Victoria appoints new crown counsel
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of barrister Liam Brown as Crown Counsel.
Mr Brown was called to the Bar in 2010 and has since maintained broad practice, appearing in high profile cases, inquiries and inquests. He has provided advice on a range of government and public law matters.
Regularly appearing in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Mr Brown has also appeared in the Federal Court, High Court, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Mr Brown was previously a fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, where he holds a Master of Laws from. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (honours) from La Trobe University, where he received the University Medal and Supreme Court Prize for best law graduate.
Prior to joining the Bar, Mr Brown acted as senior legal adviser in the Department of Premier and Cabinet for two years. Previous to this appointment, he was a senior associate to Justice Hargrave at the Supreme Court of Victoria and was employed as a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
Speaking on Mr Brown’s appointment, Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula said, “Liam Brown is a respected member of the Victorian Bar with significant experience in public law and the provision of legal advice to government, and I congratulate him on his appointment.”
Mr Brown replaces Melinda Richards SC as Crown Counsel after her appointment as judge of the Supreme Court in April.