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Courtney Ensor

Master of Laws - The University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - The University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Mathematics (Distinction) - The University of Wollongong


Admitted to the Bar 2013


Courtney Ensor practises principally in corporate and commercial law, with a specialisation in tax law. Courtney’s background in pure mathematics is particularly valuable in these areas.

Courtney appears in civil and criminal trials and appeals across the country.  She is a trusted advocate with over 15 years of experience in litigation, including significant in-Court expertise, both led and unled.  Courtney is experienced in managing large teams of lawyers, experts and stakeholders in complex matters to deliver successful outcomes.  She represents both commercial and government clients in Federal and State courts and tribunals.

In 2024, Courtney successfully completed the Australian Bar Association Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive (a 5-day residential course specialising in advanced trial advocacy).

In the Asia Pacific Australia Bar Legal 500, Courtney is ranked as a Leading Junior in Commercial Disputes (2022-2024), where she was acknowledged for “Her strengths are: intelligence, hardworking, eye for detail, initiative where she sees things needed to be done. Advocacy skills are strong – I’ve seen her do cross-examinations involving complex financial arrangements with clarity and confidence” (2022); “Courtney is an extremely hard-working, well organised and diligent advocate, with a breadth of commercial disputes experience” (2023); and “Courtney is extremely thorough and precise” and “knowledgeable of the law.” (2024).

Courtney is also ranked as a preeminent tax junior in Doyles Guide (2017-2023) and World Tax (in association with the International Tax Review) (2017-2024), and recognised in Best Lawyers for Tax Law (2023-2025).

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Appellate
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Real property
  • Criminal See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Fraud
    • Proceeds of crime
    • White collar and corporate crime
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Merits review
    • Proceeds of crime
    • Public law
  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Capital gains tax
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax
    • International tax
    • Land tax
    • Payroll tax
    • Stamp duty and other state taxes


Banks & Financial Services, Government, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Primary Resources, Funds,

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