Young’s List is delighted to congratulate Garry Bigmore QC, Charles Scerri QC, Helen Symon QC, Angus Stewart SC, Robert Heath QC, Matthew Harvey and Daniel Aghion who have been acknowledged as leaders in their field and recognised as notable practitioners in the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2019.
Garry Bigmore QC: Stands out for his in-depth knowledge of bankruptcy and reconstruction law, familiarity with the banking and finance sector and command of professional negligence issues. He also appears regularly in real estate cases.
Charles Scerri QC: Focuses much of his broad commercial practice on contractual, competition and consumer law disputes and matters arising from the resources sector, winning particular acclaim for his class action expertise and being further noted for his understanding of the Papua New Guinea business and legal scene. An interviewee reports: “He’s very calm and very experienced and I really enjoyed working with him.”
Helen Symon QC: Helen is regularly instructed by the ATO to handle the full range of tax controversy matters from corporate tax and income tax to state duties. She routinely appears at the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and Supreme Court of Victoria.
Angus Stewart SC: Angus is acclaimed as “a leading silk in Sydney” and “probably one of the top in the country,” by interviewees who praise his “very well-considered and reasoned advice and representation.” He appears for clients on the full range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution mandates covering trade, transportation, and admiralty and maritime law, and is further esteemed for his “great sense of commerciality and fabulous advocacy skills.”
Rob Heath QC: Lately took silk and continues to attract attention as a “very able” and “really good” advocate with “a lot of commercial and arbitration work” in his caseload. Designedly maintaining a highly varied commercial practice, he is increasingly sought after in infrastructure-related and arbitrated disputes in addition to mandates involving the insurance sector or cases involving alleged instances of professional negligence.
Matthew Harvey: Matthew is a top-rated junior that instructing solicitors “race to get briefed” on big cases. He is praised for his “important contribution to the community of maritime lawyers” and regarded as “the main name at the Victorian Bar.” He is experienced counsel for shipping, maritime and insolvency mandates, and he appears frequently at all levels of the Australian court system.
Daniel Aghion: Daniel is an extremely experienced senior junior who regularly goes, as lead barrister, toe-to-toe with senior counsel in the courtroom, one interviewee saying of him: “He’s excellent: his practice is almost that of a silk’s and he’s very good on his feet.” His versatile commercial remit incorporates strengths in the areas of insurance, property and professional negligence.
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