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Brief History

law-society-buildingOn 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

  • 1968 Ron Withnall
  • 1969 Alec Rorrison
  • 1970 Ian Barker
  • 1973 Dean Mildren
  • 1975 Paul Everingham
  • 1977 Nerolie Withnall
  • 1979 Dean Mildren
  • 1981 Terry Coulehan
  • 1983 Hugh Bradley
  • 1985 Richard Giles
  • 1987 Graham Hiley QC
  • 1989 Kim Graves
  • 1990 Ian Briggs
  • 1992 John Stirk
  • 1993 Neville Henwood
  • 1994 Terry Gardner
  • 1997 Steve Southwood
  • 1999 Jon Tippett QC
  • 2001 Ian Morris
  • 2003 Merran Short
  • 2005 Allison Robertson
  • 2006 Allison Robertson
  • 2007 Duncan McConnell
  • 2008 Duncan McConnel
  • 2009 Matthew Storey
  • 2010 Matthew Storey
  • 2011 Peggy Cheong
  • 2012 Peggy Cheong
  • 2013 Peggy Cheong

Page last updated 6 March 2014

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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