Level Twenty Seven Chambers has a strong reputation for appellate advocacy. Our barristers are regularly briefed to advise on, and represent clients in, appeals before the Queensland Court of Appeal, the Full Federal Court, Courts of Appeal of other States and the High Court of Australia.
Members of Chambers regularly appear in major appellate proceedings such as:
- State of Queensland v Masson  HCA 28, Supreme Court of Queensland proceedings were commenced on behalf of the chronic asthma sufferer Ms Masson after a Queensland Ambulance Service officer provided her with immediate treatment of salbutamol, instead of adrenaline, in response to being called to the home of Ms Masson’s friend where she suffered a severe asthma attack. It was alleged that the ambulance officer’s treatment was negligent and the State was vicariously liable. The claim proceeded to the Court of Appeal and then the High Court;
- Cherwell Creek Coal Pty Ltd v BHP Queensland Coal Investments Pty Ltd & Ors  QCLA 5, a major proceeding in the Land Court where a coal explorer was claiming over AUD 100 million in compensation from BHP for alleged loss of opportunity to commercialise a coal resource on an area of land over which the appellant previously held an exploration permit;
- Harbour Radio Pty Limited & Ors v Wagner & Ors  QCA 221, proceeding associated with the long-running defamation dispute between the Wagner brothers and Nine Network following a ’60 Minutes’ report; and,
- Before the High Court in Commissioner of Taxation v Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd  HCA 48 and Robinson Helicopter Company Incorporated v McDermott  HCA 22.