18 July 2019
Attended legal symposium on The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Constitutional Recognition of the Voice with the Hon AM Gleeson AC at Gilbert & Tobin Sydney office.
23 July 2019
Chaired second event in 2019 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and the Federal Court entitled ‘Multiple Dimensions of Complex Arbitrations’ held in Ceremonial Court 1 in Sydney.
24 July 2019
Attended and presided over 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Final Moot Competition at Federal Court Brisbane. Presented the trophy to the winner.
25 July 2019
Telephone conference with SIFoCC International Working Group: on International Best Practice in Case Management.
31 July 2019
Attended book launch: Jesting Pilate by the Rt Hon Sir Owen Dixon, 3rd Edition in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.
5 August 2019
Attended The Mason Conversation, a series named in honour of Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM. The Hon Michael McHugh AC QC speaking. Held in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.
15 August 2019
Attended CIArb Arbitration Australia seminar entitled ‘Party Appointed Experts in International Arbitration: Asset or Liability?’, guest speaker Professor Doug Jones AO at Level Twenty Seven Chambers, Brisbane.
20 August 2019
Attended Federation Press book launch of Victor Windeyer’s ‘Legacy Legal and Military Papers’, edited by Bruce Debelle AO QC in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.
21 August 2019
Attended book launch at Sydney Law School: ‘Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives’, authors Dr Allan McCay, The University of Sydney and Dr Michael Sevel.
23 August 2019
Attended Judges and the Academy seminar at Monash Law Chambers The Hon Stephen Gageler with Andrew Lynch presenting the topic ‘The quantity and quality of justice’.
27 August 2019
Chaired presentation by Dr Elisabeth Peden and Daniel Tynan ‘Systemic unconscionable conduct: evidentiary hurdles and recent cases’ at NSW Bar Association Common Room.
4 September 2019
Attended lunchtime talk by Sir Nicholas Blake ‘Human Rights and Brexit’ in Level 16 Conference Room, Federal Court, Melbourne.
4 September 2019
Chaired Australian Academy of Law event presented by guest speaker, Sir Nicholas Blake ‘Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world’ in Court One, Federal Court, Melbourne.
5 September 2019
Attended ACICA Judicial Liaison Committee Meeting at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney.
7–8 September 2019
Attended seminar in honour of Professor Leslie Zines: Key Issues in Australian Federal Constitutional Law at ANU College of Law Canberra. Presented paper ‘Constitutional Framework for the Establishment of an Australian International Commercial Tribunal’ chaired by Chief Justice Kiefel, commentated by Professor James Stellios.
10–12 September 2019
Attended the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Annual Conference, Port Moresby PNG.
16 September 2019
Attended the swearing in ceremony appointing Mr Richard Cavanagh SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.
19 September 2019
Attended Brad Selway Memorial lecture, Law Society of South Australia, Justice Charlesworth presenting.
23 September 2019
Attended University of Tasmania, Hobart and presented lunchtime lecture called ‘Unconscionability – in Equity and in Statute’. Attended University of Tasmania, Hobart and presented evening lecture ‘The Rule of Law is not a Law of Rules’.
26 September 2019
Attended Melbourne Law School to present the 2019 Harold Ford Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘The intersection of companies and trusts’.
3 October 2019
Hosted farewell reception for Warwick Soden, CEO and Principal Registrar, Federal Court, Sydney.
11 October 2019
Attended and spoke at a session for the Victorian Bar Readers ‘History of the Federal Court’.
16 October 2019
Attended and provided an opening address, with Roger Gyles AO QC followed by panel discussion at NSW Bar Association called ‘The Australian Bar Association Inquiry into International Arbitration – The Gyles Report’.
17 October 2019
Attended NSW 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Opening Event in Banco Court.
22 October 2019
Attended Council of Chief Justices Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.
23 October 2019
Attended Law Council of Australia IP Committee Judges’ dinner.
31 October 2019
Attended AILA 2019 National Conference Hobart and presenting opening address as AILA Patron.
7 November 2019
Attended Australian Institute of Administrative Law event – A dinner to honour the contributions to AIAL of Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of NSW. Gave guest lecture on ‘The Contribution of the State Courts to the Development of Administrative Law in Australia’, at Ashurst.
12 November 2019
Delivered the 2019 Kenneth Sutton Lecture ‘Statute and Equity: A discussion of their Relationship’ at Minter Ellison, Sydney.
26 November 2019
Hosted informal drinks function to celebrate the newly appointed Silks at the Melbourne Registry of the Federal Court.
30 November – 1 December 2019
Attended the Federal Court Admiralty and Maritime Retreat, Hepburn Springs, VIC.
3 December 2019
Met with Chief Justice Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika GCL KBE CSM OBE in Federal Court, Sydney.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Judicial Cooperation between Federal Court of Australia and Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea 2020–2025 in Ceremonial Court 1, Sydney.
12 December 2019
Attended ceremonial sitting for newly appointed Queen’s Counsel, Brisbane.
17 December 2019
Attended invitation to Australian Maritime College Board dinner in Sydney.
22 January 2020
Attended ACICA Judicial Committee meeting.
6 February 2020
Attended Annual Islamic Opening of Law Term Service 2020, Punchbowl Mosque.
11 February 2020
Attended Joint Seminar-Bar Book Committee together with Jonathan Rudin: Addressing Indigenous Over-Representation in Canada: Legislation, Litigation and Mobilization at NSW Bar Association Common Room, Sydney.
12 February 2020
Attended Jewish Community Law Service 2020, The Great Synagogue, Sydney.
13 February 2020
Met with Justice Yuko Miyazaki, Justice of the Japanese Supreme Court; Mr Masyuki Sakaniwa, Judge; Ms Noriko Tanaka, Consul, Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.
13 February 2020
Attended Law Council of Australia Business Law Section dinner.
19 February 2020
Attended the AILA Victorian Annual Dinner, Melbourne.
27 February 2020
Attended Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Certificate Ceremony, Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney.
3 March 2020
Attended AACL seminar address presented by Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC on the constitutional issues arising out of the High Court decision in Love & Thoms v Commonwealth  HCA 3: ‘The Constitution and Indigenous Australians’ in Court 1, Sydney.
Conferences and speaking engagements arranged all postponed due to COVID-19:
- Singapore International Commercial Court Symposium 2020: Trends and Developments in International Commercial Litigation (SICC Symposium)
- 5th Chief Justices’ Leadership Forum, Honiara, Solomon Islands
- Shanghai University of Political Science and Law 3rd Judicial Roundtable on Commercial Law, Shanghai
5 May 2020
Presented ‘History of the Federal Court’ to Victorian Bar Readers over Zoom.
13 May 2020
Interviewed by Victorian Bar ‘In conversation with the Chief Justice of Federal Court’, over Zoom.
10 June 2020
Presented via webinar Geoff Masel Lecture ‘The changing manifestations of risk: some comments on innovation, unconscionability and duty of utmost good faith’.