Leigh Sealy SC has practised as a solicitor and barrister since 1979. He has appeared and advised in numerous complex cases involving commercial and construction disputes including arbitrations; constitutional cases; intricate planning appeals; Trade Practices, Corporations Law and Federal Fisheries prosecutions; defamation suits; injunction applications and applications for other equitable relief.
After practising as a solicitor-advocate for over 20 years, Mr Sealy joined Malthouse Chambers in 2001 and thereafter practised exclusively as a barrister. He served as a Committee Member of the Tasmanian Bar Association for 12 years, was Deputy Chairman of the Racing Appeals Board from 1995 until 2008 and has been a member of the Judicial Committee of the Tasmanian Rugby Union for over 25 years.
Mr Sealy took silk in 2008 and was appointed Solicitor-General of Tasmania in that same year – an office which he held until he resigned in May of 2014 to return to the Bar.
He has appeared as an advocate in the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.
Mr Sealy has lectured at the University of Tasmania. He has been an instructor and judge in the Supreme Court Civil Litigation Unit of the Legal Practice Course for almost 20 years.