Simon Corbell has announced Graeme Lunney and Christopher Chenoweth have been elevated to the Special Magistracy.
“Mr Lundy SC is a well respected long-serving member of the ACT legal community who commenced legal practice in 1971 and went to the bar in 1977. He is also a member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal,” Mr Corbell said.
Mr Lunney SC has been a respected member of the ACT Bar for three decades, advising and appearing in a broad range of disputes and litigation.
After self-government, he accepted an appointment to the ACT Community Law Reform Committee and worked on a number of references (including the law of tenancies – which forms the basis of the present ACT Residential Tenancies Act 1997). He has also been a member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal since its inception in 2009.
“Mr Chenoweth OAM has similarly enjoyed a distinguished legal career, having commenced practice in 1968 after graduating with honours from Monash University,” Mr Corbell said.
Between 1989 and 1998, after moving from Melbourne to Canberra, Mr Chenoweth spent nine years as partner heading the Commercial and Corporate Law section within Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
He is currently an acting presidential member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and has also previously served as president of the ACT Law Society. Mr Chenoweth OAM has also been actively involved in several local community organisations including lifeline and Woden Community Service Inc.