Law Society congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia warmly congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on her appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for Western Australia.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “Amanda Forrester SC is an experienced and highly respected member of the Western Australian legal profession and an outstanding choice as DPP. The fact that Ms Forrester is also the first female to occupy that office in Western Australia reflects a significant milestone in the history of the profession.”

Ms Forrester studied at The University of Western Australia, completing her law degree in 1994. Ms Forrester is a former member of the Law Society, having first joined in May 1996.

Ms Forrester has been Acting Director of Public Prosecutions since November 2016, filling the vacancy left by Joseph McGrath SC (as His Honour then was) upon his appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Before her appointment as Acting DPP, Ms Forrester held the positions of Consultant State Prosecutor and Senior State Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Western Australia.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Law Society congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions

The Law Society of Western Australia warmly congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on her appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for Western Australia.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “Amanda Forrester SC is an experienced and highly respected member of the Western Australian legal profession and an outstanding choice as DPP. The fact that Ms Forrester is also the first female to occupy that office in Western Australia reflects a significant milestone in the history of the profession.”

Ms Forrester studied at The University of Western Australia, completing her law degree in 1994. Ms Forrester is a former member of the Law Society, having first joined in May 1996.

Ms Forrester has been Acting Director of Public Prosecutions since November 2016, filling the vacancy left by Joseph McGrath SC (as His Honour then was) upon his appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Before her appointment as Acting DPP, Ms Forrester held the positions of Consultant State Prosecutor and Senior State Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Western Australia.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au