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Supreme Court of Western Australia

Established in WA: 1861
Level 11, David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, PERTH, 6000
08 9421 5333

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
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Stephen Hall
Judge
Edwin Corboy
Edwin Corboy
Judge
Rene Le Miere
Rene Le Miere
Judge2004
Lindy Jenkins
Lindy Jenkins
Judge2004
Michael Buss
Michael Buss
Judge2006
Andrew Beech
Andrew Beech
Judge2007
David Newnes
David Newnes
Judge2007
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Graeme Murphy
Judge2009
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John Chaney
Judge2009
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Kenneth Martin
Judge2009
Jeremy Allanson
Jeremy Allanson
Judge2010
Robert Mazza
Robert Mazza
Judge2010
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Janine Pritchard
Judge2010
Peter Quinlan
Peter Quinlan
Senior Counsel2010
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Robert Mitchell
Judge2014
Jeremy Curthoys
Jeremy Curthoys
Judge2014
Bruno Fiannaca
Bruno Fiannaca
Judge2015
Paul Tottle
Paul Tottle
Judge 2015
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Katrina Banks-Smith
Judge2016
Michael Buss
Michael Buss
President of the Court of Appeal2016
Joseph McGrath
Joseph McGrath
Judge2017
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Gail Archer
Judge2017
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Jennifer Smith
Judge (since 2018)2017
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Anthony Derrick
Justice2018
John Vaughan
John Vaughan
Judge2018
* Most Senior WA Executive

Past Employees

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Peter Martino Judge20152018
Ralph Simmonds Judge2017
Carmel McLure Judge20012016
Michael Gething Principal Registrar20142016
John McKechnie Senior Judge, General Division19992015
Taleesha Elder Associate20112013
Alex Tharby Associate to Justice Allanson20122013
Alastair Forward Associate20112012
Greg Rogers Associate to Lee AJA, Court of Appeal20122012
Tom French Associate to the Hon. Justice Corboy20102011
Alexandra Turner Associate to the Hon Justice Pritchard20102011
Rebecca Heath Associate to Justice Barker20082009
Nicholas van Hattem Associate to the Hon Justice of Appeal Miller20082009
Ante Golem Associate to Justice McLure20022003
Mitchell Wells Judge's Associate19992000
Simon Price Associate to the Hon. Justice Kennedy19961997

Biography

The Supreme Court is the State's highest court, with responsibility for both criminal and civil matters. It is also the State's main appeal court. The Supreme Court is divided into two divisions - the General Division and the Court of Appeal.
The General Division deals with very serious criminal charges, such as murder, armed robbery, arson and serious breaches of Commonwealth drug enforcement laws. This division also hears appeals from decisions of magistrates sitting in criminal matters in the Magistrates Court.
The General Division also deals with probate (including disputes over wills), Admiralty (disputes involving ships), disputed elections and applications under the Corporations Act.
The Court of Appeal hears appeals from single judge decisions of the Supreme Court and from lower courts and various tribunals.
The Supreme Court is composed of the Chief Justice of Western Australia, 19 Judges, one Master, the Principal Registrar and eight Registrars.
Biography last updated 07 Apr 2017

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