Justin Thomas Gleeson SC (BA 1982, LLB 1984) appointed as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth

15 February 2013

Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Justin Thomas Gleeson SC (BA 1982, LLB 1984) on his appointment as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth.

Mr Gleeson will be Australia's 10th Solicitor-General and has been appointed to the role for a period of five years.

"Mr Gleeson is a respected member of the New South Wales Bar and his expertise as an advocate in complex matters involving Australian private and public law and constitutional law will serve him well in his role," said the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.

In 1989, Mr Gleeson signed the bar roll and commenced practice as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar.

During this time he has developed a broad-based commercial and equity practice, with a strong focus on administrative and constitutional law.

More recently Mr Gleeson has focused on appellate work, appearing in a number of significant appeals in the High Court of Australia.

He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000 and has been acting as Solicitor-General since October 2012.

Mr Gleeson is a former member the New South Wales Bar Council.

In 2012 he was appointed the federal government as a member of the Commonwealth Takeovers Panel.

He is also a part-time lecturer of Legal History at the Sydney Law School.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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