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Professor Sarah Derrington


  • Bio/Profile
  • The Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington is President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

    Justice Derrington was the Dean of Law at the University of Queensland and a barrister specialising in maritime and shipping law, general commercial law and arbitration.

    Justice Derrington is a Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), a member of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA), the Commonwealth's Admiralty Rules Committee, the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum and is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and of the Australian Academy of Law.  She is an immediate past Director of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and past President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ)

    She has published in leading international journals in the field of marine insurance and carriage of goods by sea and, with James M Turner of the English Bar, co-authored The Law & Practice of Admiralty Matters (OUP, 2007). She was the co-Editor of the Queensland Reports from July 2011 until May 2015.