Hon David Byrne QC

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Retired, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Arbitration - Mediation - Early Neutral Evaluation


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1963 Admitted to practise as Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of Victoria.

1965 Signed the Victorian Bar Roll.

1971-1973 Acting Chairman Town and Country Planning Appeals Tribunal. Member of Board of Examiners, Legal Professional Practice Act 1958.

23 Sept 1973 Admitted to practise as a barrister in New South Wales and subsequently in the ACT, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia.

1979-1985 Editor "Victorian Bar News".

1982 Appointed Queen's Counsel in Victoria and subsequently in New South Wales, ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

1983 President, Building Dispute Practitioners Society.

1985-91 Director of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

1986 Member of Victorian Bar Council.

1987 Appointed Grade 1 Arbitrator with Institute of Arbitrators Australia. Member of Panel of Arbitrators appointed under the Retail Tenancies Act 1986 (Vic).

1991 - 2010 Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

1997 – 2010 Chairman Council of Law Reporting in Victoria

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