New appointment to the Supreme Court

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Michael McDonald QC to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Mr Clark said Mr McDonald brought valuable knowledge and experience to the bench.

“Mr McDonald has 25 years of experience as a barrister, specialising in administrative law, employment law, industrial law and discrimination law,” Mr Clark said.

Mr McDonald completed a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 1991, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 1984. He was admitted to practice in 1985 and signed the Bar Roll in 1989.

Mr McDonald was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005 and earlier this year was appointed a Queen’s Counsel.

Mr McDonald’s practice focuses on matters involving industrial torts, contempt, discrimination, restraint of trade, and other employment related proceedings. He also has extensive experience in sports law.

Recently, Mr McDonald has appeared in high profile industrial litigation cases involving Grocon and Toyota Motor Company.

“I congratulate Mr McDonald on his appointment to the Supreme Court and look forward to his continuing contribution to the Victorian legal system,” Mr Clark said.