Past Presidents

The Law Society of Western Australia’s past Presidents include some of Western Australia’s best legal minds. The list includes current and former judges, Chief Justices, a former Premier and Attorney-General, a Governor and managing partners.

1927 – 1930     Sir Walter James KC

1930 – 1935     M G Lavan KC

1935 – 1937     W E B Solomon

1937 – 1940     S Howard-Bath

1940 – 1943     N P Lappin

1943 – 1945     J P Durack KC

1945 – 1948     W Unmack

1948 – 1950     J Hale

1950 – 1951     J E Virtue

1951 – 1952     H T Stables

1952 – 1954     H V Reilly

1954 – 1956     O J Negus QC

1956 – 1958     G D Wright

1958 – 1960     H V Reilly

1960 – 1962     F T P Burt QC

1962 – 1964     P R Adams

1964 – 1966     J M Lavan

1966            G D Clarkson QC

1966 – 1968     J S C Dewar

1968 – 1970     A R A Wallace

1970 – 1972     P F Brindsden QC

1972 – 1973     J L Toohey QC

1973 – 1975     B W Rowland QC

1975 – 1977      T A Walsh

1977 – 1979     A E Blanckensee

1979 – 1981     G P Miller QC

1982                  R E S Argyle

1983                   I D Temby QC

1984                   D R Williams QC

1985                   H H Jackson

1986 – 1987     R J Meadows

1988                   M J Murray QC

1989 – 1990     R L LeMiere

1991                   J A Chaney

1992                   R A C Cullen

1993                   T H Sharp

1994                   M J McPhee

1995                   P A Monaco

1995 – 1996     J E Eckert

1997                 J G Syminton

1998                 C J O’Brien

1999                 J R B Ley

2000                 G R Boyle

2001                 K J Martin QC

2002                 C H Thompson

2003                 E J Heenan

2004                 I Weldon

2005                 C Searle

2006                 W Martin QC

2006 – 2007     M Saraceni

2008 – 2009     D Stow

2010 – 2011     H Quail

2012                 Dr C N Kendall

2013                 C Slater

2014                 K de Kerloy

2015                 M J Keogh

2015 – 2016    E C J Needham