The Honourable Kevin Duggan was a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia
from 1988 to 2011.

In addition to his role as a judge he was the Judge Advocate General for the Australian Defence Force from 1996 to 2001.
He also held the rank of Major General in the Army Reserve and, upon his retirement from the Army, was appointed a member of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal.
 

He was the Honorary Colonel of the Adelaide Universities Regiment from 2003 to 2010 and is the Colonel Commandant of the Australian Army Legal Corps.

He was made a member of the Order of Australia in the military division of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2002.

He has served as Governor’s Deputy and acting Chief Justice.

He was technical adviser for the film “Breaker Morant”

Kevin Duggan graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1963. After being admitted to the bar, he was appointed associate to Sir Edward McTiernan of the High Court of Australia and served in that role in 1965 and 1966.

He was the Chief Crown Prosecutor for South Australia from 1971 to 1979 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1979.

He was in private practice as a barrister from 1980 to 1988.

He was President of the SA Bar Association from 1986 to 1988 and Vice- President of the Australian Bar Association during that period.

He has held positions with a number of sporting bodies including the South Australian National Football League and The South Australian Cricket Association.

He Is a Life Member, Vice- Patron and member of the Hall of Fame of the South Australian National Football League.

He lectured in Criminal Procedure at the Law School, University of Adelaide from 1971 to 1986.

Since retirement he has acted as a consultant to the Federal Court, assisting in the preparation of a Bench Book and Rules of Court to assist judges presiding in trials for cartel offences.

 He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Flinders University.

 He has also been appointed inaugural Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Council.

Kevin Duggan is married to Rosemary. They have four children, three of whom are legal practitioners. Ben is a partner in the firm of Tucker Fox, Tom practices at the bar as a senior counsel in Adelaide and Sam is at the Sydney bar. Their daughter Emily had the good sense not to enter the law and concentrated instead on childcare.

Rosemary and Kevin have nine grandchildren.

 
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