The Hon Angus Morkel STEWART

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 25.02.2019
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions & Appointments:
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory - Additional Judge

Justice Stewart is a graduate of the University of Natal (BA LLB cum laude) and the University of Oxford (BCL first class) where he was a Rhodes Scholar (Natal 1992). From 1996 to 2010, he practised at the Bar in South Africa, being appointed Senior Counsel there in 2006.

Justice Stewart practised at the Bar in Sydney from 2011 to February 2019, being appointed Senior Counsel for New South Wales in 2014. His practice at the Bar spanned public law and private law with particular specialisation in shipping and international trade, commercial disputes and international commercial arbitration. Justice Stewart was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in 2014.

Associateship applications

Justice Stewart appoints two Associates, generally for a period of 18 months each. His Honour plans for his associates to commence in January and July of each relevant year on a rolling basis.

The next vacant positions will commence in January and July 2026, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Justice Stewart invites interested persons to apply by 13 December 2024 for the Associate positions commencing in both January and July 2026.

Applications should indicate which year and month the candidate would be available to commence and include a covering letter of no more than two pages, a brief curriculum vitae, university transcript and the contact details of at least two referees. The covering letter should include a table clearly identifying in chronological order what the applicant has done in each year since they finished high school and what they intend doing between applying and commencing as an associate.

His Honour seeks to appoint associates who have at least one year of post admission experience in legal practice.

General information about the associate position can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Employment section of the Federal Court website. If you have any queries about the process, please send an email to to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Stewart. Applications can be similarly addressed.  

Last updated: January 2024