Queensland Law Society

QLS welcomes new Deputy Chief Magistrate and Legal Services Commissioner appointments

Queensland Law Society has welcomed the elevation of veteran Cairns magistrate Janelle Brassington to the role of Deputy Chief Magistrate.

Society President Bill Potts on Friday (Sept 27) also acknowledged the appointment of former QLS President Megan Mahon as the state’s new Legal Services Commissioner.

"The government should be commended for its commitment in appointing a veteran and respected solicitor as the state’s first female head of the legal profession’s conduct watchdog,’’ Mr Potts.

"As co-regulator of the solicitor’s branch of the profession we look forward to establishing a healthy and productive relationship with the new commissioner.

“I am also particularly pleased to see yet another one of our very own stepping into such an honourable role, as solicitors make fine and excellent leaders in our community and members of our judiciary.’’

Ms Mahon served as QLS President from 2007-08.

Mr Potts noted Ms Brassington’s appointment was merit-based and that she had served the community well since first being appointed a magistrate in August 2005.

Mr Potts said: "The Society will continue to advocate for better resourcing for our overworked courts, and I look forward to actively working with the government on further appointments."

For more information please contact Media Manager Tony Keim on 0421 059 500 or media@qls.com.au.