Barrister and Solicitor Western Australia 1972 to 1986
Judge Federal Court of Australia 1986 to 2008
President National Native Title Tribunal 1994 to 1998 concurrent with Federal Court judgeship
Chief Justice High Court of Australia 2008 to 2017
Non Permanent Justice Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal 2017 continuing
International Judge Singapore International Commercial Court 2018 continuing
Chancellor University. Of Western Australia 2017 continuing
Adjunct Professor Monash University and UWA , Distinguished Honorary Professor Australian National University.