Appointments

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

  • Mary Walker (Chair)
  • Stephen Walsh QC
  • Max Kimber SC
  • Peter Callaghan SC
  • John Fernon SC
  • Neil Jackson
  • Fiona Sinclair 
  • Deborah Robinson 
  • Elizabeth Picker
  • Jodi Steele
  • Jane Muir
  • Michael Eagle
  • Terry Mehigan
  • Steven Goldstein
  • Hugh Stowe
  • Bar Association staff member: Elizabeth Pearson

Bar News Committee 

  • Ingmar Taylor SC (Chair) 
  • Anthony Cheshire SC 
  • Gail Furness SC
  • Kevin Tang
  • Stephen Ryan
  • Dominic Villa
  • Daniel Klineberg
  • Farid Assaf
  • Joe Edwards
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Victoria Brigden
  • Belinda Baker
  • Lyndelle Barnett
  • Penny Thew
  • Juliet Curtin
  • Bar Association staff member: Chris Winslow 

Common Law Committee

  • Robert Sheldon SC (Chair)
  • Simon Harben SC
  • Eugene Romaniuk SC
  • Paresh Khandhar SC
  • Michael Inglis
  • Lorna McFee
  • Richard Royle 
  • Richard Sergi 
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • William Fitzsimmons 
  • Andrew Combe 
  • Kavita Balendra 
  • Phillipa Clingan 
  • Ross Stanton 
  • Andrew Oag 
  • Kayt Hogan
  • Bar Association staff member: Alastair McConnachie

Costs and Fees Committee

  • Mark Brabazon SC (Chair) 
  • Mark Walsh SC 
  • Michael Eagle  
  • Philippe Doyle Gray 
  • Andrew Harding 
  • Janet McDonald 
  • Luke Fermanis 
  • David Stewart 
  • Emma Beechey 
  • Nicholas Mirzai
  • Bar Association staff member: Elizabeth Pearson

Criminal Law Committee

  • Stephen Odgers SC (Co-Chair) 
  • Gabrielle Bashir SC (Co- Chair) 
  • John Agius SC 
  • Tim Game SC 
  • Ian Bourke SC 
  • Nanette Williams 
  • Peter Skinner 
  • David Jordan 
  • Peter Lange 
  • Richard Wilson 
  • Kieran Ginges 
  • Nathan Steel 
  • Sophia Beckett 
  • Lester Fernandez 
  • Paul Coady 
  • Sharyn Hall 
  • Robert Ranken 
  • Sophie Anderson
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin
  • Belinda Baker 
  • Rose Khalilizadeh

Academics 

  • Luke McNamara/Alex Steel (UNSW) 
  • David Hamer (USYD) 
  • Nicholas Cowdery QC
  • Bar Association staff member: Ting Lim

Diversity and Equality Committee 

  • Kate Eastman SC (Chair) 
  • Richard Scruby SC 
  • Richard Weinstein SC 
  • Stephanie Fendekian
  • Melissa Fisher 
  • Penny Thew 
  • Sophie Callan 
  • Brenda Tronson 
  • Aditi Rao
  • Lee May Saw 
  • Samuel Pararajasingham 
  • Nicholas Kelly 
  • Zoe Hillman 
  • Surya Palaniappan 
  • Sonia Tame 
  • Alexandra Rose 
  • Diana Tang 
  • Jeh Coutinho (Clerk)
  • Bar Association staff member: Ting Lim

Education Committee

  • Robert Hollo SC (Chair) 
  • Graham Turnbull SC
  • Richard Weinstein SC 
  • Ian Bourke SC 
  • Edward Muston SC 
  • Patrick Griffin SC 
  • David O’Neill 
  • John-Paul Redmond
  • Sean Docker 
  • Michael O’Meara
  • Gillian Mahony 
  • Tamara Phillips 
  • Jocelyn Williams 
  • David Birch 
  • Louise Hulmes 
  • Academic member: Alex Steele
  • Bar Association staff member: Bali Kaur

Family Law Committee

  • Michael Kearney SC (Chair) 
  • Peter Cummings SC  
  • Jonathon Priestley SC 
  • Peter Campton SC  
  • Suzanne Christie  SC
  • Claire Cantrall 
  • Lynette Judge 
  • Warwick Tregilgas  
  • Mark Anderson 
  • Derek Hand  
  • Angela Petrie
  • Giles Stapleton
  • John Longworth
  • Bar Association staff member: Elizabeth Pearson

First Nations Committee

  • Tony McAvoy SC (Chair)
  • Chris Ronalds AO SC
  • Janet Manuell SC
  • Kara Shead SC
  • Susan Phillips
  • Simeon Beckett
  • Andrew Smith
  • Vanessa Bosnjak
  • Lisa-Claire Hutchinson
  • Damian Beaufils
  • Sian McGee
  • Andrew Boe
  • Jeni Engel (Academic)
  • Bar Association staff member: Ting Lim

