Supreme Court of Western Australia

Current Registrars

Click on the Judicial Officer’s name to see their biographical and contact details.

Acting Principal Registrar Natalie Whitby graduated from Murdoch University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, and was admitted to practice in December 1996.

Acting Principal Registrar Whitby worked in an international accounting firm before joining an international law firm and working in the area of commercial litigation. Registrar Whitby began as a Registrar on 1 November 2010, is currently the Acting Principal Registrar, and is commissioned as a Magistrate.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5302
E-mail: Associate.Principal.Registrar@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar Sandra Boyle graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Law in 1974 and a Masters in Law in 1993. She was admitted to practice law in December 1975.

Registrar Boyle was a partner in a rural legal practice from 1976 until 1995. She has held teaching positions at the University of Western Australia (Property and Contract) and at Murdoch University (Equity and Succession) and has published widely particularly in the areas of Property and Succession. She has been a Registrar of the Supreme Court since July 1995.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5123
E-mail: associate.registrar.boyles@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar Christopher Boyle graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1974.

After being admitted in December 1975, he practiced in a regional firm for 19 years and was appointed foundation director of the Articles Training Program in November 1994 before being appointed to the Court as a Registrar in 2000.

Registrar C Boyle is a Director of the Mediation Standards Board Limited.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5102
E-mail: associate.registrar.boylec@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar Danielle Davies graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She was admitted to practice in March 1996 and began as a Registrar in April 2010.

Registrar Davies is currently a Magistrate of the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5350
E-mail: associate.registrar.davies@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar Janet Whitbread graduated from Manchester University with a Bachelor of Laws with honours and was admitted to practice in England and Wales. She was admitted to practice in the Northern Territory in 1991, in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales in 2003, and Western Australia in 2006.

She began her career in commercial litigation, working for an international law firm and as in-house counsel for an international petroleum company before expanding her practice into criminal law.

She became a senior Crown prosecutor in 2003 and then transferred to Western Australia, as a senior State prosecutor, in 2006. She commenced as a Supreme Court Registrar on 19 July 2010 and is also commissioned as a Magistrate.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5362
E-mail: associate.registrar.whitbread@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar Rainer Gilich obtained a Bachelor of Arts 1991 and Bachelor of Laws in 1993 from University of Stellenbosch and a Master of Laws (Shipping Law) from the University of Southampton in 1997.

He was admitted to practice in South Africa in 1996 and Western Australia in 2002. He began his career as a Registrar in 2003 at the Federal Court of Australia where he was employed as a Deputy District Registrar for over a decade before moving to the Supreme Court.

He commenced as a Registrar on 11 August 2014. Registrar Gilich is currently working in the Court of Appeal.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5464
E-mail: associate.registrar.gilich@justice.wa.gov.au

Registrar June Eaton graduated with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1991 and from the University of Western Australia with a Master of Laws in 2008. She was admitted to practice in Western Australia on 9 July 1997.

After several years in private practice she was appointed as a Registrar of the Federal Court. Registrar Eaton commenced in the role of Court of Appeal Registrar on 9 January 2017.

Court of Appeal Registrar Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5335
E-mail: associate.registrar.eaton@justice.wa.gov.au

Acting Registrar Kate McDonald graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in 1995. She was admitted to practice in December 1996 and commenced practice at the Crown Solicitor’s Office where she had a diverse practice in public law, civil litigation and prosecutions for regulatory offences. 

She worked as a Senior Assistant State Counsel at the State Solicitor’s Office representing the State in federal and state jurisdictions before commencing her role as an Acting Registrar in September 2018.

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5125
Email: associate.registrar.mcdonald@justice.wa.gov.au

Associate - Telephone: (08) 9421 5181
Email: associate.registrar.carey@justice.wa.gov.au


Last updated: 1-Mar-2019

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