Crown Solicitor Judy Hughes has been appointed as the new President of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) and as a Supreme Court Judge.
Ms Hughes replaces Justice Parker as SACAT President, who has made a significant contribution to SACAT’s establishment and initial three years of operation, and who will continue as a full-time Supreme Court Judge.
As Crown Solicitor, Judy Hughes has led an office of more than 280 employees delivering legal services to the state government. She has served in senior roles within the Crown Solicitor’s Office for over a decade including as head of the Public Law Section, and was previously Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.
Ms Hughes sits on the Board of Examiners for legal practitioners and has served on a number of government steering committees.
The role of president was established as a part-time position, however a full-time president is now required to oversee the continued expansion of SACAT.
The extension of the position to full-time was funded within the 2017-18 state budget.