Human Rights Committee

  • Angus Stewart SC (Co-Chair)
  • Naomi Sharp SC (Co-Chair) 
  • Richard Lancaster SC 
  • Angus Stewart SC 
  • Michael Wright SC 
  • Shane Prince SC
  • Simeon Beckett 
  • Trent Glover 
  • Professor Andrew Byrnes (UNSW) 
  • Victor Kline 
  • Madeleine Bridgett 
  • Sebastian De Brennan
  • Celia Winnett 
  • Georgia Lewer

Academic

  • Professor Andrew Byrnes (UNSW)
  • Bar Association staff member: Roshana Wikramanayake

Industrial, Employment, Health & Safety

  • Bruce Hodgkinson SC (chair)
  • Yaseen Shariff (secretary)
  • John Fernon SC
  • Mark Gibian SC
  • Anthony Britt
  • Bruce Miles
  • Oshie Fagir
  • Jaye Alderson
  • Vanja Bulut
  • Lucy Saunders
  • Maurice Baroni
  • Bar Association staff member: Alastair McConnachie

Innovation & Technology Committee

  • Michael Green SC (Chair) 
  • Greg Waugh SC 
  • Beth Oliak 
  • James King 
  • Talitha Fishburn
  • Emma Beechey 
  • Anton Hughes 
  • James Mack 
  • Sonia Stewart 
  • Wen Wu
  • Bar Association staff member: Ting Lim

Legal Aid Committee 

  • Dean Jordan SC (Chair)
  • Tim Game SC 
  • Mark Dennis SC 
  • Alex Radojev 
  • David Price 
  • Ashok Kumar
  • Greg Bullard 
  • Sharyn Hall 
  • Emmanuel Kerkyasharian
  • Michelle Swift 
  • Clyllyn Sperling 
  • Rose Khalilizadeh 
  • Stephen Lawrence 
  • Scott Fraser
  • Nathan Steel
  • Talia Epstein
  • Bar Association staff member: Roshana Wikramanayake

New Barristers Committee

  • James Mack 
  • Brendan Jones 
  • Nick Roucek 
  • Wen Wu
  • Stephen Ryan
  • Emily Graham
  • Louise Hulmes
  • Geoff Farland
  • David Birch
  • Corrie Goodhand 
  • Kayt Hogan
  • Trish Hoff (Clerk)
  • Michelle Kearns (Clerk)
  • Bar Association staff member: Bali Kaur

Practice Development Committee

  • Elizabeth Cheeseman SC (Chair)
  • Ian Hemmings SC 
  • Michelle Painter SC 
  • David Thomas SC
  • Christopher Freeman 
  • Peter Lowe
  • William Edwards
  • Robert Carey 
  • Philip Wallis 
  • Stephanie Patterson
  • Victoria O’Halloran 
  • Geoff Farland 
  • Sonia Stewart 
  • Michele Kearns (clerk) 
  • Paul Walker (clerk)
  • Bar Association staff member: Alastair McConnachie

Wellbeing Committee

  • Kylie Nomchong SC (Chair)
  • Peter McGrath SC 
  • Patrick Griffin SC 
  • Kevin Connor SC 
  • Todd Alexis SC 
  • Mark Dempsey SC 
  • Tim Castle
  • Kellie Edwards 
  • Elizabeth James
  • Theresa Baw
  • Chris Tam
  • Bar Association staff member: Chris Winslow

PCC #1

  • Edward Muston SC (Co-Chair)
  • Kate Morgan SC (Co-Chair)
  • Timothy Game SC
  • Anthony McInerney SC
  • Matthew Darke SC
  • Vanessa Whittaker SC
  • Michael Izzo SC
  • Peter Russell
  • Kieran Ginges
  • Madeleine Avenell
  • Jennifer Single
  • Reg Graycar
  • Daniel Klineberg
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Jonathan Clark
  • Surya Palaniappan

PCC #2

  • Richard Weinstein SC (Chair)
  • Wendy Abraham QC
  • Tod Alexis SC
  • Ingmar Taylor SC
  • Nick Kidd SC
  • David McLure SC
  • Simon Buchen SC
  • Anna Mitchelmore SC
  • Richard Sergi
  • Justin Young
  • Mark Seymour
  • Donna Young
  • Scott Aspinall
  • Nicholas Broadbent
  • Rob Ranken
  • Nick Kelly
  • Julia Roy
  • Courtney Ensor
  • Jocelyn Williams

