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Bar Talk
3 October, 2006  
Sydney silk for 2006

Fresh Sydney silk for 2006. Disappointment for many as 17 out of 128 are called. The Bar Association assures us that the appointments are “in the public interest [and] they will provide outstanding service as advocates and advisers, to the good of the administration of justice”


Michael John King
Forbes
imageMichael John King began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 10 September 1976. His principal areas of practice are criminal law, commissions of inquiry and appellate cases. Since the early 1990s Michael has appeared in numerous commissions of inquiry, including the Wood Royal Commission and ICAC inquiries into the Department of Corrective Services and the Public Employment Office. [BA LLB (University of Sydney)]

Andrew Lidden
Frederick Jordan
Andrew Lidden began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 10 February 1978. His principal areas of practice are personal injury and professional negligence. [BA LLB (The Australian National University)]

Christopher Simpson
Frederick Jordan
Christopher Simpson began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 August 1985. His principal areas of practice are commercial, equity and family law. He is a member of the Bar Council. [LLB (The Australian National University)]

David Dalton
Maurice Byers
David Dalton began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 22 May 1987. His principal areas of practice are criminal law and appellate cases. [LLB (University of Sydney)]

Elizabeth Wilkins
Crown Prosecutors
Elizabeth Wilkins began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 6 November 1987 and was appointed as a crown prosecutor in 1999. Her principal areas of practice are criminal law and appellate cases. Between 1994 and 1999 Elizabeth was part time president of the Commonwealth Medical Services Review Tribunal. She is a member of the Bar Associations Criminal Law Committee. [BA LLB (University of Adelaide)]

Leonie Flannery
Carl Shannon
Leonie Flannery began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 3 August 1990 and was appointed as a public defender in 1996. Her principal area of practice is criminal law. For several years Leonie was a member of a Bar Association professional conduct committee and in 1999 she was an trainer at a Bar Association advocacy course in Tonga. [BA LLB (University of Sydney)]

Ian Neil
5th Floor Wentworth
Ian Neil began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 8 February 1991. His principal areas of practice are commissions of inquiry, administrative and industrial law. In 2001-2002 Ian was one of the counsel assisting the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry. He has appeared in the special commissions of inquiry into the Glenbrook and Waterfall rail accidents, as well as the Australian Governments inquiry into the UN Oil for Food Programme. [BA LLB (University of Sydney)]

Geoffrey Bellew
Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick
Geoffrey Bellew began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 12 March 1991. His principal areas of practice are professional negligence, administrative and criminal law. Geoffrey has been assistant editor or co-author of a number of LexisNexis publications, such as District Court Procedure (NSW) [1994-2005], Ritchies Uniform Civil Procedure NSW. [Dip L (Barristers Admission Board)]

Greg Nell
Seven Wentworth
Greg Nell began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 2 August 1991. His principal areas of practice are transportation, commercial, insurance and international law. [BEc LLM (University of Sydney)]

Robert Beech-Jones
11 St James Hall
Robert Beech-Jones commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar on 31 August 1992. His major area of practice is administrative law. Over the last few years Robert was one of the counsel assisting the HIH Royal Commission and was counsel assisting the ICAC Inquiry into the Land Dealings of the Koompathoo Aboriginal Land Council. He is a member of a Bar Association professional conduct committee. [LLB (Hons) BSc (Australian National University)].

Katrina Howard
15 Wardell
Katrina Howard began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 4 February 1993. Her principal area of practice is intellectual property law, especially in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology patents. Katrina has also written for CCHs Industrial and Intellectual Property Reporter. [LLB (Hons) (University of Melbourne); BSc (Hons) (Monash University)]

Adrian Galasso
9 Wentworth
Adrian Galasso commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar on 22 March 1993. His principal areas of practice are in environmental and planning law, local government and administrative law. Robert was appointed in 2006 as chair of the Cowra Independent Review Panel to enquire into land use planning and decision making of Cowra Council. [LLB (University of Sydney)]

Nye Perram
12 Wentworth/Selborne
Nye Perram began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 22 March 1993. His major areas of practice include constitutional and administrative law, equity, commercial law and corporate regulation. Nye has been a member of the Bar Council since 2005 and has served on a number of Bar Association committees including the Anti-Discrimination Committee and various professional conduct committees. He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia. [LLB (Hons) BA (University of Sydney) BCL (Oxford University)]

Roger Hamilton
Ground Floor Wentworth
Roger Hamilton commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar on 13 September 1993. His principal area of practice is revenue law. Roger has authored or co-authored a number of publications on revenue law including Understanding Australian International Taxation and Lawyers Tax Companion. [LLB BA (Australian National University) LLM (York University, Toronto) M Tax (University of Sydney)]

Andrew Bell
11 Wentworth
Andrew Bell began practicing at the New South Wales Bar on 9 February 1995. His principal areas of practice are private international law, admiralty and insurance law. Andrew is a former member of the Bar Council and a professional conduct committee. He is a current member of the Limited Liability Working Party and editor of Bar News. He has written extensively in the area of private international law and holds a Doctorate in Private International Law. [LLB (Hons) BA (Hons) (University of Sydney) BCL (Hons) (Oxford University) PhD (Private International Law (Oxford University)]

Richard McHugh
Banco
Richard McHugh commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar on 20 March 1995. His principal area of practice is general commercial litigation and he also practices in defamation and media law as well as constitutional law. Richard is currently a member of a professional conduct committee and the Common Law Committee. [LLB (Hons) University of Sydney LLM (Yale)]

Mark Leeming
8 Selborne
Mark Leeming began practicing at the New South Wales Bar on 4 August 1995. His major areas of practice include administrative law, commercial law, insurance law, intellectual property and migration law. He is a co-author of Equity: Doctrines and Remedies and Jacobs Law of Trusts and has been the Challis Lecturer in Equity at the University of Sydney since 2004. [LLB (Hons) BA (Hons) PhD (Pure Mathematics) (University of Sydney)]

For the full list of 2006 Sydney applicants go to Seekers of silk

 
 

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