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
Cook, Anthony Peter 4 October 2007
McNally, Gregory Peter 4 October 2007
Connor, Kevin Michael 4 October 2007
Hobart, Mark McLeod 4 October 2007
Cunneen, Margaret Mary 4 October 2007
Pritchard, David Russell 4 October 2007
Smark, Kieran Peter 4 October 2007
Muddle, Wayne Gordon 4 October 2007
Craddock, Gerard Paul 4 October 2007
Goddard, Sophie Jane 4 October 2007
Kunc, Francois 4 October 2007
Ashhurst, Mark Alexander 4 October 2007
Burley, Stephen Carey George 4 October 2007
Wigney, Michael Andrew 4 October 2007
Turnbull, Graham Walter 4 October 2007
Babb, Lloyd Adam 4 October 2007
Tonking, Alwyn Ian 4 October 2007
Leopold, Alec 4 October 2007
Bruce, Christopher John 2 October 2008
Brabazon, Mark Levinge 2 October 2008
Windsor, Michael James 2 October 2008
Hoy, Christopher Phillip 2 October 2008
Gyles, Lachlan Vincent 2 October 2008
Baird, Julia Rosalyn 2 October 2008
Sirtes, Gregory Andrew 2 October 2008
Studdy, David Bradridge 2 October 2008
Halley, John Allaster 2 October 2008
Moses, Arthur Raymond 2 October 2008
Payne, Anthony James 2 October 2008
Stoljar, Jeremy 2 October 2008
Woodburne, Donna Mary Lisa 2 October 2008
Lloyd, Stephen Bruce 2 October 2008
Manuell, Janet Susan 29 September 2009
Sheldon, Robert Stewart 29 September 2009
Christie, Michael 29 September 2009
Davidson, Ian Edward 29 September 2009
Meek, Michael Kingsley 29 September 2009
Kerr, Simon Andrew 29 September 2009
Rees, Judith Anne 29 September 2009
Hooke, David James 29 September 2009
Habib, Shereef 29 September 2009
Bromwich, Robert James 29 September 2009
Lockhart, James Robert John 29 September 2009
Lloyd, David John 29 September 2009
Dick, Robert Andrew 29 September 2009
Wells, Laura Kathleen 29 September 2009
Brereton, Peter John 29 September 2009
Lancaster, Richard Paul Llewellyn 29 September 2009
Richmond, Mark 29 September 2009
Yehia, Dina 29 September 2009

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.