Chief Justice Trevor Riley

The Hon. Brian Ross Martin

Trevor John Riley was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in September 2010.  At the time of his appointment he was a Justice of the Supreme Court having been appointed to that position in 1999. He retired as Chief Justice on Monday 4 July 2016.

Chief Justice Riley was a member of the Northern Territory Bar Association having signed the Roll of Counsel in 1985. Chief Justice Riley was a Northern Territory solicitor from 1974 to 1985.

Chief Justice Riley was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1989. He was President of the Northern Territory Bar Association from 1993 to 1997 having been Vice President from 1989 to 1993. He was Junior Vice-President of the Australian Bar Association in 1993 to 1994.

Chief Justice Riley is a former Vice-President of the Northern Territory Law Society and a former Councillor of that Society. He is a former member of the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee, the Law Reform Committee, the Public Purposes Trust and the Legal Practitioners Admission Board. He is a former part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the Northern Territory University and he is an occasional lecturer in Advocacy.

 

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