About 5 Wentworth
5 Wentworth was founded by Sir Garfield Barwick in 1932, and is now the longest established chambers in Sydney.
Since then, it has been noted for the range and depth of its members’ practices.
Today, it has particular strength in banking and finance, commercial, corporations, employment, intellectual property, public and securities law.
The chambers comprise five senior, and eighteen junior, counsel.
May 2013: Class Actions article published
April 2013: Publications & Court Appointments
BEST LAWYERS is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. 5 Wentworth Chambers has had the following Barristers listed in the 2013 publication:
David Bennett QC Banking and Finance “Lawyer of the Year” Constitutional Law Corporate/Governance
John Sheahan SC Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation
Stephen Burley SC Intellectual Property
Julian Cooke Intellectual Property
Court Appointments: Land & Environment Court 20 March 2013
Dr Jeffrey Kildea has been appointed as an Acting Commissioner of the Land & Environment Court from 20 March 2013 . Dr Kildea has expertise in Aboriginal land rights and Aboriginal Claims.
March 2013: Full Court refuses leave to appeal interlocutory injunction
Cynthia Cochrane (led by Tony Bannon SC) successfully resisted an application for leave to appeal an interlocutory injunction restraining any sale of aripiprazole on the basis that Generic Health had “reason to believe” it would put to a use that infringed Otsuka’s method of treatment patent: s 117(2)(b), Patents Act 1990(Cth). See
February 2013: Employment law presentation
David Chin presented a paper at the Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers 2013 CLE Annual One Day Seminar held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on 23 February 2013 on the topic: ‘The Future of Mutual Trust and Confidence in Employment Contracts”.