Hon Justice Andrew Beech

Hon Justice Andrew Beech 1986 Menzies Scholar in Law

Other awards and achievements
FE Parsons Memorial Prize for outstanding graduand in law
B Juris (Hons), LLB (Hons) UWA, Bachelor of Civil Laws (Oxon)
Current positions
Justice, Supreme Court Western Australia, June 2007
Visiting Fellow, University of Western Australia Law School, since 1997

Career history
1985 - Admitted to practice
1985-1986 - Articles and restricted practice at Northmore Hale (now Minter Ellison)
1989-1991 – Parker & Parker (now Freehills) – commercial litigation
1992-1994 – Crown Prosecution – Office of Director of Public Prosecutions
1994 - Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
1989 to present - Part-time lecturer, UWA Law School;
1997 - Visiting Fellow, UWA Law School - subjects taught include contract, equity, conflict of laws, remedies, criminal law, restitution and forensic advocacy.
Involved as a teacher in numerous weekend workshops on advocacy for practicing lawyers conducted by the Australian Advocacy Institute or by the Law Society.
1997- Editor Western Australian Reports; Consultant Editor since 2002
1999-2000 – Part-time Hearing Commissioner – Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
2004 - Senior Counsel

Contributions to Books
1. Chapter on Conflict of Laws in Dickey "Family Provision After Death" (1992).
2. Chapter on "The Remedy for Estoppel" in Carroll (ed) "Civil Remedies: issues and Developments" (1996).
Journal Articles
1. Discretion in the Exercise of Jurisdiction (1989) 19(1) UWALR 8-28.
2. Terminating a Contract: Dispensing with the Requirement of Readiness and Willingness (1992) 5 JCL 47-59. Conference and Seminar Papers
Law Society Seminars: 1990, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
Law Society and UWA joint seminar: 1995
Law Society Summer Schools: 1989, 1992
ALTA Conference 1991
WA Law Reform Commission paper on "The Right to Silence" 1998

Professional/Other affiliations
Member Law Society of Western Australia
Member Bar Association of Western Australia
Member Faculty of Law University of WA
Chairman of Directors – Daughters of Charity (Services) WA Ltd

Areas of Professional Interest
Appellate and trial advocacy and advice in a wide range of areas including public law, general civil, commercial litigation and criminal law.

Married to Jane with four children: Tom, Annabel, Joseph and Ella.

– see above; also ocean swimming and tennis.