McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley

Two Important Judicial Appointments Announced

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  • Judge David Parry appointed as Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal
  • Belinda Lonsdale appointed as judge of the District Court of Western Australia
  • Appointments will become effective from October 9, 2017

McGowan Government has appointed Judge David Parry as Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and Belinda Lonsdale as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia.

Judge David Parry

Judge Parry was one of the inaugural senior members of the SAT and served a term as Deputy President between 2011 and 2016.

He has been a judge of the District Court of Western Australia since 2011.

 

Judge Parry has expertise and experience in the field of planning in which he has been a leader for the field in New South Wales and Western Australia for many years. His return to the SAT, having been recently engaged in the District Court’s civil and criminal jurisdiction, will greatly enhance the planning skills in the Tribunal.

“I am very pleased to be able to congratulate Judge David Parry on his return to the State Administrative Tribunal.” Attorney General John Quigley said.

“Judge Parry’s widely acknowledged expertise in this field means that his return to the Tribunal will greatly enhance the work in this important jurisdiction.”

Belinda Lonsdale

Vacancy left on the District Court will be filled by Ms. Lonsdale, who is a barrister specialising in criminal law.

Ms. Lonsdale will bring almost 25 years’ legal experience to the District Court. She has extensive experience in criminal law and has appeared regularly as counsel in the Supreme Court, District Court and the Magistrates Court.

“I congratulate Belinda Lonsdale on her appointment to the District Court.” Attorney General Quigley said.

“Ms. Lonsdale graduated from The University of Western Australia in 1991. Following her admission in 1993, she worked at a number of law firms, before joining the Bar, forming the newly established Albert Wolff Chambers in 2003.”