The Hon Lisa Anne HESPE

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 27.04.2022
Location: Melbourne

Other Commissions Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Deputy President

Justice Hespe was appointed to the Federal Court on 27 April 2022.

Justice Hespe graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in 1991 and with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1994 from Monash University, and later obtained her Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 2002. Justice Hespe was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1995.

Justice Hespe commenced her career at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), where she specialised in income tax. Since 2012 Justice Hespe has been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. In 2017 she was appointed as a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2021.


Associateship applications

  • Associateship 2025-2026
  • Associateship 2026-2027

The Honourable Justice Lisa Hespe will appoint an associate each year for a period of 12 months. There are now positions available commencing July 2025 and July 2026.

Candidates with post admission practice experience are strongly preferred.

Her Honour will take the following skills, attributes and work experience into consideration when recruiting her associates:

  • Academic results;
  • Post university experience;
  • Capacity to work under pressure;
  • Proofing and research skills;
  • Adaptability and personal qualities suitable for close working environment in chambers;
  • Willingness to travel.

To be considered for the position, candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, academic transcript, contact details of at least two referees and a cover letter to Interested candidates are invited to apply before 16 October 2023. Interviews will take place during October/November 2023.

Updated September 2023

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