New Appointment To Coroners Court

25 September 2018

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of barrister Simon McGregor as a new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria.

Mr McGregor has an extensive legal career spanning 24 years after being admitted to practice in 1994 and becoming a member of the Victorian Bar in 1997.

He has appeared in a range of matters, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and as counsel assisting the Coroner in a number of inquests, including deaths in custody.

Mr McGregor has also appeared before the Court of Appeal, Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts in a variety of matters, including administrative law, professional negligence and personal injury law, as well as human rights, discrimination and commercial law.

He has been a member of the Common Law Bar Association Committee since 1998 and a Co-convenor of the Victorian Bar Charter of Human Rights Discussion Group since 2007.

Mr McGregor is also a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering Working Group and both the Supreme and County Court’s Confiscation List Users Group.

Additionally, he has also assisted in the development of law reform, as well as in-house legal training for both commercial and legal organisations, and commercial and not-for-profit sector transactions.

Mr McGregor has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

He will replace Coroner Peter White who has served as a coroner for the past 13 years and is due to retire in November 2018.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula

“Mr McGregor has extensive experience as a barrister and will make a valuable addition to the Coroners Court of Victoria.”

“I congratulate him on his appointment, and thank Coroner Peter White for his contribution over the past 13 years.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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