On behalf of the Australian legal profession, the Law Council of Australia applauds the appointment of Ms Brigitte Markovic as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
Law Council President Mr Duncan McConnel said the prominent commercial litigator would make an outstanding addition to the Federal Court bench.
Ms Markovic’s principal areas of practice over many years are the bread and butter of the Federal Court: administrative law, corporations and insolvency, and broader commercial litigation, often involving the Commonwealth Government as a party.
“Ms Markovic’s depth of experience in complex matters will undoubtedly be a great asset to her new judicial role,” said Mr McConnel. “The added dimension of her experience as a solicitor-advocate managing complex litigation in a team environment is a very good alignment with the Federal Court’s progressive approach to case management and specialised litigation, particularly in light of the establishment of the National Court Framework and National Practice Areas.”
Ms Markovic’s appointment follows her success as a member of the senior leadership team, heading the litigation and dispute resolution department in one of Australia’s largest firms. She has been the recipient of a number of awards for her work in litigation, public law, regulatory practice and alternative dispute resolution.
“I am confident Ms Markovic will make an excellent contribution to the long and proud history of the Federal Court,” Mr McConnel concluded.