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Inbrief

Local Court arbitrators - period for expressions of interest closes today

Please be reminded that applications for appointment to the 2012-13 arbitrators list maintained by the Local Court close today. The current list expires on 31 December 2011. Please note that the...

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Indexation of maximum amount relating to economic and non-economic loss in motor accidents matters

Pursuant to s 146 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999,� the maximum amounts that are to apply for (a) past or future economic loss and (b) non-economic loss under that Act have been...

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Indexation of non-economic loss under the Civil Liability Act

The Civil Liability (Non-economic Loss) Order 2011 has been published on the Legislation NSW website. The object of this order is to adjust, for the year commencing 1 October 2011, the amount that...

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Expressions of interest invited for the position of Supreme Court Judge in the Kingdom of Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga is seeking expressions of interest from Judges or experienced legal practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment as a Supreme Court Judge in the Kingdom of Tonga. Read...

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Summary Offences amendments commence tomorrow

The Summary Offences Amendment (Intoxicated and Disorderly Conduct) Act 2011 will commence tomorrow, 30 September 2011. The act provides that if a person is given a move-on direction for intoxicated...

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eCommerce Twilight Seminar

On 19 October the LCA's Business Law Section will hold its "eCommerce Twilight Seminar" at the offices of Henry Davis York, 44 Martin Place, Sydney. The seminar will explore recent developments in...

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Latest report on PI and PL claims from the National Claims and Policies Database

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority released the latest set of annual reports on policies and claims for public and product liability and professional indemnity (PI) insurance from the...

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Adamson SC appointed to the Supreme Court

Christine�Adamson SC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Attorney General Greg Smith SC described Ms Adamson as "an experienced and highly regarded barrister,...

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ACT Bar Council election results

The Australian Capital Territory Bar Association has announced the result of its 2011-2012 elections. Learn more >

28 September 2011

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Examination Power Seminars

The Bar Association's Professional Development Department is pleased to announce the 2011 Examination Power series of seminars. Presented by Open Door Productions the ‘Examination Power’...

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Boulten SC interviewed on ABC Radio Newcastle

The Bar Association's senior vice-president, Phil Boulten SC, was a guest on ABC Radio Newcastle this morning. The topic was the role of the jury, which he described as�"the community's way of...

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Sydney Law School Foundation reception (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Sydney Law School Foundation is pleased to dedicate its annual event to The Hon James Spigelman AC QC, celebrating his significant contribution to the law and his work for social justice. The...

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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: Director of Public Prosecutions v Hilzinger and Drug Court of NSW [2011] NSWCA 106 Agius v The Queen; Abibadra v The Queen;...

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Coming up in CPD: the effect of a sedentary life and its impact on the spine

On Thursday, 17 November at 5.15, Sarah Keys MVO, will present a seminar focused on the effect of a sedentary life and its impact on the spine as well as on what can be done to help. The seminar has...

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2011 Ross Parsons Address in Taxation and Book Launch (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Ross Parsons Centre for Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law is pleased to announce the 2011 Ross Parsons Address in Taxation Law. This year's lecturer is Professor Dr Wolfgang Sch�n of...

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A call to arms from the NSW Barristers Hockey Team

It's�been a big year at the bar for hockey.� The Legal Eagles have for the first time secured back to back premierships and among the regular players confidence is high. Now the NSW Bar has...

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The Health, Sport and Recreation Committee encourage you to add some flexibility to your schedule!

Attention Yogis! Please note that the first class in October will be on Thursday, 6 October 2011, not on Tuesday. Yoga classes are otherwise held in the Common Room, each Tuesday at 7:15am (for 1...

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Julia Baird SC wins WLA NSW award

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLA NSW) announced the winners of the 2011 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards at a gala dinner held last Friday, 23 September 2011 at the...

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NSWLRC to review the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

The Sentencing Snapshots�published by the Bureau of Crime Statistics follows an announcement by Attorney General Greg Smith SC MP on Friday that the NSW Law Reform Commission would�examine...

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NSW Courts sentence offenders to more than a slap on the wrist

It won't come as any surprise to�members of the legal profession, but�the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research�has released�a series of "Sentencing Snapshots", which...

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ADT on the move

The Administrative Decisions Tribunal is moving. As of 25 October 2011 the ADT's new address will be L10, John Maddison Tower, 86 Goulburn Street. Their new contact details will be: (switch)9377...

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Extra time for submissions on serious invasion of privacy

Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information Brendan O’Connor extended the deadline for submissions on a proposed statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy, following...

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Trivia night an outstanding success

The successful Equal Opportunity and Health Sport and Recreation Committee fundraising trivia night yesterday raised over $2,100 for the Young Love Foundation. Thank you to all those who participated...

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2011 Clerks Conference and Dinner – Friday, 7 October

The Barristers Clerks’ Association will be holding its inaugural conference followed by its Annual Dinner on Friday, 7 October 2011. �The dinner is at the Establishment Ballroom, and the...

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Nominations for 2012 Bar Council elections

Nomination forms for election of the 2012 Bar Council were posted on Friday, 23 September to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or be nominated.Nominations close at 4.00pm on...

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