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New appointments to the Supreme Court.

The College warmly congratulates Dr Matthew Barrett and Claire Gitsham on their appointments to the Supreme Court of Victoria, effective 21 June 2022.

Dr Matthew Barrett has been appointed as an associate judge replacing Associate Justice Randall. Claire Gitsham has been appointed as a judicial registrar in the Commercial Court, filling the vacancy created by the appointment of Judicial Registrar Steffensen as an associate judge. 

Associate Justice Barrett comes to the role following 27 years as a barrister at the Victorian Bar. His Honour also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Monash University and is a nationally accredited mediator.

Judicial Registrar Gitsham brings experience as a judicial registrar at the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court, a partner and solicitor in general commercial litigation, and as a trained mediator.

View the full announcement on the Supreme Court website