The patron of the Victorian Chapter of HAL, Justice Emilios Kyrou (formerly a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Victoria) has been appointed as a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and the President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

A ceremony welcoming Justice Kyrou was held on 28 June 2023 in the Federal Court in Melbourne.

Justice Kyrou has been a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 2008 and from 2014 has been a Judge on the Court of Appeal.

Justice Kyrou is widely recognised for his integrity, legal excellence, independence and intellectual capacity.

He is an experienced leader and administrator, and is an expert in administrative law. On Australia Day this year Justice Kyrou was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia ‘for distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, to professional associations and to the community.’

Justice Kyrou has been Patron of the Victorian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association since 2014, and has presented a number of papers and speeches to HAL events.

Watch Justice Kyrou’s welcome ceremony on Youtube.