VIFM Council Member
Judge Sara Hinchey
Ex Officio Council Member
County Court Judge Sara Hinchey is the Victorian State Coroner. Prior to her appointment as a County Court Judge in May 2015, her Honour had extensive experience as a barrister, appearing in numerous high-profile inquests, as well as maintaining a broad-ranging practice including commercial law, occupational health and safety, corporate crime, professional negligence and professional disciplinary matters.
Her inquisitorial experience included briefs in relation to the Royal Commissions into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. Throughout her career, her Honour regularly appeared in the higher courts of Australia including the Federal and High Courts.