Appointment of new Legal Services Commissioner

Published Thursday, 26 September, 2019 at 04:00 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed a new Legal Services Commissioner for Queensland.

The Attorney-General said respected lawyer Megan Mahon will take on the role from mid-October.

“This is a really important role in our legal system and Ms Mahon brings a wealth of experience, integrity and independence to the position,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Our new Legal Services Commissioner has distinguished herself over a 20-year career.

“Ms Mahon is the Principal/Director of Mahon Legal and is a past president of the Queensland Law Society and a former Executive Director of the Law Council of Australia.

“She was the WLAQ 2009 Woman Lawyer of the Year, and the 2017 recipient of the Queensland Law Society President’s Medal. In 2011 she was appointed a Notary Public, and the following year she became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

“Ms Mahon has a Honours Law degree from Bond University and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1996.”

The appointment of a new Legal Services Commissioner follows an exhaustive recruitment process which attracted quality candidates from around Australia.

The Legal Services Commission is an independent statutory authority which receives and deals with complaints against lawyers, law practice employees and unlawful operators.

The Commissioner is responsible for ensuring complaints made to the Commission are dealt with thoroughly, fairly and transparently.

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