Event: Corporations and Corporate Insolvency Jurisdiction of the Federal Court - From Passer-by to Chameleon Lodger

AAL 2017 Symposium

3 October 2017

Court One (Level 8), Federal Court of Australia
305 William Street, Melbourne

When: Monday, 23 October 2017 at 4.30 pm

Welcome: The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop, the Federal Court of Australia

Speaker: The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon

The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon was appointed to the High Court of Australia in June 2015. At the time of her appointment, she was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, to which she was appointed in April 2007.

Her Honour graduated in law from the University of Western Australia. She was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1987 and joined the Victorian Bar in 1992. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. She practised in state and federal courts principally in commercial, equity, taxation and general civil matters. She was appointed a Professorial Fellow of the Melbourne Law School in July 2015.


The 40 year history of the Federal Court's corporations and corporate insolvency jurisprudence tracks Australia's economic, political, social and legal history. From humble beginnings dabbling in the insolvencies law of the Territories, to the liberation of its corporations jurisdiction in 1991, through the minor set-back of Re Wakim, and on to the mega-litigation in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, the Federal Court has been an enduring part of Australia's corporate and economic life. The Court has evolved with Australia as a nation on the international commercial stage, and its strength will continue to be essential to the country's economic prosperity.

Please register by Monday 16 October 2017.

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