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
Hoeben, Clifton Ralph Russell 3 November 1995
Higgs, David John 3 November 1995
Harrison, Ian Gordon 3 November 1995
Agius, John Vincent 3 November 1995
Byrne, Paul 3 November 1995
Katz, Leslie Sydney 3 November 1995
Murrell, Helen Gay 3 November 1995
Rothman, Stephen Craig 3 November 1995
Pembroke, Michael Andrew 3 November 1995
Meagher, Anthony John 3 November 1995
Robertson, Alan 3 November 1995
Keleman, Robert 3 November 1995
Edmonds, Richard Francis 3 November 1995
Bartlett, Raymond Ronald 1 November 1996
Cotman, Nigel Anthony 1 November 1996
Davies, David Lloyd 1 November 1996
Hosking, Gregory Scott 1 November 1996
Neil, Peter William 1 November 1996
Levy, Leonard Ari 1 November 1996
Terracini, Winston Charles 1 November 1996
Kite, Peter Michael 1 November 1996
Hutley, Noel Charles 1 November 1996
Street, Alexander Whistler 1 November 1996
Bannon, Anthony Joseph Leo 1 November 1996
McClintock, Bruce Roland 1 November 1996
Game, Timothy Aylward 1 November 1996
McIlwaine, Russell Stewart 6 November 1997
Buchanan, David Andrew 6 November 1997
Cashion, Michael 6 November 1997
Graves, John Jeffery 6 November 1997
Hallen, Philip 6 November 1997
McEwen, Peter James 6 November 1997
Katzmann, Anna Judith 6 November 1997
Cogswell, Richard Dominic 6 November 1997
Walmsley, Stephen Lewis 6 November 1997
Toner, Robert Stephen 6 November 1997
Johnson, Peter Anthony 6 November 1997
Fagan, Desmond John 6 November 1997
Greenwood, Philip Hilton 6 November 1997
Yates, David Markey 6 November 1997
Finch, Steven Gregory 6 November 1997
Bell, Virginia Margaret 6 November 1997
Richardson, Grahame 6 November 1997
Hennessy, Peter Raymond 29 October 1998
Bartley, Anthony John 29 October 1998
McLoughlin, Raymond Patrick 29 October 1998
Roberts, Paul 29 October 1998
Inatey, George 29 October 1998
Greenhill, Robert Patrick 29 October 1998
Crawshaw, Steven 29 October 1998

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.