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
Lenehan, Craig Lindsay 27 September 2019
Smith, Tanya Louise 27 September 2019
Mehigan, Terrence Mehigan 27 September 2019
Peden, Elisabeth Mary 27 September 2019
Veltro, Frank 30 September 2020
Downing, Jason 30 September 2020
Fernon, Andrew 30 September 2020
Bedrossian, Vahan 30 September 2020
McKay, Ken 30 September 2020
Steele, Jodi 30 September 2020
Hogan-Doran, Justin 30 September 2020
Katekar, Ben 30 September 2020
Avenell, Madeleine 30 September 2020
Harding, Andrew 30 September 2020
Zahra, André 30 September 2020
Chrysanthou, Sue 30 September 2020
Potter, Richard 30 September 2020
Brennan, Thomas 30 September 2020
Emmett, James 30 September 2020
Withers, Christopher 30 September 2020
Lang, Angus 30 September 2020
Younan, Houda 30 September 2020
Callan, Sophie 30 September 2020
Williams, Justin 30 September 2020
Shariff, Yaseen 30 September 2020
Burnett, Chloe 30 September 2020
Lloyd, David 30 September 2020
Redwood, Jonathon 30 September 2020
Herzfeld, Perry 30 September 2020
Castle, Tim 30 September 2020
Waters, John 30 September 2021
Everson, Craig 30 September 2021
Newton, Peter 30 September 2021
Richardson, Matthew 30 September 2021
Kelleher, Bede 30 September 2021
Cochrane, Cynthia 30 September 2021
Ward, Donna 30 September 2021
Bevan, Hamish 30 September 2021
Fox, Andrew 30 September 2021
Horvath, Anne 30 September 2021
Mirzabegian, Sera 30 September 2021
Sulan, David 30 September 2021
Wright, Georgina 30 September 2021
Hall, Sharyn 30 September 2021
Anderson, Troy 30 September 2021
Arnott, James 30 September 2021
Breakspear, Tim 30 September 2021
Lawrance, Stuart 30 September 2021
Livingston, Luke 30 September 2021
Roberts, Helen 30 September 2021

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.