Richard Weeks White

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Richard Weeks White
Born (1954-11-22) 22 November 1954 (age 64)
EducationNewington College
University of Sydney
TitleThe Honourable Justice
ChildrenHelen, Sebastian and Annabel
Parent(s)Dr Weeks White

Richard Weeks White (born 22 November 1954)[1] is a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

White was born in Sydney and attended Newington College (1967–72).[3] He graduated from the University of Sydney with First-Class Honours in Law (1977), and the University Medal.[4]


In 1975 White was articled at Allen Allen and Hemsley to a partner, William Gummow, who went on to become a Justice of the High Court of Australia. From 1977-1978 White was an associate to Sir Nigel Bowen, the first Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. White joined Stephen Jaques and Stephen in 1979 and became a member of the firm in 1982.

In 1986, White was called to the NSW Bar and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.

In 2000 White was nominated as the New South Wales Bar Association's representative to the Board of the College of Law. During a four-year term he served as chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and was a member of the Practical Legal Training, Audit and Building Committees. White was one of the counsel assisting in the HIH Royal Commission. In 18 years at the bar he established an extensive commercial practice on the 7th floor of Wentworth Chambers.[5]

White was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2004. On 15 March 2017, he became a Judge of Appeal.


  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 213.
  2. ^ "Swearing-In Ceremony of The Hon. Richard Weeks White" (PDF). Supreme Court of New South Wales. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 213.
  4. ^ "Alumni Sidneienses". University of Sydney. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  5. ^ Who's Who in Australia (Crown Content Melb, 2007) pp 2151: White, Richard Weeks (1954-)