New South Wales Bar Association







Bar Council business for 12 July 2012

Bar Council met on 12 July 2012 in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar Council...

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AACL seminar on Williams v Commonwealth

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members to a seminar on "Williams v Commonwealth - How the School Chaplains and Mr Pape Destroyed the 'Common Assumption' Regarding Executive...

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Comments on tutor policy - deadline this Friday

The Bar Council is currently considering a proposal from the Education Committee and New Barristers’ Committee to revise the Association’s tutor policy to remove the restriction on senior...

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Sydney Law School Intensive Course: Water Law (ADVERTISEMENT)

Sydney Law School has announced a�new�Semester 2 intensive course on water law, which�will be held on 28-29 September & 5-6 October 2012. The unit, which attracts CPD points, is taught...

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Appointment to note

Rashelle Seiden has been appointed as a�deputy president�of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and head of the Revenue Division.

30 July 2012

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STEP lecture on executors accounts and claims for commission (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by John Poole on "The Importance of Accurate Executors Accounts and Claims for Commission". The address will take place...

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Tonight: Plain English in Legal Writing

Tonight's seminar has been arranged in conjunction with Professor Bryan Garner's visit to Australia. Following Professor Garner's presentation, the Honourable Acting Justice Ronald Sackville AO will...

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Tonight: Evidence in Administrative and Constitution Law Cases

This evening's seminar has been arranged by the Administrative and Constitutional Law Section and will be presented by Neil Williams SC and Alan Shearer. The Honourable Justice Alan Robertson of the...

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Match report: Bar FC vs Ausgrid

On 26 July 2012, NSW Bar FC played Ausgrid, currently placed second on the leader-board and anxious to maintain that position in the run-up to the finals.

Free made good on his (repeated) promises...

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District Court Users Survey

Between 6-17 August all court users/visitors are invited to participate in a survey to assist the District�Court to improve services.�Completed survey forms can be given to court officers...

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Anglo-Australasian Law Society Breakfast Q&A (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members are invited to a breakfast Q&A session with the Rt Hon the Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore PC, justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland...

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Enjoy dinner and a biography with Michael Kirby

Law Love & Life, by Daryl Dellora, is the�title of a�new�biography�of Michael Kirby. To mark its publication, the biographer and his subject will host a dinner at Universal...

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2012 Common Law Drinks


Judges, barristers and clerks are warmly invited to the 2012 Common Law Drinks to be held on Friday, 24 August at MoS Caf�, corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets. It was on 26...

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Some seats remaining at the ADR Workshop

There's still time to�book your�seat at the�2012 NSW Bar Association and ACICA ADR Workshop, which�will be�held on Saturday 4 August from 9am-5pm at the Westin Hotel Sydney....

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This Week in CPD

Please take note of the following seminars scheduled for�Tuesday and Thursday this week. ** Tuesday, 31 July: Evidence in Administrative and Constitution Law Cases**. This seminar has been...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Geoff Lindsay SC

Geoff Lindsay SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW on Monday,�6 August 2012 in Federal Court 1, Level 21, at 9.30am. The attorney general will speak on behalf of the New...

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9th annual COAT conference

The 9th Annual Council of Australasian Tribunals Conference is on 14 September 2012 at Pullman Hotel, Sydney. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Don Watson, titled "The Holy Grail –...

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UK barristers "must adopt corporate approach" to survive

The Bar Council of England and Wales has been consulting on a proposed Bar Council Business Standard. John Binks of the Bar Consultancy Network in England has argued that operation as a business "is...

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High Court email alerts

The High Court of Australia has advised of the establishment of a new subscription service. The free email alert system enables subscribers to be informed in advance of when full court judgments are...

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Bar Book Club meets on 31 July

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. The book is Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,...

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Tonight: Forbes Society public lecture

Tonight at 5.15pm, Professor Graham Greenleaf will be presenting a seminar entitled "The Future of Law Reporting and Legal Research in an Electronic Age". The seminar will be chaired by the...

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Construction Law Discussion Group seminar on discovery

The Australian Construction Law Discussion Group will�host a seminar at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm, on **Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at the Bond Cafe, 111 Phillip Street Sydney. **Titled�"The...

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Tonight: Meeting to consider proposed amendments to Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth)

Tonight at 5.15pm, Alexander Street SC will be discussing recently proposed amendments to Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth). The session will be chaired by Gregory Nell SC and will seek to address proposed...

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NSWLRC publishes question papers on sentencing

The NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) has released for public comment the third and final group of question papers relating to the review of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). Learn more... Read more >

Professional Standards Scheme now recognised in South Australia

Professional Standards Scheme

The Bar Association's professional standards scheme, which generally limits liability for damages to $1.5 million, is now recognