Judge Tanya Fong Lim has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Judge of the Northern Territory Local Court.
The appointment of Judge Fong Lim fills a vacancy left by Judge Elizabeth Morris who was appointed Chief Judge of the Local Court earlier this year.
Judge Fong Lim comes to the role with extensive experience, having spent 20 years as a Judicial Officer, and is well respected, not only in the NT legal fraternity but the wider community.
She has spent time practicing in insolvency, personal injury and worker’s compensation.
Judge Fong Lim was appointed to the Local Court in 2009 and most recently, has been the Managing Judge of the Work Health Court.
She is heavily involved in the Darwin community, including in sporting circles through hockey and her work with the Chung Wah Society.
Judge Fong Lim will be sworn in on 23 December 2019.
As stated by Attorney-General Natasha Fyles:
“Tanya Fong Lim has had a lengthy tenure as a Local Court Judge and has undertaken various roles across the length and breadth of the NT justice system.
“She is a born and bred Territorian who understands the Territory and our unique set of issues, making her an outstanding candidate for this role.
“Judge Fong Lim is a true advocate for the Territory, and her experiences particularly in both urban and remote settings make her an outstanding candidate for this role.”