find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Two judges join the NSW Supreme Court bench

Two judges join the NSW Supreme Court bench


Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton has announced the appointment of two judges to the NSW Supreme Court.

Crown Advocate Natalie Adams SC and barrister Anthony Payne SC will join the Supreme Court bench, with Mr Payne also sitting as a Judge of Appeal.

Ms Adams and Mr Payne fill the retirement vacancies of Justice Peter Hidden and Justice Arthur Emmett.

Ms Adams has practised in criminal law for the past 27 years, as a solicitor from 1989 and as a barrister from 2001. She was appointed as the Crown Advocate in 2011 and took silk in 2012. 

“Ms Adams brings criminal law expertise to the bench, having served as a Crown Prosecutor for almost a decade, and now as the state’s Crown Advocate,” said Attorney-General Upton.

Mr Payne has acted in commercial litigation, and government on international commercial law matters during his 20-year career as a barrister.

He became a barrister in 1995 and was appointed as senior counsel in 2008. He served as Commonwealth Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and was elected to the NSW Bar Council, and served as Chairman of the Finance Investment and Audit, and Education committees. 

“Mr Payne’s professional experience in high-profile commercial litigation will ensure civil justice continues to be served in the NSW Supreme Court,” said Attorney-General Upton.

Ms Adams’s appointment will take effect on and from 5 April, and Mr Payne will start on 30 March. 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Two judges join the NSW Supreme Court bench
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...