Jayne Jagot

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Jayne Margaret Jagot is an Australian judge. She has been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 3 September 2008. She was previously a judge of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.

Early life and education[edit]

Jagot was born in England, and migrated to Australia with her family in 1968. Jagot studied at Baulkham Hills High School before receiving an arts degree from Macquarie University in 1987. She subsequently received a law degree with first-class honours from the University of Sydney in 1991. While at the University of Sydney, she won the Butterworth's Prize for Most Proficient in First Year, the Pitt Cobbett Prize for Administrative Law, the Sir Alexander Beattie Prize in Company Law, the Margaret Ethel Peden Prize in Real Property, the Minter Ellison Prize in Intellectual Property, and the Nancy Gordon Smith Prize for Honours.[1]


Jagot worked as a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 1992 to 2002, specialising in planning and environmental law. She was promoted to partner in 1997, but left the firm when she was admitted to the bar in 2002, after which she developed a highly successful practice as a barrister. She was subsequently appointed as a Judge of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court in 2006. She also served as an acting judge of the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for a period.[1][2]

Jagot was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia on 3 September 2008.[3]