Respected barrister and former State prosecutor Alan Troy has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia.
Attorney General Michael Mischin said Mr Troy, who began practice in the United Kingdom but had worked for the majority of his career in WA, was highly regarded among the legal profession.
Mr Troy completed his legal education at the University of Wales in the UK in 1988 and completed a Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, City University London in 1990.
From 1991 to 2002, he practised at the independent bar in the UK, specialising in criminal law.
In 2002, Mr Troy started work at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions office in Perth, where he worked as a principal legal officer until 2004.
From 2005-10, he worked with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), first as a Senior State Prosecutor and then as an acting Consultant State Prosecutor.
Since leaving the DPP, Mr Troy has been a barrister with Francis Burt Chambers, specialising in criminal law.
He is also a committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association.
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