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A number of new judicial officers have been appointed today to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Dr Catherine Button QC and Her Honour Amanda Fox have been appointed as judges, and Judicial Registrar Ian Irving as an associate judge. 

Dr Button QC, whose appointment takes effect on 9 August 2021, will sit in the Commercial Court. Currently practising as a QC, Dr Button specialises in corporate, commercial, regulatory and tax law with over two decades of experience. 

Judge Fox, whose appointment takes effect on 13 August 2021, will sit in the Criminal Division. Her Honour has been a judge of the County Court since 2018, after practising as a barrister and appearing in several coronial inquests and commissions. 

Associate Justice Irving’s appointment, which takes effect today, follows his position as a judicial registrar at the Supreme Court and deputy registrar roles at the Federal Court of Australia and the Australian Competition Tribunal. 

Also announced today are the appointments of Mr Daniel Caporale and Mr Domenico Conidi as judicial registrars of the Court, effective today. 

Judicial Registrar Caporale re-joins the Court following his time as Chief Executive Officer of the County Court of Victoria. From January 2018 until March 2020, Judicial Registrar Caporale served as a judicial registrar and acting Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. His previous appointments also include District Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, a Registrar of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Senior Assistant Director of the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. 

Judicial Registrar Conidi previously held the position of Costs Registrar and Senior Deputy Prothonotary at the Court, after a year as a Senior Deputy Registrar with the County Court and several years with Victoria Legal Aid. 

The Court warmly congratulates the new judicial officers on their appointments. 

Read the media release on the Premier of Victoria’s website.

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Published on 27 July 2021