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District Court judge named as new Qld Supreme Court justice

Judge Catherine Muir is set to become a Supreme Court justice in Queensland and will join the court’s trial division.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 06 April 2023 The Bar
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Muir J will be sworn in to her new role next week on Wednesday, 12 April.

Her Honour’s appointment comes in the wake of the vacancy left by Justice David Boddice, who was — in February of this year — promoted to the Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honourable Philip McMurdo.


Prior to being appointed a District Court judge, Her Honour was counsel assisting the Honourable Margaret Wilson KC in the Commission of Inquiry into the Closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre in 2015–16.

She was called to the bar in 2001, where she practised widely in commercial litigation and insolvency matters with a particular focus on banking.

In late 2016, she was appointed to the Queensland District Court and was subsequently appointed to the Children’s Court of Queensland and the Planning and Environment Court.

Speaking about the appointment, Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said: “Judge Muir will be an exceptional addition to the Supreme Court following the vacancy created by Justice Boddice’s elevation to the Queensland Court of Appeal.

“Her Honour is highly respected amongst her peers, and Her Honour’s progression to the Supreme Court reflects the depth of talent and ability of Queensland’s judiciary.”

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