The Land and Environment Court of NSW has a new judge Timothy Moore and he has been appointed permanently after serving the legal system as an Acting Justice. From 1988 to 1992, Justice Moore served as the NSW Minister for the Environment before being appointed as a judge to the court. In addition, he was also a barrister in the areas of building disputes, planning, environment, corporations and commercial law.
Justice Moore was promoted to senior commissioner in 2009. Since 2002, he has sat on the bench of the Land and Environment Court as a commissioner. He has also served as an acting judge since June this year and during that period he has presided over six civil matters and three criminal proceedings. “Given the high standard he set as a senior commissioner of the court, Acting Justice Moore has shown outstanding performance in his judicial duties with professionalism and diligence,” said Attorney General Gabrielle Upton while speaking with Aussie Lawyer Blog. He also said that he highly appreciates the judge’s accomplishments during his time as an Acting Justice and he congratulated him on his official appointment. “In addition, I am looking forward to seeing his ongoing and successful contributions to the Land and Environment Court,” said Attorney General Gabrielle Upton.
Justice Moore is expected to take the place of Justice Peter Biscoe who is the outgoing judge after serving on the Land and Environment Court for ten years. Ms. Upton said that she wished the outgoing judge well in the next chapter of his life and thanked Justice Biscoe for his service to the Land and Environment Court.
On 4th January 2016, Justice Moore is expected to begin serving as the new permanent judge of the Land and Environment Court. When that time comes, then there will be a ceremonial sitting to welcome the newly appointed judge.