List of judges of the Supreme Court of Queensland

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This is a list of judges of the Supreme Court of Queensland, including former judges.

Current Judges[edit]

In order of seniority
Name Division Date appointed
Chief Justice Paul de Jersey 17 February 1998
President Margaret McMurdo Court of Appeal 30 July 1998
Catherine Holmes Court of Appeal 26 May 2006
John Muir Court of Appeal 12 July 2007
Hugh Fraser Court of Appeal 24 February 2008
Margaret White Court of Appeal 15 April 2010
Robert Gotterson Court of Appeal 2 May 2012
Senior Judge Administrator John Byrne Trial Division 25 July 1989
Keiran Cullinane Trial Division (Northern Judge, Townsville); Land Appeal Court (Northern Division) 16 November 1992
George Fryberg Trial Division 23 September 1994
James Henry Trial Division (Far Northern Judge, Cairns); Land Appeal Court (Far Northern Division) 14 September 2011[1]
Margaret Wilson Trial Division 20 August 1998
Roslyn Atkinson Trial Division; Chair, Law Reform Commission 3 September 1998
Debra Mullins Trial Division; Criminal List Judge 16 March 2000
Anthe Philippides Trial Division; Mental Health Court 14 December 2000
Philip McMurdo Trial Division; Commercial List Judge 3 March 2003
James Douglas Trial Division 1 December 2003
Ann Lyons Trial Division 7 July 2006
Martin Daubney Trial Division; Supervised Case List Judge 12 July 2007
Glen Martin Trial Division 30 August 2007
Duncan McMeekin Trial Division (Central Judge, Rockhampton); Land Appeal Court (Central Division) 15 October 2007
Peter Applegarth Trial Division 28 August 2008
David Boddice Trial Division 2 July 2010

Former Chief Justices[edit]

Name Term Reason for leaving Death
James Cockle 21 February 1863 – 24 June 1879 Retired 27 January 1895
Charles Lilley 25 June 1879 – 13 March 1893 Resigned 20 August 1897
Samuel Griffith 13 March 1893 – 4 October 1903 Appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 9 August 1920
Pope Alexander Cooper 21 October 1903 – 31 March 1922 Retired 30 August 1923
Thomas McCawley 1 April 1922 – 16 April 1925 Death 16 April 1925
James Blair 24 April 1925 – 16 May 1940 Retired 18 November 1944
Hugh Denis Macrossan 17 May 1940 – 23 June 1940 Death 23 June 1940
William Webb 27 June 1940 – 15 May 1946 Appointed to the High Court of Australia 11 August 1972
Neal Macrossan 23 April 1946 – 30 December 1955 Death 30 December 1955
Alan Mansfield 9 February 1956 – 21 February 1966 Retired 17 July 1980
William Mack 24 February 1966 – 12 May 1971 Retired 26 July 1979
Mostyn Hanger 13 May 1971 – 18 July 1977 Retired 11 August 1980
Charles Wanstall 19 July 1977 – 17 February 1982 Retired 17 October 1999
Walter Campbell 18 February 1982 – 7 July 1985 Appointed as Governor of Queensland 4 September 2004
Dormer Andrews 8 July 1985 – 7 April 1989 Retired 28 July 2004
John Murtagh Macrossan 10 April 1989 – 16 February 1998 Retired

Former Judges of Appeal[edit]

Name Term Reason for leaving Death
Tony Fitzgerald (President) 16 December 1991 – 30 June 1998 Retired
Cecil Pincus 16 December 1991 – 3 March 2001 Retired
James Burrows Thomas 30 July 1998 – 22 March 2002 Retired
Geoffrey Davies 16 December 1991 – 11 February 2005 Retired
Bruce McPherson 12 December 1991 – 23 September 2006 Retired 7 October 2013
Glen Williams 14 December 2000 – 23 January 2008 Retired

Former Senior Puisne Judges[edit]

