Benedict undertook undergraduate studies in Law at The University of Adelaide and an Associateship (Judicial Assistantship) at the Federal Court of Australia before his election as Rhodes Scholar for South Australia and subsequent doctoral studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. He comes to Hertford after a period in legal practice in London. He has held visiting academic appointments at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and The University of Western Australia.
Benedict teaches undergraduate tutorials in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law.
Benedict’s primary area of research is statutory interpretation. His work covers related public law issues and extends to comparative public law, with a focus on Commonwealth countries.
‘Human Rights at Common Law: Two Interpretive Principles’ (2014) 35 Statute Law Review 35
‘Open to Interpretation: The Implication of Words into Statutes’ (2009) 30 Statute Law Review 1