Justice John Ronald Mansfield AM

The Honourable John Ronald Mansfield

John Ronald Mansfield was appointed as an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in June 2009. Justice Mansfield is also a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia having been appointed to that position in September 1996.

Justice Mansfield graduated from the University of Adelaide with Honours and was admitted as a practitioner in 1969. Justice Mansfield was appointed Queen’s Counsel for South Australia in 1985 and Queen’s Counsel for the Northern Territory in 1988. He was President of the South Australian Law Society 1988-1989, President of the Law Council of Australia from 1993-1994, Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee for the Law Council of Australia from 1986-1994, Chairman of the SA Legal Services Commission 1995-1996 and Chairman of the Third Party Premiums Committee (South Australia) from 1986-1996. During 1991-1993 Justice Mansfield held the role as Counsel assisting the Commissioner, and later was Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the State Bank of South Australia.

Justice Mansfield is currently the Chair of the Graduate Diploma and Legal Practice Education Committee and has held that position since 2004. He is also currently the Chair of the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation and has held that position since 2003.

Justice Mansfield was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009.