List of judges of the Supreme Court of South Australia

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Of the judges of the Supreme Court of South Australia,[1] as of September 2018, 14 had previously served in the Parliament of South Australia Edward Gwynne, Sir Richard Hanson, Randolph Stow, Sir Samuel Way, Sir James Boucaut, Richard Andrews, Sir William Bundey, Sir John Gordon, Robert Homburg, Sir Angas Parsons, Sir Charles Abbott, Leo Travers, Len King and Robin Millhouse. In addition, Sir John Jeffcott served as a member of the South Australian Legislative Council concurrent with his brief tenure as a judge in South Australia.

Position Name Appointment
commenced
Appointment
ended
Term in office Comments Notes
Chief Justice Sir Charles Cooper 1 July 1856 20 November 1861 5 years, 142 days
Sir Richard Hanson 20 November 1861 4 March 1876 14 years, 105 days
Sir Samuel Way, 1st Baronet 18 March 1876 8 January 1916 39 years, 296 days
Sir George Murray KCMG 20 January 1916 18 February 1942 26 years, 29 days
Sir Mellis Napier KCMG 25 February 1942 28 February 1967 25 years, 3 days
Dr John Bray AC 28 February 1967 28 November 1978 11 years, 273 days
Len King AC 30 October 1978 28 April 1995 16 years, 180 days
John Doyle AC [a] 4 May 1995 22 June 2012 17 years, 49 days [2]
Chris Kourakis 25 June 2012 6 years, 196 days [3]
Judge Sir John Jeffcott 27 May 1836 12 December 1837 1 year, 199 days
Sir Charles Cooper July 1838 20 November 1861 23 years, 112-142 days
Dr George Crawford 27 June 1850 24 September 1852 2 years, 89 days
Benjamin Boothby 25 February 1853 29 July 1867 14 years, 154 days removed from office
Edward Gwynne 26 February 1859 28 February 1881 22 years, 2 days
William Wearing 8 August 1867 25 February 1875 7 years, 201 days
Randolph Stow 15 March 1875 17 September 1878 3 years, 186 days
Sir James Boucaut 25 September 1878 24 February 1905 26 years, 152 days
Richard Andrews 9 March 1881 26 June 1884 3 years, 109 days
Sir William Bundey 2 July 1884 30 November 1903 19 years, 151 days
Sir John Gordon 2 December 1903 23 December 1923 20 years, 21 days
Robert Homburg 24 February 1905 23 March 1912 7 years, 28 days
Sir George Murray KCMG 2 April 1913 18 February 1942 28 years, 322 days
Alexander Buchanan 20 January 1916 6 January 1921 4 years, 352 days
Thomas Poole 25 September 1919 2 May 1927 7 years, 219 days
Sir Herbert Angas Parsons 6 January 1921 16 June 1945 24 years, 161 days
Sir Mellis Napier KCMG 28 February 1924 28 February 1967 43 years, 0 days
Sir Frederick Richards 23 March 1927 6 December 1945 18 years, 258 days
Arthur Piper 16 June 1927 19 February 1936 8 years, 248 days
Edward Cleland 5 March 1936 1 July 1943 7 years, 118 days
Sir Herbert Mayo 30 March 1942 30 June 1966 24 years, 92 days
Sir Geoffrey Reed 15 July 1943 14 March 1962 18 years, 242 days
Sir George Ligertwood 12 July 1945 14 October 1958 13 years, 94 days
Sir Charles Abbott 2 May 1946 30 October 1959 13 years, 181 days [4]
Sir Bruce Ross 20 November 1952 21 May 1963 10 years, 182 days
Francis Piper 15 October 1958 27 September 1959 347 days
James Brazel 16 November 1959 23 August 1961 1 year, 280 days
Sir Roderic Chamberlain 16 November 1959 16 June 1971 11 years, 212 days
Vivian Millhouse 26 October 1961 24 October 1963 1 year, 363 days
John Leo Travers (Leo) 14 May 1962 19 October 1969 7 years, 158 days
David Hogarth 12 July 1962 14 September 1979 17 years, 64 days
Sir Charles Bright 24 October 1963 15 December 1978 15 years, 52 days
