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Established in 1979, Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers is a leading barristers’ chambers located in Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s legal district.  Our barristers are recognised as experts in their fields who provide the highest standards of advocacy and advice.  Our barristers are regularly retained by Federal and State government agencies and by corporations and private individuals. Our Head of Chambers is Patrick Griffin SC.  He is joined by numerous other distinguished senior and junior counsel.  Our barristers practise in a diverse range of civil and criminal areas of law and in all jurisdictions. Please visit Barristers or Expertise to find out more about our barristers.

Our floor is proud to have maintained a strong reputation as specialist advocates for nearly 50 years. We are a diverse barristers’ chambers which attracts and retains exceptional talent. We strive to provide new barristers with a high level of support and guidance at the start of their careers.  Please visit Readership to find out more about our reader’s program.

Our floor is also proud of its long list of distinguished alumni who have been appointed to prominent positions in both the judiciary and government:

Supreme Court of New South Wales
Justice Geoffrey Bellew

Supreme Court of Queensland
Justice Lincoln Crowley

District Court of New South Wales
Judge Paul McGuire SC
Judge David Russell SC
Judge Robert Sutherland SC
Judge John Hatzistergos SC
Judge Terry Christie QC
Judge Brian Gallen

County Court of Victoria
Judge Richard Maidment QC

Local Court of New South Wales
Magistrate Glenn Walsh

Chief Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
The Honourable John Hatzistergos AM

Chair of NSW State Parole Authority
The Honourable Geoffrey Bellew SC

Dust Diseases Tribunal
Judge David Russell SC

Attorney General of New South Wales
The Hon. John Hatzistergos MLC
The Hon. Kenneth McCaw MP

Solicitor General of New South Wales
Reginald Marr DFC OAM QC

Our Clerk to Chambers, Mark Grace, is responsible for managing the floor.  Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry and is always available to help you find the right barrister for your matter.  Please visit Clerk to find out how to contact Mark.