Kenneth Stanton Appointed To The Launceston Magistrates Court

Kenneth Stanton Appointed To The Launceston Magistrates Court

Tasmania Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom

New Magistrate For Launceston

Victor P Taffa

Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom is pleased that Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania has appointed Kenneth Stanton to the Launceston Magistrates Court in accordance with the Magistrates Court Act 1987, effective 19 June 2017.

Mr. Stanton will bring a wealth of experience to the role after nearly 30 years in legal services, including more than 20 years practicing law in Launceston.

He currently serves as a Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner assessing financial assistance claims from victims of violent crime, in addition to being a member of the Mental Health Tribunal and the Guardianship and Administration Board.

This appointment comes after the Governor temporarily appointed Magistrate Peter Dixon earlier this year to help ease the Court’s backlog, and he will be finishing his temporary appointment on 18 June 2017.

“I welcome Magistrate Stanton to the role and thank Magistrate Dixon for his valuable contribution to the court.” Acting Attorney-General Groom said.