The Victorian Government has appointed Dr Catherine Button QC and Judge Mandy Fox as judges, and Ian Irving as an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Dr Button currently practices as a QC specialising in corporate, commercial, regulatory and tax law. Throughout her two decades in law, she has regularly appeared in the Federal Court and the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales.
Judge Fox was appointed as a judge of the County Court in 2018 and has since sat in the Criminal Division of the Court. Before her appointment to the County Court, she practised as a barrister with an extensive trial practice, appearing in a wide range of criminal cases.
Mr Irving was appointed as a judicial registrar of the Supreme Court in 2016. Prior to this, he was a deputy registrar of the Federal Court of Australia from 2005 to 2016, and a deputy registrar of the Australian Competition Tribunal from 2006 to 2011.
The Supreme Court has also announced the appointments of Daniel Caporale and Domenico Conidi as judicial registrars of the Court effective 27 July.