The Hon Catherine Gail BUTTON

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 16.1.2023
Location: Melbourne

Justice Button was appointed to the Federal Court on 16 January 2023.

Justice Button graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws in 1997 from the University of Melbourne. Justice Button also studied as a Rhodes Scholar from 2000 to 2003, graduating from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Civil Law in 2000, a Master of Philosophy in Law in 2001 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2003.

Justice Button was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2000. Prior to joining the Bar in 2007, Justice Button was a senior associate with Minter Ellison in the commercial disputes division and also spent some time working in the United Kingdom at the Law Commission.

Justice Button was appointed Senior Counsel in 2018. At the Bar, Justice Button practised in areas of corporate, commercial, regulatory and tax law.

In July 2021 Justice Button was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Associateship applications

Justice Button’s Chambers are staffed by two associates. The usual duration of each associate position is about 12 months from commencement in July and December of each year. 

The next vacancies are expected to be December 2025 and July 2026.

General information about Associateship positions can be found in the employment pages of the Court’s website. If you have any queries in relation to the Associateship position or the recruitment process, please send an email to the Associate to Justice Button.


Last updated 19 October 2023

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