New Appointments to District and Supreme Courts

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the following judicial appointees:

  • District Court Judge Anthony Derrick SC has been appointed a justice of the Supreme Court; and
  • Amanda Burrows SC, Consultant State Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA and barrister John Prior of Francis Burt Chambers have been appointed as judges of the District Court.

Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the legal profession of Western Australia, I warmly congratulate Judge Anthony Derrick SC, Amanda Burrows SC and John Prior on their respective appointments. The three appointees are highly respected within the WA legal profession and each brings vast knowledge and skill to their new roles.”

Judge Anthony Derrick SC has been a member of the District Court of Western Australia since 2010, presiding over many trials in both criminal and civil jurisdictions.

Amanda Burrows SC was recently appointed Senior Counsel and is a highly experienced practitioner, having worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2000.

John Prior has practised as a barrister for many years, specialising in criminal law and practising widely across all courts in Perth and in country WA.

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For comment please contact:

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

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Law Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Law Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

New Appointments to District and Supreme Courts

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the following judicial appointees:

  • District Court Judge Anthony Derrick SC has been appointed a justice of the Supreme Court; and
  • Amanda Burrows SC, Consultant State Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA and barrister John Prior of Francis Burt Chambers have been appointed as judges of the District Court.

Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the legal profession of Western Australia, I warmly congratulate Judge Anthony Derrick SC, Amanda Burrows SC and John Prior on their respective appointments. The three appointees are highly respected within the WA legal profession and each brings vast knowledge and skill to their new roles.”

Judge Anthony Derrick SC has been a member of the District Court of Western Australia since 2010, presiding over many trials in both criminal and civil jurisdictions.

Amanda Burrows SC was recently appointed Senior Counsel and is a highly experienced practitioner, having worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2000.

John Prior has practised as a barrister for many years, specialising in criminal law and practising widely across all courts in Perth and in country WA.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

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

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Law Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Law Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.