Inbrief

Local Courts Update

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Practice support

Both Singleton and Windsor Court Houses will remain closed tomorrow Thursday, 7 July 2022 due to flooding in the areas.

Casino Local Court is closed indefinitely with all matters...

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Richard Henry Taperell (1946-2022)

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Vale

Richard Taperell, former barrister at Newcastle Chambers, died on 23 June 2022. Richard was admitted to practise at the Bar on February 1980 and retired in 2018. A private funeral was held...

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Local Court Update

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Practice support

Singleton Court House will be closed today Wednesday, 6 July 2022 and Thursday, 7 July 2022 due to flooding in the area.

Should you have any queries about the interrupted court...

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Local Court Update

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Practice support

Windsor Court House will be closed on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 and Thursday ,7 July 2022 due to flooding in the area. Matters listed for Wednesday and Thursday are currently being...

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Appointment of Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid NSW

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Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Monique Hitter as the Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid NSW.

Click here for the media release.

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Cash Target Rate Increase

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The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Board today decided to raise the cash target rate from 0.85% to 1.35%. Accordingly, the rate of interest on unpaid legal costs prescribed by s 195 of the Legal...

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2022 Australian Young Lawyer Awards

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The Law Council of Australia has opened nominations for both the Australian Young Lawyer Award and the Australian Young Lawyer Organisation Award. The nominations will close on 12 August 2022.

The...

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Local Court Update

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Practice support

Court Services has advised that the Windsor Local Court will be closed tomorrow.

Should you have any queries about the interrupted court services, please contact the NSW Court...

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Tonight: Barristers' Safe Place: PTSD after the last two years: has the trauma really ended?

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Wellbeing

Now that everything is “back to normal”, what does normal feel like? We have been told to get used to the “new normal” but have also been told to get back to the “old normal”.... Read more >

Administrative law in unprecedented times

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The Australian Institute of Administrative Law is holding its 2022 National Administrative Law Conference entitled 'Administrative law in unprecedented times' at the Hotel Realm in Canberra on 21 and...

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LSC Newsletter

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The Legal Services Council June newsletter is here.

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CLE: Child Sexual Assault Pre-Recorded Hearings

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Judge Weinstein SC will deliver 'A Practical Guide to Child-Sexual Assault Pre-Recorded Hearings' on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at the University of Newcastle from 5pm.

For more information, please...

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Celebrate 120 years of the Industrial Relations Commission

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The Chief Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW invites members to celebrate the occasion online at a ceremonial sitting to mark the 120th anniversary of the Commission and of...

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NSWBA Flood Appeal Recital

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Philanthropy

The NSWBA Flood Appeal Recital was held last night at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. It featured two masterful musicians; polymath Barrister Cameron Jackson (violin) along with...

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Appointment of Chief Executive of Judicial Commission

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The Chief Justice, the Hon. Andrew Bell, in his capacity as President of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales, has today announced the appointment of Ms Una Doyle as Chief Executive of the...

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NCAT fees and charges from 1 July 2022

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NCAT's fees and charges for the filing of applications, appeals and other services changed on Friday, 1 July 2022.

Click here for the NCAT Fees and charges schedule as at 1 July 2022.

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President's message

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The end of this month marks a period of both change and continuity at the Bar, through the renewal of Practising Certificates and the refreshment of our Committees. I would like to thank our members...

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Chief Magistrates Memorandum No. 28 – COVID-19

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Practice Support

The Chief Magistrate has released the Chief Magistrates Memorandum No. 28 and it will commence on Monday, 4 July 2022. The Local Court advises that the new memorandum has fewer...

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Sydney Central Local Court Relocation

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Practice Support

The Local Court has advised the Bar Association that from Monday, 4 July 2022, the listing calendar for Central Local Court will be transferred to the Downing Centre. Please refer...

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Committee lists for 2022/2023

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The membership lists for the Bar Association's 2022/2023 committees have now been finalised.

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AAL: The Appointment of State, Territory and Federal Judges

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The Australian Academy of Law is holding two seminars both in person and online on 7 July and 28 July 2022 focused on the appointment of judges.

For more information, please click here.

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The Hon. Barrie Clive Hungerford QC (1937-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The Memorial Service for The Hon. Barrie Hungerford Q.C. will be held on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 at 2.30pm in St. James Church, King St, Sydney. The service will be followed by a wake in...

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Mahla Pearlman Oration 2022

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The Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Environment and Planning Law Association of New South Wales will co-host the 10th Mahla Pearlman Oration on Wednesday, 27 July 2022...

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal - 1 July 2022 fee increases

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Application fees payable in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in respect of certain types of applications will increase on 1 July 2022.

General, Freedom of Information, Security, Taxation &...

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