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Civil transcripts

23 August 2017

Do you have 5 minutes to help us improve the provision of transcript in civil matters?

Judgment in Hand v Morris and Anor

23 August 2017

Court awards damages in sexual abuse case.

Judgment handed down in Fernando v The Queen

18 August 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence.

Chief Justice opens Monash Moot Court

11 August 2017

The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC recently officiated at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Monash Moot Court.

New Chief Justice appointed

08 August 2017

The Attorney-General today announced that Justice Anne Ferguson will be sworn in as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria later this year.

Supreme Court Externship Program

02 August 2017

Monash University law students gain valuable experience at the Court.

Judgment handed down in Yarra City Council v MFESB and Ors

26 July 2017

Court allows appeal in part. Remits matter to Trial judge to determine remaining issues.

Technology and the Commercial Court

24 July 2017

The Commercial Court will be presenting at two upcoming events about the use of technology in civil litigation.

Open for Open House Melbourne

18 July 2017

Just announced! Second public talk on Sunday 30 July for Open House Melbourne.

Judgment in Business Services Brokers v Beveridge

14 July 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal brought by TeleChoice for payment of international roaming charges.

Judgment handed down in Zandipour v The Queen

07 July 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses applications for leave to appeal.

Old High Court open for Open House

03 July 2017

The old High Court will be open on Sunday 30 July as part of the Melbourne Open House festival.

Judgment handed down in Imerva Corporation Pty Ltd v Kuna

29 June 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

DPP v MHK

23 June 2017

Read the judgment and summary.

DPP v Besim

23 June 2017

Read the judgment and summary.

Statement of the Court of Appeal in Terrorism cases

16 June 2017

CDPP v Besim and CDPP v MHK.

Manus Island class action trial vacated

14 June 2017

Parties announce they have reached agreement. Court must approve settlement.

Moots for Women Barristers

02 June 2017

Encouraging female counsel to appear in the Court of Appeal.

Judgment handed down in DPP (Cth) v Donald Galloway (a pseudonym) and Ors

25 May 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal by the DPP (Cth).

National Reconciliation Week 2017

24 May 2017

Reflections of the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC, Chief Justice of Victoria.

Judgment handed down in Secretary to the Dept. of Economic Development v Manor Lakes (Werribee) Pty Ltd

18 May 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

Anniversary of the landmark Harvester decision

16 May 2017

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the historic Harvester case.

Ruling handed down in Connective Services Pty Ltd & Anor v Slea Pty Ltd & Ors

12 May 2017

Court orders that proceeding be stayed.

Judgment handed down in Certain Children v Min. for Families and Children and Ors

11 May 2017

Court finds detention of children in youth justice facility within Barwon Prison unlawful.

Judgment handed down in Colbart Pty Ltd v Gerraty and Ors

11 May 2017

Court finds for the defendants.

Judgment handed down in the matter of Re Mamounia Pty Ltd (in liquidation)

11 May 2017

Court finds for the liquidator.

Judgment handed down in Gant and Siddique v The Queen

09 May 2017

Court of Appeal quashes convictions and orders that verdicts of acquittal be entered for Gant and Siddique.

Judgment handed down in Aitkin v The Queen

08 May 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence.

Come along to Courts Open Day

02 May 2017

The Court will be open on Saturday 20 May 2017 with free tours, talks and exhibitions for the public.

Judgment handed down in Mulligan (a pseudonym) v The Queen

02 May 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses conviction appeal but resentences appellant.

Court of Appeal publishes reasons in Tannous v The Queen

02 May 2017

Court allows appeal against sentence.

Innovation in Common Law case management

01 May 2017

There has been profound reform in the management of cases in the Common Law Division in recent years.

Statement of the Court of Appeal

27 April 2017

Regarding Gant and Siddique v The Queen.

Funds in Court Inspire Awards 2017

27 April 2017

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of those who identify with a disability.

Judgment handed down in Masters Home Improvement Pty Ltd and Woolworths Limited v North East Solution Pty Ltd

27 April 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal.

Judgment in ASIC v Trevor Flugge

10 April 2017

Court orders Mr Flugge to pay $50,000 and disqualifies him from managing corporations for 5 years.

Manus Island class action

07 April 2017

Court rules that the trial be live streamed to the public.

