The Hon Elizabeth Anne CHEESEMAN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 12.04.2021
Location: Sydney

Justice Cheeseman was appointed to the Federal Court on 12 April 2021.

Justice Cheeseman graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in 1990. Justice Cheeseman was admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1991 and spent the first 5 years of her career as a solicitor. She practised at the Bar from 1996 to 2021 and was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2012.

At the Bar, Justice Cheeseman specialised in commercial, corporate, banking, regulatory (focussing on financial services, superannuation and markets) and insurance law. She also practised in proceeds of crime litigation.

Justice Cheeseman was the chair of the New South Wales Bar Association Practice Development Committee from 2015 to 2019, chair of the New South Wales Bar Association Working Party on the Australian Law Reform Committee Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders in 2018 and a member of a New South Wales Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee from 2011 to 2015.

Associateship applications

Justice Cheeseman invites applications for the position of  Associate to commence in July 2023, with some flexibility as to start and end  dates. Justice Cheeseman invites interested persons to apply by 28 October  2022.

Applications should include a cover letter of no more than two pages, a brief curriculum  vitae, university transcript and the details of at least two referees.

Her Honour seeks to appoint associates who have at least one year of post admission experience in legal practice.

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 about the process, please send an email to to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Cheeseman. Applications can be  similarly addressed. 



Updated May 2022