The Hon Michael Andrew WIGNEY

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 9.9.2013
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory - Additional Judge

Justice Wigney was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 9 September 2013.

Prior to his appointment, his Honour practiced as a barrister, primarily but not exclusively at the New South Wales Bar, for over twenty years.

He was appointed senior counsel in October 2007. He had a broad and extensive practice at the Bar, though he specialised in complex "white collar" crime and civil penalty contraventions (in particular insider trading and other financial market offences, directors' duties, taxation, fraud and money laundering), competition and consumer law, administrative law, taxation and commissions and inquiries.

Prior to being called to the Bar, his Honour worked as a solicitor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and Clayton Utz. He graduated in Economics (BEC 1985) and Law (LLB 1998, LLM 1994) from the University of Sydney.

Associateship applications

Please note that Justice Wigney has appointed an Associate for 2018 and 2019. 

Justice Wigney invites persons interested in the position of Associate for 2020 to apply by 1 February 2019. Applications should take the form of a covering letter, CV and university transcript.

General information about associate positions can be found in the Employment pages of the website.

If you have any queries in relation to the process, please send an email to nswdr@fedcourt.gov.au marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Wigney.