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Young's List Chambers and Partners Ranking 2017

20 January 2017

Young's List Chambers and Partners Ranking 2017

Young's List is delighted to congratulate Garry Bigmore QC, Charles Scerri QC, Helen Symon QC, Angus Stewart SC, Matthew Harvey, Daniel Aghion and Rob Heath who have been acknowledged as leaders in their field and recognised as notable practitioners in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017.

Garry Bigmore QC is a "well-regarded and very experienced silk" noted for his familiarity with substantial class action proceedings, knowledge of the agribusiness sector and in-depth knowledge of insolvency issues. 

Charles Scerri QC is a "terrific and very well respected" silk who practises across a remarkably diverse range of issues which includes bribery and corruption matters and resources-related disputes in Papua New Guinea, one interviewee observing that he is "involved in the most significant commercial matters." He lately represented CITIC in Supreme Court of Western Australia proceedings concerning its dispute with Mineralogy over royalties from the Sino Iron mine.

Helen Symon QC is frequently instructed by the Commissioner of Taxation on cases brought before the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia. Her practice extends to cover a broad range of administrative law and commercial litigation.

Angus Stewart SC is a prominent shipping lawyer and is described as being "an admiralty silk who is rightly considered a leading figure" and a "very clever and commercially astute barrister." His work involves ships' arrests and charter party disputes

Matthew Harvey is an accomplished mediator and practitioner who handles a wide range of high-profile marine and transport disputes. He is lauded by commentators for being "technically astute, considered and innovative in his approach to litigation in shipping disputes." His practice spans insolvency, international sale of goods and domestic and international arbitrations.

Daniel Aghion is noted for his highly persuasive court advocacy and versatile range of practice area capabilities, which takes in issues of administrative law and economic torts as well as matters arising from property or insurance disputes. His expertise in the professional negligence sphere attracts specific praise, especially where questions of proportionate liability arise. 

Rob Heath is praised for a variety of valuable qualities, one source identifying him as "technically excellent," a source of "quality legal advice and a good sounding board for strategic matters," while another stresses that he is "very bright and good on his feet." He is well known for his handling of public infrastructure, professional negligence and expert determination disputes, recently appearing, in the last-named category, for the defendants in the Supreme Court of Victoria case Re Venture Capital Group Pty Ltd (No 2).

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