Dame Roma Mitchell 23 September 1965 1 October 1983 18 years, 8 days
George Walters 1 July 1966 1 September 1984 18 years, 62 days
Dr Howard Zelling 23 October 1969 13 August 1986 16 years, 294 days
Andrew Wells 21 May 1970 8 June 1984 14 years, 18 days
Keith Sangster 24 June 1971 1 March 1984 12 years, 251 days
Samuel Jacobs 17 May 1973 4 December 1990 17 years, 201 days
Len King 20 June 1975 28 April 1995 19 years, 312 days
Michael White 15 June 1978 2 February 1993 14 years, 232 days
Christopher Legoe 29 June 1978 22 April 1994 15 years, 297 days
Brian Cox 21 December 1978 5 February 1999 20 years, 46 days
Robert Mohr 21 December 1978 28 July 1995 16 years, 219 days
Roderick Matheson 9 August 1979 4 August 1998 18 years, 360 days
Donald Williams 23 March 1980 24 September 1982 2 years, 185 days
Derek Bollen 4 March 1982 27 March 1997 15 years, 23 days
Robin Millhouse 7 July 1982 8 December 1999 17 years, 154 days
Elliott Johnston[5] 28 June 1983 26 February 1988 4 years, 243 days
Graham Prior 1 March 1984 5 July 2004 20 years, 126 days
Trevor Olsson 28 June 1984 30 July 2001 17 years, 32 days
Maurice O'Loughlin 30 August 1984 31 July 1989 4 years, 335 days Appointed to the Federal Court
John von Doussa 14 August 1986 30 November 1988 2 years, 108 days Appointed to the Federal Court
John Perry 3 March 1988 2 April 2007 19 years, 30 days
Kevin Duggan AM, RFD 1 December 1988 25 July 2011 22 years, 236 days [6]
Ted Mullighan 7 September 1989 2 December 2004 15 years, 86 days
Bruce Debelle 11 October 1990 25 June 2008 17 years, 258 days [7]
Margaret Nyland 15 October 1993 16 November 2012 19 years, 32 days [8]
Bruce Lander 24 November 1994 13 July 2003 8 years, 231 days Appointed to the Federal Court [9]
Tim Williams 12 September 1995 17 April 2003 7 years, 217 days
David Bleby 2 April 1997 10 June 2011 14 years, 69 days [10]
David Wicks 13 August 1998 22 August 2003 5 years, 9 days
Brian Martin 23 February 1999 27 January 2004 4 years, 338 days
Thomas Gray 26 April 2000 27 February 2016 15 years, 307 days
Anthony Besanko 18 October 2001 31 March 2006 4 years, 164 days Appointed to the Federal Court
John Sulan 3 April 2003 21 April 2016 13 years, 18 days
Ann Vanstone 21 August 2003 15 years, 139 days
Timothy Anderson 27 November 2003 30 June 2014 10 years, 215 days
Richard White 6 May 2004 30 August 2013 9 years, 116 days Appointed to the Federal Court
Robyn Ann Layton 14 February 2005 3 September 2010 5 years, 201 days
Michael David 6 July 2006 25 October 2014 8 years, 111 days
Patricia Kelly 18 January 2007 11 years, 354 days
Chris Kourakis 21 August 2008 10 years, 139 days [11]
David Peek 30 September 2010 8 years, 99 days [12]
Malcolm Blue 12 August 2011 7 years, 148 days [13]
Tim Stanley 17 August 2011 7 years, 143 days [14]
Kevin Nicholson 19 July 2012 6 years, 172 days [15]
Anne Bampton 14 November 2013 5 years, 54 days [16]
Greg Parker 14 November 2013 5 years, 54 days [16]
David Lovell 12 February 2015 3 years, 329 days [17]
Samuel Doyle [a] 18 December 2015 3 years, 20 days [18]
Martin Hinton 28 April 2016 2 years, 254 days [19]
Master Charles Mann 1844 1849 4–5 years
Henry Jickling 1850 1861 10–11 years
W. Hinde 1861 1878 16–17 years
James Russell 1878 1884 5–6 years
W. D. Scott 1884 1891 6–7 years
Alexander Buchanan 1891 1912 20–21 years
W. L. Stuart 1913 1932 18–19 years
Fred McBryde 1932 1957 24–25 years
K. H. Kirkman 1957 1961 3–4 years
George Walters 1961 1965 3–4 years
William Forster 1966 1971 4–5 years
J. Boehm 1971 1984 12–13 years
Malcolm Teesdale Smith 1981 1985 3–4 years
