Philip Lewis Griffiths

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Philip Lewis Griffiths KC (30 September 1881 – 4 June 1945)[1] was an Australian jurist.

Educated at Caulfield Grammar School, he studied for a Master of Arts degree at the Trinity College of the University of Melbourne.[1] He then wrote for The Mercury in both Hobart and Launceston, before studying law at the University of Tasmania. While working as a lawyer, he also lectured at the University of Tasmania from 1913 to 1930, focusing on torts and criminal law.[1]

In 1930 Griffiths was appointed as the Solicitor-General of Tasmania, and in August 1933 he was made a King's Counsel. From August 1938 to March 1939 Griffiths was acting Chief Judge of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea; he then became the Second Judge of New Guinea, serving in the acting Chief Judge position again during 1940.[1]

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