Welcome to Gordon & Jackson - List S Barristers


Gordon and Jackson - List S Barristers was established in 1963 as Spurrs List, and was widely known as 'List S' during the 30 years of service Ken Spurr delivered to the List. In 1997 Ross Gordon and Leigh Jackson took over the guidance of the List, with Ross Gordon leading the clerking office after Leigh Jackson's retirement (2012) until 2016.

In 2016 List S entered a new chapter, with Anna Svenson, the Lists first female owner stepping in to lead the List. In 2017 Gordon & Jackson will return to its previous identity as 'List S' which is both a homage to the past and an embrace of the future, with Anna Svenson at the helm.

Our Barristers practice in all states and territories, and all areas of the law, at all levels of seniority.

Gordon & Jackson supports the Victorian Bar Equal Opportunity Briefing Policy.


Our team of clerks includes:

  1. Anna Svenson – Director and Barristers’ Clerk
  2. Michael Rowan – Barristers’ Clerk
  3. Susan Wilkes – Barristers’ Clerk


Anna Svenson

03 9225 7900
M 0473 922 579

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ANNA SVENSON was educated at Presbyterian Ladies' College followed by Monash University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. As a solicitor Anna specialised in civil litigation for several years where she gained first hand knowledge of the courts and the involvement of Counsel in the critical stages of litigation. Throughout her years as a lawyer Anna was involved in relationship managment with philanthropic engagement. Anna was drawn to her role at Gordon and Jackson, seeing it as an opportunity to unite her keen interests in business, law and marketing.

Anna is happy to speak with you to recommend counsel suitable to your matter and the needs of your client.

Michael Rowan

T  03 9225 7902
M 0412 548 599

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MICHAEL ROWAN has been in the service of the Bar for approximately 35 years, the last 31 as a Barrister Clerk in the employ of Ken Spurr and more recently Gordon and Jackson. He brings to the office a wealth of experience in dealing with the profession.

Susan Wilkes

T  03 9225 7901
M 0478 402 665

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SUSAN WILKES commenced with Gordon & Jackson in July 2011. Susan graduated Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide in 1988. She has a legal background primarily in criminal law handling indictable crime. Susan achieved Specialist Accreditation in criminal law with the Law Institute of Victoria in 1996. Susan was Associate to the Honourable Justice Olsson, Supreme Court of South Australia. She has worked with the Criminal Law Section of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia, the Criminal Law Division of Victoria Legal Aid, with David Tonkin & Associates and with Leanne Warren & Associates.  Before relocating to Melbourne recently, to join us, Susan was employed with a community based organisation in the mental health sector in Adelaide in Communications/ Business Services. Susan is a keen Carlton supporter.