List of judges of the Supreme Court of Queensland

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Judges who have served on the Supreme Court of Queensland, as of September 2018,[1][2] include:

Position Name Appointment
commenced
Appointment
ended
Term in office Comments Notes
Chief Justice James Cockle 21 February 1863 24 June 1879 16 years, 123 days Died 27 January 1895
Charles Lilley 25 June 1879 13 March 1893 13 years, 261 days Died 20 August 1897
Samuel Griffith 13 March 1893 4 October 1903 10 years, 205 days Appointed Chief Justice of Australia, died 9 August 1920
Pope Cooper 21 October 1903 31 March 1922 18 years, 161 days Died 30 August 1923
Thomas McCawley 1 April 1922 16 April 1925 3 years, 15 days Died in office
James Blair 24 April 1925 16 May 1940 15 years, 22 days Died 18 November 1944
Hugh Macrossan [a] 17 May 1940 23 June 1940 37 days Died in office
William Webb 27 June 1940 15 May 1946 5 years, 322 days Appointed to the High Court, died 11 August 1972
Neal Macrossan [a] 23 April 1946 30 December 1955 9 years, 251 days Died in office
Alan Mansfield 9 February 1956 21 February 1966 10 years, 12 days Appointed Governor of Queensland, died 17 July 1980
William Mack 24 February 1966 12 May 1971 5 years, 77 days Died 26 July 1979
Mostyn Hanger 13 May 1971 18 July 1977 6 years, 66 days Died 11 August 1980
Charles Wanstall 19 July 1977 17 February 1982 4 years, 213 days Died 17 October 1999
Walter Campbell 18 February 1982 7 July 1985 3 years, 139 days Appointed Governor of Queensland, died 4 September 2004
Dormer Andrews 8 July 1985 7 April 1989 3 years, 273 days Died 28 July 2004
John Macrossan [a] 10 April 1989 16 February 1998 8 years, 312 days Died 5 August 2008
Paul de Jersey 17 February 1998 8 July 2014 16 years, 141 days Appointed Governor of Queensland
Tim Carmody 8 July 2014 1 July 2015 358 days Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court (2013-2014)
Judge, District Court (Qld) (2013-2014)
Judge, Family Court of Australia (2003-2008)
Catherine Holmes 11 September 2015 3 years, 31 days [3]
Acting Chief Justice Hugh Fraser 1 July 2015 24 July 2015 23 days
President, Court of Appeal Tony Fitzgerald 16 December 1991 30 June 1998 6 years, 196 days
Margaret McMurdo [b] 30 July 1998 24 March 2017 18 years, 237 days
Walter Sofronoff 3 April 2017 1 year, 192 days
Judge of Appeal Cecil Pincus 16 January 1991 3 March 2001 10 years, 46 days Died 16 October 2014
Bruce McPherson 12 December 1991 23 September 2006 14 years, 285 days Died 7 October 2013
Geoffrey Davies 16 December 1991 11 February 2005 13 years, 57 days
James Thomas 30 July 1998 22 March 2002 3 years, 235 days
Glen Williams 14 December 2000 23 January 2008 7 years, 40 days
Catherine Holmes 26 May 2006 10 September 2015 9 years, 107 days [3][4]
John Muir 12 July 2007 27 December 2014 7 years, 168 days Died 10 February 2018
Hugh Fraser 25 January 2008 10 years, 260 days
Robert Gotterson 27 April 2012 6 years, 168 days
Phillip Morrison 1 August 2013 5 years, 72 days
Anthe Philippides 18 December 2014 3 years, 298 days President, Land Appeal Court
Judge and President, Mental Health Court
Philip McMurdo [b] 24 November 2015 2 years, 322 days
Senior Puisne Judge [c] Patrick Real 13 November 1903 31 March 1922 18 years, 138 days Died 10 June 1928
Hugh Macrossan [a] 1 December 1926 17 May 1940 13 years, 168 days Died in office
William Webb 17 May 1940 26 June 1940 40 days Appointed to the High Court, died 11 August 1972
Neal Macrossan [a] 1 July 1940 22 April 1946 5 years, 295 days Died in office
Alan Mansfield 20 March 1947 8 February 1956 8 years, 325 days Appointed Governor of Queensland, died 17 July 1980
