Specialisations

Statewide Categories

Specialisations

Barristers are, in general, specialist advocates, which distinguishes them from others in the legal profession.  But just like other lawyers, they have usually chosen to practice in a certain area of the law.

Areas of Specialisation

The area of specialisation list used by this site is divided into broader categories with a number of specialisations relating to each category.

The full list of categories appears below.  Click to expand each category title to see the specialisations.

  • Arbitrators
  • Expert determiners
  • Mediators
  • Neutral evaluators
  • Referees
  • Civil appeals
  • Criminal appeals
  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer protection law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Corporations law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Real property
  • Restraint of trade
  • Securities and investments
  • Superannuation
  • Telecommunications and broadcasting
  • Transport law - admiralty/aviation/maritime
  • Appellate
  • Dust diseases
  • Insurance - disability claims
  • Intentional torts
  • Judicial review - motor accidents
  • Judicial review - workers compensation
  • Motor vehicles
  • Negligence
  • Professional negligence
  • Work injury damages
  • Workers compensation
  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and planning offences
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile justice
  • Mental illness
  • Proceeds of crime/money laundering
  • Property offences
  • Sexual assault
  • Traffic
  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Work health and safety
  • Appellate
  • Appellate
  • Civil enforcement
  • Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
  • Environmental and planning offences
  • Local government
  • Merit appeals
  • Mining
  • Valuation of land - rating and tax appeals
  • Appellate
  • Family provision
  • Real property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and probate
  • Appellate
  • Care and protection
  • Parenting orders
  • Property
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts and restraint of trade
  • Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights
  • Public sector appeals
  • Work health and safety
  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial inquests
  • Choice of law
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International tax
  • Public international law
  • Appellate
  • Civil and human rights
  • Constitutional law
  • Customs
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Extradition
  • Immigration law
  • Judicial review and administrative law
  • Liquor licensing
  • Merits review
  • Native title
  • Privacy/freedom of information
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Social security and veteran entitlements
  • Capital gains tax
  • Goods and services tax
  • Income tax
  • International tax
  • Land tax
  • Payroll tax
  • Stamp duty and other state taxes