Friday, 15 September 2017
The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates His Honour Judge David Parry on his re-appointment as a Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal.
His Honour was appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia, and as a Deputy President of the Tribunal, in June 2011, serving in the latter capacity for a period of 5 years until June 2016.
Judge Parry holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford. He practised as a barrister specialising in planning, environmental and local government administrative and judicial review prior to his appointment, in 2005, as an inaugural senior member of the Tribunal heading the Tribunal’s development and resources stream.
His Honour’s re-appointment to the Tribunal follows recent advocacy by the Law Society to State Government proposing statutory reform, among other things to recognise more clearly the specialist nature of the planning jurisdiction, and requesting the allocation of specialised further resources to the Tribunal.
Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “His Honour Judge David Parry is highly regarded for his expertise in planning law, and the Law Society warmly congratulates him on his re-appointment as a Deputy President of the Tribunal.
“The Law Society also commends the Government of Western Australia on its swift recognition, through His Honour’s re-appointment, of the benefit to the Western Australian community of the important work performed by the Tribunal in facilitating the resolution of planning disputes in this State and the specialist nature of the planning jurisdiction itself”, Mr Musikanth said.
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