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Three new judges for WA District Court as government fills holes in legal system

6 December 2017 12:46 AM
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Prominent lawyers Hylton Quail, Kate Glancy and Fiona Vernon have been appointed as judges of the WA District Court, and will begin in their new roles on January 8.

Two of the appointments will be covered by existing budget allocations as part of the Labor government's efforts to fill the holes in WA's court system.

The other appointment will fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Anette Schoombee at the end of this year.

Mr Quail is currently a barrister, who has practised primarily as a criminal lawyer, and has previously held important positions such as president of the Law Society of WA and president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of WA.

Ms Glancy is currently Deputy State Solicitor and is responsible for the management of the civil wrongs team.

Ms Vernon is a barrister with more than 30 years' legal experience and has acted for statutory boards such as the Legal Practice Board and the Medical Board.

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Source: theage.com.au

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