Queensland Law Society

QLS applauds government for three judicial appointments

Queensland Law Society has welcomed the announcement of two new judicial appointments – one each to the District and Magistrates Court -- and the elevation of respected Supreme Court judge Debra Mullins to the state’s highest court.

QLS President Bill Potts said the appointment of Justice Mullins to the Court of Appeal was a welcome one and would be universally applaudded by the profession.

He said the appointments of Director of Public Prosecutions Michael Byrne, QC, as a judge of the District Court and barrister Julian Noud as a magistrate were also very good choices and that the profession and the wider community should be confident that all three will excel in their new roles.

“All three appointments are yet another step forward to ensuring swift and effective justice for all Queenslanders through a well-resourced justice system,” Mr Potts said.

“The Society will continue to advocate for better resourcing for our overworked courts, and QLS looks forward to actively working with the government on further appointments.”