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Western Australia Attorney General Christian Porter

New Deputy President Of The State Administrative Tribunal

Victor P Taffa

Timothy Sharp was today appointed Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal and a Judge of the District Court to replace Her Honour Judge Pritchard, who is now a Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Attorney General Christian Porter said Mr Sharp will commence his post on Monday, August 2.

“Mr. Sharp has been the State Solicitor of Western Australia for the past seven years and his move to the State Administrative Tribunal recognises his wealth of experience in commercial and corporate law.” Mr. Porter said.

Mr. Sharp gained his law degree at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom before being admitted to practise in Scotland in 1977.



In 1979, he became a partner of the law firm Mackenzie Roberton & Co where he focused on Banking and Finance, Commercial Property and Construction Law.

In December 1988, Mr. Sharp moved to Perth and became a partner with Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

He continued to practise in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Advice; Corporate Insolvency; Security Enforcement; and Banking; and became the head of Mallesons’ Commercial Property Group in Perth.

In 1997, Mr. Sharp moved to the then Department of Justice, heading up the Crown Solicitor’s Office commercial and major projects section as a Deputy Crown Solicitor.

He represented the State and advised ministers and members of the Government on a wide range of Government commercial transactions.

In 2003, Mr. Sharp was appointed State Solicitor for Western Australia. In this role Mr. Sharp has been responsible for the managing and delivery of high quality, relevant and timely legal services to the Premier and the Attorney General, Ministers and Chief Executive Officers of State Government departments and agencies.

Mr Sharp is currently a member of a number of Ministerial and Cabinet sub-committees, which includes advising in relation to the proposed LNG Processing Hub in the State’s North-West and the negotiation of a State Agreement for the Oakajee Port and Rail Development.

He is a member of the Department of Health’s Major Projects Steering Committee and the State’s Northbridge Hub Steering Committee.


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