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NSW Supreme Court welcomes 2 new judges

Two senior counsel have joined the equity division of the NSW Supreme Court, bringing with them 60 years of collective experience.

user iconNaomi Neilson 18 December 2023 Big Law
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Ian Pike SC and James Hmelnitsky SC, both highly renowned in commercial and corporate dispute practices, were appointed to replace Justice Stephen Robb and Justice Trish Henry.

Attorney-General Michael Daley said the appointments would uphold the court’s “forum for the resolution of commercial disputes”.


“The appointment of two such experienced senior counsel to the court’s equity division will only add to that reputation. I congratulate them both on their appointments,” Mr Daley said.

“I would also like to thank Justice Robb and Justice Henry for their dedicated service and wish them both the very best for their futures.”

Mr Pike, who runs one of the largest commercial and corporations law practices at the NSW Bar, is known for his technical ability and practical, common-sense approach to commercial dispute resolution.

Mr Hmelnitsky practised as an attorney in New York before coming to the NSW Bar in 2001 and has since represented a wide range of corporate, private and government clients in revenue, commercial and administrative law matters before state and territory courts.

Justices Robb and Henry will retire in February 2024.