Justice Michelle Gordon appointed to the High Court of Australia

The Australian Government has announced the appointment of the Hon Michelle Marjorie Gordon to the High Court of Australia. She will replace her husband, the Honourable Justice Kenneth Hayne AC, when he retires in June. Justice Gordon is currently a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

Justice Gordon was born in Perth and is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Jurisprudence, 1986; Bachelor of Laws, 1987).

Justice Gordon began her legal career in 1987 as a solicitor at Robinson Cox in Perth. The next year she joined Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks in Melbourne where she became a Senior Associate in 1992.

Justice Gordon joined the Victorian Bar in November 1992, specialising in the areas of commercial litigation, trade practices and taxation. She was elevated to Senior Counsel in 2003 and took an appointment to the Federal Court of Australia in April 2007.

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