Until being appointed, Kyrou was a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, a national firm of solicitors, where he practised mainly in insurance law, government law and dispute resolution. His appointment was announced by the Victorian Attorney General, the Hon. Rob Hulls, on 5 May 2008 and became effective on 13 May 2008. Kyrou is the author of a number of leading legal texts, a commentator on law reform and supporter of pro bono work.
Kyrou was born in 1959 in the village of Sfikia, Imathia, Greece. In 1968, at 8 years of age, he arrived with his family in Australia. In 1983, he completed a law degree at Melbourne University (where he edited the Melbourne University Law Review), graduating with honours.
He served articles at Corrs Pavey Whiting and Byrne (now Corrs Chambers Westgarth) and was admitted to practice in April 1984. in 1988, he was made a partner of Corrs before moving to Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he served as a Partner for 17 years before appointment to the bench of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Since graduating he has won numerous jurist awards and distinctions. Justice Kyrou is the only Greek-born judge to have been appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria.
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