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New judge for WA Supreme Court

New judge for WA Supreme Court

Joseph McGrath

The Law Society of Western Australia has applauded the appointment of a new judge, who will begin his role at the end of this month.

Joseph McGrath SC has been welcomed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, commencing his new role on 28 November 2016.

Mr McGrath joined the law society upon being admitted to practice in WA in 1991 and worked for Freehill, Hollingdale and Page from 1990 to 1991. In 1992 he was associate to Justice Lee in the Federal Court.

From 1993 to 1998 Mr McGrath served as a senior, then a principal legal officer for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Perth, and as senior assistant director from 2000 to 2001.

Mr McGrath joined the independent bar in March 2001, until his appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions in 2010.

He has also been a member of the law society’s ethics committee, deputy convenor of its continuing professional development (CPD) – general and commercial litigation committee, and a member of its brief editorial committee.

Law Society of WA president Elizabeth Needham congratulated Mr McGrath, saying he brings extensive experience to his new role.

"Over three decades, Joseph McGrath SC has amassed a wealth of experience and is well respected within the legal profession," Ms Needham said.

"Having worked in private practice, in government roles and at the independent bar, Mr McGrath has enjoyed a distinguished career and will no doubt excel in his new position as a judge of the Supreme Court."

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