Naomi Sharp SC
Tel: +612 9232 0042
Tel: +612 9221 5664
Naomi has a wide-ranging trial and appellate practice at the Bar, with three key work streams and expertise in (i) competition law and trade practices; (ii) public law, including merits review, judicial review, constitutional law and public interest immunity; and (iii) inquiries, inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Naomi regularly appears in the NSW Court of Appeal and has appeared in the High Court of Australia on 14 occasions.
In 1997, Naomi Sharp worked as an Associate to the Hon. Justice Mary Gaudron of the High Court of Australia. After receiving the Lionel Murphy Overseas Post-Graduate Scholarship in Law and the Max Stern Recruitment Fellowship, Naomi studied for her Masters degree in Comparative Law (MCL) at McGill University in Canada. Upon returning to Sydney, Naomi lectured at UNSW and USyd in Contracts, Constitutional Law and Public Law.
Naomi then practised as a solicitor in the Competition and Regulatory Group at Gilbert + Tobin before joining the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office as a senior solicitor in the Administrative Law Practice Group.
Notable recent matters include:
- appearing for the ACCC in the Federal Court in pecuniary penalty proceedings against Volkswagen and Audi in relation their diesel engine defeat devices
- appearing as lead counsel in the High Court in the “data breach” case (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor v SZSSJ (2016) 333 ALR 653; (2016) 90 ALJR 90