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Western Australia Attorney General Christian Porter

Two Judicial Appointments For Magistrates Court

Victor P Taffa

  • Two new magistrates appointed
  • Appointments to commence this month

Attorney General Christian Porter today announced the appointment of Andrew Maughan and Dianne Scaddan as magistrates of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.

Attorney General Porter said the full-time appointments would take effect from June 18.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Maughan and Ms. Scaddan to the magistracy.” Attorney General Porter said.

“The appointments recognise the extensive legal experience and skills of both Mr. Maughan and Ms. Scaddan as well as their integrity, diligence and balance.”

The Attorney General said Mr. Maughan had broad legal experience practicing in a wide range of areas of law, including criminal law and personal injury compensation.

He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of WA in 1993.

Attorney General Porter said Ms. Scaddan also had extensive experience in the legal industry and was most recently employed as Counsel for WA Police.

She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of WA in 1998.

Mr. Maughan and Ms. Scaddan will fill the vacancy in the magistracy created by the retirement of Magistrate Kieran Boothman and the cessation of Acting Magistrate Terence McIntyre’s appointment on a full-time basis.

Fact File

  • Appointments to the Magistrates Court are made under the Magistrates Court Act 2004
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