An important appointment for distinguished judge

March 16, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Justice David Hammerschlag has been appointed as Chief Judge in Equity in the NSW Supreme Court.

Justice David Hammerschlag

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman said he brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

He said: “Justice Hammerschlag has a distinguished legal career.”“The NSW justice system is fortunate to have practitioners of such standing serving on the bench of our Supreme Court.”

Justice Hammerschlag commences his new role on 17 March, replacing new Court of Appeal President Justice Julie Ward.

Justice Hammerschlag started his legal career in his native South Africa before re-qualifying in NSW.

Called to the NSW Bar in 1991, he was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000, appearing at the Royal Commission into the HIH Insurance Group and the ICAC inquiry into the Orange Grove development.

He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2007 where he has presided over high profile commercial and corporate matters.

David Hammerschlag is a prominent member of the North Shore Synagogue community and is blessed with a fine voice. He has performed the role of chazan at the shule and acted as choirmaster.

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