The Victorian Bar welcomes the appointment of 25 of its members as Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, the Honourable Anne Ferguson.
Victorian Bar President Dr Matt Collins QC said “The new senior counsel reflect the breadth of skills and outstanding talent at our Bar.
“The new silks build upon the professionalism and diversity of the modern Bar at its most senior levels. The Victorian Bar has more than 2,100 members providing legal expertise and independent advocacy across many areas including criminal, commercial, tax, family, human rights and common law.
“The Victorian Bar is increasingly culturally diverse: 15 per cent of barristers were born overseas in more than 30 countries; members speak more than 30 languages; women now comprise more than 29 per cent of Victorian barristers; more than 40 per cent of barristers under 15 years’ call are women; and more women barristers are earning higher incomes.
“We thank Chief Justice Ferguson, her Court and senior members of the profession for their valued work and commitment in the process of appointing senior counsel.”
Victoria’s newest silks are:
William Lye OAM
P Justin Hannebery
Dr Andrew Hanak
Dr Catherine Button
Dr Michael Rush