Victoria Legal Aid appoints Tim Marsh Chief Counsel

Victoria Legal Aid appoints Tim Marsh Chief Counsel

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Chief Counsel Tim Marsh
Chief Counsel Tim Marsh

Senior Public Defender Tim Marsh has been appointed Victoria Legal Aid’s Chief Counsel after an exhaustive executive search.

Panel members Suzan Cox QC, Chair of the Victoria Legal Aid Board Andrew Guy and Managing Director Bevan Warner congratulated Tim on his appointment.

Suzan Cox QC said that she was impressed with Tim’s vision for excellence in Victoria Legal Aid Chambers and his obvious passion for legal aid.

‘We are delighted to have Tim in this important role as we build systems, skills and support for high quality advocacy for legally aided clients,' said Bevan.

Tim is highly regarded within the profession, having been admitted to the Bar in 2003. He has prosecuted and defended cases and accumulated considerable expertise in mental impairment and fitness to plead issues, alongside his Tribunal experience, as a member of the Mental Health Review Board.

'As well as being a good legal leader, Tim brings to the role a deep understanding of legal aid clientele and systems which will help him lead the quality, innovation and cost recovery work that Chambers is undertaking,’ said Bevan.

Tim said that he was looking forward to building on the early success of Victoria Legal Aid Chambers and to working with an inspiring team of advocates and administrative staff.

‘The challenge for me is to create opportunities to work with the profession and courts to lift standards wherever possible and to assist the staff practice in all areas of law to increase advocacy opportunities and skills.’

Tim will also assume responsibility for the suite of legal aid services in the Loddon–Campaspe region.

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