Former inaugural judge, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland, Chairman, Litigation Reform Commission, Solicitor-General (Qld), President, Queensland Bar Association, President, Australian Bar Association, Vice-President, Law Council of Australia, Member, Organizing Committee and Academic Program Committee, XVI Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Member, Family Law Court Committee on Self-Represented Litigants, Consultant, Committee of the Review of the Law of Negligence, Member, Council of the Australian Institute Judicial Administration, Member, Advisory Group, Australian Institute Judicial Administration, Appellate Case Management Research Project, Consultant, Review of the Civil Justice System in England and Wales (The Woolf Report), Consultant, Review of the Civil Justice System in Northern Ireland, Acting Chairman, Advisory Board of the Centre for Legal Process, New South Wales, Member, Advisory Group, Civil Justice Review Project, Department of Justice, Victoria, Member, Advisory Group, Australian Law Reform Commission, Chairman, Queensland Bar Practice Centre Member, Legal Aid Commission, Officer of the Order of Australia.