Justice Glancy named new State Administrative Tribunal President

  • Justice Kathleen Glancy appointed as President of the State Administrative Tribunal
  • The experienced legal professional became a Supreme Court Judge in January 2024
  • Previously served as a Deputy President of the SAT and a District Court Judge

Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Justice Kathleen Glancy as the next President of the State Administrative Tribunal.

Justice Glancy worked at the SAT previously, as a Deputy President from October 2020 to January 2024, while concurrently serving as a District Court Judge.

She will replace SAT President of the past five years, Justice Janine Pritchard.

Justice Glancy’s five-year term as President begins on 4 June 2024 and she will also continue in her current position as a Supreme Court Judge, which she commenced on 29 January 2024.

Since her appointment to the Supreme Court bench, Justice Glancy has presided over a range of matters within the Court’s civil jurisdiction.

Admitted to practice in 1994, she held various positions across a 25-year career at the WA State Solicitor’s Office.

Justice Glancy rose through the ranks of the SSO to become a Deputy State Solicitor, managing the civil wrongs practice as well as assisting in the overall management of the SSO.

As head of civil wrongs, she handled personal injury, workers compensation and discrimination claims, and criminal injuries, industrial relations, guardianship and health law matters.

She also provided legal advice on these and other complex areas of law to Government.

Prior to her elevation to the Supreme Court, she was a District Court Judge for six years from January 2018, presiding over a number of criminal trials and civil cases during her tenure.

SAT makes determinations on a breadth of disputes including commercial, civil, development, resources, guardianship and administration, and proceedings involving regulated professionals.

As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:

“I congratulate Justice Kathleen Glancy on becoming State Administrative Tribunal President.

“She is highly respected in the legal profession and has served with distinction over many years, culminating in her appointment as a Supreme Court Judge earlier this year.

“During her long career at the SSO, Justice Glancy dealt with prosecutions, commercial drafting and advice, civil and native title litigation, and public law and mining law matters.

“Her prowess both on the bench and in legal practice will make a significant contribution to the efficient discharging of the tribunal’s responsibilities.

“I would also like to acknowledge the five years of service by former President, Justice Janine Pritchard who will continue her work as a Supreme Court Judge.”

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