Antony Newman has predominantly a broad commercial practice. This includes experience in construction and mining disputes, corporate and financial services matters, property disputes including leasing disputes, insurance, bankruptcy and insolvency and restraint of trade.
Antony also has a defamation practice and represents a number of plaintiffs in separate matters concerning the national media presently before the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Antony also has experience in class actions, employment matters and human rights matters. He is currently Junior Counsel in a long-running class action dispute between certain North Queensland Aboriginal groups and a State Government, in the Federal Court of Australia.
Antony has appeared, unled, in all Queensland Courts, the Federal Court of Australia as well as various Tribunals, including the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. He is also frequently appears in mediations.
Antony was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in February 1999, having completed two years’ articles of clerkship prior to that.
Antony spent a number of years working at boutique corporate firm McMahon Clarke and at Phillips Fox (now DLA) in Brisbane. He was a member of Phillips Fox’s corporate group.
Antony then spent nearly 11 years in England working as a lawyer in the City of London in the financial services and corporate sector, undertaking both advisory and transactional work. During his time in London, Antony was a member of the corporate and insurance group at DLA Piper and part of the financial services and regulatory team at US firm Sidley Austin LLP. His focus on the insurance sector also saw him work as In-house Counsel at the Society of Lloyd’s and at the UK’s financial services regulator, now part of the Bank of England, where he drafted the UK’s subordinate legislation (rules) applying the EU’s Solvency II Directive to the Society of Lloyd’s.
Antony returned to Australia in 2013 and commenced practice at the Bar.
Master of Laws, University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland