The Hon Stewart Maxwell ANDERSON

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 6.05.2019
Location: Melbourne

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

Stewart Maxwell Anderson was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 6 May 2019.

Justice Anderson was appointed an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on 23 October 2019.

Justice Anderson graduated from Monash University with Bachelor of Economics (1981), Bachelor of Laws (1983) and Diploma of Commercial Law (1987). He was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1985. His Honour practised as a solicitor with Molomby & Molomby (now K&L Gates) before signing the Victorian Bar Roll in 1987. At the Bar, his Honour practised in commercial law with an emphasis on Corporations Law, Banking & Finance, Superannuation, Property, Contracts, Equity and Trusts. His Honour took silk in 2005.

Justice Anderson has been a Director of the Victorian Bar Foundation since 2018. His Honour served as Director of Barristers’ Chambers Limited from 1990 to1992; a Member of the Victorian Bar Council from 1990 to 1993; and Senior Vice-President of the Commercial Bar Association from 2010 to 2016.

Associateship Applications

Justice Anderson’s next vacancy for an Associateship is a position starting in the second half of 2022.

Justice Anderson invites interested persons to apply by 31 October 2021 for consideration. Applications should be made to vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Anderson, and should include no more than a one page covering letter, two page resume, academic transcript(s) and the contact details of two referees.

Justice Anderson welcomes applications from all interested persons who would have completed a law degree by the time of the commencement of the associateship. His Honour is optimally looking for an associate who can satisfy as many of the following criteria as possible:

  1. Personal attributes – Candidates will ideally possess personal qualities suitable for a close working environment in Chambers.
  2. Research, writing and editing skills – Candidates will ideally possess strong skills in legal research, writing and editing.
  3. Post-university legal experience – Candidates will ideally have post-admission work experience in legal practice, or equivalent life experience.
  4. Interest in litigation practice or academia – Candidates will ideally have any interest in pursuing a career in the law, particularly in litigation (either as solicitor or barrister) or in academia.
  5. Masters studies – Candidates that have commenced or completed Masters studies will be viewed favourably.

If you have any queries in relation to the associateship position or the recruitment process, please send an email to the Executive Assistant to Justice Anderson.