Philip Boncardo Barrister | Wardell Chambers Sydney

Philip Boncardo


Called to the bar in 2017
Areas of practice

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class1) Sydney University 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class 1) Sydney University 2010
  • Recipient of Harmers Workplace Lawyers Prize for Labour Law 2010
  • Recipient of Sir Alexander Beattie Prize of Industrial Law 2010

Background and Experience

Philip worked as the tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Brereton of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2011.

Philip was admitted to practice as a solicitor in February 2012 and worked for Campbell Paton & Taylor in Orange from 2012 to 2015. During this time, Philip appeared regularly in the Local Court, District Court, Children's Court, NCAT, the Federal Circuit Court and Fair Work Commission. He practised in a wide number range of areas including crime, building and construction, commercial, equity, employment and industrial, insolvency and care and protection. From 2015-2017 he was a National Legal Officer at the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union 2015-2017 where he appeared regularly in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court.

Philip received the Ludlow’s Award for achieving first place in New South Wales Bar Association Bar Exam in February 2016.

Casework Examples

O’Keeffe Heneghan Pty Ltd & Ors v CFMEU [2017] FWC 1127 (for the successful respondent, appearing as advocate against Prince of Counsel)

CFMEU v Kane Constructions Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 8002 (for the successful applicant, appearing as advocate against Avallone of counsel)

Palmer v USG Boral Building Products Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 1929 (for the successful appellant, appearing as advocate)

Application by Site Fleet Services Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 2163 (for the successful respondent, appearing as advocate)

CFMEU (SA Branch) v OFWBII [2016] FWC 161 (for the successful applicant, appearing as advocate against Clayton Utz)

Asurco Constracting Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2015] FWCFB 7498 (for the successful appellant, appearing as advocate)

Brandy v BMD Constructions Pty Ltd [2015] FWCFB 7626 (for the successful appellant, appearing as advocate)

Application by BGC Contracting Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 852 (for the successful respondent appearing as advocate against K&L Gates)

Ryman v Thrash Pty Ltd [2015] FWCFB 5264 (solicitor for the appellant, instructing Fagir of counsel)

Minebiz v Codey [2015] FCA 372 (solicitor for the successful respondent, instructing Taylor SC and Fagir of counsel)

Schrank v Ward [2013] NSWSC 1819 (solicitor for the successful appellant, instructing Bedrossian of counsel)