Honorary Bencher Robert Shenton French is an Australian lawyer and judge who served as the 12th Chief Justice of Australia (2008 to 2017). He will join the Inn to deliver a talk on ‘International Courts and the Rule of Law.’
Location: Bingham Room, Gray’s Inn
Online access available for Members on Circuit.
Date and time: Thursday 27 April, 6pm – 7pm
Drinks will be served following the conclusion of the talk.
Who can attend: Open to all, with one guest per Member
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Booking closes: Sunday 23 April
About the speaker
Robert French served as Chief Justice of Australia from 1 September 2008 until 29 January 2017.
He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia in science and law. He served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from November 1986 until his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court on 1 September 2008.
Since his retirement as Chief Justice, Mr French has been appointed as a Non-Permanent Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (May 2017), as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (January 2018) and as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Dubai International Financial Centre (June 2019).
He was elected as Chancellor of the University of Western Australia in December 2017.