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Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Media Release

Dr Timothy McEvoy QC has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia and Ms Alice Carter has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Dr McEvoy will be assigned to the Melbourne registry of the Family Court, commencing on 27 March 2019.

Dr McEvoy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne in 1993 and a Master of Laws in 1998. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1996. In 1999 he completed a Doctorate of Juridical Science at the University of Virginia and he remains a member of the visiting Faculty in the Law School at the University of Virginia, teaching in the field of conflict of laws. In 2011 he was a Fulbright Professional Scholar and a visiting scholar at the Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC.

Dr McEvoy signed theVictorian Bar Roll in 2002 and was appointed silk in 2016. As well as Family Law he has extensive experience in Australian and international commercial litigation, in public and common law. Most recently Dr McEvoy has been Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Ms Carter will commence in the Melbourne registry of the Federal Circuit Court on 14 March 2019.

Ms Carter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in 1993, and later completed a Master of Laws in 2003. Following her admission as a practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1996, Ms Carter completed her articles and went on to work as a Solicitor with Hogg & Reid.

Ms Carter was called to the Bar in 2006. Since commencing her legal career, Ms Carter has worked exclusively in family law and her practice covers all aspects of family law.

On behalf of the Australian Government, I congratulate Dr McEvoy and Ms Carter on their appointments and thank them for their willingness to serve the people of Australia.

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