John Mansfield (judge)

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John Ronald Mansfield, AM QC Australian jurist, is a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, sitting in the court's South Australian registry.

Mansfield was educated at Saint Ignatius College, South Australia before graduating from the University of Adelaide with Honours in Law. He was admitted as a practitioner in 1969 and later appointed Queen's Counsel for South Australia in 1985 and for the Northern Territory in 1988. He was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in September 1996.

Mansfield has served as President of the South Australian Law Society in 1988–89, President of the Law Council of Australia from 1993–1994 and Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee for the Law Council of Australia from 1986-94. Additionally, Justice Mansfield is the Chair of the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation, a position he has held since 2003.

In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2009 Mansfield was appointed as Member of the Order of Australia For service to the law and to the judiciary, to a range of professional associations, and to the arts community of South Australia.[1] On 1 June 2009, Justice Mansfield was appointed as an additional Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.


  1. ^ "The Queen's Birthday 2009 Honours List". Government House of The Commonwealth of Australia. 

External links[edit]

"The Hon John Ronald MANSFIELD AM". Federal Court of Australia. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 

"The Honourable Justice John Ronald MANSFIELD AM". Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Retrieved 9 April 2010.