Our council

Members of the Council of the Forbes Society

The Hon. J L B Allsop AO, Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia
Senior Vice President The Hon Justice Geoff Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW
Junior Vice President Professor Mark Lunney – Professor of Law, University of New England
Secretary Dr Simon Chapple, Barrister.
Treasurer Carol Webster SC
Members Wendy Robinson QC, former (founding) Junior Vice President   Dr Ben Chen – Associate Lecturer University of Sydney  David Miller – partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Michael Tidball, CEO, Law Society of NSW
 Hon Executive Director Greg Tolhurst, Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association

Advisory Board


The Hon Justice Mark Leeming, Supreme Court of NSW, Court of Appeal
 Tony Cunneen, Head of Publications at St. Pius X College Chatswood  –  David Ash, Barrister
The Hon Keith Mason AC QC, former (founding) Senior Vice President; joined Adv Board in late 2017 –
Kathleen Morris – joined Adv Board in 2018 (tipstaff to Gleeson JA in 2014 and then Associate to Allsop CJ 2015-2016, now a solicitor at Clayton Utz. In 2014, with Allsop CJ, Kathleen delivered a tutorial in our series) –
 Mandy Tibbey, Barrister – joined Adv Board in 2019
Life member of the Society and Past President Emeritus Professor Bruce Kercher, Macquarie University

Obituary to  Philip Selth OAM

The following Obituary to Philip was first published in the New South Wales Bar Association, InBrief on 7 July  2020. It is reproduced with the permission of the author, Bret Walker SC. It can be found at: PHILIP ALAN SELTH OAM

Philip Selth OAM was the founding Honorary Executive Director of the Society, then variously a member of the Advisory Board and Councillor. Philip’s support for the Society and its legal history work was vital.

phillip_selth_440x295Photo courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography – one of the many history projects which Philip supported so passionately. He wrote six entries in the ADB. Click on the following link for a piece written by Philip on his experience with the ADB:    Philip Selth in the ADB 

Further Details from the NSW Bar Association are available at: VALE PHILIP ALAN SELTH OAM