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Western Australia Attorney General Christian Porter

New Supreme Court Judge

Victor P Taffa

Barrister Jeremy Allanson SC has been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia following the retirement of Hon Justice Neville Owen from the Court on July 3.

Announcing the appointment today, Attorney General Christian Porter said Mr. Allanson’s expertise in the areas of Administrative and Constitutional Law, Appeals, Common Law, Coronial Inquiries, Disciplinary Tribunals and Native Title provided a solid background for his move to the Supreme Court.

“Mr. Allanson is highly regarded within the legal profession and I congratulate him on his appointment to the Supreme Court.” Mr. Porter said.

Mr. Allanson graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Master of Laws degree at The University of Western Australia.



He completed his articles of clerkship with the Crown Law Department and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA in 1981.

Mr. Allanson then worked as a legal officer within the Crown Solicitor’s Office for 14 years attaining the classification of Senior Assistant Crown Solicitor, focusing on administrative law and taxation matters.

In 1994, he joined the Independent Bar, practising from Francis Burt Chambers, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2007.

Mr. Allanson has been an honorary consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission, a member and then convenor of the Law Society’s Administrative Law Committee, a member of the Legal Practice Board and a member and deputy president of the Legal Profession Complaints Committee.

He is current Deputy President of the WA Bar Association.

Mr. Allanson’s new appointment starts on Monday, August 9.


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