Dudley Williams


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(born 7 December 1889; died 8 January 1963; Justice 1940–58) was the product of an education in the late Victorian and Edwardian age; of front-line service in France during World War I; of pupillage with Frederick Jordan, later Chief Justice of NSW and one of Australia's foremost equity lawyers and judges; and of practice at the Equity Bar in NSW, then steeped in the tradition and practice of the English Chancery Court. In many ways, Williams was as qualified an equity judge as has ever sat on the High Court. But this did not necessarily prepare him well for High Court service.


From The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Law.