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Justice John Lehane.

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13 September 2001


It was with much sadness that I received the news of the death on Tuesday of Justice John Lehane of the Federal Court of Australia.

Justice Lehane was an outstanding legal scholar who was greatly liked and respected by his colleagues and the wider legal profession. He was co-author of Equities: Doctrines and Remedies , recognised internationally as the leading text on the subject.

Since his appointment to the Federal Court in 1995, the Court has benefited from his scholarship and dedication. While on the bench he made an important contribution to the Court and advanced his already impressive professional reputation.

On behalf of the Government I extend my sympathy to his family and friends.



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