Your Team

Get to know your team of specialist partners, lawyers and support staff.

Arthur Carney

PARTNER

Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team

Arthur Carney

PARTNER

Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Master of Laws

London School of Economics and Political Science

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Arthur leads the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and has extensive experience in the New South Wales Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and High Court. He was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1977. In November 1984, he was admitted to the degree of Master of Laws by the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 

In September 1995 Arthur was certified as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of New South Wales. There are 101 Accredited Specialists in the field of Commercial Litigation, selected from over 32,000 legal practitioners in New South Wales. He is the Chairman of the Law Society Specialist Accreditation Commercial Litigation Committee. This Committee sets and marks the examination and assessment process for lawyers seeking specialist accreditation in the field of commercial litigation.

 Arthur’s areas of practice include:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations – Directors & Officers Duties and Liabilities
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency
  • Property Disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance and Common Law Litigation
  • Wills and Succession Act Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Arthur has extensive skills in the organisation and management of large and complex litigation.

In December 1998 Arthur was appointed as a District Court Arbitrator and in 2008 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of NSW to the panel of solicitors supervising Anton Piller Search Orders. He served on the Law Society of NSW Professional Conduct Committee for 10 years.

Wallace Meakes

PARTNER

Property Law Specialist

Wallace Meakes

PARTNER

Wally is an accredited Property Law specialist, his practice covers all aspects of residential and commercial property work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Bachelor of Commerce

University of New South Wales

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Property Law

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Wally is accredited by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He has developed a broad solid base of clients, both individual and corporate. 

Wally is experienced in acting in matters involving the acquisition and sale of property including strata title, torrens title, leasehold and company title. In addition, he acts for developers and investors in relation to acquisition of sites and development of the properties. He also acts in relation to many lease transactions, both for the landlord and tenant, and is retained by a number of overseas clients and corporations including MGM.

Wally has provided advice to many individuals and corporations over the last 41 years, accumulating a wealth of knowledge in the commercial and property area. He has chaired a number of property seminars conducted by the College of Law, providing seminars to property professionals in large corporations including CBRE Richard Ellis. 

As Property Partner, Wally has a strong team of professionals to assist him to achieve a cost-effective service to clients to achieve their commercial expectations with expediency and efficiency. Wally joined Carneys in 1981 and is now enjoying his 41st year with the firm. He was admitted as a partner with the firm in 1985. In addition to Property Law, he also practises in the area of Wills, Probate and Succession and has considerable experience and expertise in the area of Commercial Business Law which includes sale of business.

Stephen Titus

Partner

Specializes in Commercial Litigation and Commercial Work

Stephen Titus

Partner

Stephen has been qualified for over 30 years and specializes in commercial litigation and commercial work.

QUALIFICATIONS

SAB 1978 –University of Sydney

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

Law Society Accredited Specialist

Stephen’s practice includes a broad equity and commercial practice acting for Plaintiffs and Defendants in courts and tribunals where he often appears as advocate and otherwise engages very good counsel to act for clients.

Stephen’s areas of practice include:

  • Building & Strata Disputes
  • Representing solicitors & barristers in consumer and disciplinary allegations and complaints by the Law Society, Bar Association and Legal Services Commissioner and in Tribunal proceedings against practitioners
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Insolvency & Debt Recovery
  • Supreme Court Equity Actions
  • Probate, Wills & Succession Act Disputes
  • Professional Negligence Actions
  • Defamation
  • Commercial Advice and Drafting
  • Common Law and Insurance Claims
  • Acting for Councils in Debt Recovery and advice on commercial arrangements and disputes

Stephen will think outside of the square and consider alternatives to litigation with cost effective strategies. His strengths include focusing on the issues and evidence required, gathering that evidence, working with appropriate counsel, considering settlement or getting the best result from the litigation. Stephen joined Carney Lawyers in 2002. In October 2004 he was certified as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of New South Wales. He is a past Member of the Law Society Dispute Resolution Committee and Litigation Law and Practice Committee.

Arthur Carney

PARTNER

Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Master of Laws

London School of Economics and Political Science

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Arthur leads the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and has extensive experience in the New South Wales Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and High Court. He was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1977. In November 1984, he was admitted to the degree of Master of Laws by the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 

In September 1995 Arthur was certified as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of New South Wales. There are 101 Accredited Specialists in the field of Commercial Litigation, selected from over 32,000 legal practitioners in New South Wales. He is the Chairman of the Law Society Specialist Accreditation Commercial Litigation Committee. This Committee sets and marks the examination and assessment process for lawyers seeking specialist accreditation in the field of commercial litigation.

