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Hamish Baddeley
William Forster Chambers

26 Harry Chan Ave, Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 4369, Darwin NT 0801

Tel: (08) 8982 4700

Hamish Baddeley is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Year and Place of First Admission

2007, New South Wales


Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) Sydney University

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law, Appeals, Banking, Commercial Law, Company Law, Contract, Defamation,Employment Law, Engineering and Construction, Equity, Injunctions, Inquiries, Insolvency, Insurance,Intellectual property, Mining, Resources and the Environment, Negligence, Professional Services, Real Property, Statutory Interpretation,Tenancy Laws, Trade Practices, Tort Law, Town Planning.


Hamish grew up in Darwin before completing High School and University in Sydney. Since that time, Hamish has been employed as a solicitor in the commercial litigation team of large commercial firms in Sydney.

Hamish has experience in a wide range of litigious matters, with career highlights including:

  • acting in several valuer’s negligence claims (in the Federal and the Supreme Courts of NSW, with the majority of such claims exceeding $10m);
  • acting for leasing agents of a shopping centre in a claim by developers/landlords for over $100m;
  • acting in litigation arising from large scale insolvencies and in civil penalty proceedings (in the Supreme Courts of Queensland and NSW);
  • acting for banks in several banking fraud disputes (in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria); and
  • acting for the NSW Police in the judicial inquiry into the assassination of Cabramatta MP John Newman by Phuong Ngo.


Hamish joined William Forster Chambers in July 2016. 

Since joining William Forster Chambers, Hamish has had a predominate focus on mining, construction, property and contractual disputes.