The Honourable James Leslie Bain Allsop AO was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia on 1 March 2013. Previously he was the President of the NSW Court of Appeal (2008-13), a judge of the Federal Court of Australia (2001-08) and an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (2003-08).
His Honour was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003.
His Honour began his legal career at the New South Wales Bar in 1981 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1994 (in NSW) and Queen’s Counsel in 1998 (WA). He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 with a Bachelor of Laws, winning the University Medal.
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