 Arthur’s areas of practice include:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations – Directors & Officers Duties and Liabilities
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency
  • Property Disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance and Common Law Litigation
  • Wills and Succession Act Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Arthur has extensive skills in the organisation and management of large and complex litigation.

In December 1998 Arthur was appointed as a District Court Arbitrator and in 2008 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of NSW to the panel of solicitors supervising Anton Piller Search Orders. He served on the Law Society of NSW Professional Conduct Committee for 10 years.

Wallace Meakes

PARTNER

Wally is an accredited Property Law specialist, his practice covers all aspects of residential and commercial property work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Bachelor of Commerce

University of New South Wales

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Property Law

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Wally is accredited by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He has developed a broad solid base of clients, both individual and corporate. 

Wally is experienced in acting in matters involving the acquisition and sale of property including strata title, torrens title, leasehold and company title. In addition, he acts for developers and investors in relation to acquisition of sites and development of the properties. He also acts in relation to many lease transactions, both for the landlord and tenant, and is retained by a number of overseas clients and corporations including MGM.

Wally has provided advice to many individuals and corporations over the last 41 years, accumulating a wealth of knowledge in the commercial and property area. He has chaired a number of property seminars conducted by the College of Law, providing seminars to property professionals in large corporations including CBRE Richard Ellis. 

As Property Partner, Wally has a strong team of professionals to assist him to achieve a cost-effective service to clients to achieve their commercial expectations with expediency and efficiency. Wally joined Carneys in 1981 and is now enjoying his 41st year with the firm. He was admitted as a partner with the firm in 1985. In addition to Property Law, he also practises in the area of Wills, Probate and Succession and has considerable experience and expertise in the area of Commercial Business Law which includes sale of business.

Stephen Titus

Partner

Stephen has been qualified for over 30 years and specializes in commercial litigation and commercial work.

QUALIFICATIONS

SAB 1978 –University of Sydney

ACCREDITATIONS

Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 970541

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Stephen’s practice includes a broad equity and commercial practice acting for Plaintiffs and Defendants in courts and tribunals where he often appears as advocate and otherwise engages very good counsel to act for clients.

Stephen’s areas of practice include:

  • Building & Strata Disputes
  • Representing solicitors & barristers in consumer and disciplinary allegations and complaints by the Law Society, Bar Association and Legal Services Commissioner and in Tribunal proceedings against practitioners
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Insolvency & Debt Recovery
  • Supreme Court Equity Actions
  • Probate, Wills & Succession Act Disputes
  • Professional Negligence Actions
  • Defamation
  • Commercial Advice and Drafting
  • Common Law and Insurance Claims
  • Acting for Councils in Debt Recovery and advice on commercial arrangements and disputes

Stephen will think outside of the square and consider alternatives to litigation with cost effective strategies. His strengths include focusing on the issues and evidence required, gathering that evidence, working with appropriate counsel, considering settlement or getting the best result from the litigation. Stephen joined Carney Lawyers in 2002. In October 2004 he was certified as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of New South Wales. He is a past Member of the Law Society Dispute Resolution Committee and Litigation Law and Practice Committee.

Peter Thiel

Special Counsel

Corporate and Commercial Specialist

Peter Thiel

Special Counsel

Peter is a solicitor of Carneys Lawyers and is part of the Corporate/Commercial team providing General Corporate and Commercial advice as well as specialised Corporate Legal Counsel Services

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws

University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

College of Law

Peter has a wide range of legal skills having run a large litigation practice in his early years as a solicitor. He has also dealt with Employment and Industrial Law and Sports and Entertainment Law. More recently Peter has specialised in providing Corporate Legal Counsel Services for a number of small to medium sized Companies. This has exposed Peter to a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and he is experienced with providing advice on matters which commonly arise in companies on a day to day basis.

His experience covers areas including:

  • Commercial Contract Advice and Drafting
  • Commercial Contract negotiation and Interpretation
  • Industrial Matters
  • General litigation
  • Stakeholder Issues
  • Purchase and Sale of Company Assets
  • Purchase and sale of Business
  • Liquor Licencing
  • Compliance with Statutory matters including liquor licencing and gaming
  • Corporate Governance Matters
  • Corporate Counsel advice

commercial contract drafting, negotiation and interpretation, industrial matters, litigation, stakeholder issues, purchase and sale of company assets, purchase and sale of businesses, compliance with statutory matters including liquor licencing and gaming, and corporate governance matters. Peter has recently held a contract position of Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Legal Counsel for a large group. This experience ensures that the advice he provides can balance commercial and legal considerations. Peter is able to take on individual matters in a wide range of areas as well as provide Corporate Legal Counsel solutions for companies on a casual as-needs basis or on a retainer basis.

