The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of criminal barrister Mandy Fox QC as a judge of the County Court.

Ms Fox has more than 20 years’ experience as a barrister appearing for both the prosecution and defence in a wide range of criminal matters including murder, fraud, slavery, foreign bribery, drug matters, sex offences, culpable driving and occupational health and safety cases.

Her extensive trial experience has seen her appear in matters before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and the County Court.

Ms Fox has also appeared at the Bushfire Royal Commission and a number of coronial inquests, and was appointed last year as Counsel Assisting the Coroner for the Bourke Street Inquest.

Ms Fox has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, both with Honours, from Monash University. She was admitted to legal practice in 1995 and signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1997.

She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016 and Queen’s Counsel in 2017.
Ms Fox is also a member of the Criminal Bar Association and currently serves on both the Ethics Committee and the Indictable Crime Certificate Committee.

She has also taught advocacy workshops to law students on behalf of the Victorian Bar in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Ms Fox’s appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jane Patrick from the County Court on 14 April 2018, after ten years of service.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula

“Ms Fox has extensive experience as a criminal barrister, and brings a wealth of experience to her new role as a judge of the County Court.”

“I congratulate Ms Fox on her appointment and look forward to watching her contribution in the County Court.”

“I also thank Judge Patrick for her tireless service to the County Court over the past decade.”

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