First appointment to new Court of Appeal

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced that eminent barrister, Mark Livesey QC, has been appointed to South Australia’s new Court of Appeal.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said the appointment brought the establishment of a dedicated Court of Appeal for South Australia one step closer.

 “Mark Livesey has had a distinguished career dating back over more than three decades,” Attorney-General Chapman said.

“I believe his extensive appellate experience will be invaluable for his role within our new court.

“He is a highly respected litigator, particularly within the civil and commercial jurisdictions, and has served in numerous professional appointments, including as President of both the South Australian and Australian Bar Associations and he is an International Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Attorney-General Chapman said that work was progressing to establish the new Court of Appeal after amendments to the Supreme Court Act 1935 passed Parliament late last year.

Those preparations will continue until the amendments are proclaimed and the Court of Appeal comes into operation.

“Until then, Mr Livesey will be presiding over matters heard in the Supreme Court,” Ms Chapman said.

Mr Livesey’s appointment will take effect from 28 January.