"Four Judges and a Silk" is an audio interview conducted in May 2007 with four retired Judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal and one Queen's Counsel who have been friends and colleagues since the 1940s.
The Hon Clive Tadgell AO, the Hon John. D. Phillips, the Hon W.F. Ormiston AO and the Hon John Batt have practised at the Victorian Bar and served on the Supreme Court bench with distinction since coming to the Bar in the early 1960s. James Merralls AM QC also came to the Bar at that time and has practised at the Bar since then.
The Bar oral history project is pleased to include their reminiscences about characters of Bar and bench, reflections on changes in Bar culture and observations about the contrast between their early days and the present.