Who's Who On The Nsw Supreme Court.

Sydney Morning Herald

Friday September 19, 1986

Information compiled by Karen Pakula

CHIEF JUSTICE

Sir Laurence Whistler STREET: K.C.M.G., cr.1976, K.St.J., Hon. LL.D, LL.B., Lieutenant-Governer of NSW since 1974, Chief Justice of NSW since 1974. Son of the late Sir Kenneth Street. B. July 3, 1926. Educated Cranbrook School, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar in 1951 and became a Q.C. in 1963. Married to Susan Watt on March 7, 1952. Two sons, two daughters. Clubs: Union, Royal Sydney Golf Club.

PRESIDENT

Justice Michael Donald KIRBY: C.M.G., 1983. B.A., LL.M., B.Ec.(Syd). Pres. Court of Appeal since 1984. Judge since 1984. B. March 18, 1939. Educated Fort Street Boys' High, Syd. Univ.. Solicitor NSW 1962-67. Law Firm: Hickson, Lakeman and Hollcombe. Judge of Federal Court of Aust 1983-84. Interests: work. :P JUDGES OF APPEAL

Justice Robert Marsden HOPE: Supreme Court Judge since 1969. C.M.G. 1977. Educated Shore, Syd. Uni. QC. 1960. Fellow Sydney Uni., Senator 1970-75. Chancellor Uni. of Wollongong since 1975. Chairman NSW Heritage Cl. since 1978. Married June Carter on Dec. 11, 1946. One son, two daughters. B.July 24, 1919. Interests: reading, gardening, performing arts, tennis, family and particularly.

Justice Harold Hyam GLASS: Supreme Court Judge since 1973. B.A., LL.B., B. Aug. 21, 1918. Educated Sydney Boys' High, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1948. Q.C. 1961. Married Irma Bloch on Aug. 1, 1947. Two sons.

Justice Gordon Jacob SAMUELS: Supreme Court Judge since 1972. Judge Court of Appeal since 1974. M.A. Oxon.. Head Security Appeals Tribunal since 1980. B. Aug 12, 1923. Educated University College School and Balliol College, Oxford. Chancellor Uni. of NSW since 1976. Admitted to Bar 1952. Appointed Q.C. in 1964. Married Jacqueline Kott on April 4, 1957. Two daughters. Clubs: Australian.

Justice Dennis Leslie MAHONEY: Supreme Court Judge since 1974. B.A., LL.B.. B. Dec. 26, 1924. Educated St. Patrick's College, Strathfield, Syd. Univ.. Straight to the Bar 1948. Appointed Q.C. 1961-72. Married Lesley Barnes on June 26, 1952. Interests: golf, skiing. Clubs: Aust. Golf, Australian, Tattersall's.

Justice Lancelot John PRIESTLEY: Supreme Court Judge since 1983. B.A., LL.M., B. 1931. Educated Sydney Boys' High, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1956. Appointed Q.C. in 1972. Married with five children.

Justice Michael Hudson McHUGH: Judge of Appeal and Supreme Court since 1984. B. Nov. 1, 1935. Educated Marist Bros., Newcastle. Did his Leaving Certificate at night, and the Barrister's Admission Board courses by mail. Admitted to the Bar in 1961. Appointed Q.C. in 1973. Married Jeannette Goffet (Fed. MP for Phillip) on July 21, 1960. Two sons, one daughter. Clubs: Tattersall's.

CHIEF JUDGES

Justice Thomas William WADDELL: Chief Judge in Equity since March this year. Supreme Court Judge since 1974. LL.B.. Appointed Q.C in 1970. B. Feb. 2, 1923. Educated Scots College, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1950. Appointed Q.C. in 1970. Member Law Reform Commission 1970-73. Married Thea Hogg May 24, 1951. One son, one daughter. Clubs: Royal Sydney Golf.

Justice John Patrick SLATTERY: Chief Judge at Common Law since 1984. Justice of Supreme Court since 1970. LL.B. B. Aug. 4, 1918. Educated Waverley College, Sydney University. Chairman of Parole Board of NSW 1976-83. Practised as a solicitor at the Valuer General's Department before being admitted to the Bar in 1942. Appointed Q.C. in 1968. Special Commisioner, The Special Commission of Inquiry 1984. Married Margaret Miles on May 9, 1946. One son, three daughters. Interests: gardening. Clubs: Tattersall's.

JUDGES - Common Law Division

Justice Jack Austell LEE: Judge Supreme Court since 1966. B.A., LL.B. 1st Class hons. B. June 15, 1921. Educated Newcastle Boys' High, Sydney University. Admitted solicitor Supreme Court of NSW 1944; barrister, 1945. Q.C. 1961. Married with three sons and two daughters from first marriage. Interests: reading, swimming, golf, skiing. Clubs: Australasian Pioneers', Tattersall's.

