John Dowsett

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The Honourable Justice
John Dowsett
Justice, Federal Court of Australia
Assumed office
14 September 1998
Justice, Supreme Court of Queensland
In office
Personal details
Born John Alfred Dowsett
Nationality Australian

John Alfred Dowsett AM is a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

Justice Dowsett was appointed to the Federal Court on 14 September 1998,.[1] Prior to his appointment to the Federal Court he served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland from 1985.

Before his appointment to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Justice Dowsett practised as a barrister in Queensland. He was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1984.


On 11 June 2012, Justice Dowsett was named a Member of the Order of Australia for "service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional associations, and to legal education in the area of litigation and dispute resolution."[2]