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Coastal barrister to head up Law Society

Law Society of Tasmania

Burnie barrister Simon Gates has been appointed president of the Law Society of Tasmania.

His appointment continues a strong North-West presence in the society in recent years, following on from 2015 president Matthew Vermey, and 2019 president Cyrstal Garwood, both from Devonport.

Mr Gates has also taken on the role of the Law Society's well-being committee, which will focus on mental health support for members, particularly lawyers practising in regional Tasmania.