Thursday, 4 October 2018
The Law Society congratulates Joshua Thomson SC on his appointment as Solicitor General of Western Australia. Attorney General the Hon John Quigley MLA announced today that Mr Thomson would take up the role effective from 10 October 2018, for a term of five years to 9 October 2023.
The appointment fills the vacancy left by the Hon Justice Peter Quinlan, who was appointed Chief Justice of Western Australia in August.
Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the legal profession of Western Australia, I congratulate Joshua Thomson SC and wish him every success in this important role. Mr Thomson has a broad range of experience in advocacy across all Western Australian courts, notably in areas of constitutional law, administrative law, native title, taxation, State Agreements, statutory construction, and regulatory and competition law.”
“Mr Thomson has been a valued member of the Law Society since first joining in 2001. He has served as a member of the Law Society’s Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law Committee and Continuing Professional Development – General and Commercial Litigation Committee, as well as the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee,” Ms Cormann said.
“Mr Thomson has also made a valuable contribution to the Law Society’s programme of Continuing Professional Development, providing guidance to fellow practitioners on topics including advocacy.
“The Law Society has always maintained an excellent working relationship with the Solicitor General and looks forward to working with Mr Thomson when he takes up the role,” said Ms Cormann.
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