Western Australia Attorney-General Michael Mischin
New Magistrate Appointed
Victor P Taffa
- Matthew Walton appointed to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia
- New role begins this week
Former senior State prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Matthew Walton has been appointed as a magistrate at the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.
Attorney-General Michael Mischin said Mr. Walton was suitably qualified for the role, having been involved in numerous complex cases throughout his career.
Mr. Walton has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Law from The University of Western Australia and was admitted to the Supreme Court in 1999.
Mr. Walton worked in commercial litigation for Cocks Macnish from 1999 to 2000, before joining Marks and Sands Lawyers in 2000.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Walton was employed as an associate and principal solicitor for Slater and Gordon, where he practised criminal, commercial and general litigation.
Mr. Walton joined the DPP in 2006, where he worked for the next 10 years as a practice manager and senior State prosecutor.
During this time, he conducted numerous jury trials in both Supreme and District Court matters, performed circuit trial work throughout regional WA and was trial counsel for State prosecutions in the Children’s Court.
- Mr. Walton is also automatically appointed as a magistrate of the Children’s Court of WA