Bryce Douglas-Baker


Bryce was admitted to practice as a Barrister in April 2015.  Previously, he was a solicitor at Atanaskovic Hartnell where he worked in corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to practising law, Bryce worked as a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney teaching English and Rhetoric.

Bryce’s main areas of practice are corporate and commercial law, contract law, equity, insolvency, property law, tax, wills and estates, and building and construction law.

Bryce has a Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Sydney and a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney and has been awarded numerous academic prizes and scholarships, including the James Coutts Scholarship in English Language and the Aaron Levine Prize in Criminal Law.

He accepts briefs from solicitors and direct access briefs from in-house and government counsel.

Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers174 Phillip StreetSydneyNSW2000


  • Corporate
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Equity
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency
  • Transport
  • Building and Construction
  • Property
  • Criminal
  • Taxation

BarristerSelf-employed, Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers
(previously Blackstone Chambers)
Called to the Bar — 
Casual AcademicUniversity of Technology Sydney
Subjects taught: Civil Procedure; Ethics for the UTS Bar Preparation Program
SolicitorAtanaskovic Hartnell
Practice area: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial Law.
SolicitorNorton White
Practice area: Transport Law (Aviation), Corporate and Commercial Law.
Barrister’s AssistantForbes Chambers
Legal assistant to Graham Turnbull SC, Peter Bodor QC, and Charles Waterstreet. Practice area: Criminal Law.
Lecturer and Unit of Study CoordinatorAustralian Catholic University
Subject taught: Interpersonal Communication.
Lecturer and TutorUniversity of Sydney
Subjects taught: Rhetoric, English Literature, and Academic Writing.

Aaron Levine Prize for Criminal Law
Awarded to the most proficient student in Criminal Law, a compulsory subject for all law students at the University of Sydney.
University of Sydney Graduate Program Entry Award – Law
Awarded for academic excellence.
University of Sydney Postgraduate Award – PhD
Awarded for academic excellence.
James Coutts Scholarship No 2 – English Language
Awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate at the end of Third Year.

Juris Doctor, Law University of Sydney
Doctor of Philosophy, English University of Sydney

Thesis: Virtue and Kingship in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale

This dissertation examined Chaucer’s characterisation of Theseus in the Knight’s Tale in light of the burgeoning concept of “virtuous kingship” in academic discourse in France in the thirteenth century. The first part of the dissertation offered an original and detailed study of the way in which thirteenth-century theologians and moral writers extended Aristotle’s political ethic to create a notion of virtuous kingship in accordance with pre-existing views on the connection between political and religious morality. The second part applied this understanding in a literary and historical analysis of Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale.

Bachelor of Arts, English & History, Honours University of Sydney

Thesis: The Tragedy of Fortune: Boethian Consolation in Chaucer’s Tale of Troilus and Criseyde