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Inbrief

Appointments to note

The Hon Justice Arthur Emmett has been appointed to the Australian Law Reform Commission as part of the current inquiry into improving the discovery process in civil litigation.

**29 October 2010 **

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@LCA: the monthly newsletter of the Law Council

The October 2010 issue of the Law Council's newsletter, @theLCA, is now available online. This edition features stories on national standards for the Bachelor of Laws, the John Koowarta...

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Zotti cases and amendments the Motor Accidents Compensation Act

The New South Wales Government is in the process of passing the Motor Accidents Compensation Amendment Bill 2010. This Bill incorporates an amendment to Section 3 and 3A of the Motor Accidents...

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Bar Council elections - make your vote count

The returning officer has reported a number of Bar Council election votes where members haven't written their full name on the outside of the supplied envelope containing the ballot. Others have been...

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Keane CJ to deliver keynote address at international law conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

On Friday, 3 December 2010 Chief Justice Patrick Keane of the Federal Court will deliver the keynote address at Monash University's conference, "Through the Looking Glass: National Engagement with...

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Family Law Courts fee increase to take effect on 1 November

Family Law Amendment Regulations 2010 (No 3) will commence on 1 November 2010. The amendment will introduce, among other things, a new 'Reduced fee' which will be payable by those who were previously...

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Crown rates for junior and senior counsel

As a result of negotiations between the Bar Association and Department of Justice and Attorney General, the attorney has approved the following increases in Crown rates for junior and senior counsel,...

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ICAC raises its tempo

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has reported a 186 per cent increase in the number of full investigations it undertook in 2009-10 from the previous year, while holding more than...

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High tea with the Golden Girls

Members are invited by the Women Lawyers Association of NSW to attend their Golden Girls Annual ‘high tea’, to be held at the Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney on Friday, 12...

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New website launched for Star Grants applications

The second round of Star Grants for lifting professional standards is now open, with applications invited up to 31 March 2012 via a new dedicated website. Star Grants are an initiative of the...

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Report on criminal incidents involving the death of an unborn child

Attorney General John Hatzistergos today released the review of laws relating to criminal actions that result in the death of an unborn child. The report by the Hon Michael Campbell QC, has...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors chess match

The annual Terrey Shaw Shield chess match between the Bench & Bar and Solicitors will this year be hosted at Allens on 11 November 2010 at approx 5.45pm. The Bench & Bar have narrowly won the last...

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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: Downes v Amaca Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA 76 Zotti v Australian Associated Motor Insurers Ltd [2009] NSWCA 323 Liverpool City...

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Bar Common Room closing for refurbishment

Beginning 1 November 2010, the Bar Common Room will be closed for refurbishment. For further information, contact the Bar Association's administration manager.

**27 October 2010 **

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Public Defenders Annual Criminal Law Conference

Members are invited to attend the 2011 Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference, which will be held on 26-27 February 2011 at Taronga Zoo's Harbourview Ballroom & Terrace. The conference is open to...

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Expressions of interest sought for rooms in Wardell Chambers (ADVERTISEMENT)

Rooms are to become vacant in Wardell Chambers (Level 15, 39 Martin Place).� The rooms are beautifully made with book cases, cupboards, carpets and all fittings. Many of the rooms are large in...

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TONIGHT: Tuesday 16 November - Joint Trials

This seminar will cover the responsibilities of counsel to the court and their clients in cases of multiple defendants and the relationship between counsel. Tim Game SC will discuss the ethical...

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BOCSAR NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2009

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research ("BOCSAR") today released its 2009 Criminal Courts Statistics Report. The Director of the Bureau, Dr Don Weatherburn, noted today that the increase in...

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Election of 2011 Bar Council - The Ballot

Ballot papers for the election of the 2011 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. For more information see the Returning Officer 's Notice.

25 October 2010


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Indexation of non-economic loss under the Civil Liability Act

The Civil Liability (Non-economic Loss) Order 2010 has been published on the Legislation NSW website. The object of this order is to adjust, for the year commencing 1 October 2010, the amount that...

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Gleeson AC QC to chair arbitration committee

Former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, the Hon Murray Gleeson AC QC, will chair a judicial liaison committee, which has been set up to promote uniformity in rules and procedures...

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Reminder: current issues in Admiralty

The Federal Court will host a seminar on Current Issues in Admiralty, on 9 November 2010, at 5.15pm to 7.00pm. The seminar will be chaired by the Hon Justice Ryan and the Hon Justice Rares. Download...

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Appointments to note

Anthony Francis Puckeridge QC has been appointed as an acting judge of the District Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 21 October 2010 and expiring on 30 June 2011.

Richard James...

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Reminder: changes to fees in federal courts and tribunals commence 1 November

Regulations introducing changes to court fees will commence on 1 November 2010.� These regulations amend the High Court of Australia (Fees) Regulations 2004, Federal Court of Australia...

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