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Bret Walker SC was called to the NSW Bar in 1979 and took silk in 1993. He primarily works on appellant matters across a variety of legal areas, appearing regularly in the High Court. Out of the courtroom, he has served as President of the Law Council of Australia and President of The New South Wales Bar Association. He is currently the nominee of the New South Wales Bar Association on the Legal Services Council, the new body responsible for the Uniform Law regulation of NSW and Victorian practitioners. During 2011-2014, he was Australia’s inaugural Independent National Security Legislation Monitor with a focus on counter-terrorist legislation and its operation.