Wednesday, 24 May 2017
The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Justice Andrew Beech on his appointment as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. His Honour’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of the Hon Justice David Newnes.
“On behalf of the Law Society, I warmly congratulate Justice Beech on this well-deserved appointment,” said Law Society Senior Vice President Hayley Cormann. “Justice Beech has been a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia for a decade, having been appointed in 2007, and brings a vast amount of judicial experience to this new position.”
Justice Beech was admitted to practice after obtaining a Bachelor of Jurisprudence with Honours in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1984 from The University of Western Australia.
His Honour completed articles in 1985 and worked for a number of years as a solicitor at Parker and Parker before becoming Crown Prosecutor in 1992.
In 1994, His Honour joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.
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