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Judicial Profiles

Justice Jeremy Curthoys
President, State Administrative Tribunal

Jeremy Curthoys was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 10 February 2014, after serving two and a half years as a Judge of the District Court.

Justice Curthoys was educated at Aquinas College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Honours) (1978) and a Bachelor of Laws (1979) from the University of Western Australia. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1992) from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from Murdoch University.

Justice Curthoys was admitted to practice in Western Australia in December 1980. He completed his articles with Parker & Parker. Justice Curthoys left Parker & Parker in June 1984 and worked for Freshfields in London. In 1985 he returned to Perth and commenced practice at the Independent Bar. He was appointed to the District Court from John Toohey Chambers.

Justice Curthoys has written or edited books on: advocacy; wills, probate and administration; and civil procedure.

Judge Tim Sharp
Deputy President, State Administrative Tribunal

Judge Tim Sharp graduated from the University of Dundee with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1974.  He was then articled to Mackenzie, Roberton & Co Solicitors in Glasgow, where he became a partner in 1979.

In July 1985, Judge Sharp and his family moved to Australia.  He was employed by Stone James Stephen Jaques (now Mallesons Stephen Jaques).  He was a partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 1989 to 1997, practising in a broad range of commercial areas, including banking, corporate insolvency, property and property finance and corporate.  He was latterly the head of the firm’s commercial property group.

In 1997, Judge Sharp joined the Crown Solicitor's office as Deputy Crown Solicitor and head of the commercial section.  He represented the State in a wide range of significant commercial matters, including the sale of the State’s rail freight business and the privatisation of AlintaGas.  In 2003, he was appointed Crown Solicitor (now State Solicitor) for the State of Western Australia, providing a broad range of advice to the Premier, State Ministers and to the Chief Executive Officers of State Government Departments and Agencies.  He remained in that position until his appointment to the District Court and to SAT in August 2010.

Judge Sharp has extensive experience as a solicitor, primarily in commercial and public law.  He has been a member of numerous Ministerial and State Cabinet subcommittees, overviewing a wide range of complex and sometimes politically sensitive projects and reviews.

Last updated: 30-Sep-2016

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