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
Gageler, Stephen John 26 October 2000
Hammerschlag, David Jacob 26 October 2000
Dixon, Harry Joseph 26 October 2000
Cordara, Roderick Charles 26 October 2000
Lethbridge, Robert George 26 September 2001
Norton, Sharron 26 September 2001
Conlon, Paul Vincent 26 September 2001
Craigie, Christopher Bruce 26 September 2001
Sutherland, Robert Forbes 26 September 2001
Charteris, Colin David 26 September 2001
Ayling, John Arthur 26 September 2001
Rewell, Keith Phillip 26 September 2001
Insall, Howard Kincaid 26 September 2001
Hodgkinson, Bruce David 26 September 2001
Hughston, Vance Bernard 26 September 2001
Robertson, Timothy Frank 26 September 2001
Wright, Robertson James 26 September 2001
Blackmore, Anthony Martin 26 September 2001
Gormly, Jeremy Patrick 26 September 2001
Darke, Rowan James Hunter 26 September 2001
Nicholas, John Victor 26 September 2001
Weber, Robert John 26 September 2001
Williams, Neil John 26 September 2001
Griffiths, John Edward 26 September 2001
Webster, John James 1 October 2002
Molomby, Tom 1 October 2002
Colagiuri, Don 1 October 2002
Power, Patrick John Piers 1 October 2002
Harding, Robert David 1 October 2002
Russell, David John 1 October 2002
Leahy, Christopher Stanley 1 October 2002
Williams, Michael Burnell 1 October 2002
Elkaim, Michael Abraham 1 October 2002
McGovern, David Brendan 1 October 2002
Bennett, James Leonard Alexander 1 October 2002
Lever, Frank Graham 1 October 2002
Hatcher, Garry John 1 October 2002
Dare, Peter Sampson 1 October 2002
Faulkner, Ian David 1 October 2002
Blake, Garth Owen 1 October 2002
Seton, Richard Wallace 1 October 2002
Watson, Geoffrey Maurice 1 October 2002
Campbell, David Robert 1 October 2002
Stenmark, Alison Patricia 1 October 2002
Campbell, Stephen Gerard 1 October 2002
McClintock, Ian Hartley 1 October 2002
Marshall, John Edward 1 October 2002
Webb, Ronald John 1 October 2002
Knox, Brian John 1 October 2002
Jackman, Ian McNeil 1 October 2002

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.