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
Condon, Miles Kevin 5 October 2012
Cheeseman, Elizabeth Anne 5 October 2012
Nomchong, Kylie Therese 5 October 2012
Webster, Carol Ann 5 October 2012
Taylor, Ingmar 5 October 2012
Jordan, Dean 5 October 2012
Lonergan, Julia Lily Ann 5 October 2012
McInerney, Anthony John 5 October 2012
Eastman, Katherine Louise 5 October 2012
Kidd, Nicholas John 5 October 2012
Thawley, Thomas Michael 5 October 2012
Rees, Kelly Anne 5 October 2012
Pritchard, Sarah Elizabeth 5 October 2012
McHugh, Michael 5 October 2012
Noman, Nicole Frances 5 October 2012
Kearney, Michael Patrick 5 October 2012
Adams, Natalie Jane 5 October 2012
Pickering, John Hunter 5 October 2012
Girdham, Jennie Anne 5 October 2012
Gleeson, Jacqueline Sarah 5 October 2012
Wilson, Raoul David 4 October 2013
Coleman, Ian Roy 4 October 2013
Nicholls, Nicholas Andrew 4 October 2013
Lynch, Terrence Michael 4 October 2013
Romaniuk, Eugene Guy 4 October 2013
Baly, Julia Anne 4 October 2013
Steele, Mark Jeffrey 4 October 2013
Hemmings, Ian James 4 October 2013
Cummings, Peter Ralph 4 October 2013
Dowling, Sally Christina 4 October 2013
Painter, Michelle Ailsa Clare 4 October 2013
Pesman, Marcus Robert 4 October 2013
White, Matthew Saxon 4 October 2013
Clarke, Jeremy Richard 4 October 2013
Wilson, Helen McLeod 4 October 2013
Howard, Thomas Gregory 4 October 2013
McGrath, Anthony Stephen 4 October 2013
Wass, Penelope Margot 4 October 2013
Beaumont, Nicholas Joseph 4 October 2013
Rich, Garry Kenneth James 4 October 2013
Henry, Michael Shaun 4 October 2013
Seiden, Rashelle Leah 4 October 2013
Allars, Margaret Nita 4 October 2013
Hmelnitsky, James Oleg 4 October 2013
McGrath, Peter John 2 October 2014
Bourke, Ian David 2 October 2014
Rana, Rashda Parveen 2 October 2014
Priestley, Jonathon James 2 October 2014
Morris, Jeremy Mearns 2 October 2014
Polin, Nicholas Joseph 2 October 2014

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.