Yes, your Honour

Court. Tamara Jago SC, of Smithton, and Duncan Fairley have been appointed to fill the vacant Magistrate positions on the north-west coast.

Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin made the announcement on Monday.

“Mr Fairley and Ms Jago are eminently qualified for the positions, with both having extensive legal experience over a long period of time,” she said.

“Their appointments mean the north west will now have three full-time Magistrates working across the Burnie and Devonport Magistrates courts.”

Ms Jago is a highly regarded criminal lawyer with over 20 years’ experience.

She has served as Commissioner at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania (LACT) since 2007, having also fulfilled roles with LACT as a legal practitioner, in-house counsel and Criminal Law manager since 2000.

Mr Fairley held roles with two firms in Ulverstone and Devonport and started his own practice in 2013, covering a range of legal matters including personal injury, commercial litigation, administrative appeals, criminal law and coronial inquests. He has held roles with the Tasmanian Bar Association, Mental Health Tribunal, and Legal Profession Board of Tasmania.

Mr Fairley and Ms Jago will commence their roles on 22 and 29 February respectively.

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