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Shipra Chordia

PhD (Constitutional Law) - University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) - University of Sydney
Bachelor of Science (Hons 1) - University of New South Wales


Admitted to the Bar 2018


Shipra accepts briefs in all areas of law, but has a particular focus on class actions, competition and consumer law and public law (constitutional and administrative). She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Leading Junior for both Commercial Disputes and Competition. Some of her recent cases include:

  • Zonia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Federal Court of Australia, 2022, judgment reserved) – class action
  • Unions NSW v State of New South Wales (No 3) (High Court of Australia, 2022, judgment reserved) – constitutional law
  • ACCC v Google LLC (No 2) [2022] FCA 1476 – competition and consumer
  • ACCC v BlueScope Steel Limited (No 5) [2022] FCA 1475 – competition and consumer
  • Commonwealth of Australia v Kupang Resources Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCA 77 – statutory interpretation

Prior to being called to the Bar, Shipra practised at commercial firms in Sydney (Freehills) and London (Linklaters), where she gained experience in complex disputes, investigations and inquiries. She has served as Judicial Assistant (Associate) to Lord Justice Mummery in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and held positions as Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and Research Fellow at UNSW Law. From 2014 to 2018, she lectured in public law at UNSW Law.

Shipra is the author of Proportionality in Australian Constitutional Law, published by Federation Press in 2020. She holds a PhD in constitutional law, for which she received the 2019 Holt Prize. She is a Fellow of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and co-convenor of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Environment and Planning
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • International Law
    • Mining resources and energy
    • Restraint of trade
    • Shareholder class actions
    • Superannuation
    • Trade Practices
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
    • Coronial Inquests
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Merits review
    • Native title
    • Proceeds of crime
    • Public law


Banks & Financial Services, Funds, Government, Technology, Media & Telecommunications,

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