Steven Standing

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Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration

Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporations law
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Real property
Restraint of trade

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade

Intentional torts
Professional negligence


State offences
White collar and corporate crime

Commonwealth offences
White collar and corporate crime


Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law  
Liquor licensing
Merits review


Family Provision Act

Wills and estates
Contested probate



Steven has a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, having worked for over 30 years as a commercial litigation lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills prior to joining the Bar in 2015.

Since commencing as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers, Steven has acted in a wide range of matters, including:

  • Construction, oil and gas, and mining industry arbitrations
  • Advice and representation in disputes relating to breach of contract, and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Shareholder oppression claims
  • Release of security under construction contracts
  • Estate administration and wills
  • Restraint of trade
  • Corporations Act prosecutions
  • Liquor licensing matters (including regular appearances for one of Australia’s major retailers in various licensing applications and appeals, and representing defendants in prosecutions)

Steven has a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution and is an accredited mediator. He has successfully mediated the resolution of more than a dozen disputes, and has published in this area.

Steven also has extensive competition law experience which includes price fixing, market power and restraint of trade cases, negotiations with the ACCC and preparation of notifications for joint ventures and marketing arrangements, and advice in relation to advertising and misleading and deceptive conduct issues. He was a member of the Competition Committee of the Law Council of Australia for a number of years.



Date of admission: 1984

Qualifications: B Juris, LLB (UWA), accredited mediator under Australian National Mediator Standards


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