Lindsay Ellison SC Barrister | Wardell Chambers Sydney

September 2016



  After a short and uneventful career as a suburban solicitor, Lindsay was called to the bar in 1985.  He became a Senior Counsel in 2005.  He practices principally in Equity and Probate and has appeared in many leading NSW Wills and Estates cases. He frequently lectures barristers and solicitors, and occasionally Judges, on aspects of law and practice.  He is an accredited Mediator under the Australian Mediation Accreditation System.   In 2015, Doyles listed Lindsay as a leading Senior Counsel in NSW Wills and Estate litigation.  In 2016, he became pre-eminent.  He is not sure why.   In May 2016, he delivered the Sir Ninian Stephen lecture for Equity Trustees Limited.   Lindsay is a former Secretary-General and later Vice President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a longtime member of the Australian Skeptics, the Samuel Griffith Society, the Sydney Institute, the Centre for Independent Studies, and the Goon Show Preservation Society.   He is happily married to his first wife and has two teenage children and a dog.  He has no interest in sailing, skiing, golf, cooking or learning a foreign language and does not own a winery.  He has not the slightest intention of walking the el Camino de Santiago.  He does not wish to achieve a work/life balance.  He eats too much chocolate.   Lindsay has made over 460 donations to the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.  He recommends you do the same.  His philosophy is that if you draw blood, the least you can do is to give some back.   His presentations are not to be missed.