Terence Tobin KC
Terence Tobin KC was called to the Bar in Sydney in 1973 and took Silk in 1985.
Terry has a general common law practice specialising in defamation. Before taking Silk, he was often junior to TEF Hughes KC and, from the Melbourne Bar, McPhee KC and Woods Lloyd KC.
After taking Silk in 1985, Terry appeared in various trials in Sydney and Canberra (the proceedings by Costello and Abbott and their wives against Random House). As well as several Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry (represented the Department of Health in the Chelmsford Royal Commission and was counsel assisting the Garling enquiry which reported on the New South Wales public hospital system in 2008).
Between 2004 and 2007 Terry acted for the liquidator in the Bell case in Perth which was the largest commercial litigation conducted at that time (and probably since) in Australia.
Terry continues to practice at the Sydney Bar, and interstate in Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia, and is an accredited mediator.
Terry published with Michael Sexton SC the NSW Solicitor-General; Australian Defamation Law and Practice.
In 2005 Terry became a trustee of The University of Notre Dame Australia, Deputy Chancellor in 2008 and Chancellor in 2011. In 2014 he also became an International Regent of Bethlehem University in Palestine, one of several West Bank universities.
Peter Taylor SC
Peter graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1974 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and was made Senior Counsel in New South Wales in 1993. Peter was the Chair of the New South Wales Bar Association Advocacy Committee from 1996 to 2000 and a member of the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales from 1994 to 2008.
From 1994 until 2005 Peter was the General Editor of Ritchie’s NSW Supreme Court Practice. Since 2005, he has been the General Editor of Ritchie’s NSW Uniform Civil Procedure.
In 2006 Peter was appointed as a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Ventry Gray graduated with a LL.M (V.U.W.), was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1985 and appears regularly in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court and appeals therefrom, including some leading cases in revenue, equity and trusts law. He has addressed specialist seminars in his areas of expertise.
Kate was admitted to the Bar in 1992 and has practised in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including general commercial and trade practices, constitutional law, equity, criminal and administrative law. Prior to her admission to the Bar, she was an advocate solicitor with the Aboriginal Legal Service, practising in criminal law before many different courts, including Children’s Court matters. Kate then served as an Associate to Justice Mary Gaudron, in the High Court of Australia. She is the author of several published papers on legal matters. She has a BA LLB from the University of New South Wales.