List of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

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This is a list of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory as of January 2018.[1] This list includes Chief Justices, Judges, Acting Judges and Additional Judges.

Judges including Chief Justices[edit]

Position Name Term begin Term end Term
Chief Judge / Chief Justice [a] Fox, RussellRussell Fox [b] 1 January 1977 3 November 1977 306 days
Sir Richard Blackburn [b] 7 November 1977 31 March 1985 7 years, 144 days
Miles, JeffreyJeffrey Miles 17 June 1985 30 September 2002 17 years, 105 days
Higgins, TerrenceTerrence Higgins [b] 31 January 2003 13 September 2013 10 years, 225 days
Murrell, HelenHelen Murrell 28 October 2013 4 years, 118 days
President Court of Appeal Gray, MalcolmMalcolm Gray 21 December 2007 July 29, 2011 3 years, 220 days
Judge Lurkin, LionelLionel Lurkin 25 January 1934 31 October 1943 9 years, 279 days
Clyne, ThomasThomas Clyne 25 November 1943 18 October 1945 1 year, 327 days
Simpson, WilliamWilliam Simpson 24 October 1945 30 April 1960 14 years, 189 days
Sir Reginald Smithers 22 June 1966 2 November 1966 133 days
Sir John Kerr 22 June 1966 2 November 1966 133 days
Fox, RussellRussell Fox [c] 7 August 1967 31 January 1977 9 years, 177 days
Sir Richard Blackburn [c] 28 May 1971 6 November 1977 6 years, 162 days
Connor, Francis XavierFrancis Xavier Connor 7 March 1972 17 March 1982 10 years, 10 days
McGregor, DouglasDouglas McGregor 7 November 1977 7 December 1979 2 years, 30 days
Kelly, JohnJohn Kelly 10 March 1980 30 June 1990 10 years, 112 days
Gallop, JohnJohn Gallop 14 May 1982 31 July 2000 18 years, 78 days
Higgins, TerrenceTerrence Higgins [c] 2 July 1990 30 January 2003 12 years, 212 days
Crispin, KenKen Crispin 29 September 1997 October 2007 10 years, 2 days
Gray, MalcolmMalcolm Gray 12 October 2000 July 29, 2011 10 years, 290 days
Connolly, TerryTerry Connolly 31 January 2003 25 September 2007 4 years, 237 days
Penfold, HilaryHilary Penfold 1 February 2008 10 years, 22 days
Refshauge, RichardRichard Refshauge 1 February 2008 11 May 2017 9 years, 99 days
Burns, JohnJohn Burns 1 August 2011 6 years, 206 days
Elkaim, MichaelMichael Elkaim 4 July 2016 1 year, 234 days
Mossop, DavidDavid Mossop 13 February 2017 1 year, 10 days
Acting Judge Dethridge, GeorgeGeorge Dethridge 1 October 1935 30 November 1935 60 days
Piper, HaroldHarold Piper 1 March 1939 30 November 1939 274 days
10 October 1942 31 October 1942 21 days
13 November 1942 31 October 1943 352 days
Carruthers, Kenneth JohnKenneth John Carruthers 1 May 1995 22 December 1995 235 days
Hogan, AlanAlan Hogan 8 July 1996 13 December 1996 158 days
Miles, JeffreyJeffrey Miles [d] 1 October 2002 31 December 2005 3 years, 91 days
Nield, JohnJohn Nield 26 July 2010 2011 0–1 years
29 July 2015 28 January 2016 183 days
Mathews, JaneJane Mathews 26 July 2010 2011 0–1 years
Teague, BernardBernard Teague 1 September 2010 2011 0–1 years
Sidis, MargaretMargaret Sidis 9 April 2012 5 years, 320 days
Ashford, LindaLinda Ashford 1 July 2014 3 years, 237 days
Walmsley, StephenStephen Walmsley 1 July 2014 3 years, 237 days
Cowdroy, DennisDennis Cowdroy 1 July 2014 30 July 2016 1 year, 365 days
Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson 1 July 2014 3 years, 237 days
Whealy, AnthonyAnthony Whealy December 2014 15 December 2015 1 year
Ashley, DavidDavid Ashley 20 July 2015 19 July 2016 365 days
Kellam, MurrayMurray Kellam 8 March 2017 352 days
Additional Judge [e] Dunphy, EdwardEdward Dunphy 1 October 1958 31 December 1982 24 years, 91 days
Sir Edward Morgan 14 October 1958 31 May 1960 1 year, 230 days
Sir Percy Joske 4 June 1960 21 December 1977 17 years, 200 days
Sir Richard Eggleston 16 June 1960 31 May 1974 13 years, 349 days
Bridge, AlanAlan Bridge 9 July 1964 28 July 1966 2 years, 19 days
Sir Reginald Smithers [f] 18 December 1964 October 1986 21 years, 287-317 days
Sir John Kerr [f] 3 November 1966 22 May 1972 5 years, 201 days
Sir Harry Gibbs 20 July 1967 1 August 1970 3 years, 12 days
Sweeney, CharlesCharles Sweeney 1 May 1969 1 July 1971 2 years, 61 days
Sir John Nimmo 2 May 1969 26 March 1974 4 years, 328 days
Sir Edward Woodward 25 February 1972 1990 17–18 years
Franki, RobertRobert Franki 25 May 1972 1986 13–14 years
Sweeney, JohnJohn Sweeney 5 September 1974 7 May 1981 6 years, 244 days
Evatt, PhillipPhillip Evatt 6 September 1974 unknown
St John, RobertRobert St John 9 April 1975 31 March 1985 9 years, 356 days
Northrop, RaymondRaymond Northrop 23 March 1976 31 August 1998 22 years, 161 days
Brennan, GerardGerard Brennan 22 July 1976 12 February 1981 4 years, 205 days
