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Faheem Anwar

Solicitor 2010
Reader 2019

Faheem accepts briefs in all areas of commercial law, but has a particular interest in construction and infrastructure disputes as well as environment and planning and employment matters.

In the field of construction and infrastructure disputes, Faheem has a particular expertise in disputes involving delay and disruption. He also has considerable experience helping clients resolve of construction and infrastructure disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (including security of payment adjudication, mediation, expert determination and arbitration).

Faheem’s employment and industrial practice and environment and planning practice extends to all matters in those practice areas.

Faheem is always prepared to ‘roll up his sleeves’ and work closely with senior counsel, instructing solicitors, clients and experts as a member of a team to ensure that the matter is thoroughly prepared. Through meticulous attention to case preparation Faheem ensures that the client’s case can be presented in the most persuasive manner.

Prior to coming to the bar, Faheem worked as a solicitor at Allens and a senior associate Corrs Chambers Westgarth and HWL Ebsworth. In addition, he has also been seconded to the in-house legal teams of Built and Laing O’Rourke. Given that broad experience, Faheem is very familiar with the pressures and priorities of his instructing solicitors and clients and adept at meeting their needs.

Faheem is a headnote author for the Building and Construction Law Journal.

Outside of work, Faheem’s interests include reading, crossfit, cricket and AFL. He is a passionate supporter of the GWS Giants.

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Ashley Cameron

Solicitor 2015
Reader 2019

Ashley has a broad commercial practice and accepts briefs in all areas of the law. Ashley has particular interest in Building and Construction Law, Insurance and general commercial.

Ashley was called to the Bar in 2019. In 2018, Ashley received both the Ludlows Award (awarded to the individual who receives the highest overall mark in the NSW Bar exams) and the Katrina Dawson Award (awarded annually to one woman who has passed the NSW Bar exams and is committed to starting practice at the Bar).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Ashley was the tipstaff to the Hon Justice Robert McDougall in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014. She then worked in the commercial litigation team at TressCox Lawyers (later, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers) for over 4 years and was promoted to Senior Associate in the commercial litigation team within 2.5 years of her admission. As a solicitor, Ashley practised across a broad range of dispute resolution matters, including Building and Construction, Insurance, Professional Negligence, Contract and commercial disputes.

Ashley works closely with instructing solicitors and in-house counsel to ensure a practical and commercial approach to dispute resolution.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics, both with distinction.

 

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Leah Reid

Solicitor 2012
Reader 2019

Leah accepts briefs in all areas of the law, with particular interest in family law, employment law and general commercial law.

Leah was called to the Bar in 2019. Prior to coming to the Bar, she was the legal associate to the Hon Justice Watts in the Family Court of Australia for two years, and then practised as a family law solicitor, appearing in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court (including the appellate division) in complex property, parenting and child support proceedings.

Leah then worked as in-house counsel at a data analytics company. Her role included advising on a broad range of areas including privacy law (both Australian and international), intellectual property, contract law and employment law. She worked closely with senior executives and was renowned for her attention to detail.

Leah understands the pressures of litigation and works closely with instructing solicitors to provide clients with pragmatic, commercial advice.

Leah recently co-authored a CPD presented at the NSW Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation conference in September 2019 on the admissibility and use of covert recordings in family law.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction and has tutored at Wollongong University.