The Members and staff of List A congratulate Chris Archibald SC, Dr Andrew Hanak SC, Dr Catherine Button SC and Dr Michael Rush SC on their appointments as Senior Counsel on 29 November 2018.

Christopher Archibald SC practises in a wide range of commercial matters, including competition and consumer law, insolvency, property, banking and insurance. He joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2005.

Dr Andrew Hanak SC practises in commercial law.  He has substantial experience at both trial and appellate level in superior courts and statutory tribunals.  He also accepts domestic and international briefs in commercial arbitration disputes. He joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2000.

Dr Catherine Button SC practises in corporations, commercial, insolvency and tax law.  She appears in the Supreme Court (trial division and Court of Appeal) and the Federal Court, both as leading counsel and as junior counsel.  Catherine has particular experience in contract disputes (including disputes arising from joint ventures), class actions and regulatory matters. She joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2007.

Dr Michael Rush SC practises predominantly in the area of commercial law.  He also has extensive experience in large-scale representative proceedings and general appellate work.  He has appeared in the High Court on a number of occasions and regularly appears in the Supreme Court and Federal Court. He joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2006.

The appointments of Chris, Andrew, Catherine and Michael further enhance List A’s reputation as Australia’s leading list of commercial and public law barristers, with 54 Silks and 81 junior barristers.