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    Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    New Far Northern Judge appointed to Supreme Court

    Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    New Far Northern Judge appointed to Supreme Court

    Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Paul Lucas today announced the appointment of a new Far Northern Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

    Mr Lucas said Mr James Henry, SC, would replace Justice Stanley Jones upon his retirement in September, as the Far Northern Judge based at Cairns.

    “Mr Henry has had an extensive and varied legal career since his admission as a barrister in 1986,” Mr Lucas said.

    “It is experience which equips him well for this appointment as the most northern judge of the Supreme Court.

    “Mr Henry was a Crown Prosecutor in charge of the Southport Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1987 to 1995, before becoming a consultant Crown Prosecutor in charge of the DPP’s Northern Region from 1995 to 2000.

    “He moved into private practice as a barrister in Cairns in July 2000, maintaining his criminal law practice but also appearing and advising in the civil jurisdiction including commercial, contract, company, employment and anti-discrimination law.”

    Mr Henry was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2006.

    He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986.

    Mr Lucas paid tribute to Justice Jones, AO, who will retire as Far Northern Judge at Cairns on September 10, 2011.

    “I thank Mr Jones for his valuable contribution to the delivery of justice in the far north and wish him the very best in his retirement,” Mr Lucas said.

    Mr Henry will take up his appointment on September 12, 2011.


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