Peter Campton was admitted to the Bar in February 2000 and appointed Senior Counsel in October 2014. He practised as a Solicitor from 1983 and achieved accreditation as a Family Law Specialist from the New South Wales Law Society prior to his admission to the Bar. He is a founding member of Waratah Chambers.
Mr Campton has developed a practice focusing on complex family law financial disputes. He has extensive experience in, and has developed a specialty for, avenues of forensic financial enquiry and the evaluation of expert evidence.
Mr Campton is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association’s Family Law Committee, the NSW Bar Representative liaison for the Sydney Family Court & Federal Circuit Court, a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia as well as a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is an instructor engaged by the Australian Advocacy Institute.
Mr Campton presents seminars and papers to specialised members of the legal profession. He is a regular contributor at conferences relating to Family Law. He is briefed to appear at country sittings of the Federal Circuit Court within New South Wales and in trials listed in the Family Court Registries in the eastern states of Australia.
Mr Campton also acts as a Mediator. He is an Accredited Arbitrator and a member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
In 2015 and 2016 Mr Campton was recognised by the Doyles Guide as one of the leading family law barristers in New South Wales and Australia.
Mr Campton grew up and was educated in Western Sydney. He with his brothers represented the Parramatta “Two Blues” in First Grade Rugby over many years. He was appointed for an extended period as the Parramatta Rugby Union Football Club Captain. He continues to remain actively engaged in Rugby Union in New South Wales at a Senior Grade, Junior State and school level throughout Sydney.
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