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6 St James' Hall

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked barristersBand 4AustraliaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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A smaller Sydney set, with some 30 members, 6 St James Hall offers expertise in a number of practice areas, but is distinctive for having created a dedicated Workplace and Discrimination practice group to which nine set members, including two especially distinguished practitioners at the employment Bar, belong. Group members offer experience in the representation of public and private sector players, including trade unions and individual employers and employees, before courts, tribunals and public inquiries. Practice manager Nora Faulua is the principal point of contact.

Ian Neil SC is acclaimed by one commentator as being "in the very top bracket of employment and labour law silks in Australia," the same source going on to stress that his is "a national practice" and that he offers experience of handling "some of the largest matters" to arise in his field. A published authority on employment law and particularly familiar with issues specific to the banking and finance, construction and resources sectors, he is also especially sought after for appellate briefs in the industrial relations space.

Michael Seck is described by one source as a "very experienced junior counsel" with "strong technical skills" which are well suited to the handling of "large litigation matters" in the employment space, where he acts for a comprehensive range of employer, business association, trade union and public sector clients. Interviewees note that he is "developing a really good practice," one calling him "the only barrister we would really use."

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Silks (QC)

Australia

Employment: The Bar


Ian Neil SC
Band 1

Juniors

Australia

Employment: The Bar


Michael Seck
Band 1