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4 October, 2007  
Margaret Cunneen makes the silk cut

NSW Bar n’ Grill’s successful candidates for silk in 2007. Twenty-three made the cut or 19.3 percent of the total who applied. Two were women, an incredible 1.7 percent of the applicants. And Margaret Cunneen finally makes it, along with


Peter Charles TOMASETTI
Martin Place Chambers

imagePeter Charles Tomasetti began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 11 May 1979. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, appellate, building and construction, contracts, criminal law, equity, local government/environmental law, native title and property law. Peter is a member of a Bar Association professional conduct committee. [LLB (University of Sydney)].

Peter James BARNETT
Mark Sherring, Newcastle

Peter James Barnett began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 7 November 1980. His principal area of practice is the criminal law. He was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in February 1988 and appointed Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in October 2002. Peter has for some years been a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle, and was this year appointed a clinical lecturer in Trial Procedure at that University. [Dip L (Barristers’ Admission Board)].

Graham Paul ELLIS
4th Floor, St James’ Hall

Graham Paul Ellis began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 17 December 1980. His principal areas of practice are alternative dispute resolution, commercial law, criminal law, and Inquests, Royal Commissions and Statutory Tribunals. Graham has been involved with a number of major inquiries, including a role as counsel assisting the Evatt (Agent Orange) Royal Commission from 1983-85. He has also served as a judge of the Papua New Guinea National Court and Supreme Court and as Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Leadership Tribunal in 1991 which considered a number of charges brought against the then Deputy Prime Minister of Papua Guinea. [B Comm, LLB (University of NSW)].

Brian Daniel DOOLEY
4th Floor Wentworth

Brian Daniel Dooley began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 11 June 1982. His principal areas of practice are professional negligence, medical negligence, personal injury, motor accidents, insurance and alternative dispute resolution. [Dip L (Solicitors’ Admission Board)].

Wayne Glendon ROSER
Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers

Wayne Glendon Roser began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 November 1984. His principal area of practice is the criminal law. He was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor in August 1988 and as a Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in September 2002. Wayne also lectures in Litigation at the University of New South Wales. [LLB (Australian National University); LLM (University of NSW)].

Anthony Peter COOK
Carl Shannon

Anthony Peter Cook has practised at the New South Wales Bar since 20 December 1985, predominantly in the field of criminal law. He was appointed an Acting Public Defender in 1999, followed by permanent appointment as a Public Defender in 2003. [BA LLB (University of Sydney)].

Gregory Peter McNALLY
9th Floor Wentworth

Gregory Peter McNally began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 26 September 1986. His principal areas of practice are commercial law, contracts, equity, industrial/employment, insurance, professional negligence, property law, trade practices and competition and wills and probate. Gregory has served on the Bar Council and been a member of a professional conduct committee. [BA LLB (University of Sydney); LLM (University of California)].

Kevin Michael CONNOR
Maurice Byers

Kevin Michael Connor began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 13 February 1987, after originally training as a medical practitioner. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, constitutional law, inquests, royal commissions and statutory tribunals, medical negligence and tax. Kevin acted as counsel assisting the ICAC Inquiry into the collapse of the New South Wales Grain Board and has lectured in Equity at the University of Sydney and also in various subjects in the Legal Practitioners Admission Board course. [Dip L (Barristers Admission Board); MBBS, B Med Sc (University of NSW)].

Mark McLeod HOBART
Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers

Mark McLeod Hobart began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 23 September 1988. His principal area of practice is the criminal law. He was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor in January 2002 and as a Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in June 2006. In the course of his prosecution work, Mark has conducted prosecutions in Vanuatu and was seconded as a Senior Crown Prosecutor to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Solomon Islands from April 2006 to April 2007. [LLB (University of Sydney)].

Margaret Mary CUNNEEN
Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers

Margaret Mary Cunneen began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 November 1990. Her principal area of practice is the criminal law. She was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor in 1990 and as Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in September 2002. Margaret lectures on the role of the criminal justice system in the Social Work Department, University of New South Wales. She is also a member of the Bar Council, a member of the Associations Criminal Law Committee and a member of a professional conduct committee. [LLB (University of Technology, Sydney); LLM (University of Sydney)].

