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LIV elects new President for 2019

LIV elects new President for 2019

By LIV Media

Appointments Leadership 


The Law Institute of Victoria endorsed Stuart Webb as its President for 2019 at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne last night.

Mr Webb is a current Council member and President-elect 2018. He has 16 years’ legal experience in administrative law, migration, social security and mental health law.

He said it was an honour to represent the State’s 19,000 legal practitioners leading into the LIV’s 160th anniversary year.

“I am proud to continue to represent the good work of our lawyers in advocating for justice and providing legal assistance for Victorians,” he said.

“The LIV will work with its members, government and regulators to build a strong and fulfilling legal profession.”

Following an annual election, seven Councillors were elected to the 18-member Council. Newly elected councillors were Thomas Ballantyne (City category), Tim Freeman (City), John Toohey (City) and Rachel Cox (Suburban).

Three current LIV Council members were re-elected. They are Tania Wolff (Legal Assistance category), Molina Asthana (Suburban) and Meghan Warren (Suburban). The term commences on 1 January 2019.

LIV Council for 2019

The LIV Council for 2019 is Stuart Webb (President), Sam Pandya (President-Elect), Tania Wolff (Vice-President), Belinda Wilson (Immediate Past President), Molina Asthana, Gerard Bean, Caroline Counsel, Brendan Lacota, Simon Libbis, John McPherson, Tom May, Carrie O’Shea, Meghan Warren, Kathy Wilson, Thomas Ballantyne, Tim Freeman, John Toohey and Rachel Cox.


Three members are leaving the LIV Council. They are Zubair Mian, Maryjane Crabtree and Michael Lombard. Mr Webb thanked President Belinda Wilson for her two years’ service in a challenging environment and the retiring councillors for their service to the Council and the LIV membership and the community.

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