Reay McGuinness



Mobile:+61 411 269 792


BA, University of Sydney
LLB, University of Sydney


1989 (Australia, New South Wales)

Reay has practised as a litigator for 25 years.

In recent years, Reay’s focus has been in the following areas:

  • securities law disputes;
  • defending class actions and providing advice and assistance to litigation funders;
  • directors’ duties / Corporations Act breaches;
  • regulatory inquiries including ASIC / ICAC and the ACCC;
  • large scale contractual disputes;
  • corporate collapses / insolvencies.

Reay has been the highest ranked small firm litigator in Chambers for the past 8 years. He has also been ranked in Best Lawyers during that time.

Reay has an established conflict and referral practice, working with large and small law firms on dispute resolution matters. Reay is cognisant of, and experienced in the particular challenges that arise in acting as co-counsel with other lawyers on complex matters.

Reay’s litigation practice is primarily conducted in the New South Wales and Victorian Supreme Courts (Equity and Commercial Lists) and the Federal Court.

Reay has previously been a partner in a large national law firm and a boutique Sydney law firm. He has developed a practice style which has, at its core, a deep involvement with all matters to ensure quality control whilst carefully delegating work to solicitors, counsel and external experts to keep costs manageable.

Reay joined Webb Henderson in 2015.