Justice Alan Victor MAXWELL Jnr.: Supreme Court Judge since 1974. Son of late Justice A.V. Maxwell, C.M.G. B. July 1, 1922. Educated Knox Grammar School, SHORE, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1949. Q.C. 1968. Married Mora Dunlop on June 28, 1950. One son and two daughters. Judge presiding over Croation Conspiracy Trial 1980-81. At 11 months, it was the longest running criminal trial in Australian history. Interests: golf, surfing. Clubs: Australian, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay Surf. Lives in Rose Bay.

Justice David Albert YELDAM: Supreme Court Judge since 1974. B.A., LL.B, hons.. Judge in Admiralty 1980. B. June 6, 1929. Educated Knox Grammar School, Syd. Uni. Solicitor 1953-55. Admitted to Bar 1955. Q.C. 1973. Procurator of Presbyterian Church since 1969. Married to wife Anne on July 18, 1959. Two sons, one daughter. Interests: tennis, swimming, music, theatre. Lives at Avalon Beach.

Justice Adrian RODEN: Supreme Court Judge since 1978. Q.C. 1974. LL.B, Dip. Crim. B. Jan. 29, 1926. Educated Sydney Boys' High, Syd. Uni.. Editor Honi Soit, 1948. Admitted NSW Bar 1949. Conducted a private practice in Tanzania for 15 years. Judge District Court of NSW, 1977-78. Commissioner of NSW Law Reform Commission since 1981. Married Eva Fox on April 8, 1950. Interests: sport, bridge, gardening, music. Lives at Killarney Heights.

Justice David Anthony HUNT: Supreme Court Judge of NSW since 1979. B.A. LL.B. B. Feb. 15, 1935. Educated Knox Grammar School, Uni. of Qld. Called to the Bar 1958. Appointed Q.C. in 1975. Married Margaret East on Jan. 23, 1959. Interests: skiing, swimming, reading. Clubs: Australian (Sydney).

Justice Andrew John ROGERS: Supreme Court Judge since 1979. LL.B. Born in Hungary on Apr. 30, 1933. Educated Davos Alpine School (Switzerland), Cranbrook School, Syd. Uni.. Admitted to the Bar 1956. Appointed Q.C. in 1973. Part-time Commissioner NSW Law Reform Commission 1981. Married twice. Two daughters to first wife. Second marriage to Helen Coonan, October 2, 1983

Justice Michael Leader FOSTER: Supreme Court Judge since 1981. B.A., LL.M. B. Nov. 27, 1928. Educated C.E.P.S. (Mosman), SHORE, Syd. Uni. Admitted to Bar 1955. Appointed Q.C. 1974. Married Ruth Laws on January 6, 1960. One son, two daughters. Interests. Clubs: Australian, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Justice Thomas O'Loghlen REYNOLDS: Supreme Court Judge since 1981. LL.B. Educated Syd. Uni. B. 1931. Mayor Woollahra, 1973. Appointed Q.C. 1976. NSW Bar Council 1974-76. Married wife Jennifer on December 4, 1957.

Justice Keppel Earl ENDERBY: Supreme Court Judge since 1982. LL.B. Syd., LL.M. (Lon.) Q.C., B. June 25, 1926. Educated Dubbo High School, Syd. Uni., London Uni. Australian Attorney General, 1975. Australian Minister fo Manufacturing Industry, 1974-75; for Customs and Excise, 1975; Police and Customs, 1975; for Capital Territory and N.T. 1972-73. ALP MHR for Canberra 1974-75. Worked as solicitor in London before being admitted to the Bar in 1965. Member NSW Bar since 1976. Chairman of House of Representatives Priviledges Committee 1973-75. Married Dorothy Leaper July 17, 1964. One son, one daughter. Interests: farming, flying, sailing. Clubs: Australian Golf. Lives in Balmain.

Justice Matthew John Robert CLARKE: Supreme Court Judge since 1983. B. Aug. 24, 1935. Educated St. Edmunds College (India), Knox Grammar School, Syd. Uni. Admitted solicitor Supreme Court of NSW 1958. Called to the Bar 1959. Appointed Q.C. 1976. Married wife Rosemary on May 8, 1959. One son, two daughters. Interests: tennis, golf, cricket. Lives in Killara.

Justice Kenneth John CARRUTHERS: Supreme Court Judge since 1983. Educated Fort Street High. Admitted to the Bar 1961. Appointed Q.C. in 1978. Currently presiding over the Rex Jackson conpiracy trial.

Justice James Roland Tomson WOOD: Supreme Court Judge since 1984. Solicitor Dudley, Westgarth and Co. 1964-69. Admitted to the Bar 1970. Q.C. 1980. Law Reform Commissioner 1982-84. B. March 10, 1941. Educated Knox Grammar, Syd. Uni. B.A. 1960. LL.B. 1964. Conducted Ananda Marga Inquiry in 1985. Interests: high altitude trekking, marathons, triathlon. He lives in Pymble.

Justice Mervyn David FINLAY: Supreme Court Judge since 1984. Admitted as solicitor 1950. Sole Practice. Admitted to the Bar 1952. Appointed Q.C in 1972. Interests: jogging, marathon running. Was a member of the Australian Olympic Team at Helsinki in 1952.