Sentence handed down in R v Albert Ooi

06 April 2017

Offender sentenced to 8 years jail after pleading guilty to corruption charges laid after an IBAC investigation.

Judgment handed down in Commonwealth DPP v Haynes

06 April 2017

Court dismisses appeal against sentence by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Supreme Court Prize

04 April 2017

Winners of the highly prestigious Supreme Court Prize announced.

Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire class action

30 March 2017

Court receives an update on the progress of the settlement distribution.

Judgment handed down in Bradley v The Queen

30 March 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Innovation and Excellence in Courts Conference a resounding success

29 March 2017

A marketplace for new and innovative ideas on court practice.

AS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Ors

27 March 2017

Court rules that matter should proceed as an individual claim and not a class action.

Judgment handed down in Burgess v The Queen

24 March 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Minimising trauma in child abuse trials is a priority

23 March 2017

Article by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and Chief Judge Peter Kidd.

Judgment handed down in re Amerind Pty Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) (in liquidation)

23 March 2017

Receivers seeking directions on several matters in relation to their obligations before retiring.

The Court celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Indigenous Clerkship Program

20 March 2017

In association with the Federal Court and the Victorian Bar.

Innovation and Excellence in Courts Conference

20 March 2017

The Court will be hosting the 2017 Innovation and Excellence in Courts Conference on 27 and 28 March.

The Queen v Sam Liszczak and Rodney Phillips

15 March 2017

Court sentences co-accused in relation to a number of offences.

Judgment handed down in Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation v Fletcher

10 March 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against decision.

Judgment handed down in Roger Ward (a pseudonym) v The Queen

03 March 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeals against conviction and sentence.

Judgment in Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council

28 February 2017

Concerning the rights of self-represented litigants to a fair trial and to equality.

Judgment handed down in May-Jordan v The Queen

28 February 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Australia's Place in the World

24 February 2017

Remarks of the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC Chief Justice of Victoria.

Judgment handed down in Thu v The Queen

24 February 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeals against conviction and sentence.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Trueman

23 February 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Judgment handed down in Sherwani v The Queen

23 February 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses application against sentence.

Judgment handed down in DPP v West (a pseudonym)

21 February 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence by the DPP.

Judicial Registrar, Common Law, appointed

20 February 2017

The Court welcomes Judicial Registrar Julie Clayton.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Krystal Johnson & Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd

17 February 2017

Justice John Dixon convicts Yahoo!7 of contempt of court.

Judgment handed down in Secretary, Department of Justice and Regulation v Zhong

17 February 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses applications for leave to appeal.

Common Law Division update

15 February 2017

Cases of interest involving rights and duties of government.

Judgment handed down in Wearne v State of Victoria

13 February 2017

The Court awards damages in the sum of $625,345 in respect of a workplace injury claim.

Reasons published in application for bail by HL

09 February 2017

Justice Elliott's reasons for refusing bail to youth held in Barwon Prison.

Judgment handed down in Obudho v Patty Malones Pty Ltd

09 February 2017

Court finds in favour of the appellant.

Funds in Court: Inspire Awards

08 February 2017

Entries close soon for the Chief Justice’s Best Achievement in Law award.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Cooper (a Pseudonym)

08 February 2017

Court of Appeal allows appeal by the DPP.

Judgment handed down in Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation v Robin Fletcher

08 February 2017

Judge revokes supervision order, but grants stay.

Ronald Ryan anniversary and exhibition

06 February 2017

The Court marks 50 years since the last execution in Australia.

Opening of the legal year in Bendigo

31 January 2017

Remarks by Justice Jack Forrest.

Australia Day Honours 2017

27 January 2017

The Court congratulates all current and former members of the judiciary who received awards in the Australia Day Honours list.

Developments in case law

25 January 2017

Supreme Court judgments in 2016

New Judicial Registrars appointed to the Court

24 January 2017

The Court welcomes Patricia Matthews and Mark Pedley.

Possum Skin Cloak by Kezza Black

Opening of the Legal Year in Geelong

16 January 2017

The legal year opens with a ceremonial sitting and Indigenous art exhibition.

Judgment handed down in The Juries Commissioner v Slattery

16 January 2017

The defendant fined and ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid community work for failing to comply with a summons for jury service.

