Legal Aid Queensland appoints new CEO

first_imgLegal Aid Queensland appoints new CEO Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon FentimanNicky Davies has been appointed as Legal Aid Queensland’s new chief executive officer today.Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said Ms Davies’ extensive knowledge of the law and management expertise would ensure Legal Aid Queensland continued to deliver quality legal services to disadvantaged Queenslanders.“Ms Davies is a highly-respected lawyer who has built a career around improving people’s access to legal services,” Ms Fentiman said.“She joined the Legal Aid Queensland team as a family lawyer in 1996 and has held several senior roles with the organisation over the past 25 years including Legal Practice Senior Director, Family and Civil Justice Services Director and most recently as acting CEO.“She played a key role in guiding Legal Aid Queensland through the COVID-19 pandemic, transitioning the workforce to remote working and ensuring key legal services could still be delivered to the community.”Ms Davies has overseen the development of significant legal service delivery programs at Legal Aid Queensland, including the organisation’s implementation of the state-wide domestic and family violence duty lawyer service and response to natural disasters including the flood, cyclone and bushfire legal help programs.She is a past president of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland and a current member of the Queensland Law Society’s Children’s Committee and Domestic and Family Violence Committee.Ms Davies graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Leicester in England and was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1986. She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 1996.“Legal Aid Queensland plays a vital role in providing legal assistance to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders and the community can have full confidence that this will continue with Ms Davies at the helm,” Ms Fentiman said.“I congratulate Ms Davies on her appointment to this important role in the Queensland justice system.”Ms Davies will officially take-up the role on March 1, 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, community, director, disadvantaged, domestic and family violence, family law, family violence, Government, High Court, legal practice, President, QLD, Queensland, remote working, Shannon, Supreme Court, university, workforcelast_img read more

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