06/11/2007 - 12:29

Christopher Stevenson appointed judge of District Court

06/11/2007 - 12:29

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Former Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Christopher Stevenson has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia, to take up his position on December 3.

Christopher Stevenson appointed judge of District Court

Former Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Christopher Stevenson has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia, to take up his position on December 3.

 

 

The full text of an announcement from Attorney General Jim McGinty's office is pasted below

A lawyer with extensive experience in dispute resolution has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia.

Attorney General Jim McGinty today announced the appointment of Christopher Stevenson to the District Court.

"Mr Stevenson has more than 25 years specialised knowledge and experience as a barrister and solicitor, focusing on dispute resolution in the areas of litigation, arbitration and mediation," Mr McGinty said.

"He is an advanced accredited mediator and undertakes mediations and arbitrations at the request of legal practitioners, government departments and other organisations in complex commercial, private and public disputes.

"Mr Stevenson joined the law firm of Stone James, now Mallesons Stephen Jaques, becoming a partner and staying with the firm for 21 years before moving to the Independent Bar in 2003."

Mr Stevenson graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws in 1977-78. He also attained a Master of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982.

He has served on the executive of the Western Australian Bar Association 2005 - 07 and as deputy convenor of the Courts Committee of the Law Society 2004 - 07.

He is a legal member of the Building Disputes Tribunal and the Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board, and recently completed a period as a Commissioner with the District Court.

He will take up his new position with the Court on December 3.

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