New appointment to the Supreme Court

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of His Honour Judge Timothy Ginnane of the County Court to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Judge Ginnane brings over 30 years of legal experience to the bench.

Judge Ginnane was admitted to practice in 1977 and later served as an associate to Federal Court Justice the Honourable Sir Reginald Smithers.

After joining the Victorian Bar in 1979, he practised in administrative law; employment and industrial law; trade practices; and commercial law.

Judge Ginnane was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003 and a Judge of the County Court in 2009.

His administrative and commercial expertise led to his appointment as Vice President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in 2010.

“Judge Ginnane is a well-regarded barrister with a long and distinguished career. He has served the County Court with great distinction and will bring valuable experience to the Supreme Court,” Mr Clark said.

“I congratulate Judge Ginnane on his appointment to the Supreme Court and wish him every success in his continued contribution on the bench.”

Judge Ginnane will take up his appointment to the Supreme Court on 4 June this year.