Anne Ferguson (judge)

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The Honourable
Anne Ferguson
12th Chief Justice of Victoria
Assumed office
2 October 2017
Appointed by Martin Pakula
Preceded by Marilyn Warren
Judge of the Victorian Court of Appeal
Assumed office
12 August 2014
Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Assumed office
3 May 2010
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Kim Hargrave
Education Monash University

Anne Ferguson is an Australian judge, who is currently the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Early life[edit]

Ferguson was educated at the Brigidine Sisters’ Killester College in Springvale where she was academic dux. She studied Arts and Law at Monash University, winning the Supreme Court Prize as the top student in her graduating class.[1] Ferguson was also appointed Editor of the Monash University Law Review.[2]

In 1989, she graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Southampton. Her thesis was on unfair contracts.[3]

Legal career[edit]

Prior to her judicial appointments she worked as a litigator at Allens Arthur Robinson. She also previously served as Honorary Secretary to the Council of Legal Education, one of only 5 people to ever hold the position in the organization's 100-year history.[4] [5]

Judicial office[edit]

Ferguson was first appointed a judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2010. In 2014, she was made a Judge of the Court of Appeal.[6]

In August 2017, Ferguson was named as the next Chief Justice of Victoria, succeeding Marilyn Warren.[7] Ferguson took office in October 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Ferguson is married to fellow Supreme Court judge, Justice Kim Hargrave.[8]



Legal offices
Preceded by
Marilyn Warren
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria