North Quarter Lane
North Quarter Lane Chambers is one of the largest and most experienced commercial barristers’ chambers in Brisbane, Queensland.
The twenty-eight members, including seven Queen’s Counsel, are based at the heart of the Brisbane court precinct. They have a reputation for exceptional talent, offering expertise in a wide range of practice areas and types of dispute resolution. With an average of 12 years experience at the Bar, our barristers’ chambers is among the most experienced in Brisbane. The members also bring extensive prior experience, as solicitors, corporate counsel and with statutory agencies.
The silks and junior members are recommended and recognised as leading practitioners in commercial & corporate law including commercial litigation, construction and engineering, planning and environment, insolvency, banking and finance, insurance, resources and energy, judicial and administrative review, revenue, defamation and employment and safety.
The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in ACN 004 410 833 Ltd (formerly Arrium Limited) (in liq) v Michael Thomas Walton  NSWCA 157, offers a poignant reminder that the examination powers conferred by the Corporations Act to inquire into the “examinable affairs” of a company are to be used only for a predominant purpose that benefits the company, its contributors and its creditors.