Jane Buncle

Administrative, Public & Constitutional

Admiralty & Maritime


Building & Construction

Class Actions


Commissions of Enquiry

Common Law

Competition (Antitrust)

Consumer Protection

Corporate Reconstruction & Insolvency






Planning & Environment

Real property


Jane practices in the following areas of law: commercial and equity; corporations and insolvency; corporate criminal proceedings, including fraud; regulatory; trade practices, competition and consumer protection; administrative; constitutional; and insurance.

Jane is regularly briefed as junior counsel in matters in the Supreme Court and Federal Court, as well as in commissions of inquiry and international arbitrations. Recent matters that Jane has been briefed in include appearing on behalf of CBA in the Banking Royal Commission and the AUSTRAC proceedings; advising a national energy company in relation to the ICAC; appearing on behalf of Bupa in the Aged Care Royal Commission; and an international arbitration based in Singapore involving Samsung.

Jane also regularly appears unled in contested motions in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, as well as a wide variety of civil matters in the District Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Local Court and various tribunals including NCAT.

Jane has also recently developed a practice in crime, particularly corporate criminal proceedings and fraud. She has acted on behalf of the Crown (NSW) and multinational corporate entities.

Prior to coming to the bar in May 2016, Jane was a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Group at Herbert Smith Freehills where she primarily focused on representative proceedings (class actions) and regulatory matters. Jane has completed the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University where she graduated with distinction and an Oxford Blue. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws from Edinburgh University where she was awarded the Margaret Balfour Keith Prize in public and administrative law.

Jane Buncle