Justice Emilios Kyrou, Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, delivered a webinar on “A Lawyer’s Duty of Confidence” on Thursday 20 August.

It was the first event in the Rhodes Online webinar series, featuring eminent jurists and scholars from Australia and abroad.

Justice Kyrou’s paper can be downloaded here, and a video of his presentation can be seen above.

Justice Kyrou was appointed as Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria in July 2014 after serving as a trial Judge since May 2008.

Prior to his judicial appointment, Justice Kyrou was a senior litigation partner in the international legal firm that is now known as King & Wood Mallesons.

His Honour is the second practising solicitor to be appointed directly as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria since it was established in 1852.

He is also the only Greek-born Justice of a superior court in Australia.

Justice Kyrou was an inaugural member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity. He is the Patron of the Australian Greek Welfare Society and the Victorian Patron of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.