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 19/07/2018

​His Honour Judge Gregory Egan attended Brisbane State High School from 1970-1974. During his time at State High, Judge Egan was an avid sportsman and academic.

Judge Egan remembers his time at State High very fondly and is particularly proud of having never lost a game of Cricket while representing State High. That record included his 1973 and 1974 years in the First XI. In 1974, His Honour was selected as a batsman in the QLD Schoolboys Cricket team. Judge Egan was also a member of the 1974 undefeated BSHS First XV GPS Rugby Premiership winning team which was coached by the legendary Jim Lucey.

Following his years at State High, Judge Egan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1980 and was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1981 until 1983 when he left Australia to sail competitively in the United Kingdom.  Judge Egan was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1984, and was subsequently admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales (1986), Papua New Guinea (1988) and the Northern Territory (1997).

Over his 33 years as a barrister, Judge Egan specialised in commercial law, maritime law, mining and mineral exploration and company law but also practised extensively in Constitutional Law in Papua New Guinea. He was a widely respected and formidable advocate at the Bar, which ultimately culminated in his appointment as a Judge to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in December 2017.

Judge Egan often credits his good fortune to the lessons he learnt in his formative years at State High where he formed many life-long friendships that continue to this day. He was very pleased to have had the opportunity to appoint Isaac Douglas, another BSHS old boy, as his Deputy Associate.

Isaac attended Brisbane State High School from 2010 to 2014. During his time at State High, Isaac's main sport was Rugby Union which saw him represent State High in the First XV in 2013. Isaac was elected a prefect during his final year and graduated from State High with an OP 1. Accepting an academic scholarship to study at the Queensland University of Technology, Isaac has twelve months remaining of his straight Law (Honours) degree.

Post admission, Isaac is keen to work in the areas of Criminal, Family and Civil Law, and has hopes of ultimately going to the bar.