Mark Taylor received the 2018 Lindy Powell QC Prize for the Most Accomplished Reader (chosen by the Bar Readers' Executive of the SA Bar Association and presented by Grant Algie QC, Chair of the Bar Readers' Executive).
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.
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.
Congratulations to David Crocker who has been recognised by Doyle's Guide 2017 as recommended counsel for Australia in the category of Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers.
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.
In announcing the appointment, the Attorney observed that Alex was "highly qualified to undertake the important task of conducting merits review of government decisions".
Alex will be sworn in at the Federal Court on 5 July 2017.
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.
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.
David Crocker has been recommended as junior counsel for his expertise and ability in wills and estates litigation.
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.
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.