New Practice Notes for 2017

12 January 2017

New Practice Notes affecting litigation in the Supreme Court will come into effect from 30 January 2017.

Minister for Families v Certain Children

29 December 2016

Announcement of Court of Appeal decision.

Judgment handed down in Certain Children v Minister for Families and Children

21 December 2016

Court finds for the plaintiffs but orders stayed.

Supreme Court Judgment in 'Skyrail'

21 December 2016

Court dismisses the proceeding.

Judgment handed down in Just Group Limited v Peck

20 December 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

Judgment handed down in Google Inc v Trkulja

20 December 2016

Court of Appeal finds for the appellant.

Judgment handed down in Timbercorp test cases

16 December 2016

Court finds for the Plaintiff in each proceeding.

Judgment handed down in ASIC v Flugge and Geary

16 December 2016

Justice Robson finds, in part, against Flugge.

Judgment handed down in Lo v Russell

16 December 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal.

Yahoo!7 and journalist found in contempt of court

15 December 2016

Decision of Justice John Dixon has now been published.

Technology Assisted Review plays key role in litigation

14 December 2016

The Supreme Court is streamlining civil litigation through the use of technology-assisted review techniques.

Judgment handed down in Spanjol v The Queen

14 December 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

Judgment handed down in Melbourne City Investments P/L v Myer Holdings Ltd (No. 2)

12 December 2016

Court grants a permanent stay of proceedings.

Judgment handed down in Attorney-General for the State of Victoria v Glass

09 December 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by the Attorney-General.

The Chief Justice's response to media criticism of judges

07 December 2016

'Judges uphold the law'

Judgment handed down in Di Paolo v Salta Constructions Pty Ltd (No. 2)

06 December 2016

Court rules ion two applications for summary judgment.

Judgment handed down in Caple v Wilson

05 December 2016

Court finds for the plaintiff.

Full Court ceremonial sitting for appointment of Senior Counsel

02 December 2016

Read the Chief Justice's remarks and view the ceremony.

Judgment handed down in Wakim v The Queen

30 November 2016

CoA allows appeal and reduces sentence.

Settlement approved in Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v State of Victoria & Ors.

30 November 2016

Compromise is approved and proceedings discontinued.

Ruling handed down in DPP v SL

29 November 2016

Concerning human rights of child defendants charged with serious crimes in superior courts.

Judgment handed down in Kalos v Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres (Aust) P/L

29 November 2016

Court finds for the Plaintiff.

Judgment handed down in Mejia (a pseudonym) v The Queen

28 November 2016

CoA upholds appeal against conviction.

Judgment handed down in Hashi v The Queen

25 November 2016

CoA publishes reasons for refusing an application by Abdirizak Hashi for leave to appeal.

Judgment handed down in Carron Investments Pty Ltd and George Lang and Anor

24 November 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

Supreme Court user survey

24 November 2016

Give feedback on your experience visiting or transacting with the Court on Friday, 25 November 2016.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Bowden

23 November 2016

Court of Appeal allows an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Judgment handed down in Apple and Pear Australia Ltd v Pink Lady America LLC

23 November 2016

Court of Appeal grants leave to appeal.

Announcement of Senior Counsel

22 November 2016

The Chief Justice today announced the appointment of 18 Senior Counsel.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Abad

22 November 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by the Director of Prosecutions.

Judgment handed down in Siddique v. Martin

18 November 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal.

Judgment handed down in Director of Public Prosecutions (Cth) v Rowan Boyles (a pseudonym)

15 November 2016

Court dismisses appeal by the Commonwealth DPP.

Judgment handed down in Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Donald (No.2)

15 November 2016

Court finds defendant breached Australian Consumer Law.

Judgment handed down in Akron Roads Pty Ltd (in liq) v Trevor Paul Crewe and Ors

11 November 2016

Court dismisses liquidator's claim.

RedCrest is getting an upgrade

08 November 2016

The Court's efiling system will be offline this weekend while we improve it for all users.

Judgment handed down in Skarbek v The Society of Jesus in Victoria and Ors

04 November 2016

Court orders limited disclosure of documents.

Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Inc v Country Fire Authority

25 October 2016

Proceeding resolved in the Supreme Court.

Victorian Women Lawyer's 20th Anniversary

21 October 2016

Chief Justice addresses VWL's 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Chief Justice addresses the Commercial Bar

20 October 2016

The Chief Justice has addressed the Commercial Bar on commercial law in Victoria as a significant part of national jurisprudence.

