Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of The Hon Justice Dean Mildren AM RFD QC as the Section Editor for a brand new Northern Territory Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable and useful content.
He was born in Adelaide and attended Norwood High School and the University of Adelaide. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1968 and to the Northern Territory in 1970. After practising as a barrister and solicitor in both Adelaide and Darwin, he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 1991. In 2013 he was awarded the Order of Australia.
Justice Mildren has held served as President of the Law Society NT, and as President of the NT Bar Association. He was President of the NT Law Reform Committee from 1991 to 1997 and Chairman of the NT Council of Law Reporting 1991-1995 and 1999-2012.
Justice Mildren has served in the Army Legal Corps from 1974 to 1996 including service as a Defence Force Magistrate (1986-1991) and as a Judge Advocate (1986-1996) rising to the rank of Colonel. He was a part time lecturer at Northern Territory University and Charles Darwin University from 1997 to 2012.
Justice Mildren’s expertise on the law of the Northern Territory will be of great benefit to readers of The Australian Law Journal and we take great pleasure in welcoming him to the team.