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Appointment of State Coroner John Cain welcomed by LIV

Appointment of State Coroner John Cain welcomed by LIV

By LIV Media


The appointment of John Cain as County Court judge and State Coroner has been welcomed by the Law Institute of Victoria.

LIV president Stuart Webb said Mr Cain was a well-respected legal reformer who would bring wide experience to the sensitive role.

“John Cain has a wealth of experience in the legal profession, including five years as CEO of the LIV.

“As a lawyer, managing partner, Victorian Government Solicitor and Solicitor for Public Prosecutions he has wide ranging skills,” Mr Webb said.

“During his tenure at the OPP he has focussed on improving victims and witnesses experience in the prosecution process, which will stand him in good stead as State Coroner,” Mr Webb said.

“The role of State Coroner is a crucial one in the hierarchy of Victoria’s legal jurisdiction, investigating deaths, and making recommendations to prevent future deaths and fires.

“On behalf of the Victorian legal profession, I congratulate John Cain on his appointment and wish him well as takes on this challenging and important role,” Mr Webb said.

Mr Cain was Managing Partner of law firms Maurice Blackburn and Herbert Geer (now Thomson Geer) as well as chair of the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT and on the boards of Victoria University, the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee and the College of Law. He was CEO at the LIV from 2002 to 2006.

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