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Appointment to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Media Release

Attorney-General Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, and Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja, are pleased to announce Mr Gavin Mansfield has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 2) (formerly the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) and will commence on 13 December 2021.

Mr Mansfield has been appointed to the Canberra Registry. He was admitted as an Australian legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2011. Mr Mansfield is currently a partner at O'Connor Harris & Co.

On behalf of the Australian Government, we congratulate Mr Mansfield on his appointment and thank him for his willingness to serve the people of Australia as a Judge of the FCFCOA (Division 2).

Mr Gavin Mansfield

Mr Mansfield completed his Juris Doctor Masters Degree from the University of Canberra in 2011.

He started his legal career as a law clerk at Goodman Law in 2011. Subsequently, he was a prosecutor at the ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Mansfield has extensive experience with family law matters and also specialises in residential and commercial property building and construction matters.