Angela Bowne SC

Areas of practice

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

DEFAMATION

ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

TRADE PRACTICES & CONSUMER PROTECTION

COMPUTER/SOFTWARE & IT

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

BANKING & FINANCE

FRANCHISING

COMMERCIAL

PARTNERSHIP AND JOINT VENTURE

APPELLATE

 

Qualifications

Barrister, NSW Bar

BLegS (Hons) (Macq), BA (Usyd)

NMAS Nationally Accredited Mediator

LEADR Mediation Course

Advanced Mediation Courses CDR, MATA, ACDC

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Art and Cultural Heritage

NSW Bar ADR approved expert determiner and arbitrator

Appointments

Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, NSW Bar Association 

Director, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration 

NSW Bar representative, National Mediator Accreditation Committee,
NSW Supreme Court ADR Steering Committee, NSW ADR Blueprint Steering Committee

General Editor, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Precedents and author, ADR and Patents Chapters

Member, Editorial Board, Intellectual Property of Australia and NZ Journal

Part-time member, Copyright Tribunal of Australia (1998-2007)

Chair, Sydney Chamber Opera, ATYP Foundation

Experience

Angela Bowne SC has practised as a barrister since 1986 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. 
She trained as a mediator with LEADR in 1992 after appearing in AWA v Daniels (t/a Deloittes), the first 
case ordered to mediation by an Australia court.  Since then, she has combined her practice as a barrister 
with her ADR practice, mediating regularly (as well as representing parties in mediations) and also acting 
as an expert determiner, neutral evaluator and facilitator. 

Angela has been Chair of the NSW Bar Association’s ADR Committee since 2008, and is actively involved 
in the Bar’s strong professional development program in ADR.  She is a member of the mediation panels of 
the Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW, NSW Bar Association,  Australian Centre for 
International Commercial Arbitration, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and LEADR.

Angela’s practice as a barrister has focused on intellectual property (copyright, patents, trade marks), 
contracts, consumer law, confidential information, and professional negligence.  She is experienced in 
defamation, franchising, banking and finance law, and commercial law and has a special interest in arts, 
media and entertainment law, science and technology law, and pharmaceutical and medical law.