State Chambers: Specialist advocates and advisors underpinned by excellence

Founded in 1997, State Chambers is a pre-eminent set of barristers’ chambers comprising some of Australia’s most highly esteemed and trusted advocates and advisors. We are distinguished barristers united with one common purpose – to deliver high-end, innovative and tailored solutions to our clients’ legal problems. Shane Prince SC is our Head of Chambers.

Our Core Specialities

We are specialist advocates and advisors across a diverse range of practice areas and are particularly renowned for our expertise in the following areas.

  • Employment, Industrial Law
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Public Law
  • Common Law
  • Commercial Law
Recognition in Australian and Global Legal Directories

Our barristers are highly sought after, many of whom are market leaders in their respective fields of law.

  • Legal 500 as a Tier 1 Leading Labour and Employment Chambers.
  • Doyle’s Guide in the Leading Employment Barrister category (we have consistently achieved the highest number of barristers ranked in this category of any set of chambers in Sydney).
  • Doyle’s Guide in Work Health and Safety, Insurance and Personal Injury Law, Common Law and Criminal Law.
Our Values at State Chambers

One of our core values at State Chambers is our strategic and client focused approach to litigation and complex advice. Our ethos and culture is derived from the values of excellence, honesty and integrity and we take a modern approach to client service delivery, which also embodies the traditions of the independent Bar. We retain exceptional staff and foster a supportive and positive culture within chambers.

State Chambers is a strong proponent of diversity. It boasts a cultural and gender-diverse membership, including one fifth of its membership comprising female barristers, making it one of the most diverse sets of Chambers in Sydney.

Exemplary Advocacy and Advisory Services

State Chambers has a strong foundation that is built on its long-standing reputation. Our barristers have made significant and sustained contributions to the development of the law, and are often briefed in complex, high-profile and large-scale litigation. Many of these cases are now precedent-setting and landmark cases in Australia.

Our barristers deliver exemplary trial and appellate advocacy and advisory services to their clients including Federal and State Government, as well as some of Australia’s largest and most trusted companies and brands. Chambers fulfils environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) objectives by our barristers contributing to social justice litigation including having assisted the National Justice Project, Aboriginal Legal Service, Environmental Defenders Office and numerous refugee groups.

Our Distinguished Members, Past and Present

State Chambers is also comprised of past and current senior members who hold positions of the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and Member of the Order of Australia (AOM) in recognition of their achievements and outstanding services in the Australia community. Several former members of State Chambers have been appointed as judicial officers in Federal and State Courts and Tribunals, consistently with our reputation as a leading set of chambers with solid foundations and eminent barristers.

A Unique and Global Perspective

Many of our barristers maintain nation-wide practices and are admitted in overseas and interstate jurisdictions including the eastern and western seaboards of Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

With a truly global presence, we bring a unique blend of domestic and international experience, expertise and perspective to matters. Our talent extends to providing advice and appearing in international commercial arbitrations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Get in touch

Contact State Chambers

For all enquiries regarding State Chambers or for more information regarding our barristers’ experience, expertise and fees, please contact our Clerk, Kirrillee Gardiner at clerk@statechambers.net

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