David Harper

David Harper

David Harper AM joined the Victorian Bar in 1970 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1986. He was Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council (1990–91), and was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1992, becoming a member of the Appeal Division of that Court in 2009. He retired in 2013.

David Harper reviews 'Murray Gleeson: The smiler' by Michael Pelly

January-February 2015, no. 368 01 January 2015
David Harper reviews 'Murray Gleeson: The smiler' by Michael Pelly
Although a few can pull it off, most judges have the good sense not to attempt an autobiography. Judges’ personalities are not usually of such outstanding interest, and their lives generally do not so engage with the world, as to generate the stuff from which autobiographies worth publishing are made. The reserve which the judicial experience inculcates, and the general inability to expose judic ... (read more)