Bruce Collins KC

Call 1974 / Silk 1989


Called to the New South Wales Bar in 1974, Bruce specialises in high-end construction disputes and is a senior Adjudicator under the Security for Payment Act. He is an independent international Arbitrator, a Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Australian National Sports Tribunal and the World Sailing Judiciary Board. Bruce is also a Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.

Bruce’s blue-chip client base has included many of Australia’s top 50 companies and the large construction and engineering companies. He has been a Supreme Court Referee and Neutral Evaluator and, on those occasions, conducted Inquiries as an Assistant Commissioner Against Corruption and reported to the State Government. He also conducted the Inquiry into Insolvency in the Construction Industry and wrote the Report to the New South Wales Government.

Bruce’s illustrious career commenced when he served as the Associate to Sir Garfield Barwick, followed by his practise for 36 years at Eleventh Floor Wentworth Chambers. In that time, he practised in the fields of equity, commercial law and in high-end, complex engineering and construction cases.

Bruce has been admitted to practice in the other Australian States and Territories, is a Member the Bar of Ireland and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. Bruce is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

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