Experienced barrister Tim Faulkner SC appointed to NSW Supreme Court


Experienced commercial barrister Tim Faulkner SC has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Mr Faulkner has acted for some of the largest law firms in Australia in professional negligence cases and specialises in insurance and reinsurance, both in courts and arbitration.

In 2020, he acted for corporate regulator ASIC in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v MLC Nominees Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 1306, which resulted in a civil penalty of $57.5 million – one of the largest civil penalties obtained by ASIC.

Mr Faulkner was admitted as a solicitor in 1990 after studying a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics at Australian National University. He also completed a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney in 1995.

He worked for King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and Herbert Smith in London before he was called to the Bar in 1999. He took silk in 2014 and is currently a member of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers.

Mr Faulkner has broadly practised in the areas of commercial law, competition and consumer law, equity, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, property, consumer protection, corporations law, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals.

When he commences at the Supreme Court, Mr Faulkner will be a judge of the Common Law Division.

Attorney General Michael Daley said:

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Faulkner SC to the Supreme Court bench.

“Mr Faulkner is a highly experienced lawyer, and his knowledge will be invaluable to the Court and everyone who interacts with it.

“I congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment.”

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