Alumnus appointed to Federal Court of Australia

30 August 2013

Congratulations to Michael Wigney, SC (BEc 1985 LLB 1988 LLM 1994) on his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia.

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC made the announcement on 28th August 2013.

Mr Wigney was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1988.

He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics in 1985 and a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours) in 1988.

In 1994, Mr Wigney completed a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney.

After completing his undergraduate degrees, Mr Wigney was a solicitor at Clayton Utz.

From 1989 until 1993, he worked at the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, initially as a Legal Officer and then later as a Principal Legal Officer.

At the Bar, he specialised in complex financial and corporate offences, administrative law, taxation law, competition and consumer law, migration law, and Commissions of
Inquiry, including Royal Commissions.

Mr Wigney was appointed Senior Counsel in 2007.

He has been a Director of the Third Floor St James Hall Chambers Pty Ltd since 1999.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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