Brian Knox SC



From August 2016 Barrister and Senior Counsel, Waratah Chambers Sydney
2005- July 2016 Judge, District Court NSW (civil, criminal, childcare appeals)
2004 NSW Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor
2003 Crown Prosecutor
1989 –2002 Barrister then Senior Counsel

5th Floor, Wentworth Chambers (’89 –‘95);

44th Floor, Edmund Barton Chambers (’95-’02)

1987– 1989 Commonwealth Director of Legal Services Australian Government Solicitor (NSW)
1983-1986 Principal Registrar (Chief Executive) Family Court of Australia
1976-1983 Barrister and Solicitor; Litigation Partner Dobson Mitchell and Allport, Hobart, Tasmania
1974 – 1976 Senior Legal Officer then Principal Legal Officer Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
1972 – 1973 Assistant Secretary and research officer, Senate Select Committee on Securities and Exchange
1970 – 1971 Commonwealth Parliamentary Library Editor, Commonwealth Parliamentary Handbook

Professional Appointments

2002 – 2005 NSW Bar Assn Criminal Law Committee
1997 – 2003 NSW Bar Assn Professional Conduct Committees
1994 – 2005 Mediator, NSW Supreme Court
1993 – 1994 Member (P/T), C’wealth Refugee Review Tribunal
1983 Chairman (P/T), C’wealth Security Appeals Tribunal
1980 – 1983 Secretary, Tasmanian Bar Association


BA., LLB Australian National University
MPA Harvard University (JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy)
Californian Supreme Court. Judicial Education Programme
U.S. Institute of Court


Court Administrator’s Programme