Justice Boddice Elevated to Court of Appeal

Published Thursday, 16 February, 2023 at 04:52 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

  • Justice David Boddice will be promoted to the Court of Appeal
  • Justice Boddice will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honourable Philip McMurdo in April this year

Long-serving Supreme Court judge, the Honourable Justice David Boddice, will be appointed to the Queensland Court of Appeal.

Justice Boddice spent almost 13 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court. His Honour served as an additional judge of the Mental Health Court from 2011 to 2014, and as president of that court for a further three years.

Justice Boddice was also the Southern Region Judge of the Land Appeal Court since 2020.

Justice Boddice is renowned for his rigorous work ethic throughout a legal career that commenced in 1984 when His Honour was called to the Bar. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2001.

His Honour has served as a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, chair of the Queensland Nursing Tribunal, chairperson of Barristers' Chambers Limited, junior and senior vice president of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland and member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman:

“Justice Boddice is noted by his peers for both his skill and calm in the courtroom.

“His Honour possesses a wealth of experience that clearly warrants his new appointment.

“The court of appeal possesses the finest legal minds in Queensland and Justice Boddice fits comfortably alongside them.

“Justice Boddice has been a passionate educator as the long-standing legal patron of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland, encouraging barristers, instructing solicitors, medical practitioners and expert witnesses to gain a clearer understanding of what is required of them in sorting complex medical matters in the courtroom.” 


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