• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE5656

McLure, Carmel

  • Occupation Barrister, Judge, Lawyer, Queen's Counsel, Solicitor


The Honourable Justice McLure’s career began at the University of Western Australia where she obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence with Honours in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1979. Amid her studies, she took on the role of assistant private secretary to Senator Durack, the former Commonwealth Attorney General, from 1977-78. She later became the private secretary to Senator Durack before departing for Oxford University where she obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law in 1983.

Upon return to Western Australia in 1984, Justice McLure joined a corporate law firm and became a partner there in 1987. Her Honour gained wide experience in civil litigation, particularly in the areas of administrative law, corporations and trade practices law and professional negligence. She became head of the firm’s litigation division in 1993.

Justice McLure went on to practise as a barrister and in 1997 was appointed Queen’s Counsel. On 23 April 2001, the Supreme Court welcomed Her Honour to the Bench. She became a member of the Court of Appeal upon its inception in 2005 and was appointed as President of the Court of Appeal in November 2009.


  • 2016 - 2016

    Appointed Companion (AC) in the General Division, Order of Australia: For eminent service to the law and to the judiciary in Western Australia, to legal administration and professional development, and to the community through contributions to tertiary education and arts organisations.


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