Roslyn Philp 9 February 1956 19 March 1965 9 years, 38 days Died in office
Joseph Sheehy 15 April 1965 14 April 1970 4 years, 364 days Died 22 September 1971
Mostyn Hanger 15 April 1970 12 May 1971 1 year, 27 days Died 11 August 1980
Norton Stable 19 July 1977 22 October 1979 2 years, 95 days Died 12 May 1989
Geoffrey Lucas 15 November 1979 17 February 1982 2 years, 94 days Died 28 November 1992
Dormer Andrews 18 February 1982 7 July 1985 3 years, 139 days Died 28 July 2004
Jack Kelly 8 July 1985 24 September 1990 5 years, 78 days Died 20 April 1999
Bruce McPherson 25 September 1990 11 December 1991 1 year, 77 days Died 7 October 2013
Martin Moynihan 16 December 1991 24 August 2007 15 years, 251 days Died 2 April 2017
Senior Judge Administrator [c] John Byrne 24 August 2007 23 August 2017 9 years, 364 days
Ann Lyons 24 August 2017 1 year, 49 days
Judge Alfred Lutwyche 7 August 1861 [d] 12 June 1880 18 years, 310 days Died in office
Edmund Sheppard 17 July 1874 22 December 1882 8 years, 158 days Died in office
Charles Lilley 4 July 1874 13 March 1893 18 years, 252 days Died 20 August 1897
George Harding 14 July 1879 31 August 1885 6 years, 48 days Died in office
Ratcliffe Pring 11 November 1880 25 March 1885 4 years, 134 days Died in office
Pope Cooper 5 January 1883 31 March 1922 39 years, 85 days Died 30 August 1923
Charles Mein 17 April 1885 30 June 1890 5 years, 74 days Died in office
Charles Chubb 2 December 1889 31 March 1922 32 years, 119 days Died 27 February 1930
Patrick Real 18 July 1890 31 March 1922 31 years, 256 days Died 10 June 1928
Virgil Power 20 December 1895 20 December 1910 15 years, 0 days Died 2 June 1914
William Shand 3 November 1908 30 June 1925 16 years, 239 days Died 4 March 1942
Lionel Lukin 26 July 1910 18 July 1926 15 years, 357 days Died 1 June 1944
Thomas McCawley 12 October 1917 16 April 1925 7 years, 186 days Died in office
James Blair 1 April 1922 16 May 1940 18 years, 45 days Died 18 November 1944
Allan MacNaughton 1 April 1922 21 March 1929 6 years, 354 days Died 8 May 1937
Charles Jameson 1 April 1922 16 December 1922 259 days Died 28 June 1936
Thomas O'Sullivan 1 April 1922 15 December 1926 4 years, 258 days Died 22 February 1953
Robert Douglas 24 January 1923 13 April 1953 30 years, 79 days Died 24 December 1972
William Webb 24 April 1925 15 May 1946 21 years, 21 days Appointed to the High Court, died 11 August 1972
Frank Brennan 1 July 1925 6 August 1949 24 years, 36 days Died in office
Hugh Macrossan [a] 23 July 1926 23 June 1940 13 years, 336 days Died in office
John Woolcock 1 February 1927 18 January 1929 1 year, 352 days Died in office
Charles Stumm 6 February 1929 28 February 1929 22 days Died in office
Edward Douglas 22 March 1929 27 August 1947 18 years, 158 days Died in office
Hereward Henchman 5 March 1929 25 April 1939 10 years, 51 days Died in office
Roslyn Philp 4 May 1939 19 March 1965 25 years, 319 days Died in office
Alan Mansfield 17 May 1940 21 February 1966 25 years, 280 days Appointed Governor of Queensland, died 17 July 1980
Neal Macrossan [a] 27 June 1940 30 December 1955 15 years, 186 days Died in office
Benjamin Matthews 25 April 1946 21 December 1961 15 years, 240 days Died 5 June 1974
Edwin Stanley 6 February 1947 30 October 1964 17 years, 267 days Died 23 May 1993
Joseph Sheehy 2 September 1947 14 April 1970 22 years, 224 days Died 22 September 1971
Kenneth Townley 8 August 1949 30 July 1962 12 years, 356 days Died 28 August 1981
William Mack 20 July 1950 12 May 1971 20 years, 296 days Died 26 July 1979
