Alan Sullivan QC joins Australian Rugby League Commission

Chambers would like to congratulate Alan Sullivan QC for his admission into the ARL Commission. The full article can be viewed HERE:

Tony McAvoy SC sworn in as the Northern Territory’s Acting Treaty Commissioner

We are please to announce that Tony McAvoy SC has been appointed to the role of Acting Treaty Commissioner in the Northern Territory. CLICK HERE for the full article.


Tony McAvoy SC was the keynote speaker for the twenty first annual Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration which was pre-recorded and aired on the ABC on Saturday, 13 November.  To find out more please click on the following link to the Bar Association website. Tony McAvoy SC has also published an opinion piece at […]

Frederick Jordan Chambers is pleased to announce that Donna Ward has been appointed as a Senior Counsel.

Donna has a specialised practice in coronial law where she frequently appears as Counsel Assisting the Coroner,  or for interested parties and large government departments in coronial inquests and fire inquiries. She is experienced in guiding families through the intricacies of coronial proceedings.  Donna also appears for a diverse set of clients in complex parenting […]

Chris Ronalds AO SC appointed as Chair to Independent Swimming Panel

Chris Ronalds AO SC has been appointed as the Chair of the Independent Panel of Female Experts to investigate issues relating to women and girls’ experience and the advancement of swimming for all athletes across the sport. Chris is a highly regarded and prominent barrister in discrimination and harassment law, employment law and administrative law. She played a pivotal role in the development […]

Kim Boettcher has been appointed to the NSW Bar Association’s inaugural Succession and Elder Law Committee

Ms Kim Boettcher, a Barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers, has recently been appointed to the NSW Bar Association’s inaugural Succession and Elder Law Committee. The Chair of the committee is Lindsay Ellison SC.The Bar Council is assisted by a number of specialist committees comprised of barrister volunteers who offer their skills and expertise for the […]

FJC welcomes two new Readers

Frederick Jordan Chambers would like to welcome our two new Readers, Scott Young and Adam Smyth. Scott Young:Before coming to the Bar, Scott spent four years at the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the Commonwealth DPP, including one year as Associate to the Director. Scott appeared to prosecute matters in the District and Local Courts […]

Judicial Impartiality and COVID 19: A Fireside Chat with Judge David Re

Wai Kaey Soon, Immediate Past President AALA NSW Branch, Lee-May Saw Committee Member & Data and Policy Subcommittee Chair AALA NSW Branch, and Ronny Chen Committee Member AALA NSW Branch speak to Judge David Re, Australia’s longest serving international judge who has recently completed a term of appointment as a Presiding Judge of the Special […]

Tony McAvoy SC is appointed as a Commissioner on the NSW Independent Planning Commission

We are pleased to announce that Tony McAvoy SC has been appointed as a Commissioner on the NSW Independent Planning Commission as of 6 May 2021. We are excited at the prospect of Tony’s contribution to the important development and planning decisions made by the IPC. You can read the Media Release HERE

CPD Sessions March 2021

Monday 22 March 5:30pm:  Michelle Yu –  “Immigration law issues, for criminal lawyers” : Substantive Law What are the possible immigration law implications for visa holders and other non-citizens who have criminal law issues? This presentation will go through some of the possible implications and provide tips on how to handle these issues both before […]