Philippe Doyle Gray

  • Called to the Bar of New South Wales: 2001
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales: 1996
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  • Called to the Bar of New South Wales: 2001
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales: 1996
  • Suffolk University Law School, United States of America

    Graduate Certificate in Legal Innovation and Technology (pending) (2021)
  • LPM Institute, United States of America

    LPM LaunchPad Certificate in the Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management (2018)
  • College of Law, Sydney

    Certificate in Legal Practice Management (1999)
  • Cours Intensif, Ecole de Langue Francais pour Etrangers, Paris, France (1997)
  • University of Technology, Sydney

    Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (1996)
  • University of Sydney

    Bachelor of Laws (1995)
  • University of Sydney

    Bachelor of Arts (1995)
  • 2009 – present

    Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers

  • 2007 – 2008

    Barrister, 12th Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers

  • 2002 – 2007

    Barrister, Edmund Barton Chambers

  • 2001 – 2002

    Barrister, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

  • 2000 – 2001

    Associate, Connery & Partners Solicitors (now, part of Clyde & Co)

  • 1999 – 2000

    Solicitor, Connery & Partners

  • 1998 – 1999

    Solicitor-Advocate, CKB Partners Lawyers & Consultants (since dissolved)

  • 1997 – 1998

    Sabbatical for 13 months to Africa (where Philippe climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, via the Machame-Mweka Combination Route), the Middle East, Western Europe and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica on a Russian

  • 1996 – 1997

    Solicitor, Connery & Partners

  • 1994 – 1996

    Law Clerk, Connery & Partners

  • Philippe maintains a diverse practice and has acquired extensive knowledge and experience across most areas of civil law. Since being called to the Bar in 2001, he has represented clients in complex and bespoke litigation, ranging from commercial and equity matters, to professional negligence and professional disciplinary matters, as well as disputes regarding legal costs and disbursements. He is often briefed to advise and appear in cases in which allegations of criminality, fraud, or other serious misconduct are made, which has led to the launch of criminal prosecution proceedings.

    Philippe accepts briefs from both solicitors in law firms and in-house legal departments. His widespread experience has seen him represent a vast array of clients, including on a pro bono basis. He appears primarily in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales, and occasionally the District Court of New South Wales. He has also appeared in the High Court of Australia and New South Wales Court of Appeal.

    Complementing his litigation practice, Philippe is regularly briefed in mediations and other dispute resolution forums. He is also well placed to act as a Facilitator in Joint Expert Conferences and Conclaves, lending to his extensive experience and expert knowledge in specialist fields including industrial chemistry and mathematics.

    Philippe possesses an avid interest in law and its interaction with technology and is focused on the cost-effectiveness of the delivery of justice in order to make litigation affordable to all. He has published a book regarding the ethical use of technology in legal practice and has achieved professional certification in Legal Project Management both domestically and in the United States of America (the first barrister so certified). Philippe’s recognition is evidenced by his appointment as the first lawyer practising outside North America to the Council of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division.

    Philippe has also had significant involvement with the New South Wales Bar Association in varying capacities, including as former Honorary Secretary of the Association and as a founding member of one of its Committees. His international reach has seen him regularly deliver presentations on developments in the law and topical issues in Australia and abroad, including to the judiciary and new barristers. Notably, Philippe is the first and only Australian invited by the American Bar Association to lecture at its annual legal technology conference in Chicago, TECHSHOW. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and Bachelor of Arts degree (with a major in chemistry) from the University of Sydney.

    Philippe Doyle Gray