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Inbrief

New administrative arrangements for ordering and collection of transcript for Supreme Court of New South Wales cases

From Monday 5 September 2011, there will be new administrative arrangements in place for the ordering and collection of transcripts for cases listed in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. These new...

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High Court judgment in Plaintiffs v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship delivered

The High Court today held invalid the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship's declaration of Malaysia as a country to which asylum seekers who entered Australia at Christmas Island can be taken...

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Changes in arrangements for the Supreme Court arraignments list

The Supreme Court has advised that , from 2 September 2011, the Supreme Court Arraignments List conducted by The Honourable Justice Latham will be heard at Central Court, Court 2, 98 Liverpool...

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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:_ Bechara v Legal Services Commissioner_ [2010] NSWCA 369 Hancock v East Coast Timber Products Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 11 Preston...

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Invitation to the launch of the book Walk With Us

Members are invited to attend the launch of Walk With Us,�an illustrated�book about the NT Intervention, on Thursday, 1 September 2011�at�6.00pm at�Gleebooks.�The book...

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TONIGHT: Forbes Society Lecture - The History of Pleading in NSW

Tonight, the Hon. JP Bryson QC (formerly of the NSW Court of Appeal and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW) will present a lecture on the history of pleading in New South Wales. The...

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New CPD DVDs available to borrow from the Bar Library: July 2011

New DVDs of CPD seminars are now available to borrow from the NSW Bar Association Library. For further details, download the July 2011 list. For enquiries about CPD in general, please contact Anna...

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Vale John Spencer Purdy (1935-2011)

The Hon John Purdy, a retired justice of the Family Court of Australia, died on� the weekend. There is to be a private cremation. Details of a memorial service will be notified when available.

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Position vacant: magistrate in the New South Wales Local Court

Attorney General Greg Smith SC is seeking expressions of interest from, or nominations of, persons qualified for appointment as a magistrate under the_ Local Court Act 2007_ on a full-time or...

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Position vacant: full-time commissioner at the Land and Environment Court

Attorney General Greg Smith SC�is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as a full-time commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of NSW for a period of...

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2011 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Members are invited to�the 2011 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture, titled�"Profit, Success & Happiness: Can you have it all? Julie McCrossin in Conversation with the Legal...

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Fundraising trivia night in the Common Room on Thursday – fantastic raffle prizes to be won

The New South Wales Bar Association is hosting a fundraising trivia night in the Common Room on Thursday, 22 September� to raise vital funds for the Young Love Foundation. So it’s time to...

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Reform of judicial review in NSW

The Bar Association's�Constitutional and Administrative Law Section will host a seminar on reform of judicial review in New South Wales. It will take place on�Monday, 29 August 2011 between...

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NSW Law Reports

NSWLR Volume 77, 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

25 August 2011

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Social media comes to the aid of Queens Square fruit vendor

The online petition to save Wayne, the Queens Square fruit vendor has "gone bananas", according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The City of Sydney shut down Wayne's stall after he fell three weeks in...

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2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address (ADVERTISEMENT)

Emeritus Professor Francis Reynolds from the University of Oxford will deliver the 2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address, entitled "Breach of Warranty of Authority: An Unusual Doctrine" on...

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One for the diary: A History of Pleading in New South Wales

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, the Selden Society and the Bar Association will host a public lecture by the Hon JP Bryson QC (formerly of the NSW Court of Appeal and the...

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Be a part of UNSW Law’s history


Attention UNSW Law School alumni. To celebrate UNSW Law’s 40th Anniversary, the law school is bringing its cameras to the New South Wales Bar Association on Tuesday, 30 August 2011. They'd like...

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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:

Residential Housing Corporation v Esber and Ors [2011] NSWCA 25 Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd v Council of the City of Sydney...

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Pre-litigation reforms on hold in NSW

The New South Wales Government will postpone the introduction of laws that require parties to take reasonable steps to resolve their disputes before they commence court proceedings, Attorney General...

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Open forum on Court of Appeal practice

An open forum on Court of Appeal practice will be held tonight at 5.00pm in the Banco Court. The forum will showcase the research facilities on the Judicial Commission web site and provide...

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Local Court arbitrators

Expressions of interest are sought from members wishing to be recommended by the Bar Association for appointment to the 2012-13 arbitrators list maintained by the Local Court. The current list...

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Bar Book Club meeting tomorrow

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club�will be held�tomorrow**, 6 September**, at 6.00pm in the Bar Library.� There will be a discussion of the radio play ‘The Investigator : a...

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ALRC discussion paper on family violence

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released its Discussion Paper for the current inquiry into family violence and commonwealth laws, Family Violence - Commonwealth Laws (DP 76), and is...

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Call for applications: Bar Association list of Supreme Court mediators 2012-13

Expressions of interest are sought from members of the bar wishing to become an accredited mediator as well as those who may wish for their names to be included on the Bar Association’s list of...

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