Former judges, mediators among Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

Former District Court Chief Judge the Honourable Kerry O’Brien AM is among the Queenslanders featured in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List this week.

Mr O’Brien, who was Chief Judge from 2014 to 2020, was recognised for his “significant service to the law, and to the judiciary in Queensland”.


The Honourable Kerry O’Brien AM

Another former District Court judge, the Honourable Brian Boulton AM, who served in that court from 1988 to 2004, was recognised for his service to the law. Mr Boulton was also Principal of St Joseph’s Nudgee College from 1968 to 1973.

Well known mediator Tom Stodulka AM, a co-founder and Director of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre, was recognised for “significant service to the law, and to mediation and dispute resolution”, along with Resolution Institute director member and trainer Mieke Brandon AM.

A Medal of the Order of Australia was awarded to former Thynne and Macartney Chairman of Partners the late Bill Loughnan OAM, who held that role from 2012 to 2017 after beginning his legal career at Cannan and Peterson in 1975.

Queensland Law Society congratulates all award recipients on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List.

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