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Sydney Law School Alumni Appointments to Senior Counsel (SC)



30 September 2009

The Sydney Law School would like to congratulate the following alumni on their appointment to Senior Counsel (SC) (in no particular order):

  • Janet Manuell - LLB 1985

Janet Susan Manuell began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 9 February 1990. Janet has been a New South Wales Public Defender since 2007. Between 2001 and 2004 she served as a Legal Officer with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in The Hague.

  • Michael Christie - LLB 1982, LLM 1988

Michael Christie began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 12 March 1991. Michael's major areas of practice are commercial law and equity, primarily in proceedings involving building and construction. Michael has represented the New South Wales Bar Association on the Legal Practitioners' Admission Board Examinations Committee since 2006 and taught in the LLM programme at the University of Sydney Law School for a number of years. He has been a regular contributor to various legal texts, journals and looseleaf services.

  • Michael Meek - LLB 1986

Michael Kingsley Meek began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 7 February 1992. Michael's major area of practice is estate and trust law. Michael has been involved in legal education at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney and the College of Law, and has been a contributor to various legal publications for a number of years.

  • Judith Rees - LLB 1976

Judith Anne Rees began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 13 September 1993. Anne's major area of practice is family law. Anne has been the New South Wales barrister representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia since 1998.

  • Shereef Habib - LLB 1989

Shereef Habib began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 9 February 1995. Shereef's major areas of practice are commercial law, equity, banking law and transportation law.

  • Robert Bromwich - LLM 1993

Robert James Bromwich began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 18 September 1995. Robert's major areas of practice include criminal and civil fraud,

administrative law and trade practices. He has worked as a Crown Prosecutor, isa member of the New South Wales Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee and is a legal member of the disciplinary tribunal for the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

  • James Lockhart - LLB 1988

James Robert John Lockhart began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 13 February 1996. James' major area of practice is commercial law, including trade practices/competition law, corporations law and equity. James is a member of a Professional Conduct Committee.

  • Robert Dick - LLB 1990, LLM 1996

Robert Andrew Dick began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 9 August 1996. Robert's major area of practice is commercial law, focusing on company law, insurance and insolvency, competition law, contracts and equity. Robert is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association's Practice Management Committee.

  • Laura Wells - LLM 2002

Laura Kathleen Wells began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 26 August 1996. Laura is a New South Wales Public Defender. Laura has previously worked as a Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales and Queensland, and was Director of the Criminal Law Review Division, New South Wales Attorney General's Department, in 2006‐07. Laura is a member of the Association's Criminal Law Committee.

  • Peter Brereton - LLB 1992

Peter John Brereton began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 14 February 1997. Peter's principal area of practice is general civil litigation, predominantly in commercial law and equity. He has appeared in Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings and was involved in the Special Commission of Inquiry into James Hardie as junior counsel. Peter has taught as a tutor in law at the University of Sydney and the University of London.

  • Richard Lancaster - LLB 1993

Richard Paul Llewellyn Lancaster began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 14 February 1997. Richard practices in a number of areas including administrative law, commercial law, constitutional law, defamation, environmental and planning law, equity and trusts and trade practices law. Richard is a current member of Bar Council and the Association's Human Rights Committee, and has been a member of a Professional Conduct Committee. He is also the editor of the Australian Law Reports.

  • Mark Richmond - LLB 1981, LLM 1996

Mark Richmond began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 8 August 1997. Mark's major area of practice is taxation law. Mark has regularly presented papers on aspects of tax law at various seminars and has, for a number of years, lectured on stamp duty at the University of Sydney. Mark has been a member of the Association's Taxation Committee. Mark is co-teaching Stamp Duties as part of the Sydney Law School's 2010 Postgraduate Program.

Information courtesy of the New South Wales Bar Association


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