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
Bridge, Alan Campbell Andrew 29 October 1998
Murr, David Henry 29 October 1998
Wales, Ian Milton 29 October 1998
Rudge, Michael Geoffrey 29 October 1998
Walton, Matthew 29 October 1998
Bergin, Patricia Anne 29 October 1998
Sexton, Michael Gerard 29 October 1998
Sullivan, Brendan James 29 October 1998
Smith, Rodney Michael 29 October 1998
Reynolds, Guy O’Loghlin 29 October 1998
White, Richard Weeks 29 October 1998
Brereton, Paul Le Gay 29 October 1998
Kearns, William Patrick 27 October 1999
McIntyre, James Alexander 27 October 1999
Hewitt, Anthony David Martin 27 October 1999
Kennedy, Desmond Thomas 27 October 1999
Dodd, William Kingsford Ludlow 27 October 1999
Gibb, Selwyn Warwick 27 October 1999
Kimber, Maxwell James 27 October 1999
Martin, Antony Seymour 27 October 1999
Kiely, John Phillip 27 October 1999
Blacket, Paul Edwin 27 October 1999
Letherbarrow, Ross Victor 27 October 1999
Williams, Mark Lloyd 27 October 1999
Aldridge, Murray Robert 27 October 1999
Hale, Timothy Stuart 27 October 1999
Needham, Caroline Anne 27 October 1999
Ierace, Mark Joseph 27 October 1999
Whittle, John Brian 27 October 1999
Birch, Christopher John 27 October 1999
Fullerton, Elizabeth Lillian 27 October 1999
Ryan, Dermot Edward James 27 October 1999
Rein, Nigel Geoffrey 27 October 1999
Sexton, Julian Edward 27 October 1999
Preston, Brian John 27 October 1999
Petty, Geoffrey Roy 26 October 2000
Dailly, John 26 October 2000
Bozic, Michael Ivan 26 October 2000
Goot, Robert Malcolm 26 October 2000
Epstein, Stephen Desmond 26 October 2000
Little, Graeme Frederick 26 October 2000
Simpkins, Jonathan Bennett 26 October 2000
Margo, Robin Fabian 26 October 2000
Corsaro, Francesco Carmine 26 October 2000
Rushton, Stephen Jeffrey 26 October 2000
Donaldson, Stuart Roy 26 October 2000
Berman, Peter Graeme 26 October 2000
Zahra, Peter Raymond 26 October 2000
Odgers, Stephen James 26 October 2000
Gleeson, Justin Thomas 26 October 2000

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.