Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
It is with deepest regret that I learned of the recent untimely passing of His Honour Judge Gregory Farmer SC. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his wife Jane, and two children, Aidan and Prudence. Judge Farmer was appointed to the District Court bench almost one year ago, and as I remarked at his swearing-in ceremony, it was a natural progression of a distinguished career spanning more than three decades. Judge Farmer's legal expertise, professionalism and commitment to justice served the people of New South Wales well.
His Honour brought a deep sense of respect and empathy for all members of the community to his role on the bench, just as he did as barrister and Senior Counsel. Judge Farmer will be sorely missed.