Heath Barklay Appointed Senior Counsel

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]. Criteria for selection include legal learning, experience and skill in advocacy, integrity, availability to prospective clients and independence.

Heath Barklay was admitted to practice in 1997.  He has a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University.  He joined the Independent Bar in 2010.  Heath Barklay practises predominantly in the area of criminal law, appearing mainly in the Supreme and District Courts of South Australia.

Criminal Law Barristers - Doyles Guide 2018

Scott Henchliffe QC has been recommended Senior Counsel, Heath Barklay pre-eminent junior counsel, and Martin Anders leading junior counsel in the 2018 Doyles Guide

The 2018 listing of South Australian Criminal Law Barristers details counsel practising in criminal law matters in the South Australian legal jurisdiction who have been identified by the state's criminal law solicitors and fellow counsel for their expertise and abilities in the area.


Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel - Doyles Guide 2017

David Crocker has been recognised in Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2017 Guide to Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel in South Australia.

The 2017 listing of leading South Australian Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barristers details Junior Counsel practising in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration matters in the SA legal market who have been identified by SA's commercial litigation solicitors for their expertise and abilities in these areas.

Appointment to Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Commonwealth Attorney-General Senator the Hon. George Brandis has announced the appointment of Alexander Ward as a Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In announcing the appointment, the Attorney observed that Alex was "highly qualified to undertake the important task of conducting merits review of government decisions".

Congratulations Alex! 

Alex will be sworn in at the Federal Court on 5 July 2017.

Scott Henchliffe Appointed Senior Counsel

Congratulations to Scott Henchliffe on his appointment as Senior Counsel.

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.

Leading Insurance & Personal Injury Barristers - Doyles Guide 2016

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.