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Inbrief

One for the diary: International Trade and Cargo Claims - Risk and reward.

The University of Southampton and the Institute of Maritime Law have organised a two-day course on international trade & cargo claims. It will take place in Sydney on 21–23 May 2012�at the...

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Amendments to the Federal Court bankruptcy rules commence on 1 January 2012

The Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Amendment Rules 2011 (No 1) was�registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 20 December 2011. The amendment rules commence on 1 January 2012.... Read more >

Supreme Court issues Practice Note SC GEN - 19

The�Chief Justice�T F Bathurst has issued Practice Note SC GEN -19, which clarifes procedure in relation to the return of subpoena list, the production of subpoenaed material, access, and...

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Retirement ceremony for the Hon Justice Giudice AO

Fair Work Australia will mark the retirement of its president, the Hon Justice GM Giudice AO, with a ceremonial sitting at 10.00am on Friday, 24 February 2012 in Court 1, Level 6, in the Melbourne...

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One for the diary: discovery seminar in Melbourne on 23 March 2012

The AIJA, in association with the National Judicial College of Australia, is organising a seminar on the discovery process in civil litigation. The issues to be discussed are those identified by the...

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New email addresses for Registrars involved in case management

New email addresses for the registrars of the Court of Appeal, Common Law Division, Equity Division and Corporations List have been published on the Contact Us page of Supreme Court website....

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Administrative arrangements order

Following last week's federal Cabinet reshuffle, there is a new administrative arrangements order, allocating responsibility for Commonwealth Acts to the relevant minister. Learn more >

21 December...

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Legal Histories of the British Empire Conference

The First International Conference on the Legal Histories of the British Empire will be held in Singapore from** July 5-7, 2012.** The Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore is the...

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Injured motorists pay a high price for insurers

The president of the NSW Bar Association, Bernard Coles QC, today called upon the NSW Government to implement key recommendations of the report of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice into the...

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Membership of 2012 Bar Association committees

In previous years committee appointments have been made by reference to the calendar year. In order to promote consistency with the Bar Association's statutory reporting period, applications for...

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

The following case/s will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR:

Leda Manorstead Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2010] NSWSC 867 Besser v Kermode [2011] NSWCA 174

For...

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Reminder: swearing-in ceremonies in the Supreme Court

Geoffrey Bellew SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the New South Wales�Supreme Court on Tuesday, 31 January 2011 at 9.30am. The ceremonial sitting will be held in Federal Court 1 on Level 21,...

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Robing of counsel in the Family Court

Judges of the Family Court have dispensed with wigs and adopted a new gown. The court has also�released a new robing policy. Unless a judge otherwise orders, having regard to the nature or...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Anne Rees SC

Anne Rees SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the�Family Court at a ceremonial sitting, tomorrow, 15 December 2011 at 9.30am�on Level 7 of the Sydney Registry. Robert Lethbridge SC will speak...

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LTCS E-News Issue 61

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 61 is now available, and features articles on finding attendant care providers, the revised Care and Needs Scale...

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Bar Council resolution concerning the conduct of Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings

At its meeting of 8 December 2011, the Bar Council resolved that it accepts that conducting alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediations does constitute ‘barristers work' for...

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Funeral for Barry James Murphy (1947-2011)

The�funeral for Barry James Murphy will be held on Friday, 16 December 2011 at 11am�at the South Chapel, Woronora Crematorium, Linden Street Sutherland. It will be followed by a memorial...

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Amended Local Court Sitting arrangements: Christmas New Year Period 2011/2012

The Chief Magistrate's Office has advised that, in accordance with the fixed leave period for Magistrates, normal rostered sittings of the Local Court will cease on Monday 26 December 2011 and...

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Prime Minister announces new Commonwealth Attorney-General

The Hon Nicola Roxon MP has been appointed Australia's first female Commonwealth Attorney-General in an announcement made by the Prime Minister today.

Ms Roxon replaces the Hon Robert McClelland MP...

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Amendments to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules

On Friday 5 December, the Uniform Rules Committee made amendments to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules as follows.

Uniform Civil Procedure� Rules (Amendment Number 50) 2011 deals with material...

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Commonwealth Legal Services Expenditure Report 2010 - 2011

On Friday, the Commonwealth Attorney-General released the Commonwealth Legal Services Expenditure Report 2010 - 2011. The report includes information on legal services expenditure across all...

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Appointments to note: Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court

Attorney-General Robert McClelland�has�announced appointments to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. Ms Kirsty Macmillan SC and Ms Anne Rees SC...

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Christmas Toy Appeal

Counsel's Chambers and the Bar Association are running a joint Christmas Toy Appeal for the Salvation Army.�Collection boxes are located at reception desks on both Level 1 and the Lower Ground...

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Bar News is in the mail

The summer 2011-12 edition of Bar News is in the mail.�It features the�customary mix of�interesting stories, such as:�the art of sentencing offenders; the recent case concerning...

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ALPHA Christmas drinks

Under 5�barristers�are invited�to attend the Australian Lawyers Phil-Hellenic Association Christmas drinks at the common room of Edmund Barton Chambers, Level 44 MLC Centre Sydney**...

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