QLS welcomes appointment of Queensland Chief Magistrate and new Mt Isa magistrate

Media release - 4 July 2019

Queensland Law Society has welcomed the appointment of current Queensland Deputy Chief Magistrate Terry Gardiner to the court’s top job.

Society President Bill Potts on Thursday (July 4) said the elevation of Mr Gardiner to Chief Magistrate would be a popular one in the legal profession, as too would be the announcement of Fraser Coast solicitor Trinity McGarvie as the new Mt Isa magistrate.

Mr Potts said Mr Gardiner had served Queenslanders well since first being appointed a magistrate in 2012.

He said the Society was also particularly delighted with the government’s appoint of solicitor Ms McGarvie to one of the state’s most remote regional centres - Mt Isa.

"I am especially pleased to see yet another one of our very own stepping into such an honourable role in our justice system, as solicitors make fine and excellent members of our judiciary," he said.

Ms McGarvie has been a solicitor and member of the Society since 2001 and worked for a number of firms, including her own – McGarvie Family Lawyers -- and a stint at Legal Aid Queensland early in her career.

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.”


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