Law School

Francis Burt (1940)

 
Sir Francis Burt

Chief Justice and Governor

  • Admitted as a legal practitioner 1941
  • QC 1959
  • First person to practice exclusively as a barrister 1961
  • One of the four founding members of the Independent Bar 1963
  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia 1969-1977
  • Chief Justice of Western Australia 1977-1988
  • Governor of Western Australia 1990-1993