14/01/2022 | Josh Teague MP

A QC with an extensive background in criminal law has been appointed to the District Court.

Minister Josh Teague said Anthony Allen QC had been appointed to the District Court to fill the vacancy left by Judge Patrick O’Sullivan, who was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

“Anthony Allen has a career spanning more than 20 years, much of it practising criminal law,” Minister Teague said.

“This includes time working as a prosecutor in the Office of the South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions, as a Partner with Mangan Ey & Associates and as a Barrister with the Legal Services Commission, prior to a distinguished career at the Independent Bar.

“I thank Judge O’Sullivan for his contribution to the District Court and look forward to seeing Anthony Allen’s contribution over the coming years.”

Mr Allen will commence in the District Court on 17January.