Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice Phillip Priest as the Section Editor for a brand new Crime and Evidence Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable and useful content.
Justice Phillip Priest was called to the Victorian Bar in 1980 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He enjoyed an extensive practice in the criminal and civil spheres (including occupational health and safety), both at the trial and appellate level.
Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal in October 2012, his Honour was for several years a member of the Victorian Bar Council and Deputy Chair of the Victorian Bar Ethics Committee. His Honour also served on a number of Bar committees, including the Victorian Bar’s Health and Wellbeing Committee which he chaired for several years.
Since his appointment his Honour has sat in both the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
His Honour is a contributor to Freckelton’s Criminal Law Investigation and Procedure Victoria on the topics of Homicide, Sentencing and Appeals and References.
Justice Priest’s expertise on Crime and Evidence will be of great benefit to readers of The Australian Law Journal and we take great pleasure in welcoming him to the team.
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