The Honourable Justice Anthe I Philippides

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Schooling

  • Somerville House, 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 & Cross Prize in Law (1982)
  • John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law (1982)
  • Women Lawyers' Association Prize (1982)
  • Butterworths Prize in Criminal Law and Taxation Law

Judicial Career

  • Judge, Queensland Court of Appeal (2014-)
  • Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (2000-2014)

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

  • Queensland Patron, Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (2014-)
  • Titulary 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 loanna Philippides was educated at Somerville House, South Brisbane. She attended The University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (1979) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (1982) with first class honours. She was awarded the University Medal in Law, the Morris Fletcher & Cross Prize in Law, the John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law and the Women Lawyers' Association Prize.

Justice Philippides was the first law graduate of the University of Queensland to obtain a British Council Commonwealth Scholarship to read for the Master of Law Degree at The University of Cambridge, allowing her to embark on her postgraduate studies at Gonville and Caius College (1984).

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

As a barrister, Justice Philippides developed 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 the boards and governing councils of various State and Federal maritime bodies, including Director of the Port of Brisbane Corporation (1993-1996 and 1999-2000), Chairperson of the Maritime Industry Consultative Council (1994-1996), member of the Maritime Board of Queensland (1996-1998), Councillor of the Australian National Maritime Museum (1998-2000), member of the Board of Australian Maritime College (1999-2000) and 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).

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

Justice Philippides was appointed to the Queensland Court of Appeal in December 2014.

Justice Philippides has also served as Honorary Vice Consul in Brisbane for the Republic of Cyprus (1988-2000) and is currently a member of the Commonwealth Admiralty Rules Committee and the Griffith University, Queensland College of Art Advisory Council. She is a Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International. She is also the Queensland Patron of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.