District Court Judge Catherine Muir is to join the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Her Honour will fill the vacancy left by Justice David Boddice following his appointment to the Court of Appeal. She will join the Supreme Court bench on 11 April, with the swearing-in to be held on 12 April.
Judge Muir was appointed to the District Court in November 2016, and subsequently appointed to the Childrens Court of Queensland and the Planning and Environment Court.
She was called to the Bar in 2001 and practised widely in commercial litigation and insolvency matters with a particular focus on banking.
Before being appointed a District Court Judge, her Honour was counsel assisting the Honourable Margaret Wilson QC in the Commission of Inquiry into the Closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre in 2015-16.
Attorney-General and Justice Minister Shannon Fentiman said Judge Muir would be an exceptional addition to the Supreme Court.
“Her Honour is highly respected amongst her peers and her Honour’s progression to the Supreme Court reflects the depth of talent and ability of Queensland’s judiciary,” Ms Fentiman said.