Planning and environmental specialist joins District Court, SAT

  • Henry Jackson SC appointed as District Court Judge and SAT Deputy President
  • Barrister focused on planning, environment replaces retiring Judge David Parry
  • Attorney General John Quigley has appointed planning and environment lawyer Henry Jackson SC as a Judge of the District Court and Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

    Mr Jackson has practised for 24 years as a solicitor and then barrister in Victoria and Western Australia, becoming a Senior Counsel in 2019.

    He has appeared regularly before superior Courts and tribunals in both States.

    Mr Jackson is Chair of the Board of Francis Burt Chambers, maintains a pro bono practice for such clients as the Environmental Defenders Office and Tenancy WA, and has taught at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University.

    He will replace His Hon David Parry at the District Court and SAT, commencing his duties on January 31. Judge Parry retires on February 1.

    As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:

    “I congratulate Henry Jackson SC on his appointments to the District Court and SAT.

    “Mr Jackson has an impressive track record in planning and environmental law, along with the associated jurisdictions of local government, land acquisition and compensation, liquor licensing, water law and public health.

    “He has also handled other matters relevant to the SAT, including disciplinary proceedings, contested guardianship, tenancy and building services complaints.

    “Mr Jackson is a valued teacher and mentor, and will ensure that the specialised areas of the SAT will continue to be well served upon Judge Parry’s retirement.

    “I also wish to thank Judge Parry for his many years of service.”

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