Justin Whalley SC appointed Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

  • Appointment is for a five-year term commencing today
  • Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Justin Whalley SC as the State’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.

    Mr Whalley obtained a law degree with Honours from Southampton University in England in 1987.

    He was admitted as a Barrister in 2002 and since 2009 has been a Senior Prosecutor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) in Western Australia.

    Mr Whalley SC has been a Senior Consultant State Prosecutor since February 2016, where he has routinely represented the State in the most demanding, complex and high-profile trials.

    Mr Whalley SC was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2019 and has been a Senior Consultant State Prosecutor within the ODPP since 2015. As part of this role, Mr Whalley SC led a large team of prosecutors.

    As stated by Attorney General John Quigley:

    “The Deputy Director undertakes a key leadership role in the ODPP and represents the State in the most demanding, complex and sensitive criminal trials and appeals, involving appearances in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme and District Courts of Western Australia.

    “The role includes overseeing the effective delivery of the ODPP’s criminal prosecution service by providing leadership, direction and support to State Prosecutors.

    “Mr Whalley has been employed in various roles by the ODPP, in both Queensland and Western Australia, for the past 24 years.

    “As an established and trusted leader at the ODPP, Mr Whalley SC is ideally suited to serve as Deputy Director.

    “I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr Whalley SC on his appointment as Deputy Director and wish him well in his new role.”

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