The Hon Robert James BROMWICH

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 29.02.2016
Location: Sydney

Justice Robert Bromwich commenced legal practice in January 1985, joining the year-old Sydney Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) later that year.

At the CDPP he practiced across a wide range of federal criminal law with a particular focus on white-collar crime, went on secondment to help set up the NSW ICAC, was appointed an Assistant Director and a trial advocate. In 1998, he went to the NSW Bar and in 2009 was appointed Senior Counsel.

In December 2012, he was appointed Director of the CDPP. As Director, he implemented and led wide-ranging organisational reform, including changing the CDPP from its historic regional model to a practice group model with national leaders. As Director he also appeared frequently in intermediate appeal courts and in the High Court.

On 29 February 2016, he was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia in the NSW Registry.


Associateship applications

Justice Bromwich’s Chambers are staffed by two associates, a variation on the usual associate and executive assistant arrangement.  Both associate positions have been filled for 2017. 

An updated notice will appear here inviting interested persons to apply for the next available position.  At that time, applications should take the form of a brief cover letter, brief CV and academic transcript.  Generally speaking, associates will need to have post-admission work experience in legal practice of some kind.

General information about the associate position can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Employment section of the Federal Court website.

If you have any queries in relation to the process for the selection of associates for Justice Bromwich, please send an email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Bromwich.