David Russell PRITCHARD
3rd Floor St James’ Hall

David Russell Pritchard began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 8 February 1991. His principal areas of practice are banking law, bankruptcy, commercial law, corporate insolvency, equity, professional negligence and property law. David has served as a member of a professional conduct committee and has been an occasional member of the Sydney Hockey Association Judiciary. [LLB (University of Sydney); BA (University of NSW)].

Kieran Peter SMARK
Blackstone

Kieran Peter Smark began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 8 February 1991. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, commercial law, communications/media law, defamation, equity and insurance law. [LLB (Hons) (University of Sydney)].

Wayne Gordon MUDDLE
3rd Floor Wentworth

Wayne Gordon Muddle commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar on 8 February 1991. His principal areas of practice are banking law, building and construction, commercial law, contracts, equity, professional negligence, property and trade practices and competition. [(BEc LLM (University of Sydney)].

Gerard Paul CRADDOCK
Maurice Byers

Gerard Paul Craddock began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 September 1991. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, appellate, criminal law, inquests, Royal Commissions and Statutory Tribunals and professional negligence. [BA LLB (University of NSW)].

Sophie Jane GODDARD
Nigel Bowen

Sophie Jane Goddard began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 September 1991. Her principal areas of practice are intellectual property, administrative law and competition law. [BA (Hons) LLB (University of Sydney)].

Francois KUNC
11th Floor Wentworth

Francois Kunc began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 7 February 1992. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, banking law, bankruptcy, commercial law, conflict of laws, contracts, corporate insolvency, equity, professional negligence, property law, trade practices and competition and wills and probate. [BA LLB (University of Sydney)].

Mark Alexander ASHHURST
University

Mark Alexander Ashhurst began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 31 August 1992. His principal areas of practice are building and construction, commercial law, contracts, corporate insolvency and equity. [BSc LLB (Macquarie University)].

Stephen Carey George BURLEY
5th Floor Wentworth

Stephen Carey George Burley began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 19 March 1993. His principal areas of practice are administrative law and intellectual property. [BA LLB (University of Sydney); LLM (University of London)].

Michael Andrew WIGNEY
3rd Floor St James’ Hall

Michael Andrew Wigney began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 22 March 1993. His principal areas of practice are administrative, appellate, corporate insolvency, criminal law, Inquests, Royal Commissions and Statutory Tribunals and migration law. Michael appeared as one of the counsel assisting the Cole Inquiry into certain Australian Companies in relation to the UN Oil-for-Food Programme in 2005-06 and also as counsel assisting the HREOC Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention in 2002-03. [(BEc LLM (University of Sydney)].

Graham Walter TURNBULL
Forbes

Graham Walter Turnbull began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 18 February 1994. His principal area of practice is the criminal law. He has been a guest lecturer on evidence at the University of Technology, Sydney and is a member of a professional conduct committee. [BA LLB (Hons) (Macquarie University)].

Lloyd Adam BABB
Crown Advocate’s Chambers

Lloyd Adam Babb began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 4 August 1995. His principal area of practice is the criminal law. Lloyd was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor in 2000 and has also acted as a Public Defender. He was appointed as the NSW Crown Advocate in February 2007. [BA LLB (Macquarie University); MCrim (Illinois University)].

Alwyn Ian TONKING
7th Floor Selborne

Alwyn Ian Tonking began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 1 September 1995. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, commercial law, contracts, equity and trade practices and competition. He has been Consultant Editor for the Australian Trade Practice Reporter and continues as a consultant to that publication. [BA LLB (University of Sydney); LLM (University of London)].

Alec LEOPOLD
11th Floor Wentworth/Selborne

Alec Leopold began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 1 January 1996. His principal areas of practice are appellate, banking, commercial law, contracts, corporate insolvency, defamation, equity and trade practices and competition. Alec was on the editorial board of the Australian Media Reporter for some years. [LLB (Hons) (Australian National University)].

Here is the 2007 list of applicants for silk

 
 

Reader Comments

Posted by: Anonymous
Date: October 5, 2007, 9:24 pm

poor old Charles Waterstreet!
Posted by: Anonymous
Date: October 5, 2007, 9:24 pm

Congrats to Peter Barnett..a really nice bloke!