Sean Docker

Sean Docker SC

Silk: 2023

Call: 2004

Tel: +61 2 8227 4400

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial
  • Equity
  • Property
  • Wills & Probate/Estate
  • Water

Sean was appointed Senior Counsel in 2023. He was called to the Bar in 2004, after being admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1999.

Prior to his admission, Sean worked for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council in 1994-1999, where he worked on land claims, native title claims, cultural heritage protection and community projects as well as lobbying on legislation and policy.

Sean started his career as a solicitor in general practice with Horowitz & Bilinsky in 1999-2001 and then worked at Kemp Strang in commercial litigation and on judicial review cases in 2001-2004.

Sean’s practice is mostly in the Supreme Court of NSW, at first instance and on appeal and the Federal Court of Australia. He also appears in other courts and tribunals, including three final appeals in the High Court of Australia. He regularly attends mediations.

Professional Memberships and Activities

NSW Bar Association – Education Committee since 2017 and Accessibility Panel since 2019.

NSW Bar Practice Course – Advocacy Coach since 2012.

NSW Bar Association Practice Management Course 2020/2021 and 2022 – Organising Committee.

Presenter – UNSW Edge’s Property Intensive with Lucinda Cooper-Hackman on Aboriginal Heritage and conveyancing – March 2022.

Basketball Australia – Integrity Panel Member since 2021.

Director of University Chambers and Chair of its Readers and Recruitment Committee.

Qualifications and Awards

  • B.Sc (Hons) (University of Sydney, 1992)
  • LL.B (University of Sydney, 1994)

While resident at the University of Sydney’s St Paul’s College, Sean was Sportsman of the Year in 1990. During that year, he was also awarded a University Blue in basketball after being selected in the All Australian Universities basketball team.

Please download Sean’s CV here to view decisions / notable cases in which he has appeared.