Supreme Court of New South Wales

Speeches by current judges

Banco ceremonial sitting
Conferences, seminars and occasional lectures

In addition to hearing and determining cases, the Court’s judicial officers actively contribute to the ongoing professional development of the legal community domestically and abroad. Their contributions encompass activities such as presenting papers and speeches at conferences and seminars, and giving occasional lectures at educational institutions. 


Judges of Appeal




The Hon. Justice Julie Ward (President)


The Hon. Justice Anthony Meagher


The Hon. Justice Fabian Gleeson


The Hon. Justice Mark Leeming


​​The Hon. Justice Anthony Payne


The Hon. Justice Richard White


The Hon. Justice Anna Mitchelmore (PDF, 145.2 KB)(PDF, 145.2 KB)


The Hon. Justice Jeremy Kirk (PDF, 120.9 KB)


The Hon. Justice Christine Adamson (PDF, 62.8 KB)


The Hon. Justice Kristina Stern (PDF, 120.9 KB) | Link to video of welcome ceremony






Chief Judge at Common Law




The Hon. Justice Ian Harrison


Chief Judge in Equity




The Hon. Justice David Hammerschlag (PDF, 62.9 KB) (PDF, 62.9 KB)






Acting Judges of Appeal (in alphabetical order)




The Hon. Acting Justice John Basten



​The Hon. Acting Justice John Griffiths


​The Hon. Acting Justice Carolyn Simpson AO






​Judges




The Hon. Justice Michael Walton (PDF, 57.4 KB)


The Hon. Justice Stephen Rothman AM


The Hon. Justice Derek Price AO (PDF, 50.8 KB)


The Hon. Justice Ian Harrison


The Hon. Justice Michael Slattery AM AM (Mil) RAN


The Hon. Justice David Davies (PDF, 54.4 KB)



The Hon. Justice Michael Ball


The Hon. Justice Peter Garling RFD


The Hon. Justice John Sackar


The Hon. Justice Ashley Black


The Hon. Justice James Stevenson


The Hon. Justice Stephen Campbell


The Hon. Justice Richard Button (PDF, 56.2 KB)


The Hon. Justice Geoff Lindsay AM


The Hon. Justice Francois Kunc


The Hon. Justice Stephen Robb (PDF, 47.9 KB)


The Hon. Justice Robertson Wright


The Hon. Justice Peter Hamill


The Hon. Justice Helen Wilson (PDF, 40.6 KB)


The Hon. Justice Des Fagan (PDF, 49.6 KB)



The Hon. Justice Natalie Adams (PDF, 65.5 KB)


The Hon. Justice Julia Lonergan (PDF, 62.0 KB)


The Hon. Justice Guy Parker (PDF, 83.4 KB)


The Hon. Justice Kelly Rees (PDF, 71.9 KB)



​​The Hon. Justice Lea Armstrong (PDF, 69.2 KB)


The Hon. Justice Trish Henry  (PDF, 57.5 KB)



The Hon. Justice Mark Ierace (PDF, 68.8 KB)


The Hon. Justice Richard Cavanagh (PDF, 145.2 KB)



The Hon. Justice Kate Williams (PDF, 126.3 KB)


The Hon. Justice Hament Dhanji


The Hon. Justice Elisabeth Peden


The Hon. Justice Michael Meek



The Hon. Justice Dina Yehia (PDF, 141.0 KB)Link to video of welcome ceremony


​The Hon. Justice Nicholas Chen | Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice Sarah McNaughton (PDF, 120.1 KB)Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice Richard Weinstein (PDF, 97.1 KB)Link to video of welcome ceremony



The Hon. Justice Deborah Sweeney (PDF, 102.5 KB)Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice Scott Nixon (PDF, 127.8 KB)Link to video of welcome ceremony


​The Hon. Justice Anthony McGrath (pending)  |  Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice Sarah Huggett (pending) I Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice Ian Pike (pending) I Link to video of welcome ceremony


The Hon. Justice James Hmelnitsky  (PDF, 134.3 KB)






Acting Judges


The Hon. Acting Justice Elkaim


The Hon. Acting Justice R A Hulme


The Hon. Acting Justice Monika Schmidt AM










Last updated:

15 Feb 2024

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