Thomas O'Hagan 16 October 1952 18 July 1958 5 years, 275 days Died in office
Thomas Barry 20 November 1952 3 February 1955 2 years, 75 days Died 20 October 1970
Mostyn Hanger 23 July 1953 18 July 1977 23 years, 360 days Died 11 August 1980
Leslie Brown 10 February 1955 12 December 1961 6 years, 305 days Died in office
Bernard Jeffriess 2 February 1956 10 July 1965 9 years, 158 days Died 16 November 1969
Charles Wanstall 27 February 1958 17 February 1982 23 years, 355 days Died 17 October 1999
Norton Stable 24 July 1958 22 October 1979 21 years, 90 days Died 12 May 1989
Harry Gibbs 8 June 1961 24 June 1967 6 years, 16 days Appointed to the Federal Bankruptcy Court, died 25 June 2005
Russell Skerman 9 August 1962 21 September 1973 11 years, 43 days Died 24 February 1983
Geoffrey Lucas 18 November 1963 17 February 1982 18 years, 91 days Died 23 November 1992
Graham Hart 11 February 1963 18 April 1974 11 years, 66 days Died in office
James Douglas 11 February 1965 2 February 1984 18 years, 356 days Died in office
Douglas Campbell 11 February 1965 4 August 1985 20 years, 174 days Died 12 July 2003
Marcus Hoare 12 May 1966 3 March 1980 13 years, 296 days Died 11 July 1999
Walter Campbell 1 August 1967 7 July 1985 17 years, 340 days Appointed Governor of Queensland, died 4 September 2004
Ronald Matthews 14 August 1967 10 February 1989 21 years, 180 days Died 2 July 1998
Joseph Kneipp 6 November 1969 13 November 1992 23 years, 7 days Died 15 February 1993
Dormer Andrews 13 May 1971 7 April 1989 17 years, 329 days Died 28 July 2004
Edward Williams 13 May 1971 17 February 1984 12 years, 280 days Died 10 January 1999
Jack Kelly 25 September 1973 24 September 1990 16 years, 364 days Died 20 April 1999
James Dunn 30 April 1974 29 March 1983 8 years, 333 days Died in office
Charles Sheahan 20 January 1977 25 January 1985 8 years, 5 days Died 30 November 1997
Peter Connolly 31 October 1977 29 September 1990 12 years, 333 days Died 3 May 2009
Alan Demack 16 January 1978 19 May 2000 22 years, 124 days
John Macrossan [a] 4 February 1980 16 February 1998 8 years, 312 days Died 5 August 2008
Bruce McPherson 28 January 1982 23 September 2006 24 years, 238 days Died 7 October 2013
Glen Williams 3 December 1982 23 January 2008 25 years, 51 days
Desmond Derrington 3 December 1982 4 April 2000 17 years, 123 days
James Thomas 18 February 1982 22 March 2002 20 years, 32 days
Tom Shepherdson 18 February 1982 10 March 2000 18 years, 21 days Died 27 October 2015
William Carter 12 May 1983 31 May 1990 7 years, 19 days
Kevin Ryan 13 February 1984 15 April 1994 10 years, 61 days Died 18 November 2009
Angelo Vasta 13 February 1984 8 June 1989 5 years, 115 days Removed from office by Parliament [6]
Martin Moynihan 13 February 1984 24 August 2007 23 years, 192 days Died 2 April 2017
Paul de Jersey 4 February 1985 8 July 2014 29 years, 154 days Appointed Governor of Queensland
John Dowsett 29 July 1985 13 September 1998 13 years, 46 days Appointed to the Federal Court
Brian Ambrose 8 July 1985 11 September 2003 18 years, 65 days Died 31 December 2015
Richard Cooper 2 February 1989 30 March 1992 3 years, 57 days Appointed to the Federal Court, died 15 March 2005
William Lee 20 February 1989 30 April 1999 10 years, 69 days
John Byrne 25 July 1989 23 August 2017 28 years, 29 days
Susan Kiefel 16 June 1993 16 October 1994 1 year, 122 days Appointed to the Federal Court
John Helman 16 December 1994 1 July 2007 12 years, 197 days
John Muir 4 April 1997 27 December 2014 17 years, 267 days Died 10 February 2018
Roslyn Atkinson 3 September 1998 20 years, 39 days Chair, Law Reform Commission
