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Our People

Luke Buchanan 

Luke spent over 23 years (including more than 13 years as a partner) in litigation and dispute resolution at national law firm, Clayton Utz.  He has been recognised in “Best Lawyers Australia” for Litigation (2014-2021) and Class Action Litigation (2015-2021).  He was also recommended in the list of “Leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers NSW” which appeared in Doyle’s Guide 2012 and 2014.

Luke has represented many blue chip corporate and government clients in high stakes, contentious matters.  The list includes Perpetual, Macquarie Bank, WorleyParsons, GrainCorp, Stockland, Woolworths, AMP, Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. 

Predominantly, Luke represents clients in disputes in the Supreme Court of NSW or the Federal Court of Australia and in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution.  That said, he is also experienced in litigating in other State Supreme Courts and in the District Court of NSW.

Simone Rees 

Simone has practised for over 16 years in commercial litigation.  Prior to Buchanan Rees Dispute Lawyers, she was at national law firm, Clayton Utz, where she worked for over 10 years.  Simone has also worked as a lawyer in the United Kingdom.  She has been recognised in "Best Lawyers Australia" for Litigation (2021).

Simone has handled litigation and disputes for a large number of individual, corporate and government clients.  She has a broad range of experience, including in regulatory, white collar crime and coronial matters.  Simone has also acted for clients in employment disputes and in relation to work safety prosecutions.

Simone is recognised routinely by clients as highly strategic, hardworking and uncompromising in the pursuit of their goals.