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An experienced commercial barrister who has acted for the corporate regulator ASIC, has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Attorney General Michael Daley has announced the appointment of Tim Faulkner SC, who will sit in the Court’s Common Law Division. 

“Mr Faulker is a highly experienced lawyer, and his knowledge will be invaluable to the Court and everyone who interacts with it,” said Daley. 

“I congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment.” 

Faulkner has acted for some of the largest law firms in the country in professional negligence cases in court and through arbitration. 

He appeared for ASIC in the matter of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v MLC Nominees Pty Ltd in the Federal Court in 2020. 

The case resulted in a civil penalty of more than $57 million, which is one of the largest civil penalties obtained by ASIC. 

Faulkner obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics at the Australian National University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. 

He completed a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney in 1995 and proceeded to join King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and Herbert Smith in London. 

Faulkner became a barrister in 1999 and was appointed Senior Council 2014. 

He is currently a member of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers. 

The new judge’s broad areas of practice have included commercial law, competition and consumer law, equity, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, property, consumer protection, corporations law alternative dispute resolution and appeals.