Practice Areas

Mediation / Arbitration

All members of Newcastle Chambers regularly advise and represent clients in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Arbitration and Informal Settlement Conferences. Mediation is a means of Family Dispute Resolution where parties involved in a dispute involving parenting and/or financial issues are assisted by an independent third party to help them reach an […]

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Family Law

Newcastle Chambers has a large family law practice. Our barristers appear regularly in both parenting and property matters in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, at Newcastle as well as Sydney and Brisbane, and regularly travel to the Wauchope, Armidale and Tamworth circuits.

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Common Law / Personal Injury

Motor vehicles / CTP Insurance – disability claims CARS assessments Workers Compensation Commission Negligence Professional negligence Work injury damages Mediation BARRISTERS:  Michael Weightman, Patrick Williams, Stefan Mueller

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Criminal Law

All aspects of criminal law, including trials, summary hearings, bail applications and sentence hearings relating to:

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Commercial Law

Building disputes in NCAT Building & Construction Contractual disputes Corporations law Insurance Partnership disputes Professional liability Mediation BARRISTERS: Andrew Justice, Michael Weightman, Stefan Mueller, Alexander Gallimore

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Equity / Trusts

Constructive and resulting trust claims Applications for judicial advice Litigation concerning breaches of trusts and removal of trustees Family provision claims Rectification of wills Testamentary capacity Litigation concerning the proper administration of estates BARRISTERS:  Warwick Tregilgas, Ashley Bithrey

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Industrial / Employment Law

Appearances in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, District Court, Fair Work Commission and other tribunals in which workplace relations matters are heard relating to:

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Inquests / Inquiries

Commissions and other Inquiries Coronial inquests BARRISTERS:  Michael Weightman, Stefan Mueller

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