Some readers’ views:
“Peter Heery’s writing is lucid, thoughtful and always observant.” – Geoffrey Blainey
“Read over the weekend and greatly enjoyed.” – Saul Eslake, noted economist
“…enjoyable … very readable … diverse range of subjects …” – New South Wales Bar News
“a true delight” … “very much enjoyed” … “a beautifully produced book only outshone by the wonderful prose, informative observations and self effacing humour.”
Peter Heerey AM QC was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia for 18 years. While on the Court he also served as President of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal and as a Deputy President of the Australian Competition Tribunal. After retirement he chaired the Australian Electoral Commission for five years. Click here to know more.
This is a story of life both on and off the Court. A member of the pre-baby boomer generation, Peter tells of growing up after the Second World War, University life and National Service in Tasmania in the 1950s, and some highlights, and lowlights, from 23 years at the Victorian Bar. On the Federal Court there is experience with major cases, some thoughts about the use of experts, and the writing of judgments.
Peter and his wife Sally have been tireless travellers, especially by bicycle – ranging from the Camino de Santiago de Compostela to Budapest to New Zealand’s South Island.