James Roland Wood
The Honourable James Roland Tomson Wood AO, QC (born 1941) is the chairman of Law Reform Commission of New South Wales, the chairman of the New South Wales Sentencing Council, the Inspector of the Police Integrity Commission and a former judge in Australia. He is currently a judge of the Fiji Court of Appeal.
Wood was born in Sydney in 1941.
He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1984 and became the Chief Judge at Common Law in 1984 before retiring in 2005. He served as chairman of the Law Reform Commission of New South Wales between 1982 and 1984. During his time as a judge, he served as a royal commissioner in the New South Wales police royal commission.
He is currently the chairman of both the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the New South Wales Sentencing Council. In November 2008 he released the Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW. The inquiry reported on what changes were required within the child protection system to improve the safety of children and families in NSW.
He received an AO in 2000.
- Who's Who Australia 2006.
- Law Reform Commission homepage - http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lrc/ll_lrc.nsf/pages/LRC_wood
|Chairman of the Law Reform Commission of New South Wales
2006 – present
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