John Doyle (judge)
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|8th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia|
|Preceded by||Len King|
|Succeeded by||Chris Kourakis|
|Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory|
|Solicitor-General of South Australia|
|Succeeded by||Bradley Selway|
John Jeremy Doyle, AC, QC (born 4 January 1945), Australian jurist, was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, the highest ranking court in the Australian State of South Australia, between 1995 and 2012.
Early life and education
Doyle was educated at Saint Ignatius College, South Australia, and was dux of the college in 1962. He went on to graduate in law from the University of Adelaide in 1966 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1967, completing his studies in law at Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1969.
In the following year he was admitted to the bar in South Australia.
Before being elevated to the position of chief justice in 1995, Doyle served as the South Australian Solicitor General, 1986-1995, where he was highly regarded for his skills as an advocate, particularly in complex constitutional cases. On a number of occasions, most recently in 1998, speculation surfaced that he may become the first South Australian to be appointed to the High Court of Australia; however, an appointment never eventuated. He was a founding member of Hanson Chambers and, immediately prior to his move to the independent bar, was a partner at Adelaide law firm, Kelly & Co. 
During his time as Chief Justice, Doyle was appointed as an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 2000 to hear an appeal concerning the appointment of the then Northern Territory Chief Magistrate Hugh Bradley.
- "lumen -- LEGAL TIES that bind". www.adelaide.edu.au.
- Another Honour for highest Judicial officer in the State Archived 2011-04-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- "The Honourable John Jeremy Doyle AC - The Supreme Court of the Northern Territory". www.supremecourt.nt.gov.au.
- "Special sitting marks Chief Justice's retirement". 22 June 2012.
|| Solicitor-General of South Australia
1986 – 1995
| Chief Justice of South Australia
1995 - 2012
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