The Law Society of New South Wales congratulates the Honorable Judge Simon Steward and the Honorable Judge Jacqueline Gleeson on today’s announcement of their appointment as Judges of the High Court of Australia
Justice Steward and Justice Gleeson will respectively fill the vacancies arising from the retirement of the Honorable Justice Geoffrey Nettle AC on November 30, 2020 and the Honorable Justice Virginia Bell AC on February 28, 2021
Judge Gleeson graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 She began practicing at the New South Wales Bar in 1991 Judge Gleeson left the Bar at the end of 2000 to practice as a lawyer, first with the Australian Broadcasting Authority and later with the Australian Government Solicitor, before returning to the Bar in 2007 Justice Gleeson received an LL.M. from the University of Sydney in 2005 and was appointed Senior Legal Advisor in 2012 She was appointed a Federal Court Judge in 2014
Judge Steward received a Bachelor of Laws degree (High Honors) in 1990 and a Masters of Laws in 2000 from the University of Melbourne He was admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1992 and signed the role of the High Court in the same year Judge Steward was called to the Victoria Bar in 1999 and was appointed Silk in 2009 In 2009 he started as a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School He was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in 2017 and started his judicial career in 2018
« I have no doubt that His Worship Justice Steward and His Worship Justice Gleeson will discharge their duties at the High Court with great integrity, wisdom, diligence and dedication to the rule of law to which they are both renowned and respected « Said M Harvey
« I wish them well in their new role of serving the Australian community from the seat of the High Court »
M Harvey also recognized the important contributions Justice Nettle and Justice Bell made to the administration of justice during their distinguished careers and wished them well in their future endeavors.
Jacqueline Gleeson, High Court of Australia, Supreme Court, Law, Murray Gleeson
World News – UA – The Law Society of NSW congratulates the Honorable Justice Steward and Honorable Justice Gleeson
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