New Chambers welcomes new reader

12/06/2019

New Chambers would like to welcome its newest reader, Stephanie Gaussen. Stephanie joins us after recently completing the NSW Bar Association Bar Practice Course.

Stephanie accepts a wide range of briefs in both private and public law. Prior to coming to the bar, Stephanie worked at Sparke Helmore Lawyers in Government (Administrative) Law and at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions as a Federal Prosecutor. Stephanie gained extensive advocacy experience in both roles, where she appeared in both Federal and State courts. As a Prosecutor, Stephanie prosecuted offences referred by numerous investigating agencies including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Taxation Office and NSW Police. In 2012, Stephanie was Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice John Hislop of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

Welcome Stephanie

Full Federal Court’s tax decision in Resource Capital Fund

02/04/2019

Earlier today the Full Federal Court delivered judgment in the Commissioner’s favour in Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund IV & V LLP.

 

The decision of the 5-member bench (comprising Justices Besanko, Middleton, Davies, Steward and Thawley) resolves several important outstanding issues for taxation administration generally and also taxing of disposals of interests in mining entities arising under Australia’s Double Tax Treaties and the “TARP” provisions in Division 855 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth).

Chris Peadon of New Chambers was a member of the Commissioner’s successful 3-counsel team led by Mark Richmond SC and instructed by Minter Ellison.

Chris advises both taxpayers and the Commissioner in a number of cases concerning taxing of foreign investors involving the application of double tax treaties, the TARP provisions, and transfer pricing. He is identified by Chambers & Partners, the International Tax Review and other review publications as a leading member of Australia’s junior tax bar.

 

Best Lawyers 2020

22/03/2019

The following members of New Chambers have been recognised in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

Adam Bell SC

Gregory Nell SC

 

Aviation Law

 

Gregory Nell SC (2020 Lawyer of the Year)

 

Banking and Finance Law

 

Adam Bell SC

 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

 

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

 

Class Action Litigation

 

Caspar Conde

 

Constitutional Law

 

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC (2020 Lawyer of the Year)

 

Government Practice

 

Sonia Tame

 

Human Rights Law

 

Kate Eastman SC

 

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

 

Adam Bell SC

Emma Beechey

 

Labour and Employment Law

 

Kate Eastman SC

 

Litigation

 

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

Adam Bell SC

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

David McLure SC

Thomas Prince

Sonia Tame

 

Occupational Health & Safety Law

 

Arthur Moses SC

Kate Eastman SC

 

Public Law

 

Arthur Moses SC

 

Regulatory Practice

 

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

 

Shipping & Maritime Law

 

Gregory Nell SC

 

Tax Law

 

David Bloom QC

Chris Peadon

Thomas Prince

 

Trade Law

 

Gregory Nell SC

 

Transportation Law

 

Gregory Nell SC

Michael Hodge QC joins New Chambers

19/03/2019

Michael Hodge QC has joined New Chambers.

Michael Hodge was one of the Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Michael practices in commercial and public law, with a focus on competition law and consumer protection, economic regulation, corporations law and financial services, and resources and commercial development disputes. He has significant experience in relation to regulatory investigations, civil penalty proceedings and liability of directors and officers.

The full press release can be viewed here

Stewart SC appointed to the Federal Court of Australia

21/02/2019

It has been announced today that Angus Stewart SC has been appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia commencing Monday 25 February 2019.

The Attorney General’s media release can be found here

 

 

Doyle’s Guide: Leading Employment Law Senior Counsel – NSW, 2019

18/02/2019

Two members of New Chambers have been listed in the 2019 edition of Doyle’s Guide: Leading Employment Law Senior Counsel – NSW, 2019 rankings

Kate Eastman SC  has been recognised as ‘Preeminent’. Ms Eastman has frequented the Doyle’s Employment Law Senior Counsel rankings since 2013, her first eligible year and this is the second straight year of being listed as ‘Preeminent’.

 

Arthur Moses SC has also been recognised as ‘Preeminent’. Mr Moses has been recognised as ‘Leading’ in previous editions of these rankings and is now considered ‘Preeminent’.

 

Congratulations Kate and Arthur

 

Doyle’s Guide: Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Senior Counsel – NSW, 2019

Two members of New Chambers have been recognised in the Doyle Guide: Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Senior Counsel – NSW, 2019 rankings. This is the first year that Doyles have ranked Workplace Health & Safety Law in it’s own right for the NSW Bar. Previously they combined these rankings with Employment Law.

 

Arthur Moses SC has been listed as ‘Preeminent’

 

Kate Eastman SC has been listed as ‘Recommended’

 

Congratulations Arthur and Kate

Doyles Guide: Leading Transport Barristers – Australia 2019

12/02/2019

New Chambers’ reputation as the leading ‘Transport Law’ Chambers in Australia was confirmed with the release of the Doyles Guide 2019 Rankings.

Gregory Nell SC  was recognised as the ‘Market Leader’ for Transport matters in Australia, the third straight year of being acknowledged as such.

Angus Stewart SC was recognised as a ‘Preeminent’ Senior Counsel. Mr Stewart’s third year of receiving that recognition.

Catherine Gleeson was recognised as a ‘Preeminent’ Junior Counsel. Ms Gleeson entered these rankings in 2016 as a ‘Recommended’ Junior Counsel. Having received recognition as a ‘Leading’ Transport Barrister in 2017 and 2018, Ms Gleeson is now considered ‘Preeminent’.

Congratulations to Greg, Angus and Catherine

Chambers and Partners – Asia Pacific 2019 Rankings

29/11/2018

 

Chambers & Partners have recognised New Chambers as a Band 1 Dispute Resolution set.

Chambers & Partners have also recognised the following members of New Chambers as leaders of the Australian Bar for 2019:

Dispute Resolution:

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

Employment:

Kate Eastman SC 

Shipping:

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

Tax:

David Bloom QC (Band 1)
Chris Peadon

Doyles Guide 2018 – Taxation

23/11/2018

New Chambers growing reputation for excellence in taxation law has been reflected in the latest Doyle’s Guide rankings.

David Bloom QC has been recognised as a ‘leading’ Silk in Taxation in New South Wales

Neil Young QC is a ‘recommended’ Senior Counsel in Victoria

Chris Peadon is now recognised as a ‘preeminent’ Junior Counsel. In previous versions of these rankings Mr Peadon was recognised as ‘leading’.

Courtney Ensor has been recognised as a ‘leading’ Junior Counsel. Ms Ensor broke into these rankings last year as a ‘recommended’ junior counsel.

Michael Cosgrove, Greg O’Mahoney and Tom Prince have all been recognised for the first time as ‘recommended’ junior tax barristers.

Congratulations to David, Neil, Chris, Courtney, Michael, Greg and Tom.

Further information of the New South Wales Rankings can be found here

Further information on the Victoria rankings can be found here

New Chambers Recognised in Doyles Guide 2018

22/11/2018

New Chambers has once again been strongly represented in the Doyles Guide rankings for 2018.

MARKET LEADER

Gregory Nell SC – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018

PREEMINENT

Neil Young QC – Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Barristers – Victoria, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Competition Law Barristers – Australia, 2018
Kate Eastman SC – Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Arthur Moses SC – Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Angus Stewart SC – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018
Chris Peadon – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018

LEADING

David Jackson QC – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
David Bloom QC – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – Victoria, 2018
Catherine Gleeson – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018
Courtney Ensor – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018

RECOMMENDED

Neil Young QC – Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – Victoria, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Intellectual Property Barristers – Victoria, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Tax Barristers – Victoria, 2018
Adam Bell SC – Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Miles Condon SC – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
James Sheller – Leading Insurance Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Hayley Bennett – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Greg O’Mahoney – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018
Thomas Prince – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Thomas Prince – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018
Michael Cosgrove – Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales, 2018

Who’s Who Legal Australia – Sports and Entertainment

06/11/2018

Dominic Villa SC has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as one of Australia’s foremost lawyers in the Sports and Entertainment landscape.

The recognition acknowledges outstanding work in transactional, regulatory, intellectual property and litigation matters.

Congratulations Dominic

Further information can be found here

2019 Bar Council

02/11/2018

Congratulations to Kate Eastman SC, Ben Katekar and Catherine Gleeson who have been elected to New South Wales Bar Association Bar Council for 2019.

International Tax Review: Women in Tax Leaders

08/10/2018

The International Tax Review has recognised Courtney Ensor as one of their Women in Tax Leaders for 2018.

Further information can be found here

 

Who’s Who Legal: Shipping 2019

New Chambers members Gregory Nell SC, Angus Stewart SC and Catherine Gleeson have been recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Shipping 2019 as leading shipping and maritime law lawyers for 2019.

Click here for more information

Dominic Villa appointed Senior Counsel

05/10/2018

New Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Villa as Senior Counsel in and for the State of New South Wales.

The NSW Bar Association’s profile of Villa SC can be found here

 

 

New Chambers welcomes two new readers

25/09/2018

New Chambers would like to welcome its newest readers Nicholas Bentley and Michael Bersten. Nicholas and Michael join us after recently completing the NSW Bar Association Bar Practice Course.

Nicholas worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in International Arbitration, and at King & Wood Mallesons and HWL Ebsworth in commercial litigation. In 2014 Nicholas was Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice David Davies in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Nicholas studied law and business at the University of Technology Sydney and also holds a Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Nicholas was Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and a Mini-pupil at Blackstone Chambers, Fountain Court Chambers, One Essex Court and 3 Verulam Buildings in London.

Michael Bersten has been a leading lawyer for almost 3 decades in the area of tax controversy and dispute resolution.  Since 2001 Michael has acted exclusively for major multinational groups and high wealth individuals in major tax audits and disputes. Before that Michael acted for the Commissioner of Taxation in very senior legal roles, heading the ATO legal area and Tax Counsel Network. Before that Michael was Deputy Australian Government solicitor nationally responsible for tax and regulatory litigation and advice to the ATO and Commonwealth agencies.

 

Best Lawyers 2019

31/08/2018

The following members of New Chambers have been recognised by Best Lawyers as leading lawyers for 2019:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Jackson QC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

Neil Young QC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

Adam Bell SC

Gregory Nell SC

 

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

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

Adam Bell SC

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

David McLure SC

Sonia Tame

 

Occupational Health & Safety Law

Arthur Moses SC

 

Public Law

Arthur Moses SC

 

Regulatory Practice

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

 

Shipping & Maritime Law

Gregory Nell SC

Angus Stewart SC

 

Tax Law

David Bloom QC

Chris Peadon

Thomas Prince

 

Trade Law

Gregory Nell SC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

 

Transportation Law

Gregory Nell SC

Angus Stewart SC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

New Chambers Tax Expertise Recognised

28/08/2018

David Bloom QC and Christopher Peadon of New Chambers have been recognised by both the International Tax Review and Who’s Who Legal for their expertise in tax.

Corporate LiveWire 2018

20/03/2018

Chris Peadon has been recognised as Corporate LiveWire’s 2018 “Tax Lawyer of the Year – Australia”