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Congratulations

Senior Counsel appointments

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Bernard Coles QC, has announced the barristers who have been appointed as Senior Counsel (SC) in 2012. Included in the list are five UNSW Law alumni.

The Faculty extends our warmest congratulations to:

Dean Jordan
Forbes Chambers
Dean Jordan began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 14 February 1997. His principal areas of practice are administrative law, criminal law, inquests and commissions of inquiry, local government/environmental law, migration and occupational health and safety prosecution. He has been a member of the Bar Association’s Legal Aid Committee. [LLB (University of NSW); B Music (NSW Conservatorium of Music)].

Katherine Louise Eastman
6th Floor St James Hall Chambers
Kate Eastman began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 27 February 1998.  Her principal areas of practice are human rights, with a particular focus on discrimination and employment law, along with health profession, disciplinary work and administrative law. Kate has been a member of the Bar Association’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunity committees for a number of years, and has also served on a professional conduct committee. Kate was also a founder of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, and received the 2004 Law and Justice Foundation Justice Award for her contribution to pro bono work. [BA LLB (University of NSW); LLM (University of Technology Sydney); LLM (University of London); Diploma of International Human Rights Law (European University Institute)]

Kelly Anne Rees
Seven Wentworth
Kelly Rees began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 7 August 1998. Her principal areas of practice are commercial law, inquiries, insurance litigation and professional negligence. In 2008 Kelly acted as counsel assisting the Garling Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals. Kelly is a former member of the Bar Association’s Young Barristers Committee and has participated in the Bar Practice Course for a number of years.  [BComm LLB (University of NSW); BComm LLM (Cambridge University)]

Sarah Elizabeth Pritchard
11 Wentworth/Selborne
Dr Sarah Pritchard began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 26 February 1999. Her principal areas of practice are administrative law, commercial law, international law, local government/environmental law and native title. Dr Pritchard has been a member of the Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee since its establishment in 2006, and is currently the chair of that committee. She is also a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Indigenous Legal Issues Committee, and has been a member of the Legal Aid NSW Human Rights Committee and a judicial member of the Equal Opportunity Division of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal. [BA LLB (University of NSW); BA LLM, Dr IUR (University of Tubingen)]

Natalie Jane Adams
Crown Advocate’s Chambers
Natalie Adams began practising at the New South Wales Bar on 23 February 2001. She is the current NSW crown advocate, being appointed to that position on 28 November 2011. Prior to that appointment Natalie worked as a crown prosecutor and at the private bar. [BEc LLB (University of Sydney); LLM (University of NSW)]