Alinea Chambers

Barristers Sydney

A new line of thought

The alinea () is an old symbol for new ideas.  

In the Middle Ages, an alinea was inserted in text to mark a new line of thought – a departure from what was written before, when separation by paragraphs was uncommon.  The alinea also has its heritage in legal writing to identify a specific passage within a legal text.

The alinea therefore represents both history and progress.

Likewise at Alinea Chambers, our barristers uphold the best traditions of the independent bar with a contemporary approach and progressive outlook.  They serve the courts and their clients without fear or favour.  They are attentive, responsive and collaborative – and they are quick to pursue a new line of thought to solve a problem or advocate a cause.



Considering the current Covid-19 restrictions, most of our barristers and staff are working remotely. Physical access to Alinea Chambers is restricted and we are not receiving any deliveries to chambers. Deliveries can be organised directly with individual barristers.

All barristers remain contactable on their Alinea Chambers telephone numbers and email addresses (listed on this website). Please contact individual barristers if you need to deliver a brief or other material to arrange a suitable time for delivery.

Thank you and stay safe.
Alinea Chambers

Our Barristers

Our barristers provide expert representation and practical commercial advice. We have a range of core practice areas covering a breadth of expertise while maintaining an intimate atmosphere of more boutique chambers.

Our barristers regularly appear in the state and federal courts of New South Wales and across Australia including on appeal. We also have many years of experience in settling disputes outside of the courts through mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

With 16 barristers including two Senior Counsel and an impressive spread across Junior Counsel seniority and areas of legal expertise, Alinea has the depth of knowledge and experience to meet the needs of any commercial dispute.

How can we help you?

We accept briefs in all areas of commercial practice and in our barristers’ other areas of practice. For further information or advice on our barristers and their availability, fees and areas of practice please contact our Clerk, Sarah McShane.

Thoughts from the chambers

Catherine Hamilton-Jewell has successfully acted for Westpac in a winding up application against Forum Finance Pty Ltd (in Liq).  Westpac’s…
Congratulations to Zoe Hillman for her inclusion in the 2021 Doyles Guide list of Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution…
Leanne Rich has successfully defended four non-executive directors of Dick Smith.  Leanne was led by Ian Jackman SC and Justin…

© Copyright 2018 Alinea Chambers. Telephone (02) 9165 1400. Level 33, 52 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000