Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs

    Appointment of two senior judicial officers announced

    11/04/2019 8:05 AM
    • Jennifer Hill appointed a judge of the Supreme Court
    • Justice John Vaughan appointed to the Court of Appeal
    • Appointments effective from June 4, 2019

    Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce two new appointments to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


    Jennifer Hill and Justice John Vaughan have been appointed to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal respectively, replacing Justice Janine Pritchard who was recently appointed President of the State Administrative Tribunal.


    Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:


    "Ms Hill has an extensive legal career spanning almost 25 years after being admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1994.


    "From 1992 to 1993, Ms Hill was Associate to the Honourable Justice Walsh of the Supreme Court.


    "In 1994, she joined Bennett and Co as an articled clerk and became a partner of that firm in April 2001.


    "In that role, Ms Hill acted in a wide range of litigation and advisory matters for both listed companies and individual clients. 


    "Between 2005 and April 2015, Ms Hill was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, after which she joined Clifford Chance where she is currently a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team.


    "Ms Hill specialises in representing parties in the energy and resources sectors and advising on corporate and shareholder disputes and investigations.


    "Ms Hill holds a number of professional positions including as a member of CEOs for Gender Equity of WA, the Courts Committee and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Society of WA, and the Joint Women Lawyers/Law Society Committee.


    "Ms Hill is also the Western Australian Law Society representative on the Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia.


    "Justice Vaughan's legal career spans more than 25 years. In 2003, Justice Vaughan was appointed Senior Counsel. He practised as a barrister and solicitor for several years before joining the Independent Bar in 2007.


    "In April 2018, Justice Vaughan was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the bench.


    "I have been advised by the Chief Justice that, together with his duties on the Court of Appeal, Justice Vaughan will continue at the helm of the Supreme Court's Corporations List, which has significantly contributed to the effective and efficient disposition of that important part of the Court's jurisdiction.


    "I congratulate Ms Hill and Justice Vaughan on these appointments and look forward to their continued contribution to the Western Australian legal system."


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