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​New NSW Supr​eme Court judge appointed


Issued: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

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Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of a new Supreme Court judge.

Sydney barrister Guy Parker SC will take up his new appointment following a distinguished legal career spanning more than thirty years.

Mr Parker graduated from Sydney University with degrees in Law and Science (Computer Science). In 1986-7 he served as associate to Federal Court Justice Russell Fox AC QC, before applying his technical expertise as a computer programmer for a large London law firm. While there, Mr Parker completed a Master of Laws degree at the University of London.

On his return to Australia in 1989, Mr Parker worked at one of Australia’s largest law firms until he was admitted to the Bar in 1991. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said, “The NSW justice system is fortunate to be able to call upon practitioners of Mr Parker’s standing to serve on the bench of our Supreme Court.

“He will bring to the judiciary immense experience from the commercial Bar as well as in matters involving property, professional negligence, personal injury, and land and water contamination,” Mr Speakman said.

Mr Parker is replacing Justice Richard White who has been elevated to the Court of Appeal. Mr Parker will be sworn into his new position in a ceremony on Thursday, 6 April.