The Hon Kylie Elizabeth DOWNES
Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 02.08.2021
Australian Competition Tribunal – Deputy President
Justice Kylie Downes was appointed to the Federal Court on 2 August 2021.
Justice Downes graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and with a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford. She was admitted as a barrister in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1992 and was appointed senior counsel in 2008.
Justice Downes’ chambers are staffed by two associates. One position will be for 12 months’ duration and the other position will be for 18 months’ duration. The next vacant associate positions will commence in early 2025.
Justice Downes will be taking associateship applications for both positions between 1 June 2023 and 31 July 2023, with a view to interviewing applicants and making offers in mid-August 2023. Please be aware that Justice Downes may also appoint associates for later periods during the selection process.
Applications are to take the form of a one page cover letter, brief CV and university transcript. Each applicant should indicate in their cover letter their range of available working dates. Applications should not include written references.
Applications should be sent by email to Associate.DownesJ@fedcourt.gov.au