Justice Rex Foster SMART: Supreme Court Judge since 1984. B. Jan 31, 1937. Single. Educated at the Uni. of NSW. LL.B. 1959. Admitted to the Bar in 1964. Appointed Q.C. in 1982.

Justice Michael Brian GROVE: Supreme Court Judge since 1985. Appointed Q.C. in 1979. LL.B. B. Oct. 12, 1938. Educated Christian Brothers High School, Lewisham, Syd. Uni.. Crown Law Office, Townsville 1961. Barrister NSW since 1962. Commissioner Legal Services Commission NSW since 1979. Married Suzanne de Beyer on September 24, 1965. Interests: gardening. Clubs: Tattersall's. Lives at Wahroonga.

Justice Peter Aloysius McINERNEY: Supreme Court Judge since 1985. Educated at St. Patrick's College, Goulburn, St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, Syd. Uni. LL.B. 1955. Admitted to the Bar 1955. Appointed Q.C. in 1974. Married with five children.

Justice Michael William CAMPBELL: Supreme Court Judge since Feb. this year. B.A., LL.M., M.A.. B. Dec 23, 1930. Educated SHORE, Syd. Uni. Admitted to Bar 1955. Appointed Q.C. in 1974. Judge of NSW Workers Compensation Commission 1975-84. Compensation Court of NSW since first est. in 1984. Married Yvonne Robin on Dec. 29, 1958. One son, two daughters. Interests: history, tennis. Clubs: University and Schools and Killara Golf.

Justice John BROWNIE: Supreme Court Judge this year June 16. Born. 1937. Educated North Sydney Boys' High, the Hay War Memorial High School, Syd. Uni.. Law firm prior to Bar: H.D McLachlan, Chilton and Co. Admitted to Bar 1970. Appointed Q.C in 1981. Served on the NSW Bar council for six years.

Justice Colin ALLEN: Supreme Court Judge this year. B. Sep. 6, 1928. Educated Sydney Boys' High, Syd. Uni. BA, LL.B (Hons. 1st Cl.). Admitted solicitor 1951. Partner Osborne, Allen and Sons. 1951. Admitted to Bar 1952. Commissioner Law Reform Commission 1969. Appointed Master of Supreme Court 1979.

Equity Division

Justice George Denys NEEDHAM: Supreme Court Judge since 1974. B.A., LL.B, (1st class hons.). Educated Canberra Grammar School, The Kings' School, Parramatta., Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar in 1949. Appointed Q.C. in 1967. Acted as senior counsel assisting the Royal Commission of 1973-74 which inquired into allegations of organised crime on NSW.

Justice Philip Ernest POWELL: Supreme Court Judge since 1977. Q.C., B.A., LL.B. B. Nov. 9, 1930. Educated Sydney Boys High, Sydney University.

Justice John Basil KEARNEY: Supreme Court Judge since 1978. LL.B. B. Dec. 11, 1921. Educated St Aloysius' College, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1947. Appointed Q.C. in 1947. Married Nona Sherlock on June 28, 1947. One son, four daughters. Interests: reading, swimming, croquet, music. Lives in Mosman.

Justice Malcolm Herbert McLELLAND: Supreme Court Judge since 1979. B.A., LL.B. hons. Q.C. B. July 5, 1937. Educated SHORE (North Syd.), Syd. Uni.. Admitted as solicitor 1961, to the Bar 1963. Married Margaret R Newell on Jan 8, 1965. Interests: tennis, sailing.

Justice David Hargraves HODGSON: Supreme Court Judge since 1983. B.A., LL.B., D.Phil.(Oxon). B. Aug. 10, 1939. Educated Sydney Grammar School, Syd. Uni., Oxford Uni.. NSW Rhodes Scholar 1962. Associate to Mr Justice Windeyer 1962. Went straight to the Bar in 1965. Appointed Q.C. 1979. Married Raewyn Land on June 27, 1964. Two sons, one daughter. Interests: tennis, running, gardening.

Justice Brian John Keith COHEN: Supreme Court Judge of NSW since 1983. B.A, LL.B.. Appointed Q.C. 1976. Master Equity Division, Supreme Court NSW 1976-83. B. Apr. 23, 1928. Educated Sydney Grammar School, The Armidale School, Syd. Uni.. Married wife Susan Best on September 28, 1957. Four sons, one daughter. Interests: golf. Clubs: University and Schools (Syd.), Elanora Country (Syd.). Lives at Roseville Chase.

Justice Peter Wolstenholme YOUNG: Supreme Court Judge since 1985. LL.B.. Appointed Q.C.in 1978. B. April 24, 1940. Educated SHORE, Syd. Uni. Admitted to the Bar 1963. Married Pamela Lyons on May 22, 1965. Interests: travel, transport history. He is an active member of the Anglican Church. He lives at Middle Cove.

Justice John Purdy BRYSON: Supreme Court Judge May 12 this year. Admitted to the Bar 1966. Appointed Q.C. Nov 1984. Born in 1937. Married with four children.

© 1986 Sydney Morning Herald

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