Young’s List is delighted to congratulate Garry Bigmore QC, Charles Scerri QC, Helen Symon QC, Jeremy Twigg SC, Matthew Harvey, Daniel Aghion, Rob Heath and Anton Trichardt, who have been acknowledged as leaders in their field and recognised as notable practitioners in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2016.
Garry Bigmore QC is widely respected for his comprehensive mastery of insolvency issues, particularly those addressed in large class actions. He lately represented investors in failed agribusiness Great Southern, with regard to the Victorian Supreme Court’s scrutiny of an out-of-court settlement between them and the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Charles Scerri QC is identified by sources as a barrister to be briefed “in all manner of bet-the-farm commercial disputes” and attracts such compliments as “just outstanding” and “absolutely sensational.” Active in handling class actions and disputes in the resources sector, he is also a leading advocate in the competition and consumer law space, appearing for the ACCC in Australian Competition Tribunal proceedings concerning AGL’s proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation.
Helen Symon QC is recognised as having a strong reputation for cases brought by the Australian Tax Office. Described as “one of the main senior counsel” in this sphere, she has a varied practice covering litigious and advisory work in tax, commercial and administrative law.
Jeremy Twigg SC is described as a “skilled draftsman” with a wide-ranging practice that has a particular concentration on construction and engineering together with real estate, planning and environment disputes, including arbitrations and judicial reviews of adjudications.
Matthew Harvey is highly praised as an “astute and commercial” barrister who “provides a Rolls Royce service and delivers on what he promises.” He is also said to have a “considered and innovative” approach to litigation, “excellent advocacy skills” and has noted expertise in bills of lading disputes.
Daniel Aghion is described as maintaining a varied civil and commercial practice, which includes the recent successful representation of Bruce Wilson, the ex-partner of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in a widely reported legal professional privilege case in the Victorian Supreme Court. One recent client describes him as “fantastic: devises strategy effortlessly, very smooth on his feet and an excellent cross-examiner.”
Rob Heath is described as “an outstanding commercial barrister who would be a first-choice junior on matters of significance.” His wide-ranging practice incorporates extensive experience of public infrastructure disputes including acting for the Linking Melbourne Authority in Victorian Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia proceedings concerning a challenge to Melbourne’s East West Link tollway project.
Anton Trichardt is commended for a “razor-sharp academic intellect, combined with a commercial and approachable style” and is characterised by another source as one of the top four barristers currently handling shipping matters in Australia. A noted authority on maritime liens and conflicts of laws, he is also an experienced arbitrator and arbitration counsel.
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