Edward Cox SC

Barrister 2001 / Silk 2018



  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie) 1999
  • Master of Laws (Sydney) 2014

Edward Cox SC is a senior barrister specialising in shipping law, transport law and international law, as well as commercial law and equity, corporate and insolvency law, and family law.

Edward represents clients in appeals, inquiries and arbitrations, and has prosecuted and defended environmental and other offences. His diverse experience includes acting as both counsel and arbitrator in sports arbitrations involving Olympic selection disputes and disciplinary proceedings. He has also conducted a number of arbitrations and mediations involving shipping and international disputes.

Edward regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW and District Court of NSW. He has also appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and has been involved in proceedings and arbitrations in Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Outside of his work as a barrister, Edward is a keen sailor and cyclist.


  • Shipping law
  • Transport law
  • Commercial law and equity
  • Corporate law
  • Insolvency law
  • Family law

Professional recognition

  • Doyles Guide 2020, Leading Transport Barristers, Australia, -- Preeminent Senior Counsel
  • Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2021, Leading Shipping Law Silks, Band 2
  • Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders Global Elite - Shipping 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal, Global Leader, Transport - Shipping 2021 -- Recommended
  • Who’s Who Legal, National Leader - Australia - Transport - Shipping - 2021 -- Recommended

Edward's Notable Cases

Steadfast ICT Security Pty Ltd v Peak [2021] ACTSC 199

Murray & Murray [2020] FamCAFC 293

Success Company Ltd v Attorney General; New Ocean (SI) Ltd v Success Company Ltd (Court of Appeal Solomon Islands, CAC28/2019, CAC29/2019)

Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd v Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 47

Guardian Offshore AU Pty Ltd v Saab Seaeye Leopard 1702 Remotely Operated Vehicle [2020] FCA 273

Swashplate Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Co [2020] 1 Lloyds Law Rep 592 (appeal in [2020] FCAFC 137)

Sanum Investments Ltd v ST Group Ltd [2019] FCA 1047

Tritton Resources v Ever Rock Navigation SA [2019] FCA 276

Tiger Yacht Management Ltd v Morris [2019] FCAFC 8

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