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Newmes Master of Court

As from next Monday, David Newnes will be a Master of the Supreme Court.

Mr Newnes, who was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1978, began his legal career with Muir Williams Nicholson.

In 1982 he moved to Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where he became a partner in 1985.

Mr Newnes was with Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 12 years before moving to Blake Dawson Waldron, where he has been a partner and head of the Perth office litigation group.

He has also been a consultant to the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court in its proposed reform of the Rules of the Supreme Court, and in this role drafted new Rules of Court.

Mr Newnes was also a consultant to the Law Reform Commission's Access to Justice Inquiry.

He is currently a member of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society, the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Institute of Licensing Executives.

Mr Newnes is replacing Master Theo Bredmeyer who retired last year.

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