PCC #3

  • Dr Ruth Higgins SC (Chair)
  • David Williams SC
  • Gail Furness SC
  • Peter McGrath SC
  • Nicholas Owens SC
  • Sheila Kaur-Bains
  • Peter Newton
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • Patricia Lane
  • Andrea Zahra
  • Andrew Fox
  • James Emmett
  • Andrea Petrie
  • Sophie Callan
  • Yaseen Shariff
  • Clarissa Amato
  • Jonathan Kay Hoyle
  • Nick Kirby
  • Stephanie Patterson
  • Brendan Lim

PCC #4

  • Andrew Bell SC (Chair)
  • Michael McHugh
  • Angus Stewart
  • Mark Anderson
  • Andrew Naylor
  • Nicholas Eastman
  • Michelle England
  • Nick Kabilafkas
  • Ben Kremer
  • Lisa Doust
  • Trent Glover
  • Robert Yezerski
  • Greg Antipas
  • Jill Gatland
  • Amy Douglas-Baker

Examination Working Party

  • Richard Weinstein SC (chair)
  • Patrick Griffin SC
  • Michael Hall SC
  • Andrew Pickles SC
  • Edward Muston SC
  • Wendy Abraham QC
  • Sandrah Foda
  • Hamish Bevan
  • Elisabeth Peden
  • Peter Maddigan
  • Ross Glover
  • Daniel Klineberg
  • Nicholas Broadbent
  • Michelle Swift
  • Julia Roy

Bar Association staff member

Bali Kaur

Bar Practice Course Director

  • Gillian Mahony

Senior Counsel Selection Committee 2017

Committee members

  • Arthur Moses SC
  • Tim Game SC
  • Anthony Bartley SC
  • Wendy Abraham QC
  • Adrian Galasso SC
  • Kelly Rees SC
  • The Hon Catherine Branson QC
  • Ms Lindsay Cane (non-legal member)

Professional Indemnity Insurance Working Group

Garry Rich SC

Secretary

Kim Kemp

Commercial Law Section

Convenor

Andrew Bell SC 

Secretary

Michael Izzo 

Public Law Section

Convenor

Neil Williams SC

Secretaries

Stephen Free & Katherine Richardson

Court committees and working parties

Our representatives on Supreme Court committees

Rule Committee

  • Carol Webster SC

Uniform Rules Committee

  • Carol Webster SC

Common Law Civil Users Group

  • Eugene Romaniuk SC
  • Lorna McFee

Probate User's Group

  • Mark Willmott

Court of Criminal Appeal / Crime User Group

  • Stephen Odgers SC

Legal Profession Admission Board

  • Garry McGrath SC
  • Margaret Allars SC

Our representatives on District Court committees

Rule Committee

  • Paresh Khandhar

Civil Business Committee

  • Eugene Romaniuk SC
  • Larry King SC

Criminal Business Committee

  • Rose Khalilizadeh

Our representatives on Local Court committees

Rule Committee

  • Lisa-Claire Hutchinson

Local Court Downing Centre User Forum

  • John-Paul Redmond

Our representatives on other NSW court committees / user groups

Land and Environment Court

  • Clifford Ireland

Industrial Relations Commission

  • Yaseen Shariff

Workers Compensation Commission

  • Ross Stanton

Our representatives on NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) fora

Occupational Division Consultative Forum: Carol Webster SC

  • Guardianship Division Consultative Forum: Irving Wallach
  • Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division Consultative Forum: Brenda Tronson
  • Our representatives on Federal Circuit Court NSW User Groups 
  • Family Law Sydney Wollongong User Group – John Longworth
  • Family Law Parramatta User Group - Robyn Druitt and Lynette Judge
  • Migration (Judicial Review) User Group – Patrick Knowles

Industrial Law User Group – Bruce Hodgkinson SC; Yaseen Shariff (alternate)

Educational institutions

Our representatives on educational institutions

Law Extension Committee (University of Sydney)

  • Tony O'Brien
  • Janet Oakley

University of New South Wales Faculty of Law

  • Anne Healey

University of Western Sydney External Law Advisory Committee

  • Robert O'Neill

University of Wollongong Faculty of Law Visiting Committee

  • Bruce Collins QC

Statutory appointments

Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

From time to time barristers are appointed as members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Those appointed are statutory office holders pursuant to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (Cth). For a full current list of all members of the AAT including barristers, please refer to the AAT website.

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal

From time to time barristers are appointed as members of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). These appointments are made by the attorney general and minister for justice under the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 ,and as such those appointed are statutory office holders. For a full current list of all members of NCAT including barristers, please refer to the NCAT website.

NSW Council of Law Reporting

  • Mark Brabazon SC
  • Garry Rich SC
  • Professor Margaret Allars SC
  • Todd Marskell
  • Sophie Callan