Sydney Jacobs

Sydney specialises in commercial equity, including real property, conveyancing, easements, covenants, strata, building and construction law, partnership disputes, insolvency, and leasing.

He is also a NMAS accredited mediator, and a BarADR accredited arbitrator and an expert determiner.

Complementing his practice as a barrister and mediator, Sydney authors two major loose-leaf services published by Thomson Reuters: Commercial Damages and Injunctions: Law & Practice; and part-authors two leading loose-leaf services, Commercial Arbitration: Law & Practice, and International Commercial Arbitration. Sydney is a frequent presenter at CPD Seminars, some of which are linked below.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Sydney was a solicitor in the Construction Divisions of Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher (now Minter Ellison) and Deacon Graham & James (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

Sydney appears before the Supreme and Federal Courts, NCAT and has represented clients in the Industrial Relations Commission, Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption as well as at technical references, arbitrations and mediations.

To brief Sydney, please contact him on (02) 9232 7658 or via email: sjacobsassistant@13wentworth.com.au

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Admissibility of Evidence through s 66G Applications

On 6 September, Sydney presented a CPD seminar for UNSW Edge titled Admissibility of evidence through the looking glass of Sec 66 G Applications…

No Transaction, Successful Transaction

On 29 August, Sydney presented a CPD seminar for Legalwise titled No Transaction, Successful Transaction. The presentation explored the distinction between ‘no transaction’ and…

Easement Essentials Series

In late July and early August, Sydney presented a series of three CPD seminars for Legalwise titled Easement Essentials.¬†Each seminar focused on one of…


Regarding Sydney’s Easements lecture – “both very informative and, as per your other (lecture) that I attended, very entertaining”

Emanuel Oros - Sparke Helmore