Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Family Court: Appointment of new judge

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced the appointment of Mr Stuart Fowler AM as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce Mr Fowler’s appointment to the Family Court,” Mr Ruddock said.
“Mr Fowler brings to his new position extensive experience and expertise in the family law jurisdiction.”
“I know he will continue to make a valuable contribution to the law in Australia.”
Mr Fowler was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1966 and has primarily practised in the area of family law since that time.
Mr Fowler is Co-Chairman of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, a position he will continue to hold. Before taking up his appointment, he was Vice Chairman of the New South Wales Family Law Practitioners Association.
In 2005 Mr Fowler was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the law in Australia and internationally, particularly through the establishment of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights.
Mr Fowler will take up his appointment on 16 November 2007 and will be based in Sydney.

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