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Justice John Dixon has retired as judge of the Supreme Court, effective 29 September 2023.

Justice Dixon was appointed to the Supreme Court in September 2010 serving as a judge in the Trial Division for 13 years.

His Honour was the judge in charge of the Major Torts list in the Common Law Division which included defamation and media law cases and presided over several class actions from Black Saturday. His Honour was appointed Principal Judge of the Common Law Division in 2018, a role he held until August of this year. Following the creation of a joint Group Proceedings List for both Commercial and Common Law Division matters, his Honour was appointed as a judge in charge of this list. 

Justice Dixon has been appointed as a reserve judge of the Supreme Court.

His Honour was admitted to practice in 1977, signed the Victorian Bar roll in 1981 and took silk in 2007.

“It has been a privilege and an honour to strive to ensure the fair and proper administration of justice deserved by all Victorians,” Justice Dixon said.

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Published on 03 October 2023