- Angus Hockton has joined the Magistrates Court
- Lawyer has practiced criminal, civil matters in WA and the United Kingdom
Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Angus Hockton as a Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.
Mr Hockton was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1995 and has extensive litigation experience across jurisdictions in WA and the United Kingdom.
He has worked for private law firms and at Legal Aid WA until he started his own practice in 2006.
In WA, Mr Hockton has appeared in criminal matters in the Magistrates Court including the Drug Court, Start Court, Intellectual Disability Diversion Program Court and Domestic Violence Court.
He also appeared in the general lists of the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal.
Mr Hockton will fill a vacancy left by the appointment of former Magistrate Christian Miocevich as a Judge of the District Court.
Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:
"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Angus Hockton as a Magistrate.
"He has a broad range of advocacy skills and criminal law experience, has been a lawyer for more than 25 years and operated his own criminal law practice for 15 years.
"He has good relationships with prosecuting authorities and clients and dealt with people from very diverse backgrounds. This experience will be invaluable in his new role."
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