The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates new Federal Court judges

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Thursday, 14 December 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Honourable Justice Katrina Banks-Smith and Mr Craig Colvin SC on their appointments as judges of the Federal Court of Australia with effect from 12 and 13 February 2018, respectively. Justice Banks-Smith is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Her […]

Law Society congratulates new District Court judges

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday,¬†6¬†December¬†2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Ms Fiona Vernon, Mr Hylton Quail and Ms Kate Glancy on their respective appointments as judges of the District Court of Western Australia. Ms Vernon practises as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers. Her areas of practice include commercial law, equity, insurance, taxation and trade practices. She […]

Law Society congratulates new Senior Counsel

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Mr Stephen Wright, Ms Amanda Burrows and Mr Simon Freitag, each of whom has been appointed Senior Counsel, as announced today by the Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon Wayne Martin AC. Mr Wright practises as a barrister, specialising in native title, including […]

The Law Society elects President for 2018

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Hayley Cormann, who was elected unopposed as the Law Society’s President for 2018. The Law Society also congratulates Greg McIntyre SC and Jocelyne Boujos, who were each elected unopposed as Vice Presidents for 2018. All three will commence their terms on 1 January 2018. Law Society President Alain […]

The Law Society congratulates His Honour Judge David Parry on re-appointment as a Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Friday, 15 September 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates His Honour Judge David Parry on his re-appointment as a Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal. His Honour was appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia, and as a Deputy President of the Tribunal, in June 2011, serving in […]

The Law Society congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of WA

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

19 July 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on her appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia. The Law Society understands that the appointment is for a three-year term, commencing today. Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “The Hon Jane Crisford SC is an […]

Law Council: Recommendations for a National Compensation Scheme for victims of slavery should be swiftly accepted

Law Council of Australia Media Statement

18 July 2017 The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s recommendation for a National Compensation Scheme for victims of trafficking and slavery has been enthusiastically backed by the Australian legal profession, which has been advocating for such a scheme for some time. Last year, the Law Council of Australia, in conjunction with Anti-Slavery Australia released […]

Law Council: Referendum Council report a historic milestone, momentum should not be lost on path to reform

Law Council of Australia Media Statement

18 July 2017 The Australian legal profession, represented by the Law Council, is calling on the Federal Parliament to ensure momentum is not lost on the path toward constitutional reform, following the release of the Referendum Council’s crucial report. The Law Council has consistently called for constitutional reform to be pursued in line with the […]

Law Society welcomes restoration of funding for Employment Law Centre

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Thursday, 29 June 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes the announcement by the State Government today that funding will be restored to the Employment Law Centre of WA. The State Government has announced that $990,000, or $330,000 a year, will be provided to the central business district office in the next three financial […]