Alumnus appointed to NSW Court of Appeal

19 September 2008

The Sydney Law School would like to extend its congratulations to its alumnus, Mr Robert Macfarlan QC (BA 1971, LLB 1974) on his appointment to the New South Wales Court of Appeal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The Attorney-General, The Hon. John Hatzistergos MLC (BEc 1982, LLB 1983) in appointing Mr Macfarlan stated, "Mr Macfarlan has practised across all jurisdictions in NSW during his 31 years at the Bar and has a wealth of experience in commercial fields.

"He has appeared in many significant and complex cases and recently represented the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in proceedings against directors of the failed company, One.Tel."

Mr Macfarlan served on the Council of the NSW Bar Association and in 1986, at the age of 36, became one of the youngest barristers to be appointed Queen's Counsel.

His appointment took effect on 8th September 2008 and he joins another alumnus, The Hon. Justice James Allsop, appointed as President of the Court of Appeal earlier in the year.

Mr Macfarlan is married to Sydney Law School alumna and Honorary Lecturer, Nicole Abadee (BA 1988, LLB 1990).

Contact: Greg Sherington

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