Alinea Chambers has been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide to the Australian Bar as a Tier 2: Leading Set for Commercial Disputes. It is the second year in a row that every floor member has been individually recognised as a Leading Silk or Leading Junior.
It was noted that Alinea Chambers has earned a strong reputation for both commerciality and diversity, as well as for the quality of its barristers, who practice in areas including property, equity, and class actions. Commonwealth and NSW commissions of inquiry are a key source of work, with recent activity in this area including Patrick Holmes' participation in the high-profile Review of The Star Pty Ltd, a high-profile inquiry launched in response to published allegations including money laundering, criminal infiltration, and fraud, and Natasha Case's appearance in the Inquiry by the Honourable Patricia Bergin SC under s142 of the Casino Control Act 1992, a similar high-profile inquiry into Crown Casino. Notable silks include Michael Henry SC and Anthony McGrath SC, while prominent juniors such as Catherine Hamilton-Jewell, Zoe Hillman, and Tamasin Jonker are also noted. Clerk and Practice manager Sarah McShane, meanwhile is renowned as a 'great communicator'.
'Specializing in commercial law, this set has a depth of experience across all aspects of commercial litigation. Barristers regularly appear in high profile cases and matters of novel application in the superior courts. Despite the modest size of the set, it is not uncommon for Alinea Chambers barristers to represent multiple parties in litigation - currently five of the twelve are involved in the Star Casino Inquiry representing different parties'.
'Alinea Chambers are a progressive and fast rising commercial set who have excellent barristers appearing in nearly all of the major commercial litigation in Australia'.