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Justice Neil sworn in at Government House

Justice William Neil (third from right) with Governor-General, Grand Chief, Sir Michael Ogio at Government House after taking his Oath as one of the judges of the Supreme and National Court, on 8 April 2016. Justice Neil was appointed in early March 2016.

Mr Neil is a non-citizen from New South Wales, Australia. He was admitted to practice law in Papua New Guinea in 1970. He has practiced law in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. In Papua New Guinea, he practiced law for many years in both the public and private sector and has gained extensive experience as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer. At the time of his appointment, he was a senior lawyer with Ashurst Law firm. He is being appointed for a term of three (3) years as a National and Supreme Court Judge


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