Bryce Douglas-Baker


Bryce was called to the Bar in April 2015 and has appeared in the Supreme Court of NSW (including the Court of Appeal), the Federal Court of Australia (including the Full Court of the Federal Court), the Family Court of Australia, the NSW District Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the NSW Local Court, and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (including the Appeal Panel).

Bryce has a diverse practice and has worked on matters involving the following areas of law: corporate and commercial, contract, equity, insolvency, property, tax, wills and estates, family, criminal, and building and construction.

Some examples of recent cases include:

Prior to being called to the Bar, Bryce was a solicitor at Atanaskovic Hartnell, where he worked in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to working at Atanaskovic Hartnell, Bryce was a solicitor at Norton White, where he worked in transport law (aviation) and corporate and commercial law.

Bryce has worked as a lecturer and tutor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, teaching in Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Commercial Equity. He also developed and taught the Ethics component of the University’s Bar Preparation Program. Bryce previously taught English and Rhetoric at the University of Sydney, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in English.

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

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

Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers174 Phillip StreetSydneyNSW2000


  • Appellate
  • Building and Construction
  • Contract
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Equity
  • Family
  • Insolvency
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Transport
  • Wills and Estates

BarristerSelf-employed, Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers
(previously Blackstone Chambers)
Called to the Bar — 
Casual AcademicUniversity of Technology Sydney
Subjects taught: Commercial Equity, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and 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.
Casual AcademicAustralian Catholic University
Subject taught: Interpersonal Communication (unit of study co-ordinator).
Casual AcademicUniversity of Sydney
Subjects taught: Rhetoric (senior), English Literature, Academic Writing, and Academic English, including sole teaching responsibility for some of these subjects in the Summer and Winter courses.

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