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Simon Harry Peter Steward

steward-sSimon Harry Peter Steward was appointed to the High Court in December 2020. At the time of his appointment, he was a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia to which he had been appointed in February 2018.  At that time, he was also a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.  He holds a first class honours and a masters degree in law from the University of Melbourne.

He was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1992 and was called to the Victorian Bar in 1999 where he practiced in revenue law.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009.  He is a former President of the Tax Bar Association of the Victorian Bar and is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Law.