International Tax Review: Women in Tax Leaders

27/09/2017

The International Tax Review has recognised Courtney Ensor as one of their Women in Tax Leaders for 2017.

Further details can be found here.

Doyle’s Guide to Tax Barristers – Four members of New Chambers recognised

14/09/2017

New Chambers’ burgeoning reputation for tax was reflected in Courtney Ensor’s inclusion in this year’s list of leading tax barristers. Prior to joining the Bar in 2013, Courtney was tipstaff to Justice Gzell (NSW Supreme Court Revenue List Judge) and practised in tax as a solicitor for 4 years at leading firms. Since coming to the Bar, Courtney has appeared for taxpayers and the Commissioners of both Commonwealth and State taxation in a number of leading cases, including Chevron (1st instance). Courtney is currently briefed for the Commissioner in the $260 million dispute arising out of the settlement of the Bell litigation. See here for Courtney’s CV.

David Bloom QC, Tom Thawley SC and Chris Peadon were also again recognised as leaders in the field of taxation at the Bar.

The full list can be found here: http://doylesguide.com/leading-tax-barristers-new-south-wales-2017/

Doyles Guide Estates Litigation 2017

08/09/2017

Doyles Guide has listed Miles Condon SC as recommended Senior Counsel in their 2017 Estates Litigation – NSW rankings.

Hayley Bennett has been listed as recommended Junior Counsel in Doyles’ 2017 Wills and Estates Litigation – NSW rankings.

Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2017

04/09/2017

New Chambers has received an award for Excellence in Administrative Law Services in Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards.

Further information about Corporate LiveWire can be found here:

http://www.corporatelivewire.com/awards.html?award=111

 

Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017

Gregory Nell SC and Angus Stewart SC have recently been recognised for their expertise in the area of shipping in Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017.

Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017 also recognised Dominic Villa for his expertise in sports and entertainment law.

New Chambers Tax Expertise Recognised

David Bloom QC, Tom Thawley SC and Chris Peadon have recently been recognised for their expertise in the area of taxation in both Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017 and the International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2017.

Doyles Guide Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2017

12/07/2017

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC has been recommended by Doyles Guide as a leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel for 2017.

http://doylesguide.com/leading-commercial-litigation-dispute-resolution-senior-counsel-new-south-wales-2017/

Doyles Guide Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Counsel – New South Wales, 2017

Adam Bell SC and Emma Beechey have been recommended by Doyles Guide as leading Insolvency and Restructuring Counsel for 2017:

http://doylesguide.com/leading-insolvency-restructuring-senior-counsel-new-south-wales-2017/

http://doylesguide.com/leading-insolvency-restructuring-junior-counsel-new-south-wales-2017/

New Chambers – “Accruing” interest in tax case

08/06/2017

On 8 June 2017, Justice Pagone delivered judgment in the case of News Australia Holdings Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCA 465. A copy of the judgment will be available shortly on the Federal Court website.

The case considered the “difficult” issue of whether a taxpayer should account for its income on a cash or accruals basis – in this particular case, how a subsidiary should have accounted for interest on a loan to its parent company in circumstances where the subsidiary was not a moneylender. It is one of the few cases considering the proper basis for a taxpayer accounting for income, and likely to be of wide interest to the tax community.
New Chambers was again well represented in this key tax case.

Both Greg O’Mahoney and Michael Cosgrove of New Chambers, led by James Hmelnitsky SC, appeared for the successful Commissioner.

Chris Peadon of New Chambers, led by Mark Richmond SC, appeared for the taxpayer.

Please contact New Chambers clerk, Ian Belshaw, to discuss the availability of members of New Chambers practising in tax.

Doyle’s Guide Leading Intellectual Property Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2017

18/05/2017

Julia Baird SC has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide in their 2017 list of leading Intellectual Property Senior Counsel:

Leading Intellectual Property Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2017

President of the NSW Bar Association

11/05/2017

Arthur Moses SC has been elected President of the New South Wales Bar Association.

