NSW Senior Counsel Appointments

Prior to 1993 silks were referred to as QC or KC (KC from 1901-1952) depending on the reigning sovereign – they commenced being referred to as SC on and from 1993. Please note that formal titles and/or post nominals that may have been held by an individual on their appointment as a silk have been omitted.

Note: An individual is not listed here if it is know he/she was appointed silk in another jurisdiction prior to taking silk status in NSW where this is known.

Name Date of appointment External links
Smith, Justin Dupont 2 October 2014
Rigg, Belinda Jane 2 October 2014
Hall, Michael Roland 2 October 2014
Faulkner, Timothy Michael 2 October 2014
Campton, Peter Anthony 2 October 2014
Andronos, Kevin Leo 2 October 2014
Bashir, Gabrielle Antoinette 2 October 2014
Smith, Craig John Gordon 2 October 2014
Dimitriadis, Christian 2 October 2014
Darke, Matthew John 2 October 2014
McLennan, Jeffrey Mark 2 October 2014
Stewart, Angus Morkel 2 October 2014
Turnbull, John Barclay 24 September 2015
Creasey, Wayne Thomas 24 September 2015
Loofs, Jean-Jacques Thomas 24 September 2015
Sansom, Paul Neil William 24 September 2015
Walsh, Mark Justin 24 September 2015
Priestley, Dominic Alexander 24 September 2015
Hogan-Doran, Dominique 24 September 2015
Patrick, Craig Christopher 24 September 2015
Griffin, Patrick James 24 September 2015
Stone, Andrew John 24 September 2015
Green, Michael 24 September 2015
Wilson, David Michael 24 September 2015
Cinque, Maria Maddalena 24 September 2015
Ward, Christopher Scott 24 September 2015
Pickles, Andrew Michael 24 September 2015
McGuire, Paul Rennie 24 September 2015
Toomey, Dominic Robert John 24 September 2015
McAvoy, Anthony Logan 24 September 2015
Johnston, Matthew James 24 September 2015
Brady, Grant Allan 24 September 2015
McLure, David Alexander 24 September 2015
O’Rourke, Gina Maree 24 September 2015
Gartelmann, Timothy Hans 24 September 2015
Muston, Edward Charles 24 September 2015
Cheshire, Anthony Peter 24 September 2015
Giles, Jeremy Christopher 24 September 2015
O’Donnell, Christopher Peter 30 September 2016
Marshall, Roger David 30 September 2016
Kerr, Victor Fraser 30 September 2016
Chen, Nicholas Edward 30 September 2016
Casselden, Adam Craig 30 September 2016
Kell, David 30 September 2016
Goodman, Scott Anthony 30 September 2016
Williams, Kate Jane 30 September 2016
Richardson, Katherine 30 September 2016
Dawson, Alexander Tamerlane Sinclair 30 September 2016
Potts, Jason Anthony Christian 30 September 2016
Nixon, Scott Michael 30 September 2016

Note for interest

William Charles Wentworth, admitted in 1824 with Robert Wardell as foundation barristers in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was accorded the distinction of wearing a silk gown in February 1835 – the first in private practice to be so recognised (Sydney Gazette, 12 February 1835). That was a ‘patent of precedence’ but did not entitle him to use the term ‘King’s Counsel’. Senior law officers customarily wore silk gowns in court in the early decades of the Supreme Court.