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Anthony McInerney SC

Master of Laws (with Honours) - Cambridge University (1997)
Masters of Laws- Australian National University (1996)
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) - Australian National University (1995)


Admitted to the Bar 1997

Appointed Senior Counsel 2012


Anthony McInerney was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012 and has been a practising barrister for over 23 years. He was the head of New Chambers from February 2019 to May 2021. He has appeared in a wide variety of complex trial and appeals, and regularly appears in the Federal Court, the Full Federal Court, the New South Wales Supreme Court, and the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Anthony is recognised for his diverse practice. Having started out in Common Law, Anthony developed a practice in Equity. Anthony appears in complex commercial disputes (including class actions), with expertise in banking, building and construction, contracts, corporations, equity (including injunctions, freezing orders and Anton Piller orders), estates (wills and probate), financial services, insolvency (personal and corporate), insurance, professional negligence, property and strata, regulatory disputes, taxation, trade practices and trusts. He regularly advises and appears for and against insurers.

Anthony has appeared in coronial inquests, commissions of inquiry, as well as the ICAC. He has in-depth experience conducting private examinations on behalf of regulators, and public examinations on behalf of liquidators. His cross examination of a significant witness Ms Kaila Murnain, former NSW Labor Secretary, before the ICAC in respect of Political Donations to the NSW Labor Party in September 2019, attracted considerable publicity.

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