19/06/2009 - 15:13

Hall new Supreme Court judge

19/06/2009 - 15:13

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Attorney General Christian Porter today announced the appointment of Stephen Hall SC to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Hall new Supreme Court judge

Attorney General Christian Porter today announced the appointment of Stephen Hall SC to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Mr Hall will commence his position on July 6, replacing the Hon. Justice Anthony Templeman, who retired from the court on June 5, 2009.

"Mr Hall has an extensive background in cases involving complex crime, insolvency, revenue, coronial inquiries, disciplinary tribunals and administrative law matters," Mr Porter said.

"He has appeared in the superior courts in most States, as well as the High Court, and has appeared as counsel assisting in the Corruption and Crime Commission of WA on a number of matters, including the Smith's Beach inquiry and the inquiry into lobbying.

"He has also appeared as the counsel assisting in the Finance Brokers Royal Commission and the Royal Commission into whether there had been corrupt or criminal conduct by any WA police officer."

Mr Hall graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1984. In 1987, he also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He gained Articles at Lohrmann, Tindal & Guthrie, where he worked for two years in the area of conveyancing, probate and commercial litigation.

In 1986, Mr Hall joined the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Major Fraud Branch, specialising in prosecuting tax fraud cases.

He later moved into general prosecutions in drug, fraud and migration related matters before being appointed senior assistant director of the Commercial Prosecutions Branch, a position he held until resigning in 1999.

Mr Hall then joined the Independent Bar in Perth, practising from Francis Burt Chambers. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2003.

In 2005, Mr Hall entered into a two-year non-exclusive retainer agreement with the Commonwealth DPP, followed by a further two-year period.

"Mr Hall is an active member of the Law Society of WA, serving on several of its committees," the Attorney General said.

He is also a member of the WA Bar Association and the Legal Practice Board and should be commended on his continuing education of young lawyers in WA."

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