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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie

    Appointment to the Queensland Court of Appeal

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Appointment to the Queensland Court of Appeal

    The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie MP is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Robert (Bob) Gotterson QC as a justice of the Queensland Court of Appeal.

    The selection was approved by Her Excellency the Governor and fills the vacancy left by the retirement of the Honourable Justice Richard Chesterman last week.

    Mr Gotterson was called to the Queensland Bar in 1975 and was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1988. He is a former President of the Bar Association of Queensland, the Australian Bar Association and the Law Council of Australia.

    “The Government is pleased that such a distinguished and eminent barrister has accepted appointment to the Court of Appeal,” Mr Bleijie said.

    “I congratulate Justice Gotterson and wish him all the best in his judicial career.”

    In recommending this nomination to the Governor, the Attorney-General consulted the President of the Bar Association of Queensland and the President of the Law Society of Queensland.

    The Attorney-General also consulted the Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal.

    The appointment was approved by the Executive Council today.

    Justice Gotterson’s Commission takes effect on 27 April 2012.

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