The Honourable Justice Anthe I Philippides

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Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland

Schooling

  • Somerville House School, South Brisbane (1976)

University Education

  • Master of Laws, Cambridge University (1985)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland (1982)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (1979)

Awards

  • British Council Commonwealth Scholarship (1984)
  • University Medal in Law (1982)
  • Morris Fletcher and Cross Prize in Law (1982)
  • John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law (1982)
  • Women Lawyers' Association Prize (1982)
  • Butterworths Prizes in Criminal Law and Taxation Law

Judicial Career

  • Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (2000-)

Pre-judicial Career

  • Member, Council of the Australian Maritime College (1999-2000)
  • Member, Bar Association of Queensland University Liaison Subcommittee (1999-2000)
  • Director, Port of Brisbane Corporation (1999-2000)
  • Member, Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (1998-2000)
  • Member, Queensland Law Society Symposium Committee (1998-2000)
  • Member, Commonwealth Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (1998-2000)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Centre for Maritime Law at the University of Queensland (1998-2000)
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Australian Institute of Marine Law at Queensland University of Technology (1997-1999)
  • Member, Marine Board of Queensland (1996-1998)
  • Vice President, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch) (1994-2000)
  • Director, Port of Brisbane Corporation (1994-1996)
  • Chairperson, Maritime Industry Consultative Council (1994-1996)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Queensland Faculty of Law (1991-1993)
  • Chair, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch) (1989-1994)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bond University Law School (1989-1992)
  • Honorary Vice-Consul in Brisbane for the Republic of Cyprus (1988-2001)
  • Tutor, University of Queensland Faculty of Law (1983-1984)
  • Articled Clerk, Henderson and Lahey (1983-1984)
  • Convener, Bar Association of Queensland Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Subcommittee (2000)
  • Appointed Senior Counsel (1999)
  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1984)

Extra Judicial Positions

  • Titular Member, Comité Maritime International (2008-)
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University (2002-)
  • President, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch) (2000-2003)
  • Member, Australian Senate Standing Committee on Admiralty Rules for the Commonwealth (1997-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Law Faculty at Queensland University of Technology (1997-)
  • Member, Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (2000)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Marine Insurance Act 2000 (Cth) (2000)

Biographical Notes

Anthe Ioanna Philippides was educated at Sommerville House School, South Brisbane (1976). She attended The University of Queensland (1979) graduating as a Bachelor of Arts and Laws with first class honours and the University Medal in Law (1982). She was also the recipient of the Morris Fletcher & Cross Prize in Law, the John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize, and the Women Lawyers’ Association Prize. Justice Philippides was awarded a British Council Commonwealth Scholarship in 1984 to read for the Master of Laws at The University of Cambridge.

Justice Philippides was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1984, taking silk in 1999, and was also admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and the Solomon Islands.

As a barrister, she developed an expertise in maritime law. She was elected Vice-President (1994-2000) and President (2000-2003) of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand. She also served on a number of maritime bodies, including as a Director of the Port of Brisbane Corporation (1993-1996, 1999-2000), Chairperson of the Maritime Industry Consultative Council (1994-1996), a member of the Marine Board of Queensland (1996-1998), Councilor of the Australian National Maritime Museum (1998-2000) and the Australian Maritime College, Launceston (1999-2000) and as a member of the Commonwealth Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (1998-2000). She was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission for its Review of the Marine Insurance Act 2000 (Cth).

Justice Philippides was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 14 December 2000. She has served as President of the Land Appeal Court of Queensland and as a judge and President of the Queensland Mental Health Court.

She is a member of the Commonwealth Admiralty Rules Committee and a Titular member of the Comite Maritime International. She serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Prior to her appointment as a judge, Justice Philippides served as Honorary Vice Consul at Brisbane for the Republic of Cyprus (1988-2000).

Philippides was featured in 'A Woman's Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers', published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.