Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
- Judge, Lawyer, Magistrate and Solicitor
Her Honour Sarah Bradley was a judge of the District Court of Queensland, Australia since 25 March 1999. She was also a judge of the Children's Court of Queensland. Described as 'an inspiration to law students and young professionals', she is known to be unstintingly generous with her time.
Her Honour's approach to incarceration has been publicly scrutinised and criticised as she seeks alternatives to jail terms, believing that 'imprisonment as the ultimate deterrent is a myth'.
Her Honour was the first Magistrate in Queensland to be appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Queensland.
Her Honour retired from the courts on 30 June 2016. On 1 July 2016 she took up an appointment as an adjunct professor at Griffith Criminology Institute.