The Civil Litigation Committee focuses on civil law such as personal injury. Membership of the committee is a mix of personal injury lawyers and other commercial lawyers. The committee includes the Registrars of the Supreme and Magistrates Courts, as well as senior representatives of ACAT. 

Some projects of the committee include:

  • liaising with the Australian Federal Police about delays in providing reports and documents;
  • delays in processing of Centrelink clearances in personal injury settlements;
  • liaising with the Joint Rules Advisory Committee on the introduction of electronic file management; and
  • a review of the cost structure under the Court Procedures Rules.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Committee Administrator, Tanya Holt, on


  • Richard Faulks (Chair)
  • Charlene Barriga
  • Walter Hawkins
  • John Henry
  • Jesse Iliopoulos
  • Benjamin Jullienne
  • Sarah McJannett
  • Ellen Teys
  • James Treloar
  • Kahlia Jenkins* (Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Jayne Reece* (ACT Magistrates Court)
  • Amanda Nuttall* (ACT Supreme Court)
  • Karl Pattenden* (ACT Bar Association)
  • Laura Pierce* (Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Kristy Soper* (ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal)
  • Elissa Steel* (ACT Law Courts and Tribunals)
  • Staff: Tanya Holt (Committee Administrator)

* Attend on a rotational basis