Supreme Court of Western Australia

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

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Notable People

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 Most Senior WA Executive.

NamePositionYear Started
Gail Archer
Anthony Derrick
Joseph McGrath
Joseph McGrath
Peter Quinlan
Peter Quinlan
Senior Counsel2010
Jennifer Smith
Judge (since 2018)2017
John Vaughan
John Vaughan

Past People

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Peter Martino Judge20152018
Wayne Martin Chief Justice20062018
Ralph Simmonds Judge2017
Carmel McLure Judge20012016
Michael Gething Principal Registrar20142016
Lucy Mengler Associate, Court of Appeal20162016
John McKechnie Senior Judge, General Division19992015
Alex Tharby Associate to Justice Allanson20122013
Taleesha Elder Associate20112013
Alastair Forward Associate20112012
Greg Rogers Associate to Lee AJA, Court of Appeal20122012
Emily Williams Associate to Justice Lee, Research Associate on Bell appeal20112012
Tom French Associate to the Hon. Justice Corboy20102011
Alexandra Turner Associate to the Hon Justice Pritchard20102011
Neville Owen Senior Judge19912010
Nicholas van Hattem Associate to the Hon Justice of Appeal Miller20082009
Rebecca Heath Associate to Justice Barker20082009
Lucy Shea Judges Associate, Court of Appeal20062006
Ante Golem Associate to Justice McLure20022003
Mitchell Wells Judge's Associate19992000
Howard Healy Associate to the Hon. Justice Walsh QC19981998
Simon Price Associate to the Hon. Justice Kennedy19961997


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