Admitted as a Solicitor (WA) 1966
Admitted to the Bar 1978 (WA), 1984 (NSW)
Appointed Queen's Counsel 1980 (WA), 1985 (NSW)
Appointed Officer, Order of Australia in 2000 (AO)
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Ian Douglas Temby QC was admitted to legal practice on 23 December 1966 and joined Perth law firm Northmore Hale Davey and Leake in the same year. He went to the Bar in Perth in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel on 16 July 1980.
Mr Temby is a past President of the Law Society of WA, and of the Law Council of Australia, the peak national body for lawyers.
He served as the (first) Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 1984 to 1989 and as the (first) Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) from 1989 – 1994.
He has been in private practice in Sydney since 1 May 1994, became a member of the Council of the Bar Association in 2008 and Treasurer of the Association in 2009.