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3 barristers named to NSW District Court

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has appointed three new judges for the state’s District Court, who collectively bring decades of legal experience to the bench.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 30 September 2022 The Bar
3 barristers named to NSW District Court
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Barrister Michael McHugh SC, deputy senior Crown prosecutor Georgia Turner and barrister Kevin Andronos SC will join the District Court bench in October 2022, A-G Speakman announced yesterday (Thursday, 29 September).

Mr McHugh was admitted to the bar in 1999 and appointed senior counsel in 2012. He is the immediate past president of the NSW Bar Association and has served as a bar councillor for almost 20 years.


Ms Turner has 24 years of experience working within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She was called to the bar in 2015 when she was appointed a Crown prosecutor.

Mr Andronos came to the bar in 2000 and was appointed senior counsel in 2014. He is also a part-time senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). Before joining the bar, he was a partner at Gilbert + Tobin.

Speaking about the three appointees, A-G Speakman said that Mr McHugh, Ms Turner and Mr Andronos are each highly equipped to preside over the complex matters that come before the District Court.

“These appointees have gained significant knowledge, expertise and advocacy work over their respective legal careers, which collectively span three-quarters of a century,” he said.

“Their expertise covers a diverse range of practice areas, including criminal law, civil matters, administrative, defamation and commercial law, across a wide range of jurisdictions.

“I wish them well as they each bring the sum total of their experience to deliver justice for the people of NSW.”

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