Walter Sofronoff QC Appointed As New President For Court Of Appeal

Walter Sofronoff QC Appointed As New President For Court Of Appeal

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath

New President Of The Court Of Appeal Named

Victor P Taffa

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced that Queensland’s former Solicitor-General Walter Sofronoff QC will be the new President of the Court of Appeal.

He replaces Justice Margaret McMurdo, who resigned her commission last Friday.

Attorney-General D’Ath said Mr. Sofronoff was one of the most respected legal practitioners in Queensland.

“This is a significant appointment for Queensland; the second highest position in the state’s justice system.” Attorney-General D’Ath said.

 

“It requires someone with exceptional skills and legal qualifications who is highly regarded by the entire legal profession.”

“Walter Sofronoff is that person. He is a brilliant legal mind, and a person of exceptional character and integrity.”

“I thank him for taking on this important role.” Attorney-General D’Ath said.

Walter Sofronoff QC was first called to the Bar in 1977 and took silk in 1988.

He served as Queensland’s Solicitor-General from 2005-2014.

He recently led a review of the state’s Parole system, and was Commissioner for the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry.

Mr. Sofronoff takes up the appointment on Monday.