AGS lawyer appointed to Federal Circuit Court

Congratulations to Allyson Ladhams, a Senior Lawyer at AGS, on her appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Allyson will become one of the youngest judges to join the Federal Circuit Court, formally assuming the role on 23 August.

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced the appointment, stating,

On behalf of the Australian Government, I congratulate Ms Ladhams on her appointment and thank her for her willingness to serve the people of Australia as a judge of the FCC. I’m very proud to be appointing Ms Ladhams as a judge. She is an extremely accomplished woman and an impressive legal mind who I hope can act as a trailblazer for women in the legal profession in Western Australia.

Ms Ladhams joined AGS as a lawyer 2011, and was promoted to the role of senior lawyer in 2015. She specialises in administrative law, including work in the areas of migration, freedom of information and privacy, professional disciplinary proceedings, workers’ compensation, child support and social security, as well as the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She undertook an outpost with the National Offshore Petroleum, Safety and Environmental Management Authority in 2019.

Reflecting on her time with AGS, Allyson remarked,

I have very much enjoyed my 10 years at AGS and am grateful for all the incredible opportunities that I have had here. I have been privileged to work with and learn from some amazing people at AGS, including lawyers and support staff. It is in large part thanks to AGS and the guidance, support and opportunities it has provided over the years that I now have the honour to be able to serve on the Federal Circuit Court.

On behalf of AGS, we extend our congratulations to Allyson on this significant accomplishment.