Leading for your future



I am one of six solicitors who share the goals of maintaining and developing legal work for solicitors, preparing for the changes with the practice and delivery of legal services, and advancing the careers of members. We have varying experiences, places of work and areas of legal practice that allow us to represent the profession as a whole. This is our motivation in standing together for election to the Council of the Law Society. It is the Council of the Law Society which can and should protect all our interests and those of our clients.

This is what we stand for

  • Maintaining work for solicitors. Vital areas of legal work are under continual and increasing threat. The most recent is changes to CTP personal injury compensation, which we strongly oppose.
  • Developing new areas of work. An example is evolving estate planning issues, like superannuation, advance care directives and digital assets.
  • Preparing for changes in legal practice. The legal profession is facing unprecedented changes, driven largely by rapid advances in technology. The Law Society has the financial and intellectual resources and connections to assist the profession meet these demands, stresses and disruptions.
  • Maintaining standards and reputation of the profession.

This is who we are

  • Darryl Browne, a Country solicitor who has served as a Councillor of the Law Society for the past 6 years. For more information about what I’ve done and what I believe in, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/darryl-browne-80290921?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=AKUa&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical:mynetwork,clickedEntityId:76905794,authType:NAME_SEARCH,idx:1-1-1,tarId:1474866200598,tas:darryl
  • Jessica Bourke, a Young Lawyer practicing in the suburbs with a passion for law and justice. For more information about Jessica go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-burke-b5009685?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=zaS6&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical:mynetwork,clickedEntityId:301783020,authType:NAME_SEARCH,idx:1-1-1,tarId:1474866749355,tas:jessica
  • Elizabeth Espinosa, a Corporate solicitor who has served as a Councillor of the Law Society for the past 3 years. For more information on Elizabeth go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-espinosa-24495053?authType=name&authToken=gR4Z&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name
  • Con Ktenas, the President of the City of Sydney Law Society who is both a city practitioner and a government lawyer. For more information on Con go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/con-ktenas-946b93ab?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=unXd&locale=en_US&srchid=3363270611474868966033&srchindex=1&srchtotal=2&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId:3363270611474868966033,VSRPtargetId:394094214
  • Nicholas McBride, a solicitor with Clayton Utz who will represent the position of large law firms on Council. For more information on Nick go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-mcbride-859972127
  • Kim Rowley, the President of the St George Sutherland Law Society who practices as a suburban solicitor. For more information on Kim go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-rowley-8467b218

We seek your vote so that we can make sure your interests are best protected and advanced. And together we can champion the disadvantaged and vulnerable. We can staunchly protect the rule of law, the legal system and the profession. We can improve collegiality.

How to vote

You can vote until 2pm on 24 October 2016. You can vote electronically or by post. If you wish to vote electronically you will need your Law Society Number, which is recorded on your Practising Certificate or ID card, for security purposes.

Below are ‘how to vote’ instructions for the Leading for Your Future team. For more information on the team and our commitments visit http://lawsocietynswelections.com.au/


If you have any questions about myself, our campaign, or any of our team, please do not hesitate to email or give me a call.

Thank you for your support.

Darryl Browne[1]

[1] I’m a Councillor of the Law Society of NSW. I Chair of the Law Society’s Ethics Committee. I’m Deputy Chair of the Elder Law and Succession Committee. I’m a member of the Specialist Accreditation Board, the Futures Committee and the Nominations Committee, the Working Group on Future Prospects for Young Graduates and the Working Group on Elder Abuse. I’m also a member of the LCA’s Elder Law and Succession committee and its Working Group on Elder Abuse. I facilitate the Law Society’s online Wills and Probate Procedures for Solicitors. I designed and present the Law Society’s Masterclass on Powers of Attorney.

You’re in good hands.

There are over 33,000 solicitors in New South Wales.

There are only 67 Accredited Specialists in Wills and Estates.

Darryl Browne is one of them.

To find out more about how we can help you, call today on (02) 4784 2177.