The Hon Ian McNeil JACKMAN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 6.2.2023
Location: Sydney

Justice Jackman was appointed to the Federal Court on 6 February 2023. 

Justice Jackman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) in 1984 from the University of Sydney. In 1985, as a Rhodes Scholar, his Honour went to the University of Oxford where he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) (Hons I) in 1987 and a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1988. 

His Honour was admitted as a barrister in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1989 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002. While at the Bar, Justice Jackman specialised in commercial and company law and has also published works including in the Cambridge Law Journal and Australian Law Journal. The first edition of his Honour’s book ‘The Varieties of Restitution’ was published by the Federation Press in 1998, and the second edition in 2017.

Associateship applications

Justice Jackman appoints one  Associate for a period of 12 months. The next vacant Associate position will  commence in early 2025.

His Honour will be accepting  applications for that position until 30 April 2024. Applications should include  a covering letter, CV and university transcript, and should be submitted by  email to, marked to  the attention of the Chambers of Justice Jackman.

General information about Associate positions can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Federal Court website. 

Updated December 2023

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