Leading Criminal Law Barristers - Doyles Guide 2017

Scott Henchliffe SC, Heath Barklay and Martin Anders have been recognised as Leading Criminal Law Barristers in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2017.

The 2017 listing of leading South Australian Criminal Law Barristers details counsel practising in criminal law matters in the South Australian legal market 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 and Simon Ower Appointed Senior Counsel

Congratulations to Scott Henchliffe and Simon Ower on their appointment as 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]

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.

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.