Judgment handed down in Ryan, Lindholm and Trabert v The Queen

20 October 2016

Court of Appeal refuses three applications and dismisses two appeals.

Judgment handed down in Dieu Chol v The Queen

19 October 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Judgment handed down in William Nicholls v The Queen

17 October 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeals against conviction and sentence.

Judgment handed down in The Chief Commissioner of Police v Nikolic

14 October 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal by the Chief Commissioner of Police.

Judgment handed down in Facade Treatment Engineering Pty Ltd v Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd

14 October 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal.

Chief Justice's speech on young people offending

11 October 2016

The Chief Justice delivered the Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance in Darwin.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Darren Weston

10 October 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Judgment handed down in Commonwealth DPP v Thomas and Wu

10 October 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeals against sentence by the Commonwealth DPP.

Judgment handed down in Kim and Fang v The Queen

10 October 2016

Court dismisses appeals against sentence.

Judgment handed down in Cook v The Queen

28 September 2016

Court of Appeal orders retrial.

Oswal proceedings settle

26 September 2016

Oswal proceedings settle after being referred to mediation.

Judgment handed down in Minh Phat Truong v The Queen

21 September 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence.

Judgment handed down in Halket v The Queen

14 September 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Clunie (a pseudonym)

14 September 2016

Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence by the DPP

Free lunchtime CPD seminar – ‘Preparing for trial’

14 September 2016

For newer practitioners or those wishing to update their knowledge.

The making of the modern Supreme Court

05 September 2016

New exhibition in the library highlights the 1990s.

Judgment handed down in Bayley v The Queen

13 July 2016

The Court fixes a new non parole period of 40 years.

Open for Open House

07 July 2016

The Court will be open to the public on Sunday 31 July as part of the Open House Melbourne festival.

County Court judge appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria

04 July 2016

The Supreme Court welcomes Judge Maree Kennedy to the Bench.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Browning

04 July 2016

CoA allows appeal by DPP against sentence.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Perry; Perry v The Queen

01 July 2016

COA says that sentencing practice for the offence of ‘statutory murder’ needs to change.

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by Legend International Holdings Inc.

30 June 2016

CoA dismisses appeal by Legend International Holdings Inc. from an order that placed it into liquidation in Australia.

Judgment handed down in DPP v Dalgliesh (a pseudonym)

29 June 2016

COA finds sentences for incest disproportionately low when considered against max penalty of 25 years imprisonment.

Judgment handed down in Binse v The Queen

22 June 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against sentence.

Forensic medicine and the Court

14 June 2016

175 years since the first coroner in the district of Melbourne was appointed.

Leave to appeal granted in AirBnB matter

10 June 2016

Court rules that tenants breach lease agreement in Swan v Uecker.

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal

03 June 2016

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by the Hazelwood Power Partnership.

National Reconciliation Week

02 June 2016

Celebrating and building upon relationships shared by Indigenous Peoples and other Australians.

National Volunteer Week

13 May 2016

Thanking Supreme Court volunteers for their generous contribution.

Courts Open Day

29 April 2016

Go behind the scenes at the Supreme Court on Courts Open Day, Sat 21 May.

New lawyers retrace history

20 April 2016

New lawyers become a part of the Court’s history at the admission ceremonies on Tue 19 April.

See the Court in a new light

13 April 2016

A new book marks 175 years of the Supreme Court in Victoria.

Innovation in Litigation symposium

24 March 2016

The Court will host a symposium on ‘Innovation in Litigation’ on 13 April.

175th anniversary of the Supreme Court in Victoria

22 March 2016

Come along to the launch of the 175 anniversary exhibition in the Supreme Court Library.

Court of Appeal re-sentences offender in DPP v Natoli

15 March 2016

The Court of Appeal accepts that original sentences imposed in DPP v Natoli were manifestly inadequate.

Appeal against sentence dismissed

04 March 2016

CoA dismisses the appeal against sentence in Whiteford v The Queen.

Court of Appeal dismisses appeals against sentence

04 March 2016

CoA dismisses appeals against sentence in Ritchie and Harrison v The Queen.

Court of Appeal dismisses leave to appeal

01 March 2016

Application for leave to appeal dismissed in Bellizia v The Queen.

