Legal Advisers' Consultation


Anderson, Charles

Charles Anderson is the Head of the Legal Department of the Church in Wales Provincial Office with responsibility for legal advice to the Bench of Bishops, the Governing Body, the Representative Body and their respective committees. Prior to this position, he worked for 21 years in private practice both in London and the provinces.

David Bleby

Bleby, David

He has been Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia since 1997. He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Adelaide and Member of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia (ACA). He is also the Chairman of the Church Law Commission of the ACA and Chair of the Committees of the General Synod of the ACA. He is, in addition, a Member of the Standing Committee of the General Synod and of the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Adelaide.

Raynold Bracks

Bracks, Raynold Paul

Admitted in 1986 as an Attorney and in 1999 was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He specialises in Corporate Law. He serves on a voluntary and part-time basis as the Registrar of CPSA and the Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Johannesburg, one of the Dioceses of the CPSA. In his own church in the parish of Christ the King Coronationville, he is a Lay Minister and is also chair of his church’s council. He also serves as chair and Executive Member, Trustee and Director of more than 20 NGO's and Church organisations. As a result of his position as Registrar and Vice-Chancellor, he automatically serves as Trustee of various Church Trusts, including the Bishopscourt Trust.

Brian Burrows

Burrows, Brian

He has been Chancellor of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land (one of the four provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada) since 1992, former Chancellor (1987 to 1997) and Vice-Chancellor (1983 to 1987) of the Diocese of Edmonton.

Currently, he is a Judge of the Court of Queens Bench of Alberta and parishioner at All Saints Cathedral, Edmonton.

Sheila Cameron

Cameron, Q.C., Sheila

Sheila has recently retired from daily practice at the Bar, where she had had a distinguished practice in planning and parliamentary law. She served in a number of senior ecclesiastical appointments, as Chancellor of the Diocese of Chelmsford for 30 years, and of the London Diocese for 10 years. She has been Vicar-General for Archbishop Robert Runcie and George Carey. She was appointed Dean of the Arches and Auditor in 2001, and serves also as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England.

Moses Cheng

Cheng, Moses Mo-Chi

He is the Senior Partner of the law firm of Messrs P. C. Woo & Co and also serves as an independent non-executive director of a number of public companies. Between 1991 and 1995 he was appointed and served as a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Currently, he is serving as chairman and member of the various government advisory boards and committees as well as non-governmental organisations.

He is a member of the vestry of St. Paul's Church, Hong Kong where he has served in various capacities. And the moment, he is serving as the Chancellor of the Province as well as the Diocese of the Hong Kong Island. He also serves as a member of the Standing Commission of Education of the Province.

Bruce Davidson

Davidson, Bruce N.

He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand and member of the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. He has been a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand since 1961. He is still in private practice as a lawyer and is a partner in Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Auckland.

He serves on the boards of several public and private companies, charitable trusts and Southern Cross Healthcare. In addition, and he is a former Council Member and President of the Auckland Law Society and Vice President of the New Zealand Law Society.

Ian Farlam

Farlam, Ian

Ian Farlam is a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa and Provincial Chancellor of the Church of the Province of South Africa. He has advised the Synod of Bishops on a number of legal issues including the ordination of female priests and the consecration of female bishops.

Deveni Fernando

Fernando, Deveni Vidanelage Vyoa Sriyanganie

She is an Attorney-at-law holding a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree. She is presently employed as a Deputy Legal Draftsman in the Legal Draftsman Department in Sri Lanka. She has been actively involved in the work of the Diocese of Colombo and in the local Parish and was appointed as the Registrar of the Diocese in 1999.

Bernard Georges

Georges, Bernard

Barrister (Gray's Inn 1978), Attorney of the Supreme Court of Seychelles (1981) and Notary (1980). He is a Member of the National Assembly of Seychelles (2001). He is also in private legal practice in the Seychelles as well as being the Diocesan Secretary and Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles.

He is Chancellor of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean and a member of the Anglican Consultative Council.

