Maurice Neil RFD KC


Telephone: 02 8815 9370
Fax: 02 8815 9303

Admitted as Barrister: 1971
Appointed Queen’s Counsel: 1985

Practice areas:

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Defamation
  • Dust Diseases
  • Inquiries/Inquests
  • Land & Environment
  • Property Litigation
  • Mediations

He is a specialist advocate who has appeared in numerous cases in common law, equity, defamation, land and environment, personal injury, Commissions of Inquiry, mediations and in various appellate matters.


He has appeared in Australian Courts and Tribunals and also in Singapore and the Privy Council in England.

He also acts as Mediator and is a Bar Association accredited ADR Arbitrator. He is also a Dust Disease Contributions Assessor.

He is a former Supreme Court Arbitrator and former member of the Federal Parliament.

Recent cases:

Chand v CBA s.145/2015 (HC) 1.12.15, [2015] NSWCA 181 (contract, damages)

Naaman v Sleiman [2015] NSWCA259 (contract, corporations)

State of NSW v Beck, Commissioner of Police v Beck [2013] NSWCA 430 (Malicious prosecution – administrative law)

Mosman Municipal Council v Spice [2015] NSWLEC (prosecution – vicarious liability)

NSW (NSW Police) ats Lowe SC 7.3.16 (negligence, psychiatric injury)

ICAC Inquiries into political donations, Ryde Council, Burwood Council, Orange Grove and Commonwealth Royal Commission into Institutional Responses.

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