Justice Terry Forrest, who has served as a Supreme Court judge for almost a decade and was previously a barrister for more than 25 years, has been appointed to the Court of Appeal, replacing Justice Mark Weinberg, who retired in May of this year.
Justice Karin Emerton, who has been a judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court for almost a decade and is a former member of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, was also elevated to the Court of Appeal, replacing Justice Robert Osborn, who retired in June.
Lesley Taylor QC has been appointed to the Supreme Court, following 20 years of experience as a criminal law and human rights specialist, replacing Justice Lex Lasry, who retired in June.
Steven Moore QC, a barrister of two decades, is replacing Justice Emerton on the Supreme Court bench. And Andrew Tinney SC has also been appointed to the Supreme Court, filling a new position, following stints as a Crown prosecutor and senior Crown prosecutor.
Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula congratulated the five on their new appointments.
“These three new judges and two elevations to the Court of Appeal bring experience to their roles across a number of legal fields, including constitutional, employment and criminal law,” he said.
I would like to thank Justice Lasry for his service as a Supreme Court judge over more than a decade [and] I would also like to thank Justice Osborn and Justice Weinberg for their dedication and service over many years on the Court of Appeal.”