Welcome to Judge Jane Costigan
"Your Honour brings to the role a depth of experience in family law matters and the legal assistance sector that will prove invaluable. Many of Your Honour’s colleagues from the Gosford legal aid office are here today. I am told they already miss Your Honour terribly, but are a little apprehensive about appearing before you.
You were a fantastic supervisor, very knowledgeable – especially on family law – and very approachable. You were also someone who set high standards.
Perhaps this is the cause of the apprehension, and counsel should be on notice..."
Speech delivered by Fiona McLeod SC, President, Law Council of Australia at the Federal Circuit Court, Newcastle. Read full speech below.