Henry Wrench

Associate

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Henry Wrench

Associate

Henry is a solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) University of Technology

Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 97054

Henry acts for clients across a wide range of industries in litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia, including commercial disputes, contractual disputes, shareholders disputes and insolvency litigation. 

He regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, assisting in maximising and preserving value for stakeholders. Henry also has experience in employment law and class actions.

Henry has acted for individuals and private and public companies in a range of matters, including:

  •  Receivers and managers appointed to represent a number of valuable private companies in complex Supreme Court litigation;
  • Receivers and managers appointed to a joint venture operating a large entertainment business subject to a dispute in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • Trustees for sale of commercial and residential properties involved in Supreme Court litigation;
  • Private companies and minority shareholders in oppression proceedings; – Public and private companies in complex commercial lease disputes;
  • Private companies in employment proceedings to enforce restraint of trade clauses;
  • A private company in a dispute with a government body relating to a breach of confidence;
  • Individuals and private companies in commercial disputes;
  • Individuals in common law negligence proceedings;
  • A private company in criminal proceedings;
  • Individuals in criminal fraud proceedings.

Nathan Wrench

Associate

Specializes in Property and Civil Dispute Matters

Nathan Wrench

Associate

Nathan is a solicitor in the Property practice group.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

University of New South Wales

Law Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 99315

Nathan acts for clients in a range of property and civil dispute matters including:

  • strata disputes;
  • contractual disputes;
  • conveyancing;
  • mortgage law (lenders and debtors);
  • business law (purchase and sale of business);
  • construction law;
  • wills, probate and estate administration; and
  • commercial litigation.

Peter Thiel

Special Counsel

Peter is a solicitor of Carneys Lawyers and is part of the Corporate/Commercial team providing General Corporate and Commercial advice as well as specialised Corporate Legal Counsel Services

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws

University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

College of Law

Peter has a wide range of legal skills having run a large litigation practice in his early years as a solicitor. He has also dealt with Employment and Industrial Law and Sports and Entertainment Law. More recently Peter has specialised in providing Corporate Legal Counsel Services for a number of small to medium sized Companies. This has exposed Peter to a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and he is experienced with providing advice on matters which commonly arise in companies on a day to day basis.

His experience covers areas including:

  • Commercial Contract Advice and Drafting
  • Commercial Contract negotiation and Interpretation
  • Industrial Matters
  • General litigation
  • Stakeholder Issues
  • Purchase and Sale of Company Assets
  • Purchase and sale of Business
  • Liquor Licencing
  • Compliance with Statutory matters including liquor licencing and gaming
  • Corporate Governance Matters
  • Corporate Counsel advice

commercial contract drafting, negotiation and interpretation, industrial matters, litigation, stakeholder issues, purchase and sale of company assets, purchase and sale of businesses, compliance with statutory matters including liquor licencing and gaming, and corporate governance matters. Peter has recently held a contract position of Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Legal Counsel for a large group. This experience ensures that the advice he provides can balance commercial and legal considerations. Peter is able to take on individual matters in a wide range of areas as well as provide Corporate Legal Counsel solutions for companies on a casual as-needs basis or on a retainer basis.

Henry Wrench

Associate

Henry is a solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) University of Technology

Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 97054

Law Society Accredited Specialist

Henry acts for clients across a wide range of industries in litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia, including commercial disputes, contractual disputes, shareholders disputes and insolvency litigation. 

He regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, assisting in maximising and preserving value for stakeholders. Henry also has experience in employment law and class actions.

Henry has acted for individuals and private and public companies in a range of matters, including:

  •  Receivers and managers appointed to represent a number of valuable private companies in complex Supreme Court litigation;
  • Receivers and managers appointed to a joint venture operating a large entertainment business subject to a dispute in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • Trustees for sale of commercial and residential properties involved in Supreme Court litigation;
  • Private companies and minority shareholders in oppression proceedings; – Public and private companies in complex commercial lease disputes;
  • Private companies in employment proceedings to enforce restraint of trade clauses;
  • A private company in a dispute with a government body relating to a breach of confidence;
  • Individuals and private companies in commercial disputes;
  • Individuals in common law negligence proceedings;
  • A private company in criminal proceedings;
  • Individuals in criminal fraud proceedings.

