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Latest News & Events

18Apr
In Brief

Four new judicial appointments

Congratulations to four of our members who were appointed to judicial office this week:

Jacinta Forbes QC was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.

George Georgiou SC was appointed as a judge of the County Court.

Liz Brimer QC was appointed to the County Court.

Shiva Pillai was appointed to the Magistrates’ Court.

17Apr
News

MAGISTRATES’ COURT OF VICTORIA

The Governor in Council has appointed Shiva Pillai to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

His Honour Magistrate Pillai’s appointment commenced yesterday.

17Apr
News

COUNTY COURT OF VICTORIA

The Governor in Council has appointed George Georgiou SC and Elizabeth Brimer QC as judges of the County Court of Victoria. Her Honour Judge Brimer commenced in the County Court yesterday. George Georgiou will commence tomorrow.

16Apr
News

Federal Court of Australia 

The profession will extend a welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 1 of the Federal Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on:  

Monday 6 May 2019 at 9.30am.

16Apr
News

SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA

The Governor in Council has appointed Jacinta Forbes QC as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, commencing today.

12Apr
In Brief

New Coroners Court Pro Bono Scheme

The Victorian Bar and the Coroners Court have worked together over recent months to create a pilot of a new pro bono scheme, which will commence in the coming weeks, ahead of a formal launch in June. A copy of the agreement between the Court and the Bar is available here.

11Apr
News

FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Profession will extend a welcome in Courtroom 8A of the Family Court of Australia, Level 4, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 at 4:30pm

11Apr
News

FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The profession will extend a welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 1 of the Federal Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on:

Monday 29 April 2019 at 9.30am.

8Apr
News

BAR ROLL NO: 1701

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the recent death of Andrew Bristow. Andrew was 62 years old.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Andrew Bristow will be held at St Andrew's Anglican Church, 228 New St, Brighton on Wednesday 17 April 2019 commencing at 3:00pm.

5Apr
In Brief

Vale the Hon John (Jack) Winneke AC RFD QC

Australia, and our Bar, is much the poorer for the passing of the Hon John (Jack) Winneke AC RFD QC, who died yesterday morning. Jack was 81 (born 19 March 1938).

5Apr
News

FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Stewart Anderson QC as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

5Apr
News

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION COMMISIONER

Dr Ben Gauntlett has been appointed as Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission for a five year term.