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Inbrief

New Legal Services Award covering your employees commences 1 January 2010

The new national Legal Services Award covering support staff and graduate lawyers/trainees was released on Friday 4 December. This new award commences on 1 January 2010. This award covers legal and...

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Workers Compensation order gazetted

WorkCover Authority of New South Wales has gazetted an order, pursuant to section 61 (2) of the Workers Compensation Act 1987. Treatment by a surgeon is a medical or related treatment covered under...

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Web watch: the Hamlyn Lectures online

Since 1949 the Hamlyn Trust in the United Kingdom has sought to make the law "more comprehensible to ordinary citizens" through an annual series of public lectures by distinguished judges, legal...

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Michael Kirby and Antonin Scalia to debate international values and constitutional law

The Honorable Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, will be one of many key figures to address the American Bar Association’s (ABA) conference on "Cross Border...

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Nominations open for 2010 Childrens Law Awards

Nominations have now opened for the 2010 Children’s Law Awards. Organised by the National Children’s Youth and Law Centre (NCYLC) and Mallesons Stephen Jaques, the awards will be presented...

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ABA Dinner at the High Court

It has become the practice to hold a dinner at the High Court in Canberra on the night of the new silks taking their bows in the High Court in Canberra. The dinner to mark the occasion will be held...

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

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Salter v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] NSWCA 357 Caterpillar of Australia Pty Ltd v Industrial Court of New South...

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Victoria ends prosecutions in the name of the queen

Criminal legal proceedings in Victoria will no longer be brought in the name of the queen and instead be brought in the name of the director of public prosecutions under changes to come into effect...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors chess match

The 2009 Bench & Bar v Solicitors chess match for the Terrey Shaw Memorial Shield was a keenly-fought contest. The Bench & Bar won 9-5, but this result belies the close finish. The Solicitors were...

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

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

_Rickard Constructions Pty Ltd v Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd; Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v SST Consulting Pty Ltd;...

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Amendments to the Bar Association Constitution

The New South Wales Bar Association's Constitution was amended at the recent annual general meeting. View the amended Constitution>

**18 December 2009 **

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Australian Advocacy Institute to host appellate skills workshop

The Australian Advocacy Institute will hold an appellate advocacy workshop in Sydney on **19-20 February 2010. **The workshop will involve instruction, performance and review of the skills,...

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Synagogue service for the opening of Law Term 2010

The Jewish service to mark the opening of the 2010 Law Term will be held at The Great Synagogue (187a Elizabeth Street, Sydney). The service and procession by the judiciary starts at 5.30pm on 5...

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Retirement ceremony for the Hon Justice Kevin Lindgren

A ceremonial sitting of a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia will be held in Sydney on Thursday 11 February 2010 to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Kevin Lindgren from 12 February...

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Appointment of acting judge in the District Court

The NSW Executive Council has approved of the appointment of Mr John Roscoe Nield as an acting judge of the District Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 17 December 2009 and...

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Latest part of NSWLR online

NSWLR Volume 73, Part 3, is now available to online and print subscribers. For a list of cases in the part, and other NSWLR parts and volumes, go to www.nswlr.com.au/reports.

**15 December 2009 **

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Government appoints new head of ALRC

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has announced the appointment of Professor Rosalind Croucher as the president of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Professor Croucher has been a member of the...

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Reminder - Funeral services

A funeral service for Roger Stephen Quinn (1954-2010) will be held at 10:00am on Thursday 14 January 2010 at All Saints' Anglican Church, corner of Sydney Road and Boyle Street, Balgowlah. The...

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Federal Court proceedings under the International Arbitration Act

The chief justice of the Federal Court has issued Practice Note ARB 1 - Proceedings under the International Arbitration Act 1974. On 7 December 2009 the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) was...

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Bar News Summer 2009

The Summer 2009-10 edition of Bar News is out now. If you have not received your copy in the mail, please contact the publications manager. This edition features the remarkable story of High Court...

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Swearing in speeches for Nicholas and Yates JJ

The Hon Justice Nicholas and the Hon Justice Yates were sworn in at ceremonial sittings of the Federal Court on 18 November and 2 December 2009 respectively. Tom Bathurst QC spoke on behalf of the...

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Missing Great Bar Boat Race Trophies – do you have one?

The Bar Association would like the following trophies to be returned in anticipation of their presentation at the 2009 Great Bar Boat Race on Monday, 21 December: Gruff Crawford Memorial Panache...

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Papers to note: Senate report on access to justice

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee has released its much anticipated report, Access to Justice. The committee did not mince its words. It found that the� Australian...

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

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

McGuirk v University of New South Wales; University of New South Wales v McGuirk [2009] NSWCA 321 Simmons v Director of...

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