QLS welcomes appointment of new Townsville Federal Circuit Court judge
The Queensland Law Society has welcomed Federal Circuit Judge Steve Middleton to Townsville, as he replaces local long-time Judge John Coker.
Judge Middleton has been transferred from Newcastle, to take over from Judge Coker – one of the Federal Court’s longest serving judges having stepped down to become a judge of the Queensland District Court.
QLS president Ken Taylor said the Society had consistently advocated for adequate court resourcing and will continue to work with the Government on appointing the best professionals for each role.
“We are grateful to the Federal Government for this appointment," Mr Taylor said.
“I would also like to thank and acknowledge other Federal Circuit Court judges who have filled the position between Judge Coker’s retirement from the bench and Judge Middleton’s proposed commencement.
“I congratulate Judge Middleton on his very well-deserved appointment and he will be a welcome addition to the North Queensland legal landscape.”
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