Campbell Bridge SC

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Campbell Bridge SC was admitted to the Bar in July 1977 and appointed Senior Counsel in 1998. After over 40 years of practice as an advocate in areas predominately involving common law and medical negligence trials, commercial and construction disputes, major inquests and jury trials, public liability and professional indemnity cases, he now acts exclusively as a mediator.  As counsel, he appeared in many major cases (including many jury cases), numerous major inquests and as Counsel Assisting in a Royal Commission.

He has acted as a mediator in many hundred major disputes innumerous State and Federal jurisdictions in Australia, as well as in international disputes in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia.  He has been recognised in the past in Doyle’s Guide over a number of years as a leading arbitration barrister and mediator and in Best Lawyers in Australia in ADR from 2019 – 2025.

He is an Accredited Mediator in Australia and is on international arbitration and mediation panels in Malaysia and Indonesia. He is the only non-Indonesian accredited as both an Arbitrator and Mediator in Indonesia.

He presents frequently at international conferences on negotiation, culture and mediation of commercial and professional liability disputes in Australia and Asia.

Recent Cases

Admissions and Appointments
  • Appointed as Senior Counsel: 1998
  • Admitted to the Bar: 1977
  • Other appointments:

    Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator Accredited Mediator under National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) of Australia FCIArb

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ACICA

    Fellow of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration BANI

    Badan Arbitrasi Nasional Indonesia (Indonesia National Board of Arbitration)

    Panel Arbitrator Indonesian Mediation Centre

    International Mediator Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

    Panel Arbitrator
  • Dip. Law (SAB): 1976
Practice Areas
Building & Construction
Commercial Law
Commissions & Inquiries
Equity & Trusts
Insurance & Re-Insurance
Professional Indemnity
  • “Mediation and Arbitration – Are They Friends or Foes?” – BANI (Indonesian National Board of Arbitration)/Rodyk & Davidson Conference – Jakarta, 1 November 2012
  • “Developments in Mediation in Australia” – The 5Cs of ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference – Singapore, 4-5 October 2012
  • Medical Negligence Litigation – A Summary of the Issues Which Arise - Why Mediation Offers the Best Solution” - LEADR, September 2009
  • “Effective and Ethical Negotiations” - The Personal Injury Law Specialist Accreditation Conference, June 2012
  • “Sexual Abuse in Schools – Legal and Practical Issues In Civil Litigation” - The NSW State Legal Conference, August 2010
  • “Medical Negligence Litigation – Issues, psychology and why mediation offers the best solution for All Parties” - Asian Mediation Association Conference Singapore, June 2009
  • “A Practical Guide to Representation at Coronial Inquests” - NSW Bar, 20 June 2011
  • “Embracing the Diversity of Indonesia” - AsialLink Indonesia Speech – Ashurst Office Sydney, 2 June 2012
  • “Claims Resulting From Inappropriate Behaviour in Schools – The Benefits of Mediation” Seminar of Hicksons Lawyers and Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, August 2010