Name Term Reason for leaving Death
Patrick Real 13 November 1903 – 31 March 1922 Retired 10 June 1928
Hugh Macrossan 1 December 1926 – 17 May 1940 Appointed Chief Justice 23 June 1940
William Webb 17 May 1940 – 26 June 1940 Appointed Chief Justice 11 August 1972
Neal Macrossan 1 July 1940 – 22 April 1946 Appointed Chief Justice 30 December 1955
Alan Mansfield 20 March 1947 – 8 February 1956 Appointed Chief Justice 17 July 1980
Roslyn Philp 9 February 1956 – 19 March 1965 Death 19 March 1965
Joseph Sheehy 15 April 1965 – 14 April 1970 Retired 22 September 1971
Mostyn Hanger 15 April 1970 – 12 May 1971 Appointed Chief Justice 11 August 1980
Norton Stable 19 July 1977 – 22 October 1979 Retired 12 May 1989
Geoffrey Lucas 15 November 1979 – 17 February 1982 Retired 28 November 1992
Dormer Andrews 18 February 1982 – 7 July 1985 Appointed Chief Justice 28 June 2004
Jack Kelly 8 July 1985 – 24 September 1990 Retired 20 April 1999
Bruce McPherson 25 September 1990 – 11 December 1991 Appointed to Court of Appeal 7 October 2013
Martin Moynihan 16 December 1991 – 24 August 2007 Retired

Former Puisne Judges[edit]

