AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Administrative & Public Law
Criminal Law
Employment Law
Family Law
Human Rights
Inquests / Royal Commissions / Statutory Tribunals
Public International Law
Professional & Medical Negligence
Migration
Sports Law
Wills & Estates
ADMISSIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Admitted as a Solicitor 2006 (NSW)
Admitted to the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia 2009
Admitted as a Barrister 2017 (NSW)
Also admitted in Northern Territory and South Australia
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Administrative & Public Law
Criminal Law
Employment Law
Family Law
Human Rights
Inquests / Royal Commissions / Statutory Tribunals
Public International Law
Professional & Medical Negligence
Migration
Sports Law
Wills & Estates
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
After 10 years working as a solicitor, including running his own law firm in the Sydney CBD for five years, Sebastian was admitted as a barrister in 2017.

Sebastian is currently working on cases in NSW, South Australia and the Northern Territory and is admitted to practice law in each of those jurisdictions. He regularly accepts briefs in regional and remote areas including those at short notice.

Outside of legal practice, Sebastian has been a Practitioner in Residence at the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) and has been a sessional lecturer in both the law school and criminology faculty of Western Sydney University. He has also been a lecturer and tutor for the subjects Business Law and Criminal Law at the Australian Catholic University’s Thomas More Law School.

Among other appointments, he has been a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW (2010-2016), the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW (2009, 2016) and currently sits on the Human Rights Committee of the NSW Bar Association.

Sebastian holds degrees in business and law (with First Class Honours), and a Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge (where he was David M. Livingstone Scholar and recipient of a Pegasus Award).
Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in New South Wales.

It has a strong tradition of offering the highest standards of practice.
The chambers consists of 4 Senior/Queens Counsel and 16 Junior Counsel, who between them have considerable expertise in most areas of the law. Our barristers practise in a broad range of areas and jurisdictions. They have the expertise and experience to appear in and advise on a wide range of matters.

Each barrister on the floor is committed to offering the highest standards of practice in both advocacy and advisory work.

For more specific information on each member’s area of practice, please look in the Barristers section of this website or contact the clerk, Mark Grace.
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