Barrister Jennifer Davies SC has been appointed as a Supreme Court of Victoria judge.
Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls said the appointment delivered on the Brumby Government's commitment to provide the Supreme Court with an Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) judge. However, he noted that allocating judges to provide ADR services is a matter for the Court to determine.
"I congratulate Ms Davies on her appointment and I am confident that she will make a significant contribution to Victoria's justice system in the years ahead," Hulls said.
Davies has more than 22 years experience as a barrister and has appeared in a number of high-profile commercial, administrative and taxation law cases. She was appointed a senior counsel in 2004.
Davies was admitted to practice in 1980, and commenced her legal career as a solicitor at Paveys (now Corrs Chambers Westgarth), working in commercial law and litigation before relocating to Hong Kong to work as a trademark specialist at Deacons.