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The Hon Justice Kenneth Madison Hayne AC

High Court of Australia (1997-2015)


Relevant qualifications

  • BA University of Melbourne
  • LLB (Hons) University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, Exeter College, Oxford University
  • 1984 - Appointed Queen's Counsel
  • 1971 - Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of teh Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1969 - Rhodes Scholar for Victoria
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) For service to the judiciary, to the law as an outstanding scholar, barrister and jurist, and to the community in the advancement of both legal and general education
  • Centenary Medal (2001) For service as a Justice of the High Court of Australia


Relevant work history

  • 1997-2015 Justice, High Court of Australia
  • 1995-1997 - Judge, Court of Appeal of Victoria
  • 1992 - Judge, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1984 - Queen's Counsel
  • 1971- Joined the Victorian Bar


Relevant judgments