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Banco Chambers specialises in complex commercial litigation and is located in the newly developed 60 Martin Place building in Sydney, Australia. Banco Chambers is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading barristers' chambers, having been ranked as a Band 1 Set for Dispute Resolution in Australia by the respected Chambers & Partners publication. In 2020 Chambers and Partners noted Banco as being “committed to excellence,” and “in a different league from most” for its approachability and responsiveness.

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Banco barristers act in significant arbitration-related appeal

22 May 2020

The Western Australian Court of Appeal recently delivered judgment in Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd v DFD Rhodes Pty Ltd [2020] WASCA 77. The decision illustrates the difficulties parties to an arbitration agreement may have in keeping a dispute within the confines of confidential arbitration, where the dispute involves non-parties to the arbitration agreement.

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Courts move towards resumption of in-person hearings

21 May 2020

There were important developments this week with a number of courts in New South Wales announcing their plans to resume in-person hearings in the near future, although some of the technological solutions embraced in recent months may become part of the court’s ongoing practices.

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