For seven years Patrick O'Sullivan QC has been named as the leading South Australian senior counsel practising in the area of construction and infrastructure who has been identified by his peers for his expertise and abilities.
A Ceremonial Sitting of the High Court of Australia to mark the swearing in of the Chief Justice the Hon. Susan Kiefel AC QC as the 13th Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia was held on 30 January 2017.
President, Australian Bar Association Patrick O’Sullivan QC's speech is now available.
The Chief Justice said he was delighted to announce the appointments, saying that the newly appointed Senior Counsel had been selected from a talented pool of applicants after extensive consultation and discussion. [See Media Release]
A former Associate to (retired) Justice Olsson in 1992, Mr Henchliffe spent six years as a solicitor at Minter Ellison and Fountain Bonig, in civil and commercial litigation. He was admitted to the Supreme Court in 1991 and the SA Bar in 2004, firstly working in Christopher Legoe Chambers then Edmund Barton Chambers. From 1998 he worked as a prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where he appeared in more than 100 jury trials involving serious crime. He regularly appears as trial and appellate counsel in various jurisdictions in SA and has appeared in the High Court of Australia.
A former Federal Court Associate, Mr Ower was admitted to practice in NSW and SA and has practiced at the Independent Bar in SA since 2002. He is also a nationally accredited mediator. He practices in all areas of civil, commercial and public law and has appeared in complex estate disputes, including the estates of Allan Scott and John Roche. He also acted for claimants in the Wangary Bushfire class action and for resident groups in respect of the Cheltenham Park Racecourse redevelopment. He has an extensive human rights and pro-bono practice, especially in migration and asylum seeker matters, including those involving the Bakhitaryi family. He is a member of various legal associations and the Uni SA Law School Advisory Board.
Stephen Walsh QC and Alex Ward have been Recommended as Leading South Australian Insurance Barristers practising within the areas of insurance, personal injuries and professional indemnity matters who have been identified by the state's defendant insurance and plaintiff personal injury lawyers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has been awarded the "Barrister of the Year" Award at the Australian Law Awards, sponsored by Lawyers Weekly and the Governance Institute.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has been named as a recommended NSW Senior Counsel practising in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution who has been identified for her expertise and abilities in those areas by her peers and clients.
Scott Henchliffe has been named as a recommended junior criminal barrister, identified by his peers for his expertise and abilities.
Heath Barklay has been named as a pre-eminent junior criminal barrister, identified by his peers for his expertise and abilities.
Scott Evans has been named as leading junior counsel practising in insolvency and reconstruction matters who has been identified for his expertise and abilities in those areas by his peers and clients.
Patrick O'Sullivan QC has been named as leading South Australian senior counsel practising in the area of construction and infrastructure who has been identified by his peers for his expertise and abilities in those areas.
Heath Barklay (Leading Junior Counsel) and Scott Henchliffe (Recommended Junior Counsel) have been named in the 2015 Doyle's Guide as counsel practising criminal law in Adelaide who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in the area.
Edmund Barton Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Tim Heffernan. Judge Heffernan has practised from Edmund Barton Chambers since 2005 and is widely respected by the profession and the Judiciary.
Edmund Barton Chambers has purchased one of the four portraits of Chief Justice Kourakis commissioned for the South Australian Living Artists Festival in recognition of His Honour's long membership of Edmund Barton Chambers prior to his appointment.