David Mossop to be the new Master of the Supreme Court

johnboy 2 May 2013

Simon Corbell has made it known that he’s appointed a new Master to the ACT’s Supreme Court:

“I am pleased to announce that the Government has appointed Mr David Mossop as the new Master of the Supreme Court of the ACT,” said Mr Corbell.

“Mr Mossop’s knowledge and background, both at the bar, and as an ACT Magistrate will equip him well to perform his new role as Master.”

Mr Mossop was a barrister in private practice for 14 years, prior to taking up appointment as an ACT Magistrate. During his career as a barrister, his areas of practice were diverse and included constitutional law, commercial law, administrative law, tenancy law, corporations law, and human rights and discrimination law.

In his earlier years, Mr Mossop was a solicitor at the Environmental Defender’s Office (ACT) where he provided legal advice and community legal education on environmental law, and managed a small community legal centre. Prior to that he was Associate to then High Court Justice McHugh.

His qualifications include a Master of Laws from the Australian National University.

Mr Mossop will commence his duties on 22 May, replacing Mr David Harper who retires as Master effective midnight 21 May 2013.

“I congratulate Mr Mossop on his appointment and I am confident that he will serve the Canberra community well.

Stay tuned for the new Magistrate announcement to fill the space.

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