Justice Boddice elevated to Court of Appeal

Long-serving Supreme Court judge Justice David Boddice has been appointed to the Queensland Court of Appeal.

Justice Boddice spent almost 13 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court, serving as an additional judge of the Mental Health Court from 2011 to 2014, and as president of that court for a further three years.

He is renowned for his rigorous work ethic throughout a legal career that commenced in 1984 when His Honour was called to the Bar. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2001.

His Honour has served as a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, chair of the Queensland Nursing Tribunal, chairperson of Barristers’ Chambers Limited, junior and senior vice president of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland and member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland.

“Justice Boddice is noted by his peers for both his skill and calm in the courtroom,” Attorney-General and Justice Minister Shannon Fentiman said yesterday. “His Honour possesses a wealth of experience that clearly warrants his new appointment.

“Justice Boddice has been a passionate educator as the long-standing legal patron of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland, encouraging barristers, instructing solicitors, medical practitioners and expert witnesses to gain a clearer understanding of what is required of them in sorting complex medical matters in the courtroom.”

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