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Sixth Floor | Selborne Wentworth Chambers

Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers is a pre-eminent barristers’ chambers located in the Sydney Law Courts precinct. With 50 barristers, 16 of whom are Senior Counsel, the Sixth Floor has a unique breadth of experience across a wide range of practice areas. Our members are recognised leaders and experts in commercial law, public law, crime, inquiry work, and mediation and arbitration, as well as in class actions, competition law, taxation and planning and environment. Our ethos is progressive, with a strong commitment to gender equality and cultural diversity at the Bar.

The Sixth Floor has had an impressive record of judicial appointments over many years, including two former Chief Justices of New South Wales (the Hon Jim Spigelman AC KC and the Hon Tom Bathurst AC KC) and Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales, former President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Former floor members also include the Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, the Hon. Lucy McCallum, Justices Payne, Mitchelmore and Stern of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Justice Nixon and Justice Hmelnitsky of the Supreme Court, Justices Perry and Halley of the Federal Court, and Judge Whitford SC and Judge Wass SC of the District Court.  Justice Sackar recently returned to Sixth Floor following his retirement from the NSW Supreme Court.

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Readership at 6

Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers offers 2-4 readership positions each year, spread across the May and September Bar Practice Course intakes.

Reading on the Sixth Floor provides an invaluable opportunity to work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading barristers. The Sixth Floor provides a unique and supportive environment for readers and more junior barristers and promotes a collegiate spirit amongst its members.

Where to find us

Level 6
174 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000