McGregor, DouglasDouglas McGregor [f] 8 December 1979 15 June 1985 5 years, 189 days
Davies, JohnJohn Davies 17 May 1978 20 December 1998 20 years, 217 days
Lockhart, JohnJohn Lockhart 17 January 1979 11 June 1999 20 years, 145 days
Sheppard, IanIan Sheppard 20 March 1980 23 May 1997 17 years, 64 days
Morling, TrevorTrevor Morling 11 February 1981 1993 11–12 years
Fitzgerald, TonyTony Fitzgerald 19 November 1981 20 June 1984 2 years, 214 days
Jenkinson, KennethKenneth Jenkinson 26 May 1983 13 January 1997 13 years, 232 days
Beaumont, BryanBryan Beaumont 3 June 1983 11 June 2002 19 years, 8 days
Wilcox, MurrayMurray Wilcox 23 April 1983 30 September 2006 23 years, 160 days
Spender, JeffreyJeffrey Spender 23 April 1983 19 July 2010 27 years, 87 days
Pincus, CecilCecil Pincus 23 April 1985 16 December 1991 6 years, 237 days
Foster, MichaelMichael Foster 25 November 1987 27 November 1998 11 years, 2 days
Ryan, DonnellDonnell Ryan 27 April 1989 2 June 2011 22 years, 36 days
von Doussa, JohnJohn von Doussa 17 April 1989 6 June 2003 14 years, 50 days
Beazley, MargaretMargaret Beazley 22 June 1994 26 April 1996 1 year, 309 days
Whitlam, AntonyAntony Whitlam 7 April 1995 30 April 2005 10 years, 23 days
Einfeld, MarcusMarcus Einfeld 12 August 1996 16 April 2001 4 years, 247 days
Madgwick, RodneyRodney Madgwick 12 August 1996 21 April 2008 11 years, 253 days
Cooper, RichardRichard Cooper 1 October 1996 14 March 2005 8 years, 164 days
Gyles, RogerRoger Gyles 12 February 2001 22 August 2008 7 years, 192 days
Weinberg, MarkMark Weinberg 17 February 2003 18 July 2008 5 years, 152 days
French, RobertRobert French November 2003 1 September 2008 4 years, 276-305 days
Hill, DonaldDonald Hill November 2003 25 August 2005 1 year, 268-297 days
Moore, MichaelMichael Moore November 2003 14–15 years
Tamberlin, BrianBrian Tamberlin November 2003 29 March 2009 5 years, 119-148 days
Marshall, ShaneShane Marshall November 2003 16 September 2013 9 years, 290-319 days
North, AnthonyAnthony North November 2003 14–15 years
Stone, MargaretMargaret Stone November 2003 22 March 2012 8 years, 113-142 days
Allsop, JamesJames Allsop November 2003 7 April 2008 4 years, 129-158 days
Selway, BradleyBradley Selway November 2003 11 April 2005 1 year, 132-161 days
Bennett, AnnabelleAnnabelle Bennett November 2003 23 March 2016 12 years, 114-143 days
Lander, BruceBruce Lander November 2003 31 August 2013 9 years, 274-303 days
Dowsett, JohnJohn Dowsett August 2004 13–14 years
Cowdroy, DennisDennis Cowdroy March 2007 15 March 2014 6–7 years
Graham, PeterPeter Graham March 2007 6 September 2010 3 years, 159-189 days
Edmonds, RichardRichard Edmonds March 2007 10 February 2016 8 years, 316-346 days
Rares, StevenSteven Rares March 2007 10–11 years
Besanko, AnthonyAnthony Besanko March 2007 10–11 years
Mansfield, JohnJohn Mansfield 11 September 2008 24 August 2016 7 years, 348 days
Buchanan, RobertRobert Buchanan 11 September 2008 9 September 2016 7 years, 364 days
Foster, LindsayLindsay Foster 11 November 2009 8 years, 104 days
Jagot, JayneJayne Jagot 11 November 2009 8 years, 104 days
Katzmann, AnnaAnna Katzmann 17 September 2010 7 years, 159 days
Gilmour, JohnJohn Gilmour 6 July 2012 5 years, 232 days
Wigney, MichaelMichael Wigney 9 December 2013 4 years, 76 days
Perry, MelissaMelissa Perry 14 May 2014 3 years, 285 days
Collier, BernaBerna Collier 3 May 2016 1 year, 296 days
Bromwich, RobertRobert Bromwich 5 September 2016 1 year, 171 days
Charlesworth, NatalieNatalie Charlesworth 14 November 2017 101 days
Master / Associate Judge [g] Hogan, AlanAlan Hogan 20 December 1989 4 January 1996 6 years, 15 days
Connolly, TerryTerry Connolly 19 February 1996 30 December 2003 7 years, 314 days
Harper, DavidDavid Harper 7 April 2003 21 May 2013 10 years, 44 days
Mossop, DavidDavid Mossop 22 May 2013 12 February 2017 3 years, 266 days
McWilliam, VerityVerity McWilliam 26 June 2017 242 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Before 7 May 1982, Chief Justices were referred to as Chief Judges.
  2. ^ a b c Chief Justice who previously served as a Judge.
  3. ^ a b c Judge who later served as a Chief Justice.
  4. ^ Acting Judge who previously served as Chief Justice.
  5. ^ Introduced in 1958, Additional Judges are judges of other federal courts (such as the Federal Court of Australia) who serve part-time with the Supreme Court in order to reduce the workload on the full Judges.
  6. ^ a b c Additional Judge who previously served as a Judge.
  7. ^ From 21 April 2015 the title of Master was changed to Associate Judge.

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