Inbrief

Bail Reforms Require Further Consideration

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Media Release

The NSW Bar Association has significant concerns about the Bail and Other Legislation Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill 2024, which was recently introduced into the NSW Parliament.

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Bicentenary of the Supreme Court of NSW

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The Ceremonial Sitting to mark the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales was held today, Friday, 17 May 2024 in the Banco Court.

Speakers included the Chief Justice of NSW, the...

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Bar Trivia 2024

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Join the New Barristers Committee for Bar Trivia 2024! Are you ready to put your legal prowess and general knowledge to the test? The New Barristers Committee presents Bar Trivia 2024, an evening of...

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2024/2025 Committee Membership Applications

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Expressions of interest are sought for membership of the Association’s committees for 2024/2025. Expressions of interest will close at 11:59pm on Monday, 20 May 2024. Information about each of the...

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Walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time

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Wellbeing

Every Monday, the Bar Walking Group meets at the fountains in Martin Place, between Macquarie and Phillip Streets, for a brisk and stimulating walk around the Botanic Gardens. The walk...

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International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination

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Diversity

The International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination, also known as IDAHOBIT, is held annually on 17 May. 17 May 1990 was the date on which the World Health Organisation removed...

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Volunteers sought for Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

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The NSW Bar Association Legal Assistance Referral Scheme, which has formally existed since 1996, reflects the strongly held view of the bar that a person’s rights and access to justice should not...

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Swearing in of Tim Faulkner SC to the Supreme Court of New South Wales

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Appointments

A formal ceremony to mark the appointment of Tim Faulkner SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held on Thursday, 23 May 2024 at 9.15am in Banco Court.

All...

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Renewal of practising certificates

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Applications for renewal of practising certificates are now open. All barristers should have received an email containing a link to renew their practising certificates using the same online system...

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Applications for waiver of practising certificate fees

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If you wish to apply for a waiver of your practising certificate fees for 2024/2025 please do not start your application in the online renewal system. Please send your application to...

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Bar FC is back

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Bar FC’s undefeated start to the season continued today with a decisive 5-0 victory against the Agricultural Bank of China. It is Bar FC’s best result in recent memory. The win extends the...

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Unveiling of the Hon J Spigelman AC KC Portrait

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Members are invited to attend the unveiling of a portrait by Garry Shead of the Hon J Spigelman AC KC in the Bar Association's Common Room on Monday, 3 June 2024 at 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start. Light...

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Tomorrow: Ceremonial Sitting of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

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The Ceremonial Sitting to mark the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held in the Banco Court at 9.15am on Friday, 17 May 2024.

Due to the nature of the occasion and the...

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Tonight: Inter-faith Choral Evensong

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To commemorate the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, all members of the legal profession, their families and friends are cordially invited to attend The Parish Church of St James,...

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Bar News: Choice between electronic or hard copy

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If you would like to opt out of receiving a hard copy of Bar News, when completing your PC Renewal, click the box “‘I DO NOT wish to receive a printed copy of Bar News”.

Bar News is published...

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The Windeyer Sessions

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Sponsored Article

Join ‘The Windeyer Sessions’, a CPD conference organised by 8 Windeyer Chambers that will be visiting Amiens, France, and Ypres, Belgium from 23 to 30 April 2025. It will...

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Room for Licence or Sale in Two Wentworth

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Practice Support

A large room (1 and 1/3, 4000 shares in CCL) on the eastern side of Second Floor Wentworth Chambers is available for purchase or licence.

The room is traditional with built in...

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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Wellbeing

Arthur Moses SC and Shane Prince SC are participating in their respective, 9th and 3rd, Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday, 20 June 2024. The event is to raise funds for projects relating...

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2024 Sharwood Lecture

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The 2024 Sharwood Lecture will be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2024 in St James Church. The lecture will be about the collisions between anti-discrimination law and church law and practice.

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Common Law Drinks

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The Common Law Committee and the President of the NSW Bar Association would like to invite all NSW Bar Members to the 2024 Common Law Drinks to be held at Zeta Cocktail Bar at the Hilton Sydney,...

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Katrina Dawson Award May 2024

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Diversity

The Bar Association is delighted to announce that Olivia Ronan is the recipient of the Katrina Dawson Award for May 2024.

Olivia was admitted as a solicitor in 2018, having graduated from...

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Fees in Advance Reporting due 7 June 2024

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Please be reminded that all barristers who hold/have held a trust money account for the purposes of receiving fees in advance, for the reporting period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, are required to...

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Australian Dispute Resolution Association Conference

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The Australian Dispute Resolution Association are holding an inaugural conference from 15 to 16 August 2024 on dispute resolution being an agent for global social change in a fast-moving technically...

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Tomorrow: New Barristers coffee catch up

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The NBC’s next coffee catch up for under 5s is on Friday, 10 May 2024 at 10.00am at the Naked Duck, 60 Martin Place. The special guests will be Michael Hodge KC and Sonia Tame of Omnia Chambers.

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FCFCOA Practice and Procedure update - Practice directions

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FCFCOA has released a new Practice and Procedure update.

With the commencement of the Family Law Amendment Act 2023 and the Family Law (Information Sharing) Act 2023, amendments have taken effect to...

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