Commercial lawyer appointed to State Administrative Tribunal

  • Nova Oldfield appointed ordinary member of State Administrative Tribunal
  •  Five-year appointment part of increase to SAT membership
  • Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of commercial and business lawyer Nova Oldfield as an ordinary member of the State Administrative Tribunal.

    Ms. Oldfield’s appointment brings to 21 the number of full-time non-judicial members of the SAT, which has been boosted through additional Government funding. The funding by Treasury and the Department of Justice has now increased the Tribunal’s membership by four to 22, leaving one more vacancy to fill.

    Since 2007, Ms. Oldfield has been director and principal lawyer of her firm Oldfield Legal, which specialises in company, commercial and business law and strategy. She was previously Legal Officer at the Public Trustee of Western Australia for five years.

    Ms. Oldfield co-founded the Small Firm Forum, has served on Law Society of WA committees and is a member of the South Metropolitan Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee.

    She has been a guest lecturer and legal educator and engaged in many years of volunteer legal service.

    As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:

    “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Nova Oldfield as an ordinary member of the State Administrative Tribunal.

    “Aside from her extensive engagement with the small business community, Ms. Oldfield brings a wealth of business planning, estate and probate expertise, including her years of service at the Public Trustee, to her new role.

    “The Tribunal now has five senior members and 16 ordinary members, with another full-time ordinary member to be appointed soon.

    “This appointment represents further investment in the important work of the Tribunal and increases its capacity to oversee a broad range of matters from large commercial disputes to safeguarding the rights of vulnerable community members.”

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