According to the Victorian Bar, the Supreme Court’s Justice Ross has been appointed President of VCAT. That does not mean he is no longer a Supreme Court judge; he will be both. Justice Morris, two Presidents ago, used to hear cases in both jurisdictions. It did not occur to me when his Honour leapt from VCAT to the Supreme Court recently (see my post at the time) that this might be in the wind; Justice Kevin Bell was appointed President only in March 2008, but it seems that was always a 2 year term. It will be interesting to see whether Justice Ross will see much business in the Legal Practice List, to which he is accustomed.
Justice Ian Ross VCAT’s new President