Legal Opinions Author Biographies

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The Legal Opinions were authored by Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and officers in the Attorney-General’s Department and/or by private counsel. Click on an author's name to view their biography and see the list of opinions they contributed to the printed volumes. Biographical notes published in the third volume were prepared by Carmel Meiklejohn. She is compiling more comprehensive biographical profiles of all authors in the three printed volumes and these will be progressively added to the site.

Authorsort icon Position Years active
KNOWLES George Shaw Secretary to the Attorney-General's Department and Solicitor‑General 10 February 1932 ‒ 8 May 1946
LATHAM John Greig Attorney-General 18 December 1925 ‒ 22 October 1929; 6 January 1932 ‒ 12 October 1934.
LYONS L.D. TBC TBC
MACFARLAN B.P. TBC TBC
MAHON Hugh Acting Attorney-General During 1916
McKENNA N.K. TBC TBC
McLACHLAN Alexander John TBA TBA
MENHENNITT C.I. TBC TBC
MENZIES Robert Gordon Attorney-General 12 October 1934 ‒ 20 March 1939
MITCHELL Ernest Meyer TBA TBA
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