Appointment to Federal Court of Australia

first_imgAppointment to Federal Court of Australia Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family BusinessActing Attorney-GeneralActing Minister for Industrial RelationsDeputy Leader of the Government in the SenateSenator The Hon. Michaelia CashOn behalf of the Australian Government, I am pleased to announce that Mr John Halley SC and Ms Elizabeth Cheeseman SC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Court of Australia. Mr Halley and Ms Cheeseman have both been appointed to the New South Wales Registry and will commence on 19 March and 12 April 2021 respectively.Mr Halley was admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986 and began his career as a solicitor at Allen Allen & Hemsley. Mr Halley was called to the Bar in 1993 and has since practiced widely in competition, corporations and commercial law.Ms Cheeseman was admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1991 and began her career as a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron. Ms Cheeseman was called to the Bar in 1996 and has specialised in commercial, corporate, banking, regulatory and insurance law. Ms Cheeseman also practices in proceeds of crime litigation.I congratulate Mr Halley and Ms Cheeseman on their appointments and thank them for their willingness to serve the people of Australia as judges of the Federal Court of Australia.Mr John Halley SCMr Halley graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1985.He was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed as Senior Counsel in 2008. At the Bar, Mr Halley has specialised in competition, corporations and commercial law (including matters involving market power, merger clearances, price fixing, market manipulation, insider trading, abuse of breaches of directors’ duties and continuous disclosure obligations).Mr Halley was a member of the NSW Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Committee from 2008 to 2015 and has presented papers and lectured on regulatory litigation and competition law to students and practitioners in the legal profession.Ms Elizabeth Cheeseman SCMs Cheeseman graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in 1990, and was admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1991.Ms Cheeseman was called to the Bar in 1996 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012. At the Bar, Ms Cheeseman has specialised in commercial, corporate, banking, regulatory (focussing on financial services, superannuation and markets) and insurance law. She also practises in proceeds of crime litigation.Ms Cheeseman was the chair of the New South Wales Bar Association Practice Development Committee from 2015 to 2019, and was chair of the New South Wales Bar Association Working Party on the Australian Law Reform Committee Inquiry on the Australian Law Reform Committee Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders in 2018. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, class action, Federal, federal court, financial services, Government, law reform, New South Wales, NSW, proceeds of crime, Skills, superannuation, Supreme Court, Sydney, University of Sydneylast_img

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