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New appointment to Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Mr Darrin Cain to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Mr Clark said Mr Cain’s experience as a barrister and his strong criminal law background make him a valuable addition to the Magistrates’ Court.

“Joining the Victorian Bar in 1993, Mr Cain has built substantial experience over his career. He has appeared as counsel across many jurisdictions, including the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Family Court and Children’s Court,” Mr Clark said.

“In particular, Mr Cain brings a detailed working knowledge of the Children’s Court to the bench, having appeared in numerous child protection hearings on behalf of the Department of Human Services, as well as appearing for children and parents.

“Mr Cain has also acted as counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions in a wide range of criminal cases.”

Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Mr Cain worked as an intellectual property lawyer and as a Junior Crown Prosecutor in the Northern Territory.

“The Magistrates’ Court and the Victorian public will be well served by Mr Cain’s dedication and legal experience,” Mr Clark said.

“Mr Cain has the broad skills and expertise to make an excellent Magistrate.

“I congratulate Mr Cain on his appointment, and look forward to his contribution to the court and the Victorian judicial system in the future.”