Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs

    Supreme Court’s Justice Hall to join Court of Appeal

    6/09/2022 1:00 PM
    • The Hon. Justice Stephen Hall appointed to Court of Appeal
    • Judge's time on Supreme Court included Claremont serial killer trial
    • Appointment to fill newly created judicial position

    Supreme Court judge the Hon. Justice Stephen Hall has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal.


    Justice Hall has sat on the bench of the Supreme Court for 13 years.


    He presided as a judge alone in the seven-month criminal trial of Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards.


    Justice Hall was admitted to practice in 1985 and spent 13 years with the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Perth.


    He became a barrister in 1999 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.


    The newly created position reflects the McGowan Government's commitment to ensuring our courts are adequately resourced to manage increasing workloads.


    Justice Hall's appointment takes effect on 3 October 2022.


    Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:


    "Justice Hall is a distinguished lawyer who has an exemplary record in Western Australia as a prosecutor, barrister and a judge.


    "After joining the Bar, he practised in criminal, administrative, insolvency and company law as well as disciplinary tribunals and coronial inquests.


    "He appeared as a Counsel Assisting in two Royal Commissions and was retained in a similar role in a number of matters in the Corruption and Crime Commission.


    "I thank Justice Hall for his long term of service as a Supreme Court judge and congratulate him on being appointed to the Court of Appeal."


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