Anastasis Liveris appointed Judge of Family Court of Australia

Anastasis Liveris has been announced Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). Photo: NT News.

On Monday, February 5, Darwin barrister Anastasis Liveris was announced the new Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA).

Northern Territory News shared that Liveris was set to commence in the role immediately.

Chief Justice and Chief Judge of the FCFCOA, William Alstergren explained that Judge Liveris is not only a high-quality lawyer, but a third-generation North Territorian.

“He has demonstrated a commitment to the Northern Territory and provides a deep understanding and knowledge of its people,” Justice Alstergren said.

“Judge Liveris comes to the Court with diverse experience. He has worked as a solicitor, barrister and has held leadership positions including as a former President of the Law Council of Australia in 2022.”

Mr Liveris graduated from the Northern Territory University – now Charles Darwin University – with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law in 2001, and was then admitted to practice as a solicitor the following year in 2002.

Anastasis Liveris has been announced Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). Photo: NT News.

Many of his years were then spent practising in Perth, before he returned to the Northern Territory in 2008, as part of the litigation and dispute resolution team at Clayton Utz.

Mr Liveris has had a highly successful career leading up to being appointed Judge.

He was president of the former Law Council of Australia, he was called up to the Bar in 2010, and he was elected president of the Law Society of the Northern Territory from 2015 to 2017.

Justice Alstergren described Mr Liveris as a key part of the Territory’s judicial system.

“His Honour will play a critical part in the court’s commitment to providing access to justice to the people of Australia, and importantly, to the communities living across the Northern Territory,” he said.

Mr Liveris was appointed after applying for the role that was accepting expressions of interest. He was then put forward by a panel, which included the Chief Justice of the FCFCOA, a former Chief Justice of the then-Family Court of Australia, and a senior officer from the Attorney-General’s Department, to make the decision.

Source: Northern Territory News.//