Justice Brereton was appointed as a part-time Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission on 1 June 2016 and took up the position of Deputy Chairperson on 1 July 2016. Justice Brereton was appointed as a Supreme Court judge in 2005 and worked as a barrister from 1987 to 2005. Justice Brereton is currently a member of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal and has held several positions within the Army Reserve since 1994. Justice Brereton was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (Military Division) in 2010 and was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration in 1995.
CommissionerActing Justice Carolyn Simpson
Justice Simpson was appointed as a part-time Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission in May 2018. Justice Simpson served on the NSW Court of Appeal, 2015-2018, having been a Supreme Court judge since 1994. In 1999 she was one of the three judges who formed the first all-female bench to sit in an Australian court. Before this, she was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1989 and was admitted as a barrister in 1976.