Louise Goodchild – Appointed as a Judge of the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia Division 2.

Ms Goodchild was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1992. She was called to the Bar in 2005. It has been announced that Governor-General, His Excellency the Hon David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the advice of the Government and appointed […]

Gregory Moore – Appointed as a Local Court Magistrate

Congratulations to Gregory Moore of Frederick Jordan Chambers, who has been appointed as a Local Court Magistrate. Mr Moore will be sworn in on 15 November 2022. Click here for full article

Alan Sullivan QC joins Australian Rugby League Commission

Chambers would like to congratulate Alan Sullivan QC for his admission into the ARL Commission. The full article can be viewed HERE:

Tony McAvoy SC sworn in as the Northern Territory’s Acting Treaty Commissioner

We are please to announce that Tony McAvoy SC has been appointed to the role of Acting Treaty Commissioner in the Northern Territory. CLICK HERE for the full article.


Tony McAvoy SC was the keynote speaker for the twenty first annual Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration which was pre-recorded and aired on the ABC on Saturday, 13 November.  To find out more please click on the following link to the Bar Association website. https://nswbar.asn.au/the-bar-association/publications/inbrief/view/7fe49807df877cb7bb81940d2e207e9b Tony McAvoy SC has also published an opinion piece at […]

Frederick Jordan Chambers is pleased to announce that Donna Ward has been appointed as a Senior Counsel.

Donna has a specialised practice in coronial law where she frequently appears as Counsel Assisting the Coroner,  or for interested parties and large government departments in coronial inquests and fire inquiries. She is experienced in guiding families through the intricacies of coronial proceedings.  Donna also appears for a diverse set of clients in complex parenting […]

Chris Ronalds AO SC appointed as Chair to Independent Swimming Panel

Chris Ronalds AO SC has been appointed as the Chair of the Independent Panel of Female Experts to investigate issues relating to women and girls’ experience and the advancement of swimming for all athletes across the sport. Chris is a highly regarded and prominent barrister in discrimination and harassment law, employment law and administrative law. She played a pivotal role in the development […]

Kim Boettcher has been appointed to the NSW Bar Association’s inaugural Succession and Elder Law Committee

Ms Kim Boettcher, a Barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers, has recently been appointed to the NSW Bar Association’s inaugural Succession and Elder Law Committee. The Chair of the committee is Lindsay Ellison SC.The Bar Council is assisted by a number of specialist committees comprised of barrister volunteers who offer their skills and expertise for the […]

FJC welcomes two new Readers

Frederick Jordan Chambers would like to welcome our two new Readers, Scott Young and Adam Smyth. Scott Young:Before coming to the Bar, Scott spent four years at the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the Commonwealth DPP, including one year as Associate to the Director. Scott appeared to prosecute matters in the District and Local Courts […]

Judicial Impartiality and COVID 19: A Fireside Chat with Judge David Re

Wai Kaey Soon, Immediate Past President AALA NSW Branch, Lee-May Saw Committee Member & Data and Policy Subcommittee Chair AALA NSW Branch, and Ronny Chen Committee Member AALA NSW Branch speak to Judge David Re, Australia’s longest serving international judge who has recently completed a term of appointment as a Presiding Judge of the Special […]