New judicial registrars appointed

11 February 2020

The County Court is pleased to announce that the Governor in Council has today appointed Ms Alex Wilson and Mr Matthew Phillips as Judicial Registrars of the County Court.

Ms Wilson’s most recent role was as Partner at Lethbridges Barristers and Solicitors, where she has practised exclusively in the area of criminal law for the last 15 years. Ms Wilson has appeared and/or instructed in all the criminal courts in Victoria, including the Court of Appeal, as well as in the Federal Court and High Court jurisdictions. Ms Wilson holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Music from Monash University.

Mr Phillips comes to the Court from a senior role at Victoria Legal Aid as Program Manager of Appeals and Strategic Litigation. He has practised in criminal law for over 20 years in all Victorian and Federal jurisdictions, including the High Court. He has also worked for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Phillips holds a Master of Laws from Monash University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University.

Chief Judge Peter Kidd welcomed the appointments.

“Both Judicial Registrar Wilson and Judicial Registrar Phillips bring to the County Court extensive knowledge of, and tremendous experience in, the criminal law in Victoria,” Chief Judge Kidd said.

“As the Court’s first-ever Judicial Registrars in the Criminal Division, they will play a key role in shaping the future of that Division, assisting with the Court’s program of active case management reform.

“I look forward to Judicial Registrar Wilson and Judicial Registrar Phillips’ contribution to the County Court and I congratulate them on their appointment.”

Judicial Registrar Phillips will start immediately at the Court, while Judicial Registrar Wilson will start in late March 2020.

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