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McNaughton appointed to NSW Supreme Court

One of Australia’s leading criminal prosecutors, Sarah McNaughton SC, has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Ms McNaughton is currently the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), a position she has held since 2016.

Attorney General, Mark Speakman said Ms McNaughton brings more than three decades of legal experience to the Supreme Court bench. 

“I congratulate Ms McNaughton on her well-deserved appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court and wish her every success during her term of office,” Mr Speakman said.

“Her outstanding legal skills and experience will be valuable assets to the Supreme Court and to the administration of justice in our state.”

Prior to her appointment as Director, Ms McNaughton appeared as both prosecution and defence counsel in a number of complex criminal trials, developing specialist expertise in taxation offences, corporate crime, drug importation and terrorism.

She has been a respected member of the NSW Bar since 1996, was appointed Senior Counsel in 2011 and has held a range of roles in private practice and with the CDPP.

Ms McNaughton will be sworn in on Tuesday, 11 October.

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