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homosexual activity was historically criminalised by provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1913, which have since been repealed.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 […]

The Law Society commends the Hon Justice Jeremy Curthoys following State Administrative Tribunal announcement

Law Society of Western Australia

The Law Society of Western Australia commends the Hon Justice Jeremy Curthoys, following today’s announcement by the Hon Chief Justice Peter Quinlan that Justice Curthoys will sit full time in the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 1 November 2018. Justice Curthoys leaves his role as President of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which His […]

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Peter Quinlan SC on his appointment as the 14th Chief Justice of Western Australia

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia commends the Attorney General’s announcement today that Mr Peter Quinlan SC will be the 14th Chief Justice of Western Australia.  Mr Quinlan SC is currently the Solicitor-General for Western Australia and a member of the Law Society. Prior to his appointment in July 2016, Mr Quinlan practised […]

The Law Society welcomes introduction of targets for briefing female barristers by Commonwealth agencies

Monday, 2 July 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that all Commonwealth agencies will be set specific targets to brief senior and junior female barristers from 1 July 2018. The Commonwealth Government has announced that amendments have been made to the Legal Services Directions, by which all Commonwealth entities are bound. The […]

The Law Society welcomes State Government decision to keep Landgate in public hands

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the State Government that it has rejected the sale of Landgate, opting instead to commercialise a restricted part of Landgate’s automated functions. The State Government has confirmed it will “retain ownership and oversight of the land titles register, and Landgate itself […]