Law Society Welcomes Amendment to WA Redress Legislation

Law Society of Western Australia

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes the decision by the State Government to agree to incorporate amendments proposed by the WA Opposition to Western Australia’s National Redress Scheme legislation. The Bill as previously drafted would have barred survivors of child sexual abuse from applying for criminal injuries compensation, if they […]

Law Society Council Election Results

Thursday, 22 November 2018 Voting closed on 21 November 2018 in the election of the Law Society’s 2019 Council. The Law Society congratulates the following members who have been elected to Council: President Greg McIntyre SC Senior Vice President Nicholas van Hattem Junior Vice President and Treasurer Rebecca Lee Ordinary Members Nathan Ebbs Ante Golem Matthew Howard SC […]

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Senior Counsel appointees

Law Society of Western Australia

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates each of the candidates appointed Senior Counsel, as announced today by the Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon Justice Peter Quinlan, as follows: Mr John Ley Mr Gary Cobby Mr John Hedges Mr Alain Musikanth Mr Steven Penglis Mr Michael Feutrill Ms Carolyn […]

The Law Society welcomes legislation to implement scheme for the expungement of historical homosexual convictions

Law Society of Western Australia

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes the passage of legislation through State Parliament that will implement a scheme for the expungement of historical homosexual convictions related to consensual homosexual activity. Consensual homosexual activity was historically criminalised by provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1913, which have since been repealed. However, […]

The Law Society congratulates Justice Janine Pritchard and Magistrate Paul Glass on judicial appointments

Law Society of Western Australia

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Justice Janine Pritchard, who has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal of Western Australia. Justice Pritchard will take up the position immediately. The Law Society also congratulates Paul Glass, who has been appointed as a magistrate of the […]

The Law Society of Western Australia calls on the McGowan Government to reverse unfair budget cuts to its school education programme

Thursday, 6 September 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia calls on the State Government to reverse its more than $110,000 budget cut to the Law Society’s Education and Community Services, which include the Francis Burt Law Education Programme, Mock Trial Competition and Old Court House Law Museum. Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “The […]