|The Honourable Justice
Christopher David Steytler
|Justice, Supreme Court of Western Australia|
|President, Court of Appeals (Western Australia)|
28 January 2005
Christopher David Steytler AO QC is a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Western Australia. In addition, he serves as the President of the Court of Appeals Division, having been appointed on the Division's creation on 28 January 2005.
He was born in South Africa, graduating in Arts and Law at the University of Cape Town and practising as a barrister and solicitor in South Africa prior to emigrating to Western Australia in 1976. He joined the Independent Bar in 1991, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in January 1993. A year later, he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court.
On 1 February 2009, following his retirement from the Supreme Court, he commenced as the Parliamentary inspector of the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission.
On 11 June 2012, he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for "distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, to the advancement and protection of human rights, to legal education, and to professional ethics and standards."
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