R. G. Ferrett 1981 1987 5–6 years
Robert Lunn 1984 23 November 2012 35–36 years [20]
David St Leger Kelly 1985 <1 year
Peter Bowen Pain 1986 <1 year
Brendan Burley 1987 <1 year
23 November 2012 29 March 2013 126 days
Jeffrey Anderson 1990 <1 year [21]
Brian Withers December 2004 September 2015 10–11 years [22]
Graham Dart 29 March 2013 5 years, 284 days
Katrina Bochner 14 September 2015 3 years, 115 days
Deputy Master Fred McBryde 1921 1932 10–11 years
K. H. Kirkman 1932 1957 24–25 years
George Walters 1957 1961 3–4 years
William Forster 1961 1966 4–5 years
Trevor Olsson 1963 1968 4–5 years
J. Boehm 1966 1971 4–5 years
Malcolm Teesdale Smith 1969 1981 11–12 years
R. G. Ferrett 1978 1981 2–3 years
Robert Lunn 1972 1984 11–12 years

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuel Doyle is the son of former Chief Justice John Doyle.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Retirement of the Chief Justice John Jeremy Doyle AC speech" (PDF). Attorney General's Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Media Release - New Chief Justice Kourakis". Courts Administration Authority. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Hon Sir Charles Abbott". Former Member of Parliament Details. Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. ^ Debelle, Penelope (24 February 2011). "Judge red - the Communist on the bench". Adelaide Now.
  6. ^ Livesey QC, M.C. "Special Sitting for the Retirement - Justice Duggan" (PDF). SA Bar. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Chief Justice John Doyle on Retirement of the Honourable Justice Debelle". Networked Knowledge. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Retirement of the Supreme Court Justice Margaret Jean Nyland AM speech" (PDF). Attorney-General's Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2014.
  9. ^ W. Matthew (24 November 1994). "Notice" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. p. 1603. ATTG 54/1993CS. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  10. ^ Fewster, Sean (8 June 2011). "Judge tells lawyers 'don't fleece clients'". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Fresh faces to lead the law". Dr Robert N Moles. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Special Sitting for the ation of Commission Justice Peek" (PDF). SA Bar. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Special Sitting for the ation of Commission - Justice Blue" (PDF). SA Bar. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Special Sitting for the ation of Commission - Justice Stanley" (PDF). SA Bar. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Media Release for appointment of Justice Nicholson". Courts Administration Authority. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  16. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  18. ^ Jay Weatherill (17 December 2015). "Notice" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. p. 5213. AGO0172/15CS. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  19. ^ http://indaily.com.au/news/2016/04/28/martin-hinton-appointed-to-supreme-court/
  20. ^ Fewster, Sean (23 November 2012). "'I'm out' - Judge Robert Lunn's exit delays epic divorce case". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  21. ^ "NT medical clinic wins over the ACC's coercive powers". Crikey. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  22. ^ "Brian Withers appointed to the bench". Law Council of Australia. Retrieved 11 December 2012.[permanent dead link]