PROMINENT Cairns barrister Jim Henry SC has been named Justice Stanley Jones's successor as Far Northern Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Mr Henry, who will replace Justice Jones on September 12, told The Cairns Post he was looking forward to taking up the challenging role.
"I am honoured by the appointment and very conscious of the great trust and responsibility it bestows upon me on behalf of the community," he said.
"It is particularly pleasing to be a Supreme Court appointee drawn from the ranks of Far North Queensland’s own local legal profession.
"I am humbled to be appointed as successor to the current Far Northern Judge, the Honourable Justice Jones AO, a great jurist who has served our community with distinction over many years."
Since his admission as a barrister in 1986, Mr Henry has had an extensive and varied legal career that has included stints with the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Far North and the Gold Coast.
In July 2000, he moved into private practice in Cairns and was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2006. Attorney-General Paul Lucas said Mr Henry’s experience held him in good stead for the appointment Mr Lucas also paid tribute to Justice Jones, who retires after 14 years as the Far Northern Judge on September 10.
Author | Source | Melanie Petrinec | Friday, July 29th, 2011