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The Chief Justice today announced the appointment of 25 Senior Counsel.

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria Anne Ferguson today announced the appointment of 25 new Senior Counsel:

Richard Jon Harris
Sharon Elizabeth Lacy
Helen Dellidis
John Robert Gurr
Dean Giustin Guidolin
Kylie Marie Evans
Luke Andrew Merrick
Travis Penleigh Mitchell
Paul George Liondas
Simon Thomas Pitt
Peter Edward O’Farrell
Hamish Lamont Redd
Matthew John Follett
Gabrielle Crafti
Kateena Anne O’Gorman
Tamieka Spencer Bruce
Richard Henry Stanley
Barnaby Charles Chessell
John Richard Martin Tracey
Liam Tamas Brown
Fiona Clare Spencer
Catherine Alice Boston
Christopher Robert Brown
Shaun Edward Gladman
Rishi Narendrakumar Nathwani

Chief Justice Ferguson said the 2023 Silks were chosen from 80 applicants (59 men and 21 women) after a thorough consultation with the Victorian Bar, the broader profession, the Legal Services Commissioner and the judiciary.

“Once again, our newest Silks represent a range of backgrounds and areas of practice, and are highly regarded leaders in their fields,” the Chief Justice said. 

“Being appointed Senior Counsel is a significant accomplishment. It recognises each person’s skill, integrity, independence and standing in the profession. It is the expectation of the profession and the judiciary that the new Silks will provide outstanding service to the administration of justice and be true leaders in every sense of the word. I warmly congratulate each and every one of them.”

There will be a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court to welcome the new Silks in the Banco Court on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 at 9.15am. The proceedings will be web streamed and available to view live and on-demand.

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Published on 18 October 2023