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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm

+61 2 92231522

+61 2 92237646


Level 36,
52 Marin Place,
Sydney NSW 200

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Welcome to State Chambers


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, State Chambers has restricted access to Chambers to minimise exposure risk.

Our Barristers are working from Chambers or remotely, and are maintaining a business as usual approach, continuing to service solicitors and clients, and will continue to do so, appearing in hearings, Court appearances and conferences, via videolink or telephone.

Please continue to contact us as you normally would.

We suggest that if you intend to send hard copy briefs or material, call Chambers first to organise the best method of delivery to our Barristers.

At times when our switchboard is unattended, calls will be diverted to our Clerk, Fiona Hayden, however there may be the occasional delay answering your call.   Fiona is available at all times though on clerk@statechambers.net to answer any of your queries, provide available dates and take bookings.

T:  02 92231522

E:  clerk@statechambers.net


State Chambers was founded in 1997 by Richard Burbidge KC and Richard Kenzie AM KC and was opened by the Hon. Gordon Samuels AC KC.  Michael Cranitch SC is now Head of Chambers.  

State Chambers is a modern, cutting-edge set of Chambers whose members have excelled in terms of qualifications and experience in a number of specialty practice areas.

The practice areas for which State Chambers is renowned include: Public law; Common law; Employment and Industrial Relations law; and Commercial law.  Chambers also has a focus on Human Rights and has, as an Honorary Member, the first Federal Human Rights Commissioner for Australia, Professor Brian Burdekin AO.

A number of former members of State Chambers have been appointed to Federal and State courts and we have always had a significant proportion of leading silks and senior juniors on the floor.

Our members are often involved in high-profile, precedent-setting cases in their areas of expertise, as well as having significant expertise in trial and appellate work at all levels across a multiplicity of courts and tribunals.‚Äč Many of our Barristers have extensive interstate and national practices and some also practice internationally, both in providing advice and appearing in international commercial arbitrations.

Any query regarding Chambers or any barrister may be directed, in the first instance, to the Clerk of Chambers, Ms. Fiona Hayden.


Doyle's Guide 2022


Leading Employment Law Senior Counsel




Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Senior Counsel



Leading Employment Law Junior Counsel





Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Junior Counsel

  • Bilal Rauf


Leading Criminal Law Senior Counsel


Legal 500 2021

State Chambers was founded in 1997 and is headed by Michael Cranitch SC. It has a focus on public, commercial, and employment and industrial relations law and human rights. State Chambers has been recognised in Legal 500 2021 Guide as a Tier 1 Leading Labour and Employment Chambers.

Three State Chambers members have been listed in the Legal 500 2021 Guide.