Four Banco Barristers appointed Senior Counsel
6 October 2023
Banco Chambers congratulates Ben Kremer, Declan Roche, Fiona Roughley, and Robert Yezerski on their well deserved appointments to Senior Counsel today. Their appointments brings the total number of silks at Banco to 24.
Ben Kremer was admitted to the Bar in 2006. He appears across a wide range of practice areas including commercial law, intellectual property, international arbitration and public and administrative law. Ben also has specialist expertise in disputes involving science and technology. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law (University of Oxford), and an LLB and BSc from the University of Sydney, graduating as the university medallist in both degrees.
Declan Roche was admitted to the Bar in 2009. He is widely recognised for his expertise in competition law, but also appears in commercial disputes of all kinds, complex property disputes in family law proceedings, and public and administrative law matters. Prior to commencing his career in practice Declan worked in legal academics, lecturing in law at the London School of Economics and publishing two books on restorative justice.
Fiona Roughley was admitted to the Bar in 2011. She practises widely in commercial disputes of all kinds including general commercial causes, class actions, insolvency, financial services, international arbitration, and regulatory disputes. Fiona’s commercial work is matched by her public law work, which includes significant advices and appearances at first instance and on appeal involving questions of statutory construction and state, parliamentary, or judicial powers.
Fiona holds degrees in law and arts from the University of Sydney (graduating with the Convocation Medal), a Masters of Law (Hons I) from the University of Cambridge, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University which she completed part time while in full time practice at the Bar.
Robert Yezerski was called to the Bar in 2010. He is widely recognised for his expertise in competition law, but also practises widely and appears in commercial disputes of all kinds, class actions, regulatory proceedings and in administrative law matters. His clients include large listed companies, regulators, individuals, and small and medium enterprises.
Robert was awarded an LLB and BA from the University of Sydney (graduating as the University Medallist) and an LLM from Harvard Law School (Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship).