NEWSLETTER 2016 and 2017:
AUGUST 2016 to JUNE 2017
July 2017 - Doyle's Guide: John Sheahan QC recognised as pre-eminent and Dale Bampton as recommended in 2017 NSW Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution rankings. John Sheahan QC also recognised as pre-eminent in Leading Insolvency & Restructuring NSW. Anna Spies recognised as "Emerging Junior Counsel" in Intellectual Property.
June 2017 - John Sheahan QC for Respondent ACCC, Air New Zealand Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission  HCA 21 Sheahan QC appeared on behalf of the Respondent, ACCC. The Appellants were found by the primary judge to have been parties to understandings which amounted to price fixing with the imposition of surcharges on freight from ports in Asia to Australia; however the primary judge concluded there was no contravention of s.45(2) of the TPA because the competition occurred in Asia, not in any market in Australia. The Full Court, by a majority, allowed the appeal. The High Court (Kiefel CJ, Bell, Kearne, Nettle and Gordon JJ), dismissed the appeal. It held that there was a market in Australia for the airlines' air cargo services. The Court also rejected arguments by the appellants based on foreign state compulsion and statutory inconsistency.
May 2017 - Doyle's Guide - On Wednesday 17 May 2017 Doyle's Guide announces the following barristers as recognised in their 2017 Intellectual Property publication: Julian Cooke - pre-eminent. Phoebe Arcus; Cynthia Cochrane and Andrew Fox - leading. David Larish; Ben Mee - Recommended.
May 2017 - David Bennett AC QC celebrates his 50th Anniversay at the NSW Bar on Friday 12 May 2017. We congratulate David on an exceptional career, which is on-going, at the Bar and his contribution to the law generally including his time at Solicitor-General for Australia.
March 2017 - John Sheahan QC is re-appointed to the Australian Government's Takeovers Panel.
2016/2017 SA Bar Council - Andrew Tokely SC was elected as a Council Member of the South Australian Bar Association Bar Council at its Annual Genral meeting held 20 September 2016.
February 2017 - Elizabeth Raper continues to be recognised as outstanding in her area of law. On this occasion as Preeminent Counsel in 2017 Doyle's Guide: Leading Employment & WHS. We also congratulate Christopher Parkin who has been recognised in the new category 'Emerging NSW Emplyment & WHS Junior Counsel" as identified by the state's solicitors for his expertise and abilities in these areas.
February 2017 - Going Live with CPD Webinars - Gregory Burton SC is working with Bronwyn Pott, Chairman of CPD for Me on producing a webinar for law firms for the CPD programmes. The first webinar is an Insurance Law update.
2017 Chambers & Partners Asia Guide has ranked 5 Wentworth Chambers in Band 1 (one of only 5 sets of Sydney chambers to be recognised).
We congratulate our barristers recognised in 2017 Chambers & Partners Asia Guide: John Sheahan QC Band 1 for both Dispute Resolution and also in the category of Restructuring and Insolvency; Elizabeth Raper for Band 1 Employment: David Chin for Band 2 Employment; and in Intellectural Property, Julian Cooke for Band 1 and Andrew Fox for Band 2.
January 2017 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 has named 5 Wentworth Chambers as a leading set and recognised Burce Caine QC (also List A Chambers); Julian Cooke, Andrew Fox and Phoebe Arcus.
October 2016 - The Australian In-House Counsel Lawyers Awards were announced in October 2016 at the ACC Australia National Conference Awards Dinner held in Canberra. Our Clerk, Trish Hoff was a member of the NSW Bar Association delegation who attended the Conference. We congratulate Sarah Thornton, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd who was named Australian Corporate Lawyers of the Year.
JANUARY to JULY 2016
20 July 2016 - Our Barristers recognised in Doyles, Leading NSW Intellectual Property. Barrister Rankings 2016: Cynthia Cochrane, Julian Cooke, Phoebe Arcus, Andrew Fox, David Larish and Ben Mee.
1 July 2016 - Bruce Caine QC leading IP Silk (Aickin Chambers Melbourne) has joined 5 Wentworth and will use our Chambers as his Sydney base.
1 June 2016 - Catherine Bembrick has been appointed Chair of the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct and Appeals Committees by the Board of Medicines Australia.
23 May 2016 – The Hon Justice Stephen Burley formerly of 5W is sworn in as a Federal Court Judge.
14 May 2016 - The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC is speaking to the 2016 Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture: Patents and Populism in London on Wednesday 22 June 2016 – 6 pm
10 May 2016 – Matthew Lewis is interviewed on the topics of online news, opinion and social media platforms by the Gazette of Law & Journalism
April 2016 – The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC returns to 5 Wentworth on leaving the Federal Court of Australia
29 March 2016 – The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC becomes the 8th Chancellor of Bond University
23 February 2016 – Elizabeth Raper recognised in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Employment & WHS Barrister Rankings – Sydney 2016
16 February 2016 – Matthew Lewis speaks on social media and litigation at the UNSW Defamation and Media Law Seminar
February 2016 – 5 Wentworth Chambers named “Leading Set in Australia” of Barristers’ Chambers in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2016 Guide
February 2016 – Chambers and Partners recognise Sheahan QC; Burley SC; Cooke; and Fox in their new 2016 publication
December 2015 – David Harris published in Law Society Journal “Ambiguity Remains when it comes to the True Rule of Contractual Interpretation”.
August 2015: Congratulations to 5 Wentworth
5W Winners: Congratulations to 5 Wentworth's team including Alexander Flecknoe-Brown, Barry Dean, David Larish & Catherine Bembrick who won the NSW Law Society Young Lawyers trivia night on 23 July 2015.
July 2015: Elizabeth Raper recognised in Doyles
Elizabeth Raper has been recognised in Doyles Guide to Leading Australian Lawyers 2015 as preeminent junior counsel in Employment Law.
April 2015: O'Meally elected to ICJ as Commissioner
The Hon John O'Meally AM RFD is serving his first terms as an International Commission of Jurists Commissioner having been elected in March 2015. John is a Member of Council of the Australian Section of the ICJ and President of the NSW Branch.
February 2015: Chambers and Partners (2015)
John Sheahan QC has been recognised in the 2015 edition of Chambers and Partners in the area of Dispute Resolution and Julian Cooke in the area of Intellectual Property.
February 2015: Property Law Conference 11 March
To be presented by Michael Heath
Wednesday 11 March 2015
Session 9 am to 1:15 pm
See Legalwise Seminar Brochure or phone Michael Heath's Clerk,Trish, on 02 8815 9100 for more details.