Francois Salama attains finalist nomination in Lawyers Weekly Law Awards 2024

13th Floor St James Hall would like to congratulate Francois Salama for attaining finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2024 for ‘Barrister of the Year’. The Australian Law Awards is the most highly regarded awards program across Australia, recognising excellence across the Australian legal sector. Securing a place as a finalist is widely […]

Jane Needham SC appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

13th Floor St James Hall would to like congratulate Jane Needham SC on her appointment today as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Ms Needham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney, in […]

NSW Supreme Court Bicentenary

The Ceremonial Sitting to mark the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales was held on Friday, 17 May 2024 in the Banco Court. Speakers included the Chief Justice of NSW, the Attorney General of NSW, the President of the NSW Bar Association, the President of the Law Society of NSW and an […]

The NSW Bar Association Celebrates 50 Years at the Bar with Mr Terence K Tobin KC

On 23 February 2024, The NSW Bar Association celebrated barristers who had practised at the NSW Bar for 50 years. The Honourable Justice Bell, Chief Justice of NSW, presented certificates to those barristers in recognition of their contribution to the profession and to public life. Mr Tobin KC joined the company of the following learned […]

Simon Chapple Appointed Senior Counsel

13th Floor St James Hall would like to congratulate Simon Chapple on his appointment to Senior Counsel today. Simon commenced practice at the NSW Bar on 1 October 2010. He has a general equity practice, with a focus on succession, real property, and protective law. Prior to coming to the Bar, Simon worked at Freehills […]

Doyle’s Guide 2023

13 St James Hall wishes to congratulate the following Floor members who have been listed in the Doyle’s rankings: Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – New South Wales 2023 Preeminent – Jane Needham SC   Leading – Michael Willmott SC Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – New South Wales 2023 Preeminent […]

Susan Phillips involvement in Wirangu Determination at Streaky Bay

Susan Phillips was one of the counsel involved in a recent Federal Court decision which recognized the Wirangu people have native title over part of their traditional lands on South Australia’s west coast. Susan was also counsel to parties involved in a successful joint claim by the Nauo and Wirangu people for land from Port […]

Doyle’s Guide 2022

13 St James Hall wishes to congratulate the following Floor members who have been listed in the Doyle’s rankings:  Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – Australia, 2022 Leading – Jane Needham SC Recommended – Michael Willmott SC Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – Australia, 2022 Preeminent – Simon Chapple Recommended – […]