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Queen recognises profession’s achievements

Queen recognises profession’s achievements

LAWYERS ACROSS Australia were this month handed accolades from Her Majesty for their various achievements and contributions to the profession, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.David…

LAWYERS ACROSS Australia were this month handed accolades from Her Majesty for their various achievements and contributions to the profession, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

David Miles and Tony Darvall, were both one-time managing partners at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth and both were handed Order of Australia merits.

Miles was served as chief executive and national managing partner from 1991 to 1997. He held other notable positions such as the chair for the 2000 National Innovation Summit, which led to a report to the Prime Minister entitled Innovation Unlocking the Future. Miles was also former president of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.

The honour was given to Miles in recognition for his service to the community through support for Australian innovation and research, to public policy development in the areas of trade, taxation and international relations, and to the legal profession.

Darvall, who was managing partner of the Corrs Melbourne office from 1995 to 1998, was also a member of the firm’s board. Currently Darvall is the chairman of the Melbourne University Law School Foundation.

Darvall was recognised for his service to the legal profession, sustainable urban and transport infrastructure development in Victoria.

“We congratulate [Miles] and [Darvall] on their prestigious honours,” current CEO John Denton, said. “[Miles] and [Darvall] are two exceptionally talented men who have contributed so much to public life and to Corrs’ continued growth”.

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 2007 HONOURS LIST - THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Member of the Order of Australia

CAMERON, Mary

For service to the legal profession and to the community through significant contributions to the early development of family law, women's legal rights and the role of women in the law.

CLARK, Philip Marcus

For service to the legal profession and business, particularly through the development of national law firms and encouraging corporate involvement in community programs.

DARVALL, Anthony William

For service to the legal profession, to sustainable urban and transport infrastructure development in Victoria, and to the community.

FISHER, Richard Hamilton

For service to the legal profession, to law reform in relation to insolvency and the protection of creditor rights, and to the community.

FRANKEL, Michael John

For service to the law, particularly in the areas of cultural and intellectual property rights, to film and performing arts organisations, and to a range of media industry associations.

HARTY, Jack Henry

For service to the community through support for a range of health organisations, particularly the Mental Health Foundation of Australia, and to the legal profession.

HAXTON, Naida Jean

For service to the legal profession and to the judiciary, particularly as the Editor of the New South Wales Law Reports and as a practitioner and educator.

McCREDIE, Lawrence

For service to legal education, particularly in the areas of tertiary administration and teaching, and to the community through advocacy roles for people living with a disability.

MILES, David Arthur

For service to the community through support for Australian innovation and research, to public policy development in the areas of trade, taxation and international relations, and to the legal profession.

STONE, Josephine Gabriella

For service to the community of the Northern Territory, and to the law.

Medal of the Order of Australia

CHISHOLM, Donald Lyston

For service to the community as a legal practitioner, and to people with disabilities through the provision of employment and educational opportunities.

Companion of the Order of Australia

McMURDO, Margaret Anne

For service to the law and judicial administration in Queensland, particularly in the areas of legal education and women's issues, to the support of a range of legal organisations, and to the community.

Officer of the Order of Australia

BURROWS, Mark Douglas

For service to the corporate sector in leading the development of nationally uniform corporate law and financial market regulation, and to the arts through contribution to theatre.

CHERNOV, Alex

For service to the law through a range of judicial and administrative roles with Victorian, national and Asia-Pacific bodies, and to education through the University of Melbourne.

SANTOW, Geza Kim

For service to the judiciary and to the law; to education, particularly in the area of university governance, and to the arts.

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