Inbrief

Farewell to the Hon Justice Michael Kirby and swearing in ceremony for the Hon Justice Virginia Bell

There will be a farewell for the Hon Justice Michael Kirby at the High Court of Australia in Canberra at 12 mid-day on Monday 2 February.

The swearing in ceremony for the Hon Justice Virginia Bell...

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Opening of Law Term - Parramatta

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An Inter-Church Law Service will be held at Leigh Memorial Uniting Church, 119 Macquarie� Street, Parramatta on Tuesday, 1 February at 9.30am. An Address will be given by The Most Reverend...

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Reminder: opening of Law Term - Newcastle

An Ecumenical Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Newcastle **at **9.30am on Wednesday 4 February 2009 followed by a ceremony and morning tea in the Newcastle Court House...

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Opening of Law Term Services - Sydney

Members are reminded of the following services to be held in Sydney to mark the commencement of Law Term.

The Jewish service will be held at The Great Synagogue on Friday 6 February at 5.30pm.

The...

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Bar Association - 2011 committees

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The membership lists for the Bar Association's 2011 committees have now been finalised. As happens every year, we have received an overwhelming number of offers to assist in the work of the...

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Australia Day Honours 2009

In the Australia Day Honours announced on 26 January, the Hon Richard Chisholm was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "for service to the judiciary, to the law and legal education,...

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Yoga at the Bar – New Term commences next Tuesday 3 February

Yoga classes have been running at the Bar Association for the last twelve months.� Participants have reported that they have experienced greater flexibility, improved strength and stress relief.... Read more >

Attorney General's Department - new arrangements for client enquiries to Local Court registries

The Attorney General's Department has advised the Association that new arrangements are being put in place concerning client enquiries to Local Court registries.

Under the new arrangements,...

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Listings of barristers in the Yellow Pages phone directory

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The current listing of barristers in the Yellow Pages directory includes a significant number of former barristers who are now on the bench, have retired or have died.� There are also a number...

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New Appointment to the New South Wales Local Court

The Attorney General the Hon John Hatzistergos MLC has announced the appointment of Michael Allen of William Owen Chambers as a magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales, effective 27 January...

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Cases selected for reporting in the Australian Law Reports (LexisNexis)

The Australian Law Reports provide fast and accurate reports of decisions of the High Court, the Federal Court and other courts throughout Australia in significant federal matters.

Part 2 of 251 ALR...

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Vale Graham Barry Hall QC (1931 - 2009)

G Barry Hall QC of Ninth Floor Wentworth Chambers died on Saturday 17 January. A funeral service will be held at Saint Andrew's Cathedral at 10am on Friday 23 January 2009.

19 January 2008

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Capital works in NSW courts

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The Attorney General's Department of NSW meets quarterly with the Bar Association and the Law Society to discuss property and asset related issues. Since the last meeting in November 2008, department...

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Sydney University Law Library is set to move

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The University of Sydney Law Library will close for business at its Phillip Street premises at **6.00 pm on Friday, 23 January 2009.� **On Tuesday, 27 January the staff will begin the daunting...

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Supreme Court Practice Note on expert evidence

Chief Justice J J Spigelman AC issued Practice Note SC Eq 5 (Expert Evidence in the Equity Division) on 23 December 2008.� The Practice Note **commences operation on 2 February 2009. **The...

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New president says Law Council must continue to represent entire profession

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Engaging with Australia’s practising lawyers on the full spectrum of legal issues is high on the list of priorities for new Law Council President John Corcoran. Mr Corcoran, a Melbourne-based...

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Recent appointments

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The Honourable Acting Justice Handley AO has been reappointed as an acting judge and acting judge of appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 2**9 January 2009 and...

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Changes to Legal Aid NSW practitioner fees effective from 5 January 2009

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Legal Aid NSW has made two changes to practitioner fees aimed at achieving greater consistency across all areas of law. The changes are effective for each new approval from 5 January 2009.

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Review of the Dust Diseases claims resolution process

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the NSW Attorney General’s Department are carrying out a review of the claims resolution process (CRP) for asbestos-related compensation claims in...

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Cases selected for reporting in FCR by V Kline

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

Cumins v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2008] FCAFC 185 Hastie Group Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2008] FCAFC 187...

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Australian Bar Association High Court Dinner

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The senior counsel appointees of 2008 will take their bows in the High Court on Monday, 2 February 2009 at 3.30pm. That evening, the Australian Bar Association will hold its annual dinner in the...

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