Name Term Reason for leaving Death
Alfred Lutwyche 7 August 1861 – 12 June 1880 Death 12 June 1880
Charles Lilley 4 July 1874 – 24 June 1879 Appointed Chief Justice 20 August 1897
Edmund Sheppard 17 July 1874 – 22 December 1882 Death 22 December 1882
George Harding 14 July 1879 – 31 August 1885 Death 31 August 1885
Ratcliffe Pring 11 November 1880 – 25 March 1885 Death 25 March 1885
Pope Alexander Cooper 5 January 1883 – 20 October 1903 Appointed Chief Justice 30 August 1923
Charles Mein 17 April 1885 – 30 June 1890 Death 30 June 1890
Charles Chubb 2 December 1889 – 31 March 1922 Retired 27 February 1930
Patrick Real 18 July 1890 – 12 November 1903 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 10 June 1928
Virgil Power 20 December 1895 – 20 December 1910 Retired 2 June 1914
William Shand 3 November 1908 – 30 June 1925 Retired 4 March 1942
Lionel Lukin 26 July 1910 – 18 July 1926 Retired 1 June 1944
Thomas McCawley 12 October 1917 – 31 March 1922 Appointed Chief Justice 16 April 1925
Allan Macnaughton 1 April 1922 – 21 March 1929 Retired 8 May 1937
Charles Jameson 1 April 1922 – 16 December 1922 Retired 28 June 1936
Thomas O'Sullivan 1 April 1922 – 15 December 1926 Retired 22 February 1953
James Blair 1 April 1922 – 23 April 1925 Appointed Chief Justice 18 November 1944
Robert Douglas 24 January 1923 – 13 April 1953 Retired 24 December 1972
William Webb 24 April 1925 – 16 May 1940 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 11 August 1972
Frank Brennan 1 July 1925 – 6 August 1949 Death 6 August 1949
Hugh Macrossan 23 July 1926 – 1 December 1926 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 23 June 1940
John Woolcock 1 February 1927 – 18 January 1929 Death 18 January 1929
Charles Stumm 6 February 1929 – 28 February 1929 Death 28 February 1929
Hereward Henchman 5 March 1929 – 25 April 1939 Death 25 April 1939
Edward Douglas 22 March 1929 – 27 August 1947 Death 27 August 1947
Roslyn Philp 4 May 1939 – 8 February 1956 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 19 March 1965
Alan Mansfield 17 May 1940 – 19 March 1947 Appointed Chief Justice 17 July 1980
Neal Macrossan 27 June 1940 – 30 June 1940 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 30 December 1955
Benjamin Matthews 25 April 1946 – 21 December 1961 Retired 5 June 1974
Edwin Stanley 6 February 1947 – 30 October 1964 Retired 23 May 1993
Joseph Sheehy 2 September 1947 – 14 April 1965 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 22 September 1971
Kenneth Townley 8 August 1949 – 30 July 1962 Retired 28 August 1981
William Mack 20 July 1950 – 23 February 1966 Appointed Chief Justice 26 July 1979
Thomas O'Hagan 16 October 1952 – 18 July 1958 Death 18 July 1958
Thomas Barry 20 November 1952 – 3 February 1955 Retired 20 October 1970
Mostyn Hanger 23 July 1953 – 12 May 1971 Appointed Chief Justice 11 August 1980
Leslie Brown 10 February 1955 – 12 December 1961 Death 12 December 1961
Bernard Jeffriess 2 February 1956 – 10 July 1965 Retired 16 November 1969
Charles Wanstall 27 February 1958 – 18 July 1977 Appointed Chief Justice 17 October 1999
Norton Stable 24 July 1958 – 18 July 1977 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 12 May 1989
Harry Gibbs 8 June 1961 – 24 June 1967 Appointed to the Federal Bankruptcy Court 25 June 2005
Russell Skerman 9 August 1962 – 21 September 1973 Retired 24 February 1983
Graham Hart 11 February 1963 – 18 April 1974 Retired 18 April 1974
Geoffrey Lucas 18 November 1963 – 14 November 1979 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 23 November 1992
James Douglas 11 February 1965 – 2 February 1984 Death 2 February 1984
Douglas Campbell 11 February 1965 – 4 August 1985 Retired 12 July 2003
Marcus Hoare 12 May 1966 – 3 March 1980 Retired
Walter Campbell 1 August 1967 – 17 February 1982 Appointed Chief Justice 4 September 2004
Ronald Matthews 14 August 1967 – 10 February 1989 Retired 2 July 1998
Joseph Patrick George Kneipp 6 November 1969 – 13 November 1992 Retired 15 February 1993
Edward Williams 13 May 1971 – 17 February 1984 Retired 10 January 1999
Dormer Andrews 13 May 1971 – 7 July 1985 Appointed Chief Justice 28 July 2004
Jack Kelly 25 September 1973 – 7 July 1985 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge 20 April 1999
James Dunn 30 April 1974 – 29 March 1983 Death 29 March 1983
Charles Sheahan 20 January 1977 – 25 January 1985 Retired 30 November 1997
Peter Connolly 31 October 1977 – 29 September 1990 Retired
Alan Demack 16 January 1978 – 19 May 2000 Retired
John Murtagh Macrossan 4 February 1980 – 9 April 1989 Appointed Chief Justice
Bruce McPherson 28 January 1982 – 24 September 1990 Appointed Senior Puisne Judge
Tom Farquhar Shepherdson 18 February 1982 – 10 March 2000 Retired
James Burrows Thomas 18 February 1982 – 29 July 1998 Appointed to the Court of Appeal
Glen Norman Williams 3 December 1982 – 13 December 2000 Appointed to the Court of Appeal
Desmond Derrington 3 December 1982 – 4 April 2000 Retired
William Carter 12 May 1983 – 31 May 1990 Retired
Kevin Ryan 13 February 1984 – 15 April 1994 Retired
Angelo Vasta 13 February 1984 – 8 June 1989 Removed from office by Parliament
Martin Moynihan 13 February 1984 – 15 December 1991 Appointed Senior Judge Administrator
Paul de Jersey 4 February 1985 – 16 February 1998 Appointed Chief Justice
Brian Ambrose 8 July 1985 – 11 September 2003 Retired
John Dowsett 29 July 1985 – 13 September 1998 Appointed to the Federal Court of Australia
Richard Cooper 2 February 1989 – 30 March 1992 Appointed to the Federal Court of Australia 15 March 2005
William Lee 20 February 1989 – 30 April 1999 Retired
Susan Kiefel 16 June 1993 – 16 October 1994 Appointed to the Federal Court of Australia
Catherine Holmes 16 March 2000 – 25 May 2006 Appointed to the Court of Appeal
John Helman 16 December 1994 – July 2007 Retired
John Muir 4 April 1997 – 11 July 2007 Appointed to the Court of Appeal
Peter Dutney 16 March 2000 – 4 September 2009 Death 4 September 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swearing-In of Mr James Dawson Henry S.C.". Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

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