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Friday, 23 December 2022

Local profession welcomes new ACT Magistrates

The Law Society has today warmly welcomed the announcement of four appointments to the ACT Magistrates Court.

ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury has named Ian Temby as the ACT’s newest Magistrate, and Rebecca Christensen SC, Sean Richter, and Dr Gregor Urbas as Special Magistrates.

Ian Temby will commence in his new role on 30 January 2023, while the three Special Magistrates will take up their positions on 18 January 2023.

Mr Temby has been practising law for 20 years (19 of those in Canberra). He was a member of the Law Society Council in 2021-22, and is currently a partner at Clayton Utz. In his current role as a Commonwealth Government public law specialist, he has a focus on administrative law advice, litigation, and dispute resolution.

“On behalf of the ACT legal profession, we congratulate Ian Temby on his appointment as a Magistrate of the ACT Magistrate’s Court,” said Law Society President Farzana Choudhury. “We also extend our congratulations to Rebecca Christensen SC, Sean Richter, and Dr Gregor Urbas on their new roles as Special Magistrates, and we’d like to extend Mr Richter a warm welcome to Canberra.”