Simon J McMahon

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Simon J Harben SC in Newcastle

Qualifications: B. Business, LLB, Dip Legal Practice
Called to Bar: 2012
Phone: (02) 4032 4516
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Simon was called to the Bar in September 2012. His core experience is in civil litigation with a specific interest in personal injury acting on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in common law, motor accident, work injury damages and professional negligence litigation. Simon also practices in commercial, building and construction and administrative law.

Simon has a particular interest in the NCAT, including its Consumer & Commercial Division.

Simon undertook work with the Special Commission of Inquiry, where he was actively involved, as Junior Counsel, in the Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Further to this, Simon has been briefed in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Practice areas

Common Law

  • Motor vehicles
  • Intentional torts
  • Negligence
  • Professional negligence
  • Workers compensation
  • Workplace Accidents


  • Building and construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer protection law
  • Insurance
  • Contractual disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Real property

Administrative law

  • Merits review
  • Appellate
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Judicial review
  • Privacy and freedom of information


  • Commissions and Other Inquiries