The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Mr Arushan Pillay as a Judge of the County Court.
Mr Pillay has represented numerous statutory bodies including the Medical Panels Victoria, the Nurses Board of Victoria, the Victims of Crimes Assistance Tribunal, and the Legal Aid Commission.
He was nominated for the Victorian Bar’s Pro Bono award in 2017 for his work as lead Counsel at the inquest into the death of Numan Haider.
Mr Pillay has established a practice representing medical professionals before their professional disciplinary bodies and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
He has appeared in numerous complex matters appearing in the first case of damages brought by an asylum seeker for injuries sustained while detained on Manus Island in February 2014.
After signing the Victorian Bar roll in 2003, Mr Pillay has worked mainly in the occupational health and safety, administrative law, and personal injuries fields.
Mr Pillay holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania.
Quotes attributable to Acting Attorney-General Gavin Jennings
“Mr Pillay’s experience across a range of legal areas will be an enormous asset in his new role as a judge of the County Court.”
“Mr Pillay will make an enormous contribution to the County Court and I congratulate him on his appointment.”