The Honourable Justice Kim Hargrave

Kim Hargrave attended Brighton Grammar from 1960 to 1972. He was a member of the School’s first XIII in 1971 and 1972 and played for a number of years with the Old Brighton Grammarians.

Kim graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 1977, and practised as a barrister at the Victorian Bar from 1980 until 1995. As a leading member of the Bar, he was involved in many significant commercial cases. In 1995, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

In 2005, Justice Hargrave was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. From that time until 2017, he practised continuously as a Judge of that Court, predominantly, if not exclusively, in the Court’s commercial jurisdiction. For a number of years, he was the principal judge of the Commercial Court in the trial division. This reflected his status as the most senior trial judge in commercial cases in the Court. He discharged that role with the utmost distinction.

Kim’s current appointment is as a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He sits exclusively in the Court of Appeal, hearing appeals from all Victorian jurisdictions, including trial judges of the Supreme Court.

Kim is universally respected by the profession for both his expertise and the courtesy he extends to practitioners and litigants.

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