Famous Judges from Australia

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List of notable or famous judges from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in Australia and even some popular judges who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from Australia is included when available.

List contains people like Michael Kirby and Leycester Meares.

This historic judges from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian judges of note?" and "Who are the most famous judges from Australia?" These prominent judges of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian judges.

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    Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Judges from Australia
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    Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May 2013 he was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to lead an inquiry into human rights abuses ...more

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    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Judge, Barrister, Jurist, Solicitor, Lawyer
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    Susan Crennan is an Australian judge. more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
    • Profession: Judge
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    Richard White

    Richard Weeks White is a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Judge
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    Greg James

    Gregory Reginald "Greg" James AM QC is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is one of the youngest Queen's Counsel ever appointed in New South Wales, appointed in 1982. He was one of several counsel involved in the Bathurst Gaol Riots of 1970, as well as Lead Counsel for the ...more

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    • Age: 71
    • Profession: Judge
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    The Honourable [Charles] Leycester Devenish Meares AC CMG QC was an Australian judge, patron of the arts and chairman and benefactor of the national child safety organisation Kidsafe. more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1909-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Judge, Barrister, Solicitor
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    Percy Spender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Judges from Australia
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    Sir Percy Claude Spender, KCVO, KBE, QC, was an Australian politician, diplomat and jurist. more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1897-1985)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, New South Wales, Oceania, Australasia, Sydney, + more
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Diplomat
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    Albert Piddington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Judges from Australia
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    Albert Bathurst Piddington was the shortest serving Justice of the High Court of Australia, never actually sitting at the bench. Appointed on 6 March 1913, he resigned on 5 April after opponents questioned his independence. more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1862-1945)
    • Birthplace: New South Wales, Australasia, Bathurst, Australia
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
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    Major General Sir William John Victor Windeyer KBE, CB, DSO & Bar, KC was an Australian judge, soldier, educator, and a Justice of the High Court of Australia. more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1900-1987)
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Judge, Soldier, Educator
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