The High Court and the Constitution: Where to from here?

Thursday, 28 July, 2022 - 17:15 to 18:15

This seminar will explore emerging trends in the recent constitutional decisions of the High Court, particularly since 2020. The speakers will consider whether there are any observable changes or trends in the High Court’s jurisprudence, including because of the change in composition of the Court.

The event will be chaired by the Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff, recently retired President of the Queensland Court of Appeal.



Erin Longbottom QC 

Erin was called to the bar in 2003 and took silk in 2019. She appears in the High Court, Federal Court and Supreme Court in a wide range of administrative, native title, commercial and constitutional law matters. Erin recently appeared for the Queensland Attorney-General in Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Western Australia; Palmer v Western Australia [2021] HCA 30; (2021) 95 ALJR 832.


Sarah Spottiswood

Sarah was called to the bar in 2021 and practices in a broad range of commercial and public law matters. Prior to coming to the bar, Sarah worked as a solicitor at the UK Government Legal Department and Australian Government Solicitor. Sarah was an Associate to the Hon Justice Geoffrey Nettle AC at the High Court of Australia, and holds an LLM (Class 1) from the University of Cambridge.



Date: 28 July 2022

Time: 5:15pm AEST

Where: Gibbs Room, Bar Association, Inns of Court

Online option? Yes


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