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New judge for the Federal Court of Australia [Mr Raymond Finkelstein]

I am pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr Raymond Finkelstein QC as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Mr Finkelstein will be based in Melbourne.

Mr Finkelstein was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1971 and has practised as a barrister at the Melbourne Bar since 1975. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in Victoria in 1986 and subsequently in all other States. Mr Finkelstein was a member of the Victorian Bar Council and in 1992 was acting Solicitor-General for Victoria.

Mr Finkelstein has mainly practised in the commercial, company, equity and public law jurisdictions. Mr Finkelstein will take up his appointment on 21 July 1997.

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