Rob Faraday-Bensley

Rob is a passionate and experienced Corporate and Commercial Solicitor with a focus on providing accurate, concise, commercial and practical advice to all of his clients, exceeding required turnaround time frames at all times.

Rob has worked for over 20 years as a commercial lawyer in London, Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle.

Rob has particular experience in all aspects of capital raising, drafting and negotiating all manner of complex commercial agreements, ASX listings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, insolvency, mediation, property development, Corporations Act advice, legal structuring, undertaking all forms of legal advice and drafting work for not for profit, charitable and sporting organisations, listed corporations and reporting to boards.

Rob is an entrepreneur with interests in a number of other businesses, including the recently reinvigorated The Kiosk at Newcastle Beach, the activated carbon/ contaminant deconstruction/waste to power generation business operated by the SEATA Group, property developments, gold mining and environmentally sustainable start ups. Rob is currently:-

- the founder and President of the De Courcy Club,

- honorary solicitor to the Basketball Association of Newcastle Limited,

- a mentor to an Official participant in the Australian Sports Commission National Officiating Scholarship program, operated by the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport,

- a life member of the University of Newcastle Cricket Club,

- an active surfing member of Hunter Business Board-riders and East End Board-riders Club.

Rob’s greatest passion is his family.

Andrew Harrison

Andrew was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1993 and commenced working at Bilbie Dan in August of 1994.

Andrew is an experienced and decorated litigator who loves nothing more than getting involved in a good stoush with a worthy adversary.

Andrew is experienced in all aspects of litigation including civil litigation, commercial litigation, industrial, WH&S, personal injury, liquor & gaming and sports law.  Andrew acts for some of Newcastle's most respected and established sporting organisations, property developers and commercial operations and appears regularly in the District, Supreme and Federal Courts.

Andrew is particularly passionate about righting wrongs; assisting people to work through what can be an often complex maze of their legal rights and where necessary to stand up for themselves.  Andrew is an experienced advocate who enjoys appearing in courts in all jurisdictions.

Andrew's passions outside the law are his family, his mates, cricket, sport in general, ferrying kids to sport, music, cars and motorsport. 


George Maggiotto

George was admitted as a solicitor in 2000. He worked in an established suburban practice from 2000 to 2007 and became a Partner in 2007. George left the practice in 2018 and joined Bilbie Faraday Harrison in 2019.

 George’s areas of practice include estate planning and probate, conveyancing, property leasing, business law, trusts and contested estates.

Outside of work George enjoys spending time with his family, watching as much sport as he can and fishing with mates.