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Inbrief

Family therapy in a Family Law Context

Webinar - Monday 15 March 2021

The NSW Bar Association’s Family Law Committee are delighted to host Dr Lucia Vardanega, Western Sydney University, to consider "Family therapy in a Family Law...

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AIFS Research Project: Compliance with and Enforcement of Family Law Parenting

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has been commissioned by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) to undertake research in relation to the...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 5 March 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes:

• Updated special...

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Walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time

Wellbeing

Weather permitting, the Bar Walking Group meets at 1.05pm at the fountain at the top of Martin Place and Macquarie Street every Monday, with a 1.10 departure time. A quick lap of the...

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Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers - room for sale or licence

An internal room is available for sale or licence at Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers. Floor fees are $2,653.00 per month (including GST and CCL maintenance levy). The floor recently underwent...

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Fee recovery: What is good practice? For members under 5

Webinar - Tuesday 16 March 2021

This is a question often posed by members in their first five years of practice at the Bar. It is also a question that plays on the mind of many experienced...

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Message from the President

I am writing to let you know that Greg Tolhurst, our Executive Director, whose 5 year contract will come to an end this year has decided he will be leaving us in June to take up a number of exciting...

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ADR insights from the Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court

Webinar - Wednesday 17 March 2021

The NSW Bar Association's ADR Committee is delighted to present "ADR insights from the Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court"

The Hon Justice Brian...

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Successful fee negotiation with someone who just wants to pay you less

Webinar - Thursday 18 March 2021

Relationships with solicitors and end-clients can be created, maintained, and flourish for mutual benefit. In practice, it can be challenging: - to quantify, and...

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Room for sale or licence – Culwulla Chambers

A recently renovated, external room overlooking King Street is available for sale or licence. The room is 14.35sq m and has shelving, cupboards and a robe cupboard.

Culwulla Chambers is a...

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Is appointing court leave required to sue a liquidator? Commercial Law Association lunchtime seminar - 12 March 2021, State Library of NSW

In November 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal seeking to overturn a decision prohibiting the applicants from commencing proceedings against a Court-appointed liquidator personally (...

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2020 flu vaccinations

Wellbeing

The Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee has organised for members to receive the 2020 Quadrivalent influenza vaccine on Thursday, 8 April 2020, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in St James'...

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Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 with us at the NSW Bar Association

Webinar - Monday 8 March

The NSW Bar Association’s Diversity and Equality Committee (DEC) is delighted to invite members to our “Choose to Challenge” International Women’s Day Panel...

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Will Pillar 1 fix what was broke?

Webinar - Tuesday 9 March 2021

It has been almost 7 years since the High Court in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 [2014] HCA 36; 254 CLR 185 held, affirming the...

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Message from the President - 2021-25 Strategic Plan

I am pleased to release the new Strategic Plan for the New South Wales Bar Association and the Bar, covering the period to 2025. In the Plan we focus on four key areas central to our future...

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ADR insights from the Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court

Webinar - Wednesday 17 March 2021

The NSW Bar Association's ADR Committee is delighted to present "ADR insights from the Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court"

The Hon Justice Brian...

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2021 Sydney Conference - Registrations close tomorrow, Thursday 4 March

2021 Sydney Conference - register now to avoid disappointment

Registration for the 2021 Sydney Conference will close at midnight on Thursday, 4 March.

The 2021 Sydney Conference will be held on...

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Is appointing court leave required to sue a liquidator? Commercial Law Association lunchtime seminar - 12 March 2021, State Library of NSW

In November 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal seeking to overturn a decision prohibiting the applicants from commencing proceedings against a Court-appointed liquidator personally (...

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Reminder: “(Not the Mardi Gras) Gaybar Drinks” – Friday 5th March 2021 from 5-7pm

GayBar invites members and Allies to drinks at Martin Place Chambers on Friday 5th March from 5-7pm.

A zoom option will also be provided for the members not in the City, or otherwise used to virtual...

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Welcome Ceremony for the Honourable Justice Kate Williams

The Hon Justice Kate Williams was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 1 April 2020. A welcome ceremony to mark the occasion will be held in Banco Court, on Level 13, at...

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Live stream of Swearing-in Ceremony of Craig Smith SC as a Judge of the District Court of NSW - Monday 8 March 2021 at 9:00am

As noted in In Brief last week, Craig Smith SC will be sworn in as a Judge of the District Court of NSW at 9am on Monday 8 March at 9.00am.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a maximum number of...

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Government must act on Royal Commission recommendations

President of the Law Council of Australia, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC has issued a media release stating that the findings and recommendations outlined in the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged...

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Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference

The Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference will be held on 17 March 2020 from 9am - 4.00pm AEDT.

The conference aims to explore the theme of de-risking investment in the South...

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Is appointing court leave required to sue a liquidator?

The Commercial Law Association will host a lunchtime seminar on 12 March at NSW State Library.

Speaker: Dr John Azzi, Western Sydney University. Chair: Dr Robert Austin, Level 22 Chambers. Register...

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Successful fee negotiation with someone who just wants to pay you less

Webinar - Thursday 18 March 2021

Relationships with solicitors and end-clients can be created, maintained, and flourish for mutual benefit.

In practice, it can be challenging:

  • to quantify, and...
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