Legal Opinions Author Biographies

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The Legal Opinions were authored by Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and officers in the Attorney-General’s Department and/or by private counsel. Click on an author's name to view their biography and see the list of opinions they contributed to the printed volumes. Biographical notes published in the third volume were prepared by Carmel Meiklejohn. She is compiling more comprehensive biographical profiles of all authors in the three printed volumes and these will be progressively added to the site.

Authorsort icon Position Years active
COMANS Charles TBC TBC
DEAKIN Alfred First Attorney-General 1 January 1901 – 24 September 1903
DRAKE James George Attorney-General 24 September 1903 – 27 April 1904
EVATT Herbert Vere Attorney-General 7 October 1941 ‒ 19 December 1949
FANNING W.D. TBC TBC
FISHER Andrew Prime Minister 13 November 1908 – 2 June 1909; 29 April 1910 – 24 June 1913; 17 September 1914 – 27 October 1915
FULLAGAR Wilfred Kelsham Private counsel
GAMBLE John Frederick TBA TBA
GARRAN Robert Randolph Secretary to the Attorney-General's Department / Solicitor-General 1 January 1901 ‒ 9 February 1932 / 1 September 1916 ‒ 9 February 1932
GLYNN Patrick McMahon Attorney-General 2 June 1909 – 29 April 1910
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