Simon Chapple

Simon ChappleMr Simon Chapple commenced practice as a barrister in 2010.  Prior to going to the Bar, Simon worked at Freehills in its litigation group from 2006.   He has experience in property, equity, succession law, general commercial law, corporations law, consumer protection, and administrative law.  In addition to his work at the Bar, Simon is an Adjunct Fellow in the law faculty at the University of Western Sydney.  He lectures in property law, contract law, and equity and has taught at the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.

Simon graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws.  In 2010, Simon was awarded a PhD, also from the University of New South Wales.

Simon has published a number of academic articles and regularly presents at academic conferences.  He has recently co-authored a new equity textbook tilted, Palgrave Law Principles and Practice Series: Equity and Trusts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) (with Jason Harris, John Juriansz, and Lucy Robinson).

Areas of practice

  • Administrative
  • Commercial
  • Corporations Law
  • Equity
  • Family Provision
  • Property
  • Succession, Wills and Probate
  • Trade Practices and Competition


Recent articles and books:

Palgrave Law Principles and Practice Series: Equity and Trusts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) (with Jason Harris, John Juriansz, and Lucy Robinson)

“Origins of Transnational Governance” in Michael Head and Scott Mann ed., Transnational Governance: Contemporary Legal Perspectives (Ashgate Publishing, 2012)

“Deeds and other instruments” and “Legal history” contributions to Peter Butt and David Hamer eds., LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 4th edition (Butterworths, 2010)

“Writing Law into the ‘New Western History’: Law and Order in Wyoming and New Mexico” Australian Journal of American Studies 27(2) (2008) 44-66

“Transatlantic Human Rights” in Noell Morrissette and Richard Juang eds., The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, 2008)

“Financial assistance and material prejudice” Corporate Law Bulletin (2008)

Recent conference papers and seminars:

“Termination of Contract: A practical guide on when and how to terminate a contract and common mistakes” College of Law, Sydney, 15 July 2013.

“Contract risk management: Managing risk when performing and terminating contracts” Legalwise Seminar, Sydney, 5 March 2013.

“Creating a Racial Hierarchy: The Chinese Legal Experience in Gold Rush California” 31st Annual Conference if the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, University of Technology, Sydney, 10-12 December 2012

“Issues when drafting caveats and seeking their removal” City of Sydney Law Society, Sydney, 1 August 2012

“The New Australian Consumer Law: An Overview of Key Changes” Central West Law Society Conference, Bathurst, 25 November 2011

“Scrutinising the major concerns of capital gains taxation and estate planning” Wills and Estate Law Planning, Sydney, 26 September 2011

“Law and Society on the Colonial Frontier: Colonial Administration and Mining Law in Gympie, Queensland 1867-1880” Australian Law Teachers Association Conference, Sydney, 5-8 July 2009

“Creating a Moral and Social Order across the Pacific: Nevada County, California and Gympie, Queensland, 1850-1870” Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, University of Sydney, 4-7 July 2008

Contact information

Phone: (+61 2) 9335 3082

Fax: (+61 2) 9335 3099