The Honourable Justice David Boddice

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Date of Birth

09 November 1961


  • Stafford State School
  • Everton Park State High School

University Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland (1982)

Judicial Career

  • Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (2010-)

Pre-judicial Career

  • Member, Australian Bar Association Advocacy Training Council (2008-)
  • Chairperson, Queensland Nursing Tribunal (2007-2009)
  • Convenor, Bar Association of Queensland Continuing Professional Development Committee (2007-)
  • Vice President, Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (2006-2010)
  • Chairman, Barristers' Chambers Ltd (2006-2010)
  • Member, Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (2006-2009)
  • Member, Bar Council (2002-2004)
  • Appointed Senior Counsel (2001-)
  • Member, Bar Association of Queensland Professional Conduct Committee (1998-)
  • Deputy President, West Moreton Region Community Corrections Board (1994-1997)
  • Director, Barristers' Chambers Ltd (1993-2010)
  • Official Visitor, Queensland Corrective Services Commission (1989-1990)
  • Admitted as a Barrister in Queensland (1984-)
  • Appointed Inspector, Corrective Services Act 1988 - Investigation and report into the involuntary transfer of prisoners from South East Queensland to northern centres (1990)

Biographical Notes

David Kim Boddice was born on 9 November 1961 in Brisbane, Queensland, to Alfred John Boddice, woolbuyer and his wife Shirley (née Edwards). He was educated at Stafford State School and Everton Park State High School, and the University of Queensland, graduating Bachelor of Laws with Honours (1982). He then commenced articles of clerkship.

On 18 December 1984, Boddice was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and commenced practice at the bar in Brisbane, taking silk on 2 November 2001. He married Cathie Huston in 1985. They had two sons and one daughter. Boddice served as an official visitor for the Corrective Services Commission (1989–90), and in 1990 was appointed an inspector under the Corrective Services Act 1988, investigating and reporting on the transfer of prisoners from South East Queensland to northern centres. He was deputy president of the West Moreton Regional Community Corrections Board (1994-97), a member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (2006–09) and chairperson of the Queensland Nursing Tribunal (2007–09). Boddice also served as a director (1993–2010) and chairperson (2006–10) of Barristers’ Chambers Ltd, a member of the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Queensland (2002–04), vice president of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (2006–10), convenor of the continuing professional development committee of the Bar Association of Queensland (2007–10) and a member of the Advocacy Training Council of the Australian Bar Association (2008–10).

On 2 July 2010, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Further biographical details are available on request.