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The Hon Justice
William Montague Charles Gummow AC

High Court of Australia (from 21 April 1995 - 8 October 2012)
Professor, Sydney Law School


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationBA (First Class Honours) University of Sydney
  • LLM (First Class Honours) University of Sydney
  • LLD (Honourary) University of Sydney
  • Queen's Counsel (1986)


Relevant work history

  • Image of briefcase1995-2012 - High Court of Australia
  • 1986-1995 - Federal Court of Australia
  • 1976-1986 - Barrister (Queen's Counsel, 1986)
  • 1966-1976 - Solicitor, Allen Allen and Hemsley (including as partner of the firm from 1969)


Academic appointments

  • Professor, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney


Relevant judgments

High Court

Federal Court


Relevant articles and speeches

William Gummow AC, 'What is in a word? 'Legitimate' interests and expectations as common law criteria' (2018) 45(1) Australian Bar Review 23