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Brief history

Page last updated 22 November 2017

On 7 May 1968, 25 legal practitioners met together (with proxies for five others) to form the Law Society Northern Territory.

Darwin lawyer Richard Keller convened the meeting. Mr Keller had been part of a steering committee formed the previous year to write to other Australian law societies to gain an overall picture of which direction the Territory's law society should take.

He described the event as a milestone in the history of the Northern Territory, which until then was the only part of the Commonwealth of Australia which had no such body.

The Society and its membership has since grown. Currently there are over 500 members of the Society.

Past Presidents

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1968
Ronald Withnall

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1969
Alexander Rorrison

President 1970 72 Ian Barker

1970–72
Ian Barker

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1973–74
Dean Mildren

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1975–76
Paul Everingham

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1978
Nerolie Withnall

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1979–80
Dean Mildren

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1981–82
Terence Coulehan

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1983–84
Hugh Bradley

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1985–86
Richard Giles

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1987
Graham Hiley

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1988
Kim Graves

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1989
Ian Briggs

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1990–91
John Stirk

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1992–93
Neville Henwood

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1994–96
Terence Gardner

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1997–98
Stephen Southwood

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1999–2000
Jon Tippett

President 2001 02 Ian Morris

2001–02
Ian Morris

President 2003 04 Merran Short

2003–04
Merran Short

President 2005 07 Allison Robertson

2005–07
Allison Robertson

President 2008 09 Duncan McConnel

2008–09
Duncan McConnel

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2010–11
Matthew Storey

President 2012 14 Peggy Cheong

2012–14
Peggy Cheong

President 2015 17 Tass Liveris

2015–17
Tass Liveris

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801

Contact

Phone: 08 8981 5104
Fax: 08 8941 1623
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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