Doyles Guide Recognises Kate Richardson SC and Danielle Forrester

25 August 2021

Banco Chambers congratulates Kate Richardson SC and Danielle Forrester on their recent listing in Doyles Guide to Leading Administrative and Public Law Barristers in Australia.

Kate has extensive experience in a range of private and public law litigation and has appeared in the High Court, NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Federal Court, the Land and Environment Court as well as a range of quasi-judicial and administrative tribunals. In public law, Kate acts for both private parties and federal and state Ministers and agencies in administrative and constitutional cases. She argued the same-sex marriage/plebiscite case in the High Court. She regularly acts for the Attorney-General of NSW in the Supreme Court of NSW. In the Federal Court, she acts for major corporations, such as Facebook, Qantas and NAB, and on behalf of regulators.

Danielle is an experienced junior counsel adept in commercial, regulatory, and public and administrative law matters. In public and administrative law matters, Danielle has been briefed led and unled to advise and appear in matters involving difficult questions of constitutional law and statutory construction. She has appeared led in the High Court, most recently for the Director -General of National Archives in the “Palace Letters” case, and has advised and appeared in migration matters, and regulatory proceedings of all kinds involving judicial review applications and constitutional law issues. Danielle has also recently appeared in appeal proceedings in the ACT Court of Appeal in proceedings under the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth) associated with the prosecution of Bernard Collaery.