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New Judge for the Family Court in Melbourne [Paul Marshall Guest]



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NEWS RELEASE

 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

THE HON DARYL WILLIAMS AM QC MP

 

17 April 1998

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NEW JUDGE FOR THE FAMILY COURT IN MELBOURNE

 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Marshall Guest QC as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia .

 

Mr Guest, 59, is a leading practitioner in the field of family law in Victoria. Mr Guest's appointment, which commences on 1 May 1998, fills the vacancy in Melbourne created by the retirement of the Honourable Justice Peter Hase.

 

Mr Guest was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1965. He signed the Roll of Counsel in 1969 and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1983.

 

Mr Guest has been Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association of the Victorian Bar since 1986 and a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia since 1990.

 

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