The Hon John Edward REEVES

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 19.11.2007
Location: Brisbane

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory – Additional Judge

John Reeves was appointed to the Federal Court in November 2007.

On 3 March 1975 his Honour was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland after completing 5 years articles of clerkship and the Queensland Solicitors Admission Board course.  He practised for 8 years as a solicitor in Alice Springs and as a barrister at the Northern Territory Bar in Darwin for almost 23 years.  He was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in October 1997.

His Honour was President of the Northern Territory Bar Association [2000-2005], the Vice President of the Australian Bar Association [2003-2004] and Deputy Chairman of the Northern Territory Legal Practitioner’s Complaints Committee [1998-2007].

His Honour’s community service includes being a member of the Australian Heritage Commission [1985-1987], Chairman of the Australian Red Cross Northern Territory Division and member of the National Board of the Australian Red Cross [2003-2007].


Updated 13 December 2012

Associateship applications

Justice Reeves invites interested persons to apply by 31 December of the year two years prior to the proposed commencement year.

General information about associate positions can be found in the Employment pages of the 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 Reeves.