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 (University of London), The University of Western Australia (Law School) and The University of Hong Kong (Centre for Comparative and Public Law). Benedict is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Law School of 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.
‘Submission on the Human Rights Bill 2018, Clause 48’, Submission No 102 to Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, Parliament of Queensland, Inquiry into the Human Rights Bill 2018, 26 November 2018
‘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