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.
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.
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.
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.