Robert Newton

Admitted to practice in NSW, ACT, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Fiji and England and Wales (as a solicitor)

Robert Newton's main practice areas are in commercial law and equity.  He has a special interest in insolvency related matters, both corporate and personal. He also has considerable expertise in engineering and construction law.  A significant strength is knowledge and experience gained through many years working closely with commercial, financial and accounting professionals.

Main practice areas

  • Commercial law
  • Insolvency (both corporate and personal)
  • Engineering and construction law
  • Equity


LLB (Sydney 1974)
LLM (Hons) (UTS, 1999)

Career summary

Since 2000 Robert has practiced full time as a barrister based in NSW. He has conducted matters within NSW, interstate and overseas in a wide variety of courts, and tribunals and through alternative dispute resolution.

He has 27 years prior experience as a solicitor, including several years as a partner of a large firm.

He has given expert evidence on Australian insolvency laws in the USA and Greece.

As well as holding a current practising certificate in NSW Robert also maintains one in Fiji. He is willing to accept briefs in all Australian jurisdictions and Fiji.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


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