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Inbrief

Government introduces the Vexatious Proceedings Bill 2008

The NSW Government introduced the Vexatious Proceedings Bill 2008 before parliament rose for the winter recess. View the Bill�and the parliamentary secretary's "Agreed to in Principle" speech on...

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Cases selected for reporting in FCR by V Kline

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

Leghaei v Director General of Security� [2005] FCA 1576 Madgwick J���� The Village Building Co Ltd v...

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Cases selected for reporting in Commonwealth Law Reports by J D Merralls QC

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

AK v Western Australia [2008] HCA 8 Aussie Vic Plant Hire v Esanda Finance [2008] HCA 9 Ayles v The Queen [2008] HCA 6 Dwyer v...

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Reminder: amendments to the Barristers

The Council of the New South Wales Bar Association, on 22 May 2008, pursuant to its powers under section 702 of the Legal Profession Act,� resolved to amend the _New South Wales Barristers’...

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Afghan women lawyers: impressive, enthusiastic and deserving of our support

Last week the women silks hosted a function to welcome to Australia two young Afghan women lawyers, to increase awareness about the situation in Afghanistan and, most importantly, to raise money to...

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Regional CPD Conferences: expressions of interest due this Friday

The New South Wales Bar Association will host five CPD conferences around New South Wales in February / March 2011. The conferences assist members of the Bar to obtain their annual CPD requirement....

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Practising certificate renewals: you cannot practise after 30 June 2008 without a PC

If you have not yet received your practising certificate you cannot practise on and from tomorrow 1 July 2008.� ‘Practise’ includes doing chamber work. Learn more>

The Bar Association...

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Legislation to note: new family provisions legislation

The Succession Amendment (Family Provisions) Bill 2008 was introduced into the Legislative Council yesterday. The object of the Bill, as provided by the explanatory notes,�is to amend the...

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New civil procedure fees to take effect from 1 July 2008

The object of the Civil Procedure Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2008 is to increase certain fees that are payable in relation to civil proceedings and�to bring into the Principal Regulation...

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Confirmation of insurance is essential before practising certificates can be issued

The Bar Association�has a large number of practising certificate renewals�that cannot at this stage be processed as we have not received confirmation of insurance. If you have not yet...

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Diarise for Friday: retirement ceremony for the Hon Justice Roger Gyles AO

A ceremonial sitting will be held on Friday, 15 August 2008 to mark the retirement, from 22 August,�of the Hon Justice Roger Gyles AO as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. The sitting...

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Federal Court swearing-in ceremonies

In August and September there will be ceremonial sittings, during which the following appointees will be sworn-in as judges of the Federal Court of Australia. President Anna Katzmann SC will speak on...

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Speeches to note: effective international citizenship and commitments to international law

Attorney-General Robert McClelland delivered a speech yesterday at the Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. He spoke of the importance of "effective...

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Haesler SC to replace Perram SC on Bar Council

Yesterday's In Brief announced the appointment of Nye Perram SC to the Federal Court of Australia. Pursuant to cl. 12.5.1 of the Bar Association Constitution, Andrew Haesler SC will replace Perram SC...

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Legislation due to commence

The Summary Offences and Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Laser Pointers) Act 2008 will commence on 27 June 2008. The Drug Court Amendment Regulation 2008 will commence on 30 June 2008.

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Appointments in the Local Court and Victims Compensation Tribunal

The governor has approved the appointment or reappointment of the following as acting magistrates and as mining wardens for the period commencing on 1 July 2008 and expiring on 30 June 2009:

Robert...

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Recent House of Lords decisions

The following opinions of the lords of appeal are available on the House of Lords web site: Beoku-Betts (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)� [2008] UKHL...

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Get your Bar Association photo ID card

Members of the Bar Association�are entitled to�a complimentary photo identification card - but this offer will expire on 31 July.�Production of a card identifying the holder as a...

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A practising certificate: don

The Bar Association�has a large number of practising certificate renewals�that cannot at this stage be processed as we have not received confirmation of insurance. If you have not yet...

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Australian Government to allow de facto couples access to federal family law courts

The�Australian Government has today introduced legislation to allow for de facto couples to access the federal family law courts on property and maintenance matters. The Family Law Amendment (De...

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Three new appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced three new appointments to the Sydney registry of the Federal Court of Australia:�the Hon Justice Jayne Jagot,�Lindsay Foster SC and Mr Nye...

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Bar Council business for 22 May 2008

Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar Council regularly considers requests by the attorney general, the courts and other agencies for...

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City of Sydney panel of barristers: expressions of interest sought

The City of Sydney invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced barristers for the provision of advocacy and advice by barristers at the New South Wales Bar. To ensure that...

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Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

The following four cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR.

R v Blundell [2008] NSWCCA 63 (Grove J, Hulme J and Simpson J) J C Equipment Hire Pty Ltd v The Registrar of the Workers...

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Statement of Status for admission to another jurisdiction

When a person moves their principal place of practice to another state/territory/country, they may be required to provide a Statement of Status from all jurisdictions in which they are admitted. The...

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