OGC Appointed to the Supreme Court

Old Geelong Collegian and Geelong College Council member Michelle Quigley's star has continued to rise in legal circles, with her appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Michelle Quigley QC (OGC 1973) will be joined on the Victorian Supreme Court bench by Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion SC.

Michelle has three decades' experience as a legal practitioner, predominantly as a senior barrister specialising in administrative law, including planning and environmental law, and land value and acquisition. She has appeared regularly in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.

She was awarded the PILCH/Law Foundation Pro Bono Award in 2000 for her assistance to the Abbotsford Convent Coalition in opposing the redevelopment of the Heritage Victoria listed St Heliers Convent. She was previously a Visiting Lecturer in Planning Law at the University of Melbourne from 1994 to 2006. Ms Quigley signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1988 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002.

Her appointment fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Kim Hargrave to the Court of Appeal. Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula said Michelle's far-ranging knowledge of administrative law would make her an "invaluable asset" for the Supreme Court.

At the College, Michelle has been a member of the school's Planning Committee since 2013 and became a Council director in 2015. She has now stepped down from the College Council to focus on her new role at the Supreme Court.

On behalf of the College community, we congratulate Michelle on a well-deserved appointment!

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