Alan Blow

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The Honourable Chief Justice
Alan Blow
14th Chief Justice of Tasmania
Assumed office
8 April 2013
Governor Peter Underwood
Preceded by Ewan Crawford
Personal details
Born Alan Michael Blow
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Margaret Blow
Profession Barrister

Alan Michael Blow OAM QC LLB is an Australian judge who is the current Chief Justice of Tasmania.

He practised as a barrister in civil litigation, criminal and family law, before he was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2000.[1] He has also for a long while lectured in Supreme Court Advocacy at the University of Tasmania's Centre for Legal Studies, teaching postgraduate legal practice students.

On 8 April 2013, Blow was appointed Chief Justice of Tasmania, replacing Ewan Crawford who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 72.[2]


  1. ^ APLEC 2012 Conference Program, Australasian Professional Legal Education Council, November 2012.
  2. ^ Killick, David (29 March 2013). "Judge warns of class divide". The Mercury. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ewan Crawford
Chief Justice of Tasmania