commands great respect among interviewees, a peer identifying him as "one of the top-ranking barristers in Victoria, attracting very good work from top firms and well respected by the profession and the Bench," while an instructing solicitor calls him "one of Australia's leading barristers, with an excellent reputation and briefed by us a lot." Maintaining a varied commercial caseload, he is particularly noted for his handling of class actions and high-profile resources-related disputes."

Helen Symon QC "is one of Australia's most respected tax litigators, identified by one source as a "giant of the Bar" and noted for her particularly extensive experience of cases concerning the taxation aspects of particularly large transactions, or involving businesses with particularly complex structures. She has appeared before courts and tribunals up to and including High Court level, on behalf of both taxpayers and tax authorities, and her practice also incorporates a significant advisory component."

Robert Heath QC "is characterised by sources both as "an outstanding commercial barrister" and as "an outstanding newer silk" who is "strongly developing in that role." Infrastructure, insurance and professional negligence related disputes all form notable elements of his practice, and he is also a seasoned handler of class action and arbitration mandates."

Matthew Harvey QC "wins praise from sources, not only for bringing "a very deep intellect to his analysis of any maritime matter," but also for "his ability to communicate unique and complex maritime law issues to clients and judges who are less familiar with the area." This latter observation may be linked to others which describe him as "extremely good on his feet in court," "confident and convincing when presenting an argument" and "excellent at getting to the heart of a complex matter and determining the key issues that will decide the case."

To view the full Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 listing, please click here.

To brief either Charles Scerri QC, Helen Symon QC, Robert Heath QC, or Matthew Harvey QC, or for further information about briefing Young’s List, please call Tammy Young on +61 3 9225 6777 or after hours on +61 (0)414 523 515.