Federal Magistrates Court: Appointment of New Federal Magistrate
“Ms Purdon-Sully brings to her new position considerable experience in, and knowledge of, family law and dispute resolution,” Mr Ruddock said.
At the time of her appointment, Ms Purdon-Sully was a partner in the Brisbane legal firm of Hopgood Ganim Lawyers, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Until recently she had also been a member of the Family Law Council of Australia.
Ms Purdon-Sully has been an Associate Instructor of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Bond University and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Queensland Law Society.
She is a Past President of the Queensland Women Lawyers Association and, in 2005, co-edited A Woman’s Place – 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers.
Ms Purdon-Sully will take up her appointment on 15 October 2007.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce Ms Purdon-Sully’s appointment,” Mr Ruddock said.
“I look forward to the further valuable contribution to the law I am sure she will make in her new capacity as a Federal Magistrate.”