The Honourable Judge Peter Johnstone was appointed President of the Children’s Court on 1 June 2013, succeeding Judge Mark Marien SC.
His Honour was appointed to the District Court in 2006 and has served on the Medical Tribunal (since 2006) and has been a part-time Law Reform Commissioner (since 2010).
His Honour entered the legal profession 1973 as a solicitor and worked at the firm Blake Dawson Waldron, later known as Dawson Waldron and more recently as Ahurst where he held a number of senior positions including managing partner and national chief operating partner. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney (LLB, 1973).
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