Published: 10 December, 2021

Media release: New judicial appointment to the Canberra registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) is pleased to welcome the announcement today by the Attorney-General for Australia, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, of the appointment of Mr Gavin Mansfield to Division 2 of the Court.

Mr Mansfield will be based in the Canberra registry, commencing on Monday 13 December 2021.

Mr Mansfield completed his Juris Doctor Masters Degree from the University of Canberra in 2011. He was admitted as an Australian legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2011, and is currently a partner at O’Connor Harris & Co.

Mr Mansfield started his legal career as a law clerk at Goodman Law in 2011 and was subsequently a prosecutor at the ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Mansfield has extensive experience with family law matters and also specialises in residential and commercial property building and construction matters.

The Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the Hon Will Alstergren, said that he was delighted with the appointment of an additional judge in Canberra, the 29th judge to have been appointed to the FCFCOA this year.

“I warmly welcome Mr Mansfield to the Court. The appointment of an additional judge in Canberra will play a significant part in relieving the heavy workload of the current judges presiding in Canberra, and importantly it will assist in the delivery of timely access to justice for the people living in the ACT,” Chief Justice Alstergren added.