Rashelle Seiden SC Appointed To District Court Of NSW


Sydney barrister Rashelle Seiden SC has been appointed a judge of the District Court of NSW, as well as a Deputy President and head of the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division and the Occupational Division of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW (NCAT).

Ms Seiden brings almost 30 years of legal expertise to the bench, with her experience ranging from constitutional and administrative law, trusts, corporate and commercial law, insolvency and revenue, including tax crime.

Regarded as an astute strategist, Ms Seiden has represented government, private and corporate clients in her distinguished career.

Most recently practising at New Chambers, Ms Seiden will be sworn in as a judge of the District Court of NSW on 15 April.

Ms Seiden was first called to the Queensland Bar in 1996 before being admitted to the NSW Bar in 2000.

Appointed a Senior Counsel for the State of NSW in 2013, Ms Seiden has practised at Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers and, most recently, New Chambers.

She has also been a Principal Member (sessional) of the NCAT.

In addition, Ms Seiden has regularly accepted pro bono matters, provided mentorship to other barristers and has served on a number of committees.

NSW Attorney General Michael Daley said:

“I warmly congratulate Ms Seiden on her appointments to the District Court of NSW and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW (NCAT).

“Ms Seiden is highly regarded in legal circles for her incisive approach to thorny legal matters and ability to bring clarity to complex cases.

“Her skills and expertise will be welcomed by the District Court of NSW and NCAT.”

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