Megan Mahon was appointed the Legal Services Commissioner for Queensland from 16 October 2019.
Commissioner Mahon has a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from Bond University and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1996 after completing five year Articles. Megan’s distinguished career in private practice has been recognised by her peers in being awarded the WLAQ Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and the 2017 Queensland Law Society President’s Medal. In 2011 she was appointed a Notary Public, and the following year was bestowed as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Megan is a former President of the Queensland Law Society and Executive Director of the Law Council of Australia, and further served the profession as a legal practitioner panel member of QCAT for the hearing of disciplinary matters until her appointment as Commissioner.
The Commissioner is responsible for the Legal Services Commission in discharge of its statutory duties, which includes dealing with complaints about the conduct of practitioners, lawyers and unlawful operators and ensuring appropriate standards of the profession are maintained.