The Law Society Congratulates John Vaughan SC on Supreme Court Appointment
Thursday, 12 April 2018
The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates John Vaughan SC, who has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
The appointment was announced today by the Attorney General, the Hon John Quigley MLA and is effective from 30 April 2018. The appointment of Mr Vaughan fills the vacancy left by the resignation of The Honourable Justice Peter Martino.
Mr Vaughan practises as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers, principally in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, corporations law, equity, insolvency, taxation and trade practices.
Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the Law Society and the wider legal profession of Western Australia, I congratulate Mr Vaughan on his appointment. Mr Vaughan is a well-respected member of the local profession and will no doubt provide great service to the Western Australian community through the administration of justice in the years to come.”
“Mr Vaughan is a valued member of the Law Society, having first become a member prior to his admission to legal practice in 1992. Mr Vaughan is currently a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee and is a former Deputy Convenor of the Law Society’s CPD (Corporate/Commercial) Committee,” Ms Cormann said.
“I also take this opportunity to congratulate and wish Justice Peter Martino all the very best. He has provided 18 years of judicial service to the community through his role firstly as a judge of the District Court until 2015, and more recently, throughout his time as a Supreme Court judge.”
A ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court will be held on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 to welcome the Honourable Justice Vaughan to the Court.
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