Best Lawyers in Australia 2018

07/04/2017

The following members of New Chambers have been recognized by Best Lawyers as leading lawyers for 2018:

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Adam Bell SC
    David Jackson QC
    Gregory Nell SC
    Neil Young QC

    Aviation Law

    Gregory Nell SC

    Banking and Finance Law

    Adam Bell SC

    Bet-the-Company Litigation

    David Jackson QC
    Neil Young QC

    Constitutional Law

    David Jackson QC
    Neil Young QC

    Government Practice

    Sonia Tame

    Insolvency and Reorganization Law

    Adam Bell SC

    Litigation

    Adam Bell SC
    Elizabeth Cheeseman SC
    David Jackson QC
    David McLure SC
    Guy Parker SC (now Justice Parker of the NSW Supreme Court)
    Sonia Tame
    Neil Young QC

    Tax Law

    David Bloom QC
    Chris Peadon
    Thomas Thawley SC

    Trade Law

    Gregory Nell SC

    Transportation Law

    Gregory Nell SC
    Angus Stewart SC

David Jackson QC (Constitutional Law), Neil Young QC (Constitutional Law) and Gregory Nell SC (Transportation Law) have been named Lawyer of the Year in their respective categories.

Chambers Global 2017

16/03/2017

Four members of New Chambers have been included in Chambers Global’s Dispute Resolution: The Bar rankings for 2017:

David Jackson QC (Star Individual)
Neil Young QC (Star Individual)
Elizabeth Cheeseman SC (Band 4)
David McLure SC (Band 4)

New Chambers has also been acknowledged as a leading Dispute Resolution set

More details can be found here:

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/23/2021/editorial/2/2

Appointment to NSW Supreme Court

15/03/2017

Guy Parker SC has been appointed to the Equity Division of the New South Wales Supreme Court:

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Media%20Releases/2017/new-nsw-supreme-court-judge-appointed.pdf

Parker J will be sworn in on Thursday 6 April 2017.

International Women’s Day 2017

09/03/2017

Thank you to Clayton Utz for hosting a focused networking event promoting equitable briefing on International Women’s Day 2017.

Clayton Utz’s leadership in adopting the Law Council’s Equitable Briefing Policy and active engagement in meaningful implementation of the policy with the firm’s clients sets a great example. Particular acknowledgment to Nick Mavrakis and Kate Morgan for their continued commitment in bringing this event to fruition and to Justice Markovic of the Federal Court for lending her support to the event.

Reminder: This evening the NSW Bar Association is holding a seminar at which a panel of experienced solicitors will share their views on gender equitable briefing and what their organisations are doing to adopt and implement gender equitable briefing principles within their practices. There will be an opportunity after the seminar to continue the discussion with other solicitors and barristers over refreshments, which will be served at the conclusion of the seminar.

http://inbrief.nswbar.asn.au/articles/7be4753ee4e26b4fd93440f819556227

Doyle’s Guide: Leading Transport Barristers (Australia) 2017

25/01/2017

Gregory Nell SC, Angus Stewart SC and Catherine Gleeson have been listed in Doyle’s Guide’s Leading Transport Barristers (Australia) 2017.

Gregory Nell SC was recognised as the Market Leader, while Angus Stewart SC was listed as preeminent Senior Counsel. Catherine Gleeson was listed as Leading Junior Counsel.

Further details can be found here:

Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 legal rankings

12/01/2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 has recognised ten members of New Chambers as leading barristers in Australia:

Dispute Resolution
David Jackson QC (Star Individual)
Neil Young QC (Star Individual)
Elizabeth Cheeseman SC (Band 4)
David McLure SC (Band 4)

Intellectual Property

Julia Baird SC (Band 2)

Shipping

Gregory Nell SC (Band 1)
Angus Stewart SC (Band 1)

Tax
David Bloom QC (Band 1)
Tom Thawley SC (Band 1)
Chris Peadon (Band 2)

New Chambers has also been recognised as one of the leading Dispute Resolution sets in Australia.

Further details can be found here

Star Casino: Licence Review

20/12/2016

Caspar Conde from New Chambers was junior counsel to Jonathan Horton QC in the recently conducted review of The Star Casino’s licence.

A copy of the review can be found here:

https://www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/casino/review-the-star-casino-licence-ilga-horton-qc-28-november-2016.pdf

Bar Council 2017

04/11/2016

Congratulations to Arthur Moses SC, Ben Katekar and Catherine Gleeson on their election to the 2017 Bar Council.

International Tax Review: Tax Controversy Leaders (Australia)

03/10/2016

The International Tax Review has confirmed New Chambers’ pre-eminent position in the Australian market for tax controversy expertise by naming three members in its list of Australian Tax Controversy Leaders, being the most of any Australian chambers.

The members named are David Bloom QC, Tom Thawley SC and Chris Peadon.

Here is a link to the list.

New Chambers also congratulates all the practitioners included in the International Tax Review’s “Women in Tax Leaders” guide for Australia. The list can be accessed here