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The Hon. Justice Christopher James Lonsdale Pullin

Christopher James Lonsdale Pullin was appointed to the Court on 10 September 2001. He is the 58th Justice to have been appointed since 1861. He was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal which commenced on 1 February, 2005.

He was born in 1947 in England and migrated to Australia with his parents in 1948. He was educated at Kellerberrin Junior High School and Governor Stirling Senior High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Australia in 1969 and was admitted to practice in 1970.

He practised as a barrister and solicitor in the firm of Northmore Hale Davy & Leake (now Minter Ellison) from 1970 to 1986, first as an employed solicitor and then as a partner from 1972 to 1986.

In 1987, he commenced practice as a barrister at Barristers' Chambers (now called Francis Burt Chambers), and in 1988 he was appointed Queen's Counsel.

He was President of the Western Australian Bar Association from 1992 to 1994, and President of the Australian Bar Association from 1997 to 1998. He was also a one-time member of the Council of the Law Society of Western Australia, and he was Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee between 1993 and 2001.

Last updated: 19-Jul-2012
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