The Hon Tony Pagone
Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 21.6.2013
Tony Pagone was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was a judge of the trial division, and had been the judge in charge of the Commercial Court, of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Justice Pagone graduated from Monash University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Laws and from Cambridge University with a Master of Laws (First Class Hons) in 1983. In 2014 he was awarded an LLD from the University of Melbourne for his contribution in the field of anti-tax avoidance. He was admitted as a practitioner in 1980 and signed the roll of counsel in 1985. Justice Pagone was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Victoria in 1996. During his career at the Bar, Justice Pagone practised widely in taxation law, commercial law, administrative law, constitution law, public and human rights law. He was also a part-time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and had been Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office.
He is a professorial fellow of the Melbourne Law School and lectures various post-graduate courses at the Melbourne Law School.
Justice Pagone is a member of the International Association of Judges and of the International Association of Tax Judges.
Justice Pagone was awarded an LLD in March 2014 for his work on the anti‑tax avoidance provisions.