Reforming urgent business before the Court

29 February 2016

Facilitating prompt resolution of cases and reducing costs of litigation.

Judgment handed down in Joash Boyton v The Queen

26 February 2016

Court of Appeal re-sentences Boyton.

Court of Appeal grants leave to appeal in Debono v The Queen

19 February 2016

Court of Appeal re-sentences Debono.

VCE students learn about the Court

18 February 2016

The Court's Education Program has begun for the year.

Funds in Court vacancy for Judicial Registrar

15 February 2016

Expressions of interest sought from qualified persons.

Old High Court restorations nearly complete

12 February 2016

Ensuring the history and heritage of the building for years to come.

Opening of the 2016 legal year

05 February 2016

Victoria’s legal year has officially begun.

Employment and Industrial List commences 1 January 2016

12 January 2016

New List offers specialist case management.

Supreme Court receives grant to enhance education program

17 December 2015

Supporting schools in the delivery of VCE Legal Studies.

William Barak portrait unveiled at Supreme Court

15 December 2015

Court unveils Barak portrait in the Law Library of Victoria.

Appointment of Senior Counsel 2015

04 December 2015

Remarks of the Chief Justice.

Equitable briefing initiative

18 November 2015

Equitable representation of women barristers in commercial litigation.

COA baseline sentencing judgment

17 November 2015

COA rules: ‘incapable of being given any practical operation’.

Protecting the administration of justice

19 October 2015

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren explains suppression orders.

Court of Appeal vacancy for Judicial Registrar

25 September 2015

Expressions of interest sought from qualified persons.

Supreme Court farewells Justice Betty King

18 August 2015

Justice King retires.

Conference on current issues in commercial law

18 August 2015

Book now for Monday 7 September 2015.

Jane Dixon QC appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria

11 August 2015

Jane Dixon QC joins the Supreme Court Bench.

Court of Appeal celebrates 20th Anniversary

10 August 2015

Public seminar to mark 20 years since Victorian Court of Appeal was established.

Supreme Court of Victoria 2014-15 Overview

30 July 2015

Read how the Court performed.

Legal luminaries and their love of books

21 July 2015

Law Library of Victoria 1-2pm, Friday 24 July 2015.

Supreme Court takes part in Open House Melbourne

07 July 2015

Visit Supreme Court on Sunday 26 July 2015.

Free seminar on personal injuries and dust diseases

02 July 2015

A user’s Guide to litigation in the Supreme Court on 5 August 2015.

One year anniversary of Court Services Victoria

01 July 2015

Today marks the first anniversary of Court Services Victoria (CSV).

Library reflects on Sir William Stawell’s contribution to Victoria

24 June 2015

Stawell born 200 years ago.

Silk applications open for 2015

24 June 2015

Senior Counsel applications now open.

Supreme Court judges receive Queen’s Birthday honours

10 June 2015

Court of Appeal President Chris Maxwell and Justice Lex Lasry.

Supreme Court to celebrate Magna Carta anniversary

03 June 2015

Commemorating the 800th Magna Carta anniversary.

New CEO appointed to the Supreme Court

29 May 2015

Chief Justice announces new CEO.

Murrindindi Marysville class action settlement approved

27 May 2015

Justice Emerton approves $300 million settlement.

Supreme Court 2013-14 Annual Report tabled

26 May 2015

Annual Report tabled in State Parliament, 26 May 2015.

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Supreme Court

22 May 2015

Court acknowledges Traditional Owners.

Visitors explore Supreme Court at Open Day

19 May 2015

Courts Open Day deemed a success.

Courts Open Day is here!

15 May 2015

Visit the Supreme Court on Saturday 16 May 2015 between 10am-3pm

Learn about jury duty on Courts Open Day

14 May 2015

Juries Commissioner to explain how jury duty works.

Visit the Supreme Court on Courts Open Day

13 May 2015

Supreme Court open to the public on Saturday 10am-3pm.

Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou appointed an Associate Judge

12 May 2015

Solicitor appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

12 May 2015

Volunteers thanked for their important contribution.

Learn how justice is achieved in Victoria at Courts Open Day

11 May 2015

Courts Open Day Saturday 16 May 2015 from 10am-3pm.

