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Thu, 21 Sept


Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place.

Lighthouse Club Sydney Chapter Event 21 September 2023

Join us on Thursday 21 September for a fireside chat with the Hon James Allsop AC.

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Time & Location

21 Sept 2023, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST

Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place., Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the event

The Lighthouse Club Sydney is pleased to invite members and supporters to our September 2023 event sponsored by Allens and CCI.

Event Topic: A fireside chat with the Hon James Allsop AC sharing his “Reflections on moving from a Court to Arbitration”.

James is based in Sydney and a member of Atkin Chambers, London and Sydney Arbitration Chamber

Venue: Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, Corner of Hunter and Phillip Streets, Sydney.

5.30pm for 6:00pm – Registration

6.00pm – 7.00pm – Fireside Chat

7.00pm – 8.00pm – Networking drinks

Free for members and $35.00 for non-members

The Hon James Allsop AC was Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia from 1 March 2013 to 6 April 2023; President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal from 2 June 2008 to 28 February 2013; and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 7 May 2001 to 1 June 2008.

He is now available as an arbitrator, mediator, early neutral evaluator, chair of inquiries and legal expert.

As a barrister from 1981, and as Senior Counsel (in New South Wales) from 1994 and as Queen’s Counsel (in Western Australia) from 1998, James practised in a wide variety of areas in commercial law.

James’ expertise, as an advocate and judge, includes company law and business and partnership disputes, taxation, restrictive trade practices (anti-trust), patents, intellectual property, contract and building and construction disputes, with specialties in insurance, intellectual property, maritime law, insolvency, public and constitutional law, equity, and common law, in particular professional negligence of auditors, solicitors and insurance brokers.

James was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2023 for eminent service to the judiciary and to the law, to organisational and technological reform, to legal education, and to insolvency law. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.


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