Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Family Court: Appointment of new judge

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced the appointment of Mr Peter Murphy SC as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.
"It is with great pleasure that I announce Mr Murphy's appointment," Mr Ruddock said.
"Mr Murphy brings to his new position considerable experience and expertise in the family law jurisdiction."
"I am sure he will make a positive contribution to the law in his new capacity as a judge of the Family Court of Australia."
Mr Murphy was first admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1978. He practised as a barrister in private practice from 1990 until 2004, when he was appointed as a Senior Counsel. Mr Murphy is an accredited arbitrator and mediator.
Mr Murphy has been a contributing author to Family Law in Australia and at the time of his appointment was a member of the Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, and of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
He has written extensively on family law and, over the last decade, has presented many papers in Queensland and elsewhere throughout Australia.
Mr Murphy will be based in Brisbane.

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