Queensland Law Society

QLS welcomes new District Court Judges

Date 13 Dec 2018
Contact Tony Keim
Phone 07 3842 5835
Mobile 0488 433 884
Email media@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society has praised the Queensland Government for the appointment of two District Court Judges today (DEC 13).
 
Queensland Law Society President Ken Taylor said the appointments of silks John Allen and Vicki Loury to Queensland’s District Court were another step towards adequate resourcing and swift replacements on the bench.
 
“I congratulate Mr Allen and Ms Loury on their new roles, which I understand will commence on 17 December,” Mr Taylor said.
 
“It is always pleasing to see more resources dedicated to our busy justice system, and we urge the Government to consider additional appointments across all of our courts in the near future.
 
“We also congratulate Mr Allen on his additional appointment as Deputy President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which he will take over from Her Honour Judge Suzanne Sheridan.
 
“Judge Sheridan hails from the solicitors’ branch of the profession, and we congratulate her on her leadership role at QCAT which she held for three years.”
 
Mr Taylor also welcomed the announcement of long-time District Court Judge Richards to replace Judge Michael Shanahan as Childrens Court President.
 
“We applaud the Government on these announcements and we look forward to seeing more meritorious appointments – including those from the solicitors’ branch – into the future.”
 
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For further information, please contact Media Manager, Tony Keim on 07 3842 5835, mobile 0488 433 884 or via email, media@qls.com.au.