About Us

Insight, expertise, and a rich history of sustained success. Established in 1957, Two Wentworth is renowned as one of Sydney’s leading barrister’s chambers and, certainly within New South Wales, a highly regarded destination for the legal sector’s leading practitioners. Located on Philip Street in the heart of the CBD, Two Wentworth extends to its clients’ incomparable standards of advocacy, advice and representation. We are highly respected as a leader in the professional development, and mentorship of Australia’s next generation of elite barristers and readers.

Who we are

Having been around since 1957, a lot has changed within the legal landscape. Testament to our longevity has been our ability to change with it. Whilst Two Wentworth established its early reputation around outstanding proficiency in common law, today we operate across all Australian court and tribunal jurisdictions. Our Floor Members are engaged in diverse practice areas that include, but are not limited to, administrative law, commercial litigation, common law, equity and trusts, family, succession, insurance, local government, and taxation.

Critically, Two Wentworth is made up of people who are not only professionally exceptional, but passionate about their craft and the people that they represent.

What we do

Two Wentworth’s barristers are highly accomplished barristers and advocates. Our Floor Members play an active role in alternative dispute resolution including four of our Senior Members who hold accreditations as mediators, arbitrators and expert determiners. Our expertise spans common law including personal injury, abuse and medical negligence, as well as succession law matters dealing with estates, wills and trusts. Our valuable insight encompasses criminal and family law, real estate, property, construction, and taxation.

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We extend a warm invitation to prospective members as well as readers seeking a supportive community and mentorship opportunities. Joining Two Wentworth opens doors to collaboration, professional growth, and a nurturing environment where both careers and friendships flourish.

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Our Barristers

Caitlin Angus

Barrister

Caitlin has a strong equity practice, primarily in Succession Law and Trusts. She is also an experienced advocate in Family Law both property and parenting matters, Criminal Law and International Law. Caitlin does accept briefs in all areas of the law.

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Tony Baker

Barrister

One of Two Wentworth’s most experienced barristers, Tony was admitted to the bar in 1982. He is a highly regarded practitioner in workers compensation and work injury damage matters, with particular expertise in personal injury and torts, professional negligence, work accidents and workers compensation claims.

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Edward P. Anderson

Barrister

Edward came to the Bar in 2017. He accepts briefs in all areas of law and regularly appears in the District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales (including sittings in regional NSW). He also regularly appears in appeals to the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal.

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John Armfield

Barrister / Mediator

Admitted to the Bar in 1983 and an accredited mediator with the NSW Bar Association, John is an expert in family provision and estate litigation. A regular legal conference speaker, he has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide in 2015, 2017 – 2020, 2022 and 2023 as a Pre-eminent Leading Wills and Estates Litigation Junior Barrister.

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Hal Altan

Barrister

Admitted to the Bar in 2005, Hal has extensive experience in the commercial and equity divisions of the Supreme Court of NSW and Court of Appeal. Hal accepts briefs in all trial and appellate matters, in all aspects of commercial and corporations law, contracts, equity and trusts, property, insurance, succession, insolvency, professional negligence and construction law.

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Craig Birtles

Barrister

Recognised as the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of Trusts & Estates, Craig is also repeatedly named in Doyle’s Guide as a leading New South Wales Estate Litigation Junior Counsel. Called to the Bar in May 2017, Craig is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, and the Succession & Elder Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association.

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