Federal Magistrates Court: Appointment of New Federal Magistrate

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced the appointment of Ms Susan Purdon-Sully as a Federal Magistrate, based in Brisbane. “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… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Federal Magistrates Court: Appointment of New Federal Magistrate


Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced the appointment of Ms Susan Purdon-Sully as a Federal Magistrate, based in Brisbane.

“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.”

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