Nathan Wrench

Associate

Nathan is a solicitor in the Property practice group.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

University of New South Wales

Law Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 99315

Nathan acts for clients in a range of property and civil dispute matters including:

  • strata disputes;
  • contractual disputes;
  • conveyancing;
  • mortgage law (lenders and debtors);
  • business law (purchase and sale of business);
  • construction law;
  • wills, probate and estate administration; and
  • commercial litigation.

Lena Sudol

Paralegal

Donna Rogers

Executive Assistant

Monika Tse

Legal Secretary

Alex Fauchon

Legal Clerk

Grace Drinan

Legal Clerk

Angela Vangdahl

Legal Clerk

Cynthia

Receptionist

Arthur Carney

PARTNER

Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Master of Laws

London School of Economics and Political Science

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Arthur leads the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and has extensive experience in the New South Wales Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and High Court. He was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1977. In November 1984, he was admitted to the degree of Master of Laws by the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 

In September 1995 Arthur was certified as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of New South Wales. There are 101 Accredited Specialists in the field of Commercial Litigation, selected from over 32,000 legal practitioners in New South Wales. He is the Chairman of the Law Society Specialist Accreditation Commercial Litigation Committee. This Committee sets and marks the examination and assessment process for lawyers seeking specialist accreditation in the field of commercial litigation.

 Arthur’s areas of practice include:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations – Directors & Officers Duties and Liabilities
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency
  • Property Disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance and Common Law Litigation
  • Wills and Succession Act Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Arthur has extensive skills in the organisation and management of large and complex litigation.

In December 1998 Arthur was appointed as a District Court Arbitrator and in 2008 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of NSW to the panel of solicitors supervising Anton Piller Search Orders. He served on the Law Society of NSW Professional Conduct Committee for 10 years.

Wallace Meakes

PARTNER

Wally is an accredited Property Law specialist, his practice covers all aspects of residential and commercial property work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws University of Sydney

Bachelor of Commerce

University of New South Wales

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited Specialist in Property Law

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Wally is accredited by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He has developed a broad solid base of clients, both individual and corporate. 

Wally is experienced in acting in matters involving the acquisition and sale of property including strata title, torrens title, leasehold and company title. In addition, he acts for developers and investors in relation to acquisition of sites and development of the properties. He also acts in relation to many lease transactions, both for the landlord and tenant, and is retained by a number of overseas clients and corporations including MGM.

 Wally has provided advice to many individuals and corporations over the last 38 years, accumulating a wealth of knowledge in the commercial and property area. He has chaired a number of property seminars conducted by the College of Law, providing seminars to property professionals in large corporations including CBRE Richard Ellis. 

As Property Partner, Wally has a strong team of professionals to assist him to achieve a cost-effective service to clients to achieve their commercial expectations with expediency and efficiency. Wally joined Carneys in 1981 and is now enjoying his 40th year with the firm. He was admitted as a partner with the firm in 1985. In addition to Property Law, he also practises in the area of Wills, Probate and Succession and has considerable experience and expertise in the area of Commercial Business Law which includes sale of business.

Henry Wrench

SOLICITOR

Henry is a solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) University of Technology

Society of New South Wales Practising Certificate no. 97054

LawSocietyAccSpecialist

Henry acts for clients across a wide range of industries in litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia, including commercial disputes, contractual disputes, shareholders disputes and insolvency litigation. 

He regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, assisting in maximising and preserving value for stakeholders. Henry also has experience in employment law and class actions.

Henry has acted for individuals and private and public companies in a range of matters, including:

  •  Receivers and managers appointed to represent a number of valuable private companies in complex Supreme Court litigation;
  • Receivers and managers appointed to a joint venture operating a large entertainment business subject to a dispute in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • Trustees for sale of commercial and residential properties involved in Supreme Court litigation;
  • Private companies and minority shareholders in oppression proceedings; – Public and private companies in complex commercial lease disputes;
  • Private companies in employment proceedings to enforce restraint of trade clauses;
  • A private company in a dispute with a government body relating to a breach of confidence;
  • Individuals and private companies in commercial disputes;
  • Individuals in common law negligence proceedings;
  • A private company in criminal proceedings;
  • Individuals in criminal fraud proceedings.

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