$25 million Bonsoy class action approved by the Supreme Court

07 May 2015

Bonsoy settlement approved.

New Supreme Court (Chapter I Summary Judgment Amendment) Rules 2015

04 May 2015

The new Rules come into operation 4 May 2015.

Man sentenced to 33 years' jail for raping and murdering a stranger

01 May 2015

Justice Betty King sentences homeless man Scott Miller.

Man jailed over arson deaths

01 May 2015

David John Campbell sentenced to 13 years' jail.

Anzac ceremonial sitting at Supreme Court

24 April 2015

Ceremonial sitting held in Banco Court.

Supreme Court marks Anzac Day

23 April 2015

Ceremonial sitting on Friday to be live streamed.

2015 Legal Reporting Awards

23 April 2015

Awards acknowledge excellence in law reporting.

Trusted Melbourne solicitor jailed for Ponzi scheme

09 April 2015

Lawyer Alan Munt sentenced to 8.5 years jail.

Court Security Act amendments

31 March 2015

New offences in force from 1 April 2015.

Jury directions in Victoria to be simpler and clearer

27 March 2015

More amendments to jury directions laws.

Trial re-enactment transports audience to historical Eureka era

23 March 2015

BottledSnail re-enacts trial of Timothy Hayes.

Chief Justice’s Medal awarded

13 March 2015

Law student Kate Fitzgerald awarded Chief Justice’s Medal.

Public perceptions of sentencing: Victorian jury study

13 March 2015

More than 1000 Victorian jurors involved in sentencing study.

Peter Riordan QC appointed to the bench

11 March 2015

Commercial barrister appointed Supreme Court judge.

The forgotten rebels of Eureka

05 March 2015

Twilight Talk at the Supreme Court Library.

Court of Appeal welcomes Justice Stephen McLeish

03 March 2015

Former Victorian Solicitor-General appointed to Court of Appeal.

New Supreme Court (Judicial Registrars Amendment) Rules 2015

27 February 2015

The rules were made on 26 February 2015 and will come into operation on 1 March 2015.

Eureka Exhibition at Supreme Court Library to mark 160th anniversary

18 February 2015

Transcripts of the trials on display.

Justice Katharine Williams retires

13 February 2015

Supreme Court farewells Principal Judge of Common Law Division.

Funds in Court clients Embrace-Shine

12 February 2015

Beneficiaries share stories and showcase talents.

Man sentenced to 18 years’ jail for ‘heat of the moment’ murder

11 February 2015

Justice Hollingworth sentences Michael O’Neill.

Court of Appeal refuses leave application for murder minimum

11 February 2015

Harley Hicks loses appeal bid.

Remembering Eureka 160 years on

10 February 2015

Supreme Court commemorates Eureka trials.

Murrindindi Black Saturday class action settles

06 February 2015

Settlement reached in final Black Saturday class action.

2015 legal year begins with historic ceremony

04 February 2015

Victoria’s legal year has officially begun.

New judicial appointments for Justices Kaye and Zammit

03 February 2015

New judicial appointments announced.

Multi-Faith Opening of the Legal Year

29 January 2015

Australia’s first Multi-Faith Opening of the Legal Year.

Major reforms to civil appeals in Victoria

21 October 2014

Court of Appeal to hold information sessions about reforms to civil appeals.

Honouring Victorian lawyers who fought in World War One

17 October 2014

Lawyers commemorated in memorial board online project.

Young Victorians learn about the Supreme Court

07 October 2014

The Supreme Court's Education Program supports the delivery of VCE Legal Studies.

Nine years' jail for one-punch death

02 October 2014

Dylan John Closter sentenced for manslaughter of David Cassai.

Greste family grateful for support

30 September 2014

Jailed journalist's family thanks legal community.

Court of Appeal orders East West Link matter be reheard

29 September 2014

Court unanimously allows appeal by East West Link protester Tony Murphy.

Introducing the new Commercial Court

31 August 2014

Reform of the Commercial and Equity Division.

Growth of the Commercial Court

10 August 2014

The Chief Justice seeks expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as a Judicial Registrar of the Supreme Court.

World War I: Read how it unfolded

07 August 2014

Original WWI era newspapers on display at Supreme Court Library.

Hep C class action approved

18 June 2014

The Supreme Court has approved a multi-million dollar settlement for more than 50 women.

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