Rachel Pepper

Justice Rachel Pepper was appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW in 2009. From 1997 until her appointment in 2009, Justice Pepper practised as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar. While at the bar, Justice Pepper was a member of Bar Council from 2000-2009 and was Secretary of the Bar Council from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to being called to the bar, Justice Pepper was the Associate to Justice Michael McHugh AC in the High Court of Australia. In 2015 Justice Pepper was the inaugural visiting judicial fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for International and Public Law at the ANU College of Law.

 In 2017 and 2018 she chaired the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Gas Reservoirs and Associated Activities in the Northern Territory. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney’s Law School where she lectures in Environmental Litigation. She is also a member of the Ngara Yura Committee of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales.

Finally, she is a proud board member of Twenty10.

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