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Parliamentary Counsel, Tony Keyes

Tony Keyes

Parliamentary Counsel

Tony Keyes was appointed Queensland Parliamentary Counsel on 15 October 2018.

Tony studied law and arts at the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1990. Tony has had a long and varied legal career, including private and community-sector practice, policy and investigative work at the Criminal Justice Commission, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Law Reform Commission, and law and justice policy work for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Tony served for almost 10 years as Senior Deputy Crown Solicitor at Crown Law.

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Sandra Lawson

Sandra Lawson

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel (Legislative Program)

Sandra Lawson has more than 20 years’ experience drafting legislation. She was appointed Deputy Parliamentary Counsel in July 2018, having worked in various drafting roles at OQPC since 2001.

Before joining OQPC, Sandra was a drafter in the New Zealand PCO. Sandra studied law at the Victoria University of Wellington and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1995.

Sandra also worked as a solicitor in private practice, before discovering that legislation is her true calling.

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Katy Le Roy

Katy Le Roy

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel (Legislative Program)

Katy Le Roy was appointed Deputy Parliamentary Counsel in July 2018. Prior to joining OQPC, Katy had served as a Parliamentary Counsel in the New Zealand PCO and as Parliamentary Counsel in the Nauru OPC.

Katy was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1999. She obtained her LLB (Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne, where she later lectured and worked as a research fellow.

Katy also has experience as a solicitor in private practice, as in-house counsel, and as a consultant legal adviser. 

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Ian Larwill

Ian Larwill

Deputy Parliamentary Counsel (Technical Development)

Ian Larwill was appointed as Deputy Parliamentary Counsel with responsibility for technical development in May 2016. He has spent most of his working life as a legislative drafter, having joined the office in 1990.

Ian studied commerce and law at the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 1989. He worked briefly as a solicitor in private practice.