Steven Giwa-Amu

Giwa-Amu, Steven I. O.

He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, London in February 1958. Between 1966 and 1970, he was the Solicitor General of Midwestern Nigeria. He still remains a legal consultant to the firm of Giwa-Amu & Co., solicitors and advocates. He became a Knight of St Christopher in 1994 and was elected Provincial Registrar of the Church of Nigeria in 1997.

Larry Hitt

Hitt, Lawrence R.

He is the national president of the Association of Chancellors in the United States (the Episcopal Chancellors’ Network). Mr Hitt has served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Colorado since 1990 and has been elected four times as a General Convention Deputy. He is also a judge on the Province VI appellate court of review and a member of the Province’s Executive Council.

For fourteen years, he has served as a national officer and director of the charitable organisation, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. In addition, he works in private practice in Denver and serves on the boards of several governmental and non-profit organisations.

Richard Hoskins

Hoskins, Richard

Richard is the Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and is a senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law.

He is also a Member of the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. He is the Senior Partner and Partner-in-charge of the Intellectual Property Group of Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Bar Foundation and also serves on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Chin Man Kim

Kim, Chin Man

Professor Kim has studied medieval English literature at University College, London and then taught at Korea University, Seoul and other institutions until 1996. Since 1996 he has taught Anglicanism at Sunggonghoe (Anglican) University. He has also served as a delegate to three meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council.

Floyd Lawlet

Lalwet, Floyd P

Mr Lawlet is presently the Associate Chancellor and in-house Legal Counsel of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. He also lectures on Canon Law at the St Andrews Theological Seminary. Aside from engaging in private practice, he is presently Deputy Director for the National Legal Aid Committee of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Majok Mading Majok

Majok, Majok Mading

Majok Marding Majok graduated in law from the University of Khartoum in 1981 and since then has been working as a Government Attorney. In addition, he holds a PostGraduate diploma in International Relations, having majored in international law. He has been a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Renk and since 1996, been Chancellor of that Diocese as well. In 2000, he was a member of the Electoral College that elected the new Archbishop and was consequently appointed as Chancellor of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.

Lawrence Newell

Newell, Lawrence Michael

He is the Chancellor of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Papua New Guinea in 1975. He is admitted to practice in Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in the United Kingdom.

He has held various positions within the Papua New Guinea Law Department and then with the Department of Prime Minister before becoming Registrar the Supreme and National Court of Papua New Guinea (as well as Sheriff and Admiralty Marshall). He is also a member of various government committees, particularly in the field of law and order.

U Mya Phay

Phay, U Mya

He is currently the finance director of Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise, a member of the Yangon Diocesan Trust Association, former Chairman of the Planning in Finance Committee of the Church of the Province of Myanmar. In addition, he is Legal Advisor to the Myanmar Church and Treasurer of the Myanmar Council of Churches.

Augustino Ramadhani

Ramadhani, Augustino

Justice Ramadhani is a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Tanzania, Judge of the East African Court of Justice and Vice-Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Tanzania. He is also Registrar of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.

John Rees

Rees, John

John Rees is a solicitor and partner in the firm of Winckworth Sherwood, which has branches in both Oxford and London. He is the Provincial Registrar for the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Legal Adviser to the Anglican Consultative Council. He has served on the General Synod, and is Vice-Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Church of England.

As a priest of the Church of England, his strong interest in Anglican Communion affairs derives from service as a volunteer hospital administrator before ordination, at Multan in Pakistan; and as a lecturer in Christian Ethics for several years in an ecumenical theological College in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Ronald Stevenson

Stevenson, QC, Ronald

He was in general legal practice between 1953 and 1972 and was a Judge of the Court of Queens Bench of New Brunswick between 1972 and 1994. And roughly the same time, he was Chancellor of the Diocese of Fredericton (1977-1989). In 1989, he was installed as Chancellor of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada and remained so until 2000.
He has also been heavily involved in the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada since 1986 and its Chancellor since 1999.