Justice John Sackar

Justice John Sackar was appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 1 February 2011.

He is a trial judge who sits in the Equity Commercial Division of that Court.

Prior to being appointed, his Honour practised as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar for approximately 35 years, including 24 years as Queen’s Counsel.

His practice involved large commercial litigation, in areas such as banking, insurance and trade practices. He also practised extensively in the area of libel.

He appeared in all courts both at trial and appellate divisions within Australia and regularly before the Privy Council in appeals from South East Asia.

His Honour was called to the English Bar by Middle Temple in 2006.

He is the author of an acclaimed biography of Lord Devlin, published in 2020.

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