Attorney General John Quigley has appointed District Court Judge Kathleen Glancy as Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Judge Glancy is a former Deputy State Solicitor who has sat on the bench of the District Court for two and a half years.
She will replace Judge Tim Sharp, who has returned to the District Court after serving more than 10 years as Deputy President of the SAT.
Judge Glancy’s appointment will provide support and expertise to the operation of the SAT and to the President Justice Janine Pritchard in particular.
She has been appointed to a five-year term and takes up the role on October 21, 2020, while maintaining her commission as a District Court Judge.
Judge Glancy spent more than two decades with the State Solicitor’s Office (SSO). She appeared as Counsel in all jurisdictions and frequently juniored for the Solicitor General in the High Court.
Her Honour has been responsible for co-ordinating the SSO’s involvement in Royal Commission matters and was closely involved in native title claims.
As Deputy State Solicitor, she managed the Civil Wrongs Team and had a significant role in management of the SSO.
As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Judge Glancy as the Deputy President of the SAT.
“The role of the SAT as the principal body for the review of decisions of State and local government agencies and public officials is a vital part of a fair and just legal system.
“Judge Glancy will be a valuable addition to that environment and will bring with her a broad range of experience as a solicitor.
“This includes the areas of personal injury, discrimination, industrial relations, health law and criminal injuries as well as the knowledge and insight gained during her time on the bench of the District Court.
“I congratulate Judge Glancy on her appointment. I also thank Deputy President Judge Tim Sharp for his exemplary service to the SAT which has assisted in making it one of the most efficient jurisdictions in Western Australia.”