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Bar Chambers - Barristers' Chambers

Bar Chambers was established in 1964 as the first Barristers' Chambers at the South Australian Independent Bar. It is now one of the largest Chambers in Adelaide, comprising 16 members. The names of the members of Bar Chambers can be found by clicking on list of members.

There are members of Bar Chambers who are prepared to accept instructions in most areas of practice. Details about the individual members of Chambers and the areas of practice in which they are prepared to accept briefs can be found by clicking on the name of the member of Chambers in the list of Members.

The areas of practice in which members of Bar Chambers are prepared to accept briefs can be found in the Areas of Expertise.

If you wish to contact Bar Chambers or a specific member of Bar Chambers please go to the Contact Us page.

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Bar Chambers - Location

Bar Chambers is located in the Adelaide legal precinct. It is conveniently located close to the South Australian Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court and Children's Court and abuts the new Federal Court complex.

To obtain a location map click here.

Bar Chambers - The Building

Bar Chambers was built in 1866 originally as a house for William Cooper, public servant. It is constructed of bluestone rubble with restrained stuccoed detail and red brick trim. Various additions and alterations have been made to the building to accommodate its members, library and administrative staff. The building is listed in the City of Adelaide Heritage Plaques Project and is also entered in the Register of the Australian Heritage Commission National Estate.

This Web Site

This web site is produced by Bar Chambers. A set of Chambers has no collective legal identity of any kind and all barristers practising at Bar Chambers are self-employed individuals. By agreement of the barristers practising at Bar Chambers, this web site has been prepared for information purposes only.

Legal Advice

Under the Barristers' Rules, members of Bar Chambers, as individual lawyers, may only give advice to a particular person on a specific matter or case if instructed to do so by a solicitor.

Previous Members

*The Hon H E Zelling QC1 (Co-founder) 1964 - 1978 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon C J Legoe QC (Co-founder) 1964 - 1978 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon R R Millhouse QC 1964 - 1982 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Prof M Detmold 1965 - 1968  
*The Hon A K Sangster QC 1965 - 1970 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
*The Hon R F Mohr 1966 - 1970 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Mr B H Burns 1970 - 1972 Former Judge of the District Court of SA and
Deputy President of the Commonwealth
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
*Mr F Boylan 1971 - 1972 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr A V Russell QC 1971 - 1980 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr M Noblet 1971 - 1973 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
*Mr A Hodge 1971 - 1975  
The Hon Justice M David 1973 - 1994 Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon D N Angel QC 1975 - 1989 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of NT
Mr C H Cocks 1975 - 1975  
Mr A S Martin 1975 - 2003  
His Honour Judge S W Tilmouth QC 1975 - 1977 Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr N J W Birchall 1975 - 1979 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr G R Noble 1976 - 1979  
Mr D F Bright 1976 - 1988 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
*The Hon P J Rice QC 1976 - 1983 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of NT
The Hon H C Williams QC 1977 - 1995 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Mr Brendan M Burley 1977 - 1987 Former Master of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon J W von Doussa QC 1978 - 1981 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
and the Federal Court of Australia
*The Hon J W Perry 1980 - 1988 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon K P Duggan QC 1980 - 1989 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon Justice T A Gray 1982 - 2000 Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Mr Martin Hoile 1982 - 2010  
The Hon B M Debelle QC 1983 - 1990 Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Mr Stephen Apps 1987 - 2008  
Mr D E Clayton QC 1988 - 2003 Former Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr S T Lane 1989 - 2003  
The Hon C M Branson QC 1989 - 1994 Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia; Former Human Rights Commissioner
The Hon Justice J R Sulan 1990 - 1997 Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon Justice Melissa A Perry 1992 - 2006 Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney
Mr I C Robertson 1994 - 2006  
Mr M G Evans QC 1994 - 2004  
Mr Nigel Wilson2 1995 - 2010  
The Hon Justice M F Blue 1996 - 2011 Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon Justice K Nicholson 1997 - 2003 Former Judge of the District Court of SA; Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
Mr M L Abbott QC 2000 - 2007  
His Honour Judge S A Millsteed 2003 - 2004 Judge of the District Court of SA
Mr H R Hassan 2004 - 2005  
Ms Sophie Downey 2006 - 2014  

(* deceased)
(1 not a member)
(2 Associate member)