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Brief history

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

President 1968 1969 Ron Withnall

1968
Ronald Withnall

President 1969 70 Alec Rorrison

1969
Alexander Rorrison

President 1970 72 Ian Barker

1970, 71, 72
Ian Barker

President 1973 75 and 1979 81 Dean Mildren

1973, 74
Dean Mildren

President 1975 77 Paul Everingham

1975, 76
Paul Everingham

President 1977 79 Nerolie Withnall

1978
Nerolie Withnall

President 1973 75 and 1979 81 Dean Mildren

1979, 80
Dean Mildren

President 1981 83 Terry Coulehan

1981, 82
Terence Coulehan

President 1983 85 Hugh Bradley

1983, 84
Hugh Bradley

President 1985 87 Richard Giles

1985, 86
Richard Giles

President 1987 88 Graham Hiley

1987
Graham Hiley

President 1988 1989 Kim Graves1

1988
Kim Graves

President 1989 90 Ian Briggs

1989
Ian Briggs

President 1990 92 John Stirk

1990, 91
John Stirk

President 1992 94 Neville Henwood

1992, 93
Neville Henwood

President 1994 97 Terence Gardner

1994, 95, 96
Terence Gardner

President 1997 99 Steven Southwood

1997, 98
Stephen Southwood

President 1999 01 Jon Tippett

1999, 00
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, 06
Allison Robertson

President 2008 09 Duncan McConnel

2007, 08
Duncan McConnel

President 2009 11 Matthew Story

2009, 10
Matthew Storey

President 2012 14 Peggy Cheong

2011, 12, 13
Peggy Cheong

President 2015 17 Tass Liveris

2014, 15, 16
Tass Liveris

     
  • Last Modified: Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801

Contact

Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au
ABN: 62 208 314 893

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