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Gerard Brennan Chambers

Dispute Resolution: The Bar

2 ranked barristersBand 4AustraliaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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This compact Brisbane set, operating across the full commercial litigation spectrum and actively developing its international arbitration capability, is a "very well-regarded chambers" that tends to attract a notably high level of positive interviewee comment for its size. Sources are quick to identify some of its members as being among the best barristers in Queensland. More than one commentator also acknowledges that it has developed an identifiable brand, and that "the quality of its counsel" is such as to make it second in eminence to Level Twenty Seven Chambers alone among Queensland sets.

Declan Kelly QC is identified as one of the four top barristers in Queensland by one source, while another calls him both "highly regarded and busy." Active in a broad range of disputes and offering extensive Federal and state Supreme Court experience, he is particularly noted for his work in the construction and environment spheres and is also developing his international arbitration practice.

Liam Kelly QC is "highly regarded and recognised as one of the best Brisbane-based Queen's Counsel," according to one source, while another identifies a "confident and calm approach in court and in conference, which is very effective," as a keynote of his practice. Operating across the commercial spectrum, with noted strengths where disputes arising from the insolvency, insurance, resources and tax spaces are concerned, he is also active on the regional arbitration scene.

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Dispute Resolution: The Bar


Declan Kelly QC
Band 4
Liam Kelly QC
Band 3