Anthe Philippides 14 December 2000 17 years, 302 days President, Land Appeal Court
Judge and President, Mental Health Court
Catherine Holmes 16 March 2000 18 years, 210 days Judge, Mental Health Court (2000-04)
Acting Judge, District Court (Qld) (1999)
[3][4]
Debra Mullins 16 March 2000 18 years, 210 days Criminal List Judge
Peter Dutney 16 March 2000 4 September 2009 9 years, 172 days Died in office
James Douglas 27 November 2003 14 years, 319 days
Philip McMurdo [b] 3 March 2003 15 years, 223 days
Ann Lyons 7 July 2006 12 years, 97 days
Duncan McMeekin 15 October 2007 23 April 2018 10 years, 190 days (Central Judge, Rockhampton)
Land Appeal Court (Central Division)
Martin Daubney 13 July 2007 11 years, 91 days President QCAT (2017-)
Glenn Martin 30 August 2007 11 years, 43 days
Peter Applegarth 28 August 2008 10 years, 45 days
Alan Wilson 27 October 2009 27 March 2015 5 years, 151 days President, QCAT (2009-2013)
David Boddice 2 July 2010 8 years, 102 days
Jean Dalton 25 February 2011 7 years, 229 days Mental Health Court
David North 18 July 2011 7 years, 86 days Mental Health Court
David Thomas 18 July 2011 28 June 2017 5 years, 345 days (Northern Judge Townsville)
President Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal QCAT (2013 - 2017)
President Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2017)
appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court
James Henry 12 September 2011 7 years, 30 days (Far North, Cairns), Land Appeal Court (Far Northern Division) [7]
David Jackson 8 October 2012 6 years, 4 days
Martin Burns 18 December 2014 3 years, 298 days
Peter Flanagan 27 July 2014 4 years, 77 days
Tim Carmody 8 July 2014 4 years, 96 days Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court (2013-2014)
Judge, District Court (Qld) (2013-2014)
Judge, Family Court of Australia (2003-2008)
John Bond 19 March 2015 3 years, 207 days
Susan Brown 16 December 2016 1 year, 300 days
Peter Davis 16 October 2017 361 days
Helen Bowskill 10 July 2017 1 year, 94 days Judge, District Court (Qld) (2014-2017)
Graeme Crow 26 February 2018 228 days
Soraya Ryan 9 March 2018 217 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Brothers Hugh and Neal Macrossan as well as their nephew John Macrossan were all appointed Chief Justice
  2. ^ a b c Philip McMurdo is the husband of Margaret McMurdo, the former President of the Court of Appeal.
  3. ^ a b In 1995 the position of Senior Puisne Judge was renamed Senior Judge Administrator.[5]
  4. ^ Alfred Lutwyche was the resident judge of the Supreme Court of NSW for the Moreton Bay District from 15 February 1859 until 1861 when the district became the colony of Queensland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judges". Supreme Court (Qld). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Judicial profiles". Supreme Court Library (Qld). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Attorney-General's comments at the swearing in of Chief Justice Catherine Holmes". Qld.gov.au. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Swearing in of the Hon Justice Catherine Holmes as a Judge of Appeal" (PDF). 26 May 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2018. [2006] Queensland Judicial Scholarship 35.
  5. ^ Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 (Qld).
  6. ^ Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee. "Honourable Angelo Vasta (Reversal of Removal) Bill 2017" (PDF). Parliament.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Swearing-In of Mr James Dawson Henry S.C." Retrieved 18 December 2012.

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