Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland
10 July 2006–
The Honourable Justice Lyons holds a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland (1977) and Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology (1997).
On 2 February 1977, Lyons was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and continued to work at Macrossan Byrne & Co, principally in the areas of criminal law and civil litigation. Her Honour began her association with Queensland University of Technology by lecturing and tutoring at the university’s Law and Built Environment Schools (1978–1986).
During this time, Justice Lyons also served as a canon lawyer and as an assistant judge on the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocesan Regional Matrimonial Tribunal (1982–85).
Justice Lyons was a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) from (1995-2001), a member of the panel of assessors under the Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999 (Qld) (2000–05) and inaugural President of the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal (2000–06).
Her Honour served as the chairperson of the Loreto College School Council (1993–97), a member (1990–94) and chairperson (1994) of the Brisbane Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Communications Commission, a member of the Mater Private Hospital Research Ethics Committee (1998–2001) and an executive member of the council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT) and convenor of the Queensland chapter (2006).
The Women Lawyers Association of Queensland named Justice Lyons their Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2004 in acknowledgement of Her Honour’s contributions to the Queensland legal profession.
Justice Lyons was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2006.
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