The Honorable Justice A M Stewart will present on 'The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: The implications of Volcafe v CSAV [2019] AC 358 on the position in Australia'.

The Honorable Justice A M Stewart

Justice Stewart is a graduate of the University of Natal (BA LLB cum laude) and the University of Oxford (BCL first class) where he was a Rhodes Scholar (Natal 1992). From 1996 to 2010, he practised at the Bar in South Africa, being appointed Senior Counsel there in 2006. Justice Stewart practised at the Bar in Sydney from 2011 to February 2019, being appointed Senior Counsel for New South Wales in 2014. His practice at the Bar spanned public law and private law with particular specialisation in shipping and international trade, commercial disputes and international commercial arbitration. Justice Stewart was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in 2014. Justice Stewart was appointed a judge of the Federal of Australia in February 2019.

About Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture Series

Justice Richard Cooper
Justice Richard Cooper

The Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture is a joint initiative of the TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia. The series was established in 2005 in honour of the late Justice Richard Cooper of the Federal Court of Australia, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2005. It is dedicated to the strong interests in maritime and native title law which he developed over the course of a long and distinguished legal career.

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