Sir Robert Menzies

Posted in 1923

  • Ian Menzies (Photo: 1936)Builds busy law practice including four cases in the High Court.
  • Birth of second son, Ian.
  • Apart from the High Court Menzies was also very active as an Advocate in the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court.

"... the 1920s were marked in Australia by bitter social tensions and intermittent industrial conflict which put the arbitration system under great strain and produced much litigation. But in Menzies' case a close concern with the legal problems created by these troubles was to have a special significance: indirectly it became one of the major influences which drew him into active politics."
A W Martin, Robert Menzies A Life Vol 1 1894-1943, 1993 p 46.