Talitha Fishburn Barrister | Wardell Chambers Sydney

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fishburn@wardellchambers.com.au

With 15 years’ litigation experience including over 7 years at the Sydney Bar, Talitha has gained extensive experience in the conduct of complex, as well as smaller scale, commercial litigation, in a wide range of industries and involving diverse areas of law. She maintains a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in commercial litigation, corporations law, equity, insolvency, real property and professional disciplinary matters.
Talitha accepts briefs to appear and advise from lawyers in private practice as well as in-house counsel. They include lawyers based in Sydney CBD as well as regional, country and interstate lawyers. Her clients include public and private companies, financial institutions, trustees, partnerships, large businesses, government agencies and individuals. Appearing in all Courts and Tribunals of New South Wales and the Commonwealth, as well as the principal Courts of the other States, Talitha regularly accepts briefs for final hearings, contested interlocutory hearings, appeals and inquiries.
Talitha values pragmatism, fairness and responsiveness and is a progressive barrister, applying a modern approach in her practice of law. She is flexible in her work arrangements with her clients.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Talitha was Legal Counsel at Westpac Banking Corporation and a Senior Associate at Allens Arthur Robinson (now, Allens Linklaters), where she specialised in commercial litigation. She holds a Master of Laws with Distinction, a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, all from the University of Sydney. She is an occasional lecturer in Law and regularly presents papers at legal conferences. She has an avid interest in foreign languages, classical music and mountain sports.
ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE
  • 2012 Called to the Bar of New South Wales
  • 2005 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2012  Master of Laws (with Distinction): University of Sydney
  • 2004   Bachelor of Laws (with Honours): University of Sydney
  • 2002 Bachelor of Arts: University of Sydney
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 2012–present Barrister
  • 2010 – 2012  Legal Counsel, Westpac Banking Corporation
  • 2010 – 2012  Senior Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson (now, Allens Linkaters)
  • 2005 – 2010  Lawyer, Allens Arthur Robinson (now, Allens Linklaters)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Member, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Member, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
  • Committee Member, Innovation & Technology Committee, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Member, Women Barristers Forum, NSW Bar
  • Editorial Committee, Bar News, NSW Bar
  • Duty Barrister, Duty Barrister Scheme, NSW Bar
  • Violinist, NSW Lawyers Orchestra
  • Chorister, NSW Bar Choir
  • Former Executive Committee Member, Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales (2015 – 2017)
  • Former Committee Member, Sport & Well being Committee, NSW Bar (2014–2016)
PUBLICATIONS
  • Talitha is an avid writer. She regularly publishes in the Law Society Journal of New South Wales. Many of her recent shorter articles can be found on her online journal at  https://talithafishburn.com.au/journal/.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Talitha regularly presents papers and seminars on a variety of subject matters to clients, law firms, law societies and at legal conferences
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