Queenslander wins environment award

Fleur Kingham will continue as chair of the Queensland Law Reform Commission. Photos: Supplied

Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) President Fleur Kingham will receive the Law Council of Australia’s Eminent Environmental Lawyer Award for Excellence next month in Brisbane.

The Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Legal Practice Section acknowledges and celebrates outstanding lawyers in the environmental law field every year. 

The Eminent Environmental Lawyer Award for Excellence recognises an established lawyer whose long-standing and outstanding contribution to the field, both directly and in terms of supporting the education and development of younger lawyers, is worthy of celebration.

President Kingham was appointed QLRC Chair in 2023 in a full-time capacity. She now is working part-time as a retired judicial officer.

Her Honour has served as President of the Land Court of Queensland since 8 August 2016 and has also been the President of the Australian Association of Women Judges since July 2021. Before being appointed President of the Land Court of Queensland, her Honour was a Member of the Land Court of Queensland (2004-06), Deputy President of the Land and Resources Tribunal (2000-06) and the first Deputy President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (2009-2012). 

Her Honour was appointed a Judge of the District Court of Queensland in 2006 and held commissions in the Childrens Court of Queensland (2006-2016) and the Planning and Environment Court (2006-2016).


The award event will be held on Wednesday, 1 May, at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 42, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

It runs from 6.30pm-9.30pm with tickets costing $150.

Register here

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