The Hon Barry o'Keefe


The Honourable Barry O’Keefe
LLB (Hons) (Syd)
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (02) 8204 4300

The Honourable Barry O’Keefe graduated with Honours in Law from the University of Sydney. He was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1957 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1974. He was appointed Chief Judge of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1993.

Mr O’Keefe has been President of the National Trust since 1991, Chairman of Interpol’s International Group of Experts on Corruption and Chairman of the International Anticorruption Conference. He was the Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption from 1994 to 1999, President of the NSW Bar Association, President of the Local Government Association of New South Wales and the longest serving Mayor of Mosman.

Mr O’Keefe retired from the Supreme Court in March 2004 and joined Clayton Utz as a Consultant, where he specialises in commercial and construction law and probity matters. He has an Order of Australia, a Centenary Medal, and was appointed a Freeman of the City of London in 1991.  The Sydney School of Law was delighted to appoint Mr O’Keefe as an adjunct professor in 2006.  Mr O’Keefe also chairs the Law Advisory Board of the Notre Dame School of Law, Sydney.