Former Judicial Registrar Julian Hetyey takes up role as an associate judge of the Supreme Court.

Associate Justice Julian Hetyey

On 11 February 2020, the Executive Council appointed the Honourable Julian Michel Kalman Hetyey, as an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. As a former judicial registrar of the Commercial Court, this appointment will see Associate Justice Hetyey continue his work within the trial division.

“This appointment is an enormous honour and a privilege. It represents an amazing opportunity to further develop and broaden my experience as a judicial officer in the Supreme Court. I look forward to continuing to facilitate the just, efficient, timely and cost-effective resolution of litigants’ disputes in both the courtroom and in a mediation setting,” said Associate Justice Hetyey.

Associate Justice Hetyey first came to the Court as a judicial registrar, following his appointment in November 2014. He was assigned to the Commercial Court and conducted judicial mediations and exercised judicial powers, including in respect of interlocutory applications, case management conferences and proceedings under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). He also managed and oversaw the Commercial Court Registry , provided operational and listing support to the Commercial Court judges and drove the development and implementation of various reform projects within the Court.

Prior to his role at the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Hetyey acted as deputy registrar at both the Australian Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia. He also worked as a commercial litigation solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler and as a senior legal advisor in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

His Honour was admitted to legal practice in 2002 and has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Welcome ceremony

On Thursday, 27 February at 9.15am, the Court will host a welcome ceremony for Associate Justice Hetyey. The ceremony will take place in Banco court, but a live stream of the proceedings will be made available online for anyone unable to attend.  

The Court warmly congratulates Associate Justice Hetyey on his appointment. 

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Published on 11 February 2020