Friday, 5 April 2019
The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Ben Gauntlett, following his appointment as Disability Discrimination Commissioner.
The Law Society understands that Mr Gauntlett will commence in the role from 7 May 2019.
Law Society President Greg McIntyre SC said, “On behalf of the WA legal profession and members of the Law Society, I congratulate Mr Gauntlett on his appointment.
“Mr Gauntlett has been a valued member of the Law Society since 2003. He possesses a wealth of legal experience, practising as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers in a wide range of areas including commercial law, personal injuries and white collar crime. He is an excellent choice as Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and I am certain that he will carry out this important role with assuredness and skill.”
The Law Society is committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion consistent with the principles of justice, integrity, equity and the pursuit of excellence upon which the profession is founded. The Law Society is a signatory to the Law Council of Australia’s Diversity and Equality Charter, which commits it to supporting a fair profession, accommodating and respecting a diverse range of individuals and views, and rejecting all forms of discrimination.
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