Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Canberra seminar on legislation in the courts with Hilary Penfold

14 Nov

The Hon Hilary Penfold QC PSM, former judge of the ACT Supreme Court,

will deliver the Michael Will Address on 'Legislation in the courts'

at the offices of Clayton Utz, Level 10, 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra ACT,

on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 5.30 pm.

The annual general meeting of AIAL will follow the address.

The Hon. Hilary Penfold QC PSM has enjoyed a distinguished career in the public service and as a member of the judiciary. After becoming the first woman in Australia to hold the position of First Parliamentary Counsel, she achieved the further distinction of becoming the first woman to be appointed as Commonwealth Queen's Counsel.

In 2003, she chaired the Migration Litigation Review, which examined the increasingly large numbers of migration cases before the Courts and made recommendations for their case management. In 2004 Ms Penfold became Secretary of the newly-created Department of Parliamentary Services. In 2007 she became the first resident woman judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Hilary Penfold's contribution to the public service, to drafting and to the development of law in Australia has been immense.

The seminar is open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of the public. It is not necessary to register for the seminar and admission is free.


For further information, contact the AIAL Secretariat: email:; telephone: 02 6290 1505

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