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Inbrief

Cases selected for reporting in FLR by V Kline

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of FCR:

Shop Distributive and Allied Employee's Assoc v Karellas Investments Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 42 Moore, Marshall, Tracey

Dept of...

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Federal Court of Australia - new notice to practitioners and practice direction

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia has issued a new Notice to Practitioners concerning�Case Management and the Individual Docket System and a revised Practice Note concerning...

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Vale His Honour Judge Brian Donovan QC (1943 - 2008)

His Honour Judge B H K Donovan QC died last night.� Details of funeral arrangements will be provided when they come to hand.

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A Message from the President

Proposed amendments to the New South Wales Barristers Rules concerning cross-examination

The Bar Council has considered all the submissions it received on the proposed rule changes together with the...

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Apology to Tania Evers

Today's Sydney Morning Herald carried an apology to Tania Evers of Frederick Jordan Chambers for comments made in the article "Lawyers, mugs and money" which was published on 21 April 2008.

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Funeral service for Alex John Clout

Alex Clout of the Crown Prosecutors Chambers in Parramatta died over the Anzac Day long weekend. A funeral service will be held at the All Saints Church, cnr Victoria Road and Elizabeth Street, North...

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Acting Judge of the NSW Supreme Court

The Administrator-in-Council has approved of the appointment of the Honourable Justice Biscoe�to act as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 28 April 2008...

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Ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Mason AC

A formal ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Keith Mason AC as the President of the Court of Appeal will be held in the Banco Court at 9.30am on Friday 30 May.

The ceremony...

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Bench and bar lunch - Tuesday 6 May

The next Bench and Bar lunch at the Hyde Park Barracks Cafe in Macquarie Street will take place on Tuesday, 6 May from 12.45pm.

An arrangement has been struck with the restaurant whereby they will...

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Appointments to the District Court of New South Wales

The Attorney General has announced that he will be recommending to the Governor the appointment of Mr Leonard Ari Levy SC and Mr Michael Abraham Elkaim SC as judges of the District Court of New South...

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Anti-Money Laundering And Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2008 (No 1)

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2008 (No. 1) amends the A_nti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instrument 2007 (No. 1)_ and...

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Family Law Amendment Rules 2008 (No 1)

New Family Law Amendment Rules�have been published by the Commonwealth Government which amend the Bankruptcy Rules to accord with recent amendments to the Federal Court’s rules, amend the...

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Cases selected for reporting in CLR by J D Merralls QC

The following case will be published in a forthcoming volume of CLR:

_Betfair Pty Ltd v Western Australia [2008] HCA 11 _

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Vale Alex John Clout (1953-2008)

Alex Clout of the Crown Prosecutors Chambers in Parramatta died over the Anzac Day long weekend. Details of funeral arrangements will be provided when they come to hand.

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Headsets for hearing impaired kits in New South Wales Courts

The Attorney General's Department has advised that barristers using hearing loop equipment at New South Wales courts should only use�court provided headsets. Other varieties of headsets may not...

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Breakfast talk series - Thursday 8 May - Who says how I ought to live?

Law and Gospel In Western Culture

A�new series of breakfast talks by Historian Professor Edwin Judge will address issues relating to law, and our mixed heritage – classical and biblical.

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Briefs from the Commonwealth and its statutory authorities

The Commonwealth Government and many of its statutory authorities (such as Comcare, the ACCC and ASIC) are regular litigants in courts and tribunals in New South Wales, especially the Federal Court...

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Yoga classes starting next Tuesday!

Yoga classes for New South Wales Bar Association members will be starting up in the week commencing Monday 28th April as follows: � •�Tuesday 7:15am, Bar Association Common Room -...

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High Court of Australia - increase in practitioners' room hire charges

The Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the High Court has advised that from 1 July 2008 charges for the hire of rooms to legal practitioners attending in Canberra for High Court hearings is...

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Practising certificate fees for 2008-09

A message from the president

As I mentioned in my In Brief message of 11 April 2008, Bar Council has approved some sharp practicing certificate fee increases for 2008-2009. The Legal Profession Act...

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Call for expressions of interest for the Federal Court of Australia

The Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Robert McClelland MP has called for expressions of interest from suitably qualified people for appointment to the Federal Court of Australia. View the...

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Letter to the editor, Sydney Morning Herald (unpublished), 21 April 2008

The president of the Bar Association, Anna Katzmann SC, wrote to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald concerning yesterday's article by Paul Sheehan entitled "Lawyers, Mugs and Money". The Herald...

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Federal Court Revised Practice Note 19 and Taxation List Directions Notice

�On 18 April 2008 the Chief Justice replaced Practice Note No 19 – List of Authorities and Legislation Proceedings Generally with a new Practice Note No 19.�Read the�revised...

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Vale Peter James McDowell (1948-2008)

Peter McDowell, formerly of the 7th floor, Windeyer Chambers, died on Friday 18 April. A funeral ceremony will be held on Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 1.15pm at the North Chapel, Northern Suburbs...

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