Out now! Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson, edited by Hugh Dillon

Wed Sep 13 2017

This volume of speeches by Murray Gleeson, who served as Chief Justice of New South Wales, then of Australia, for two decades, is, as James Spigelman has put it in his foreword, “a testament to judicial leadership”. While his judgments are his most enduring and primary contribution to the law, in hundreds of occasional speeches he explained the role and importance of the rule of law, and of the institutions through which it is maintained.

Although Murray Gleeson is known as a judge, he is also one of our great legal writers. The selected papers are models of elegant expression, clarity of thought, deep contemplation and scholarship. They cover several broad themes: the rule of law, advocacy, judging, legal history, the judiciary as an arm of government, the application of legal principle, and international commercial arbitration.

From the Foreword by the Hon James Spigelman AC, QC

"This volume of speeches is a major part of the foundation that Murray Gleeson has bequeathed to his successors. It will be drawn on by lawyers and judges for generations to come."

How to Order

To order online, click here.

  • Hardback/540pp
  • ISBN 9781760021474
  • Australian RRP $160.00

Phone: 02 9552 2200 Email:

Contact InBriefReturn

If you no longer wish to receive In Brief, please notify the Bar Association's Certification Officer

InBrief welcomes advertisements relating to products, events or services, which assist barristers with their practice or support the objects of the Bar Association. Each day, a selection of InBrief articles is emailed to our members. To have an advertisement included a daily email broadcast costs $50 (inc. GST). Announcements must be paid in advance. For more information about the terms and conditions, or to arrange payment, please contact the Bar Association’s publications manager