Barrister Peter Garling SC appointed as Supreme Court judge

3 June 2010

Peter Garling SC pictured at the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics 2009 Oration.

Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Peter Garling SC, BA (1975), LLB (1977) on his appointment to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The following is lifted from the Australian Associated Press (AAP) report:

Mr Garling headed an inquiry into acute care services in NSW public hospitals following the death ofschoolgirl Vanessa Anderson at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital in 2005.

She was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head by a golf ball.

"During a distinguished 32-year career, Mr Garling has been involved in a number of significant courtcases, royal commissions and public inquiries, including hearings into the Thredbo landslide, the Waterfalland Glenbrook rail accidents, the Sydney bushfires in 1996 and the collapse of HIH," NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos said in a statement .

Mr Garling was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1979.

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