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Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Media Release

I am pleased to announce that the Hon Justice Timothy McEvoy has been appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, and will commence on 26 April 2022.

Justice McEvoy has been appointed to the Victorian Registry to replace the Hon Justice Jennifer Davies following her retirement on 1 April 2022. Justice McEvoy has been a Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) (formerly the Family Court of Australia) since 2019 and a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal since 2020.

On behalf of the Australian Government I congratulate Justice McEvoy on his appointment and thank him for his willingness to continue to serve the people of Australia as a Judge of the Federal Court.

Justice Timothy McEvoy

Justice McEvoy graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 1993. He obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 1998, and the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science from the University of Virginia in 1999.

Justice McEvoy began his legal career as Associate to the then Chief Justice of the Federal Court in 1994, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1996. He was subsequently a solicitor and then senior associate at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Melbourne and Sydney. Justice McEvoy signed the Victorian Bar Roll in November 2002 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016. Prior to his appointment to the then Family Court he was Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Justice McEvoy has been a member of the Visiting Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law since 2001. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, and has served as a member of the Australian Delegation of Experts to a special commission of The Hague Conference on Private International Law.