find the latest legal job
Banking Associate - 1-6PQE - Allen & Overy
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: United Kingdom
· Banking Associate - 1-6 PQE - Allen & Overy
View details
Academic Dean and Head of School of the TC Beirne School of Law
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· An outstanding opportunity · Provide educational, research and organisational leadership
View details
Senior Property Lawyer I Commercial Litigator
Category: Property Law | Location: Arncliffe NSW 2205
· Rapidly growing law firm, working with a highly experienced team in a high growth industry across all areas of property and strata law
View details
Senior Property Lawyer I Commercial Litigator
Category: Property Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Rapidly growing law firm, working with a highly experienced team in a high growth industry across all areas of property and strata law
View details
Senior Property Lawyer I Commercial Litigator
Category: Property Law | Location: Sydney NSW 2000
· Rapidly growing law firm, working with a highly experienced team in a high growth industry across all areas of property and strata law
View details
Vic Bar chairman sends kudos to new judge

Vic Bar chairman sends kudos to new judge

Victoria Bar Council chairman Will Alstergren has congratulated vice chairman Jonathan Beach QC for being appointed as a judge in the Federal Court of Australia.

“He is highly regarded as a formidable advocate,” Alstergren (pictured) said.

“In particular, his extensive knowledge of chemistry and mathematics, and his forensic attention to detail has distinguished his practice.”

Alstergren praised Beach’s work in the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission, the Royal Commission into the Tricontinental Group of Companies (Victoria) and the Longford Royal Commission (Victoria).

Beach was appointed as a judge last week (12 June), replacing Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton, who resigned on 1 April.

He has served as a member of a professional standards committee of the Victorian Bar Association since 2010.

Beach was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a solicitor and barrister in 1984. He worked as a solicitor with Blake & Riggall (now Ashurst) in Melbourne from 1985 to 1987.

“Mr Beach is one of the Bar’s most highly respected and sought after commercial silks,” Alstergren said.

Beach begins the judgeship on 30 June.

The Victorian Bar Council has appointed Jim Peters QC as the new senior vice chairman to replace Beach in a vote at the Council yesterday.

Peters was previously a junior vice chairman.

The Council voted Paul Anastassiou QC as the new junior vice chairman. 

Like this story? Read more:

Book commemorates diamond milestone for WA law society

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

Vic Bar chairman sends kudos to new judge
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Gavel, legal book, criminal lawyers
Jan 19 2018
Three criminal lawyers named NSW magistrates
The NSW Attorney-General has announced the appointment of three new local court magistrates. ...
Warning
Jan 18 2018
Lawyer highlights ‘unintended consequences’ on SSM estate planning
A succession lawyer has warned that the right for same-sex couples to legally marry could have a sub...
drug rehabilitation services available in rural and remote communities
Jan 18 2018
ALS survey shines spotlight on insufficient rehabilitation services
A new survey posted by the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has revealed an alarming insight into ...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...