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Julian Wade Roper

William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

GPO Box 4369

Tel: 08 8982 4700
Fax: 08 8941 1541

Julian Wade Roper

Wade Roper is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Year and Place of First Admission

1994, New South Wales


High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, New South Wales, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the Northern Territory


BA (Syd) LLB (Syd), MBA (MGSM)


Wade was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in July 1994, having completed his legal studies at the University of Sydney.

Wade practiced as a solicitor in Sydney for some six years, before being called to New South Wales’ independent Bar.

In 2002, after graduating from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management with a Masters in Business Administration, Wade and his family relocated to the Territory where Wade took up employment as a commercial litigation Special Counsel with Clayton Utz.

Since 2002 Wade has practiced in the Territory with brief sojourns overseas to Vanuatu and New Zealand.

As a solicitor Wade practiced as a commercial litigator with a strong focus on Banking and Insolvency, Administrative, Company, Construction, Professional Indemnity, Employment and Trade Practices law.

Wade was called to the NT Bar in August 2009.

He is a member of the Law Society Disciplinary Tribunal.

Areas of Practice
  • Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Intentional Torts (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - motor accident (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - workers compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Professional Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Work Injury Damages (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Workers Compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Commercial
  • Appellate (Commercial)
  • Banking (Commercial)
  • Building and Construction (Commercial)
  • Competition (Commercial)
  • Consumer Protection Law (Commercial)
  • Contractual Disputes (Commercial)
  • Corporate Insolvency (Commercial)
  • Corporations Law (Commercial)
  • Insurance (Commercial)
  • Intellectual Property (Commercial)
  • Partnership Disputes (Commercial)
  • Professional Liability (Commercial)
  • Restraint of Trade (Commercial)
  • Public/Administrative
  • Appellate (Public/Administrative)
  • Constitutional Law (Public/Administrative)
  • Disciplinary Proceedings (Public/Administrative)
  • Discrimination (Public/Administrative)
  • Judicial Review and administrative law (Public/Administrative)
  • Merits Review (Public/Administrative)
  • Appellate
  • Civil Appeals (Appellate)
  • Equity
  • Appellate (Equity)
  • Real Property (Equity)
  • Trusts (Equity)
  • Industrial/Employment
  • Appellate (Industrial/Employment)
  • Discrimination (Industrial/Employment)
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade (Industrial/Employment)
  • Appellate (Environment and Planning)
  • Defamation
  • Appellate (Defamation)
  • International Law
  • Choice of Law (International Law)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution