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The Hon Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 9 September 2011


Tom Bathurst addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior legal counsel were he discussed “Coping with James Hardie and Centro: A Directors’ Guide”. This boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clifford Chance.

Thomas Bathurst was appointed Chief Justice of New South Wales on 1 June 2011.

Graduating with degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney in 1971, he went on to practise as a solicitor in 1972. He was admitted as a barrister in 1977, specialising in corporate law and litigation and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. His considerable experience in corporate law saw his appointment as a member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel (2006-2011).

Prior to his appointment to the bench, the Chief Justice served as President of both the Australian Bar Association (2008-2010) and the New South Wales Bar Association (2009-2011), the Executive Committee of which he has been a member since 2002.

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