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
Robson, Jonathon Ernest 29 September 2004
Hamill, Peter John David 29 September 2004
Angyal, Robert Stephen 29 September 2004
Whitford, Peter Raymond 29 September 2004
Dubler, Robert Edward 29 September 2004
Haesler, Andrew Carl 29 September 2004
McCulloch, Mark Thomas 29 September 2004
Needham, Jane Annabel Darling 29 September 2004
White, Simon Thomas 29 September 2004
Durack, John Philip Arnott 29 September 2004
Speakman, Mark Raymond 29 September 2004
Cowan, David 28 September 2005
Arnott, David Ulric 28 September 2005
Maiden, Peter George 28 September 2005
Kalfas, Simon Demetrius 28 September 2005
Blackburn-Hart, Paul Hampden 28 September 2005
Harris, Christopher Mark 28 September 2005
Lakatos, Paul Ivan 28 September 2005
Young, Philip David 28 September 2005
Ellison, Lindsay James 28 September 2005
Leggat, Craig James 28 September 2005
Staehli, David Geoffrey 28 September 2005
Button, Richard James 28 September 2005
Parker, (Guy) Thomas Guy Radcliffe 28 September 2005
Gleeson, Fabian 28 September 2005
Strickland, Philip Mark 28 September 2005
McCallum, Lucy 28 September 2005
Cobden, Richard 28 September 2005
King, Michael John 3 October 2006
Lidden, Andrew James 3 October 2006
Simpson, Christopher Michael 3 October 2006
Dalton, David Garrett 3 October 2006
Wilkins, Elizabeth Ann 3 October 2006
Flannery, Leonie 3 October 2006
Neil, Ian Malcolm 3 October 2006
Bellew, Geoffrey John 3 October 2006
Nell, Gregory John 3 October 2006
Beech-Jones, Robert Thomas 3 October 2006
Howard, Katrina Jane 3 October 2006
Galasso, Adrian Erminio 3 October 2006
Perram, Nye 3 October 2006
Hamilton, Roger Lyne 3 October 2006
Bell, Andrew Scott 3 October 2006
McHugh, Richard Goffet 3 October 2006
Leeming, Mark James 3 October 2006
Tomasetti, Peter Charles 4 October 2007
Barnett, Peter James 4 October 2007
Ellis, Graham Paul 4 October 2007
Dooley, Brian Daniel 4 October 2007
Roser, Wayne Glendon 4 October 2007

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.