Australian first

Allen Allen & Hemsley's chair of partners, John Lehane, has been named as the first non-advocate to be appointed as an Australian Federal Court judge. Lehane, a commercial and corporate solicitor, worked in AA&H's London office from 1984-86 and served a three-year term as managing partner. He is a part-time lecturer at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Law and has written a number of legal texts including Equity – Doctrines and Remedies, co-authored with Justices Gummow and Meagher.