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
Hulme, Robert Allan 1 October 2002
Arden, Peter Ronald 1 October 2003
Willmott, Michael Sibley 1 October 2003
Kelly, Hayden Nicholas 1 October 2003
Feller, Daniel David 1 October 2003
Wilson, John Roland 1 October 2003
Lamprati, Luigi Maria Baliano 1 October 2003
Roberts, Ian Donald McAlpine 1 October 2003
Doherty, Philip James 1 October 2003
Robinson, David Peter 1 October 2003
McKeand, Ross Tyndall 1 October 2003
Shore, Harold Gordon 1 October 2003
Hodgekiss, Christopher Cunningham 1 October 2003
Wheelhouse, John Scot 1 October 2003
Conti, David Roderic 1 October 2003
Phillips, Jeffrey Paul 1 October 2003
Laughton, Gregory Allan 1 October 2003
Harben, Simon James 1 October 2003
Marshall, Hugh Joseph 1 October 2003
Kaye, Robert George 1 October 2003
Williams, David Langley 1 October 2003
Bowne, Angela Helen 1 October 2003
Gray, Peter Walter John 1 October 2003
Alexis, Todd Andrew 1 October 2003
Marien, Mark Curtis 1 October 2003
Powell, Randall James 1 October 2003
Fernon, John Joseph Eymard 1 October 2003
Taylor, Philip Thomas 1 October 2003
Blackburn, Thomas Dutton 1 October 2003
Olsson, Elizabeth Margaret 1 October 2003
Boulten, Phillip Richard 1 October 2003
Stevenson, James William John 1 October 2003
Adamson, Christine Elizabeth 1 October 2003
Bell, Adam George 1 October 2003
Newlinds, Charles Robert Campbell 1 October 2003
Stratton, John Stuart 1 October 2003
Franklin, Anthony Blen Stuart 1 October 2003
Chapple, Keith Alan 29 September 2004
Ronalds, Christine Anne 29 September 2004
Bailey, Ian Harley 29 September 2004
Frearson, David Clement 29 September 2004
Davenport, Carolyn Anne 29 September 2004
Harper, Robert Rainy Ian 29 September 2004
McEwen, Christopher William 29 September 2004
Mahony, Phillip Gregory 29 September 2004
Burton, Gregory Keith 29 September 2004
Smith, Gregory Eugene 29 September 2004
Colefax, Andrew Michael 29 September 2004
Howard, Daniel McKean 29 September 2004
Dempsey, Mark 29 September 2004

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.