Law Council of Australia


Statement of condolence on the passing of Judge Guy Andrew

8 October 2020

The Law Council of Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Judge Guy Andrew in tragic circumstances.

Law Council President, Ms Pauline Wright, said “The Law Council extends its sincere condolences to the Judge’s family, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at this difficult time.”

Judge Andrew was appointed as Townsville’s sole full-time resident judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in March 2019, after an impressive career which included extensive practice with Legal Aid Queensland, then at the private Bar in crime and family law.

“The Judge’s appointment was welcomed at the time by the local community and the legal profession, who held Judge Andrew in high regard” said Ms Wright.

“The Federal Circuit Court is one of the busiest courts in Australia. Its Judges undertake important and enormous workloads to serve the Australian community and the administration of justice in a difficult environment.”

“Vale Judge Andrew.”


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