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Head of Chambers: Gregory Burton SC
Barristers’ Clerk: Trish Hoff (+61 2 8066 6181)
Number of Barristers: 38

Set Overview:
5 Wentworth is a leading set of barristers’ chambers in Sydney specialising in complex commercial and equity, advisory and litigation matters (including constitutional, class actions, regulatory, intellectual property, employment law, media/defamation law and construction law). The founding members of 5 Wentworth first established Chambers together in 1932 and today it is one of Sydney’s oldest and most respected chambers, with many former members called to the Bench. Counsel at 5 Wentworth have a depth of advice and advocacy experience across all areas of commercial and public law, with most having previously held positions at large international law firms. A number of its barristers are recognised by Chambers and Partners as leading counsel in their respective fields. Counsel are regularly briefed by solicitors and by in-house counsel and government agencies in relation to complex disputes on behalf of Australian clients and international clients including large pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies. 5Wentworth is a modern set of chambers which endorses equitable briefing and is a member of the Law Council of Australia Equitable Briefing Policy.


Senior Counsel
David Bennett AC QC
Gregory Burton SC
The Hon Annabelle Bennett AC SC
Bruce Caine QC
Kieran Smark SC
Andrew Tokley QC
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC
David Chin SC
 Elizabeth Raper SC

Junior Counsel
Phoebe Arcus
Dale Bampton
Catherine Bembrick
Mark Boulton
Andrew Bulley
Garth Campbell
Rob Clark
Cynthia Cochrane
Julian Cooke
Andrew Fox
Dan Fuller
James Gibson
Sam Hallahan
David Harris
David Larish
Matthew Lewis
Sarah McCarthy
Angela McDonald
Ben Mee
Eliot Olivier
Christopher Parkin
Andrew Smorchevsky
Anna Spies
Sonia Stewart
Hugh Stowe
Edward Thompson

Associate Members
Robert Holt QC
The Hon Anthony Whealy QC
John O’Meally AM RFD 

Practice Areas
■Intellectual Property
■Employment and Industrial Relations
■Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
■Class Actions and Representative Proceedings
■Media and Defamation
■Work Health & Safety

International Work:
The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC works as a strategic adviser, speaker on matters concerning intellectual property, and as a mediator and arbitrator. These roles have led to an international profile through, for example, arbitrations in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, advice to globalised companies and as the Chair of the Advisory Group of Judges to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Much of the Intellectual Property work on the floor involves matters with parallel overseas litigation and is jointly briefed by international law firms and Australian law firms particularly in pharmaceutical and techno/digital matters. During 2019 David Bennett AC QC and Andrew Tokley QC appeared on behalf of litigants in a constitutional matter involving religious discrimination which was heard in Fiji.

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