Vanessa Whittaker SC

Silk 2018
Call 2005
Phone +61 2 8239 0213


Vanessa is an experienced advocate who appears frequently throughout the superior courts of Australia in trial and appeal proceedings. Her practice areas encompass commercial law, equity, insolvency and bankruptcy, insurance law, and professional liability.

A CV is available on request.


Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Insolvency and Reorganisation Law (2023)

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2023 - Band 2 Silk - Insolvency and Restructuring - Vanessa is professed as being a 'resilient, capable advocate who is persuasive but unrelenting' by her peers. "What makes her different is that she is very creative in resolving problems. She just sees things from a different point of view and often comes up with elegant legal solutions to problems."

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2022 - Band 2 Silk - Insolvency and Restructuring - "Vanessa has maintained a strong focus on insolvency issues since her days as a solicitor, and it continues to form a substantial part of a practice which also embraces the often related areas of bankruptcy, insurance law and professional liability. She is noted by one interviewee to be 'tactically canny and good at reading the judge,' while another calls her 'sensational and very astute.'"

Doyles Guide – Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel

Doyles Guide – Recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel