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 has now appointed her associates for 2021. Justice Cheeseman invites those interested in being considered for the position in the later part of 2022 and 2023 to apply to her chambers by 19 November 2021. Justice Cheeseman typically appoints her associates for 12 to 18 months. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in legal practice. Applicants will be interviewed in December 2021. Applications should take the form of a one page cover letter, brief CV and university transcript.

General information about associate positions can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Federal Court website. If you have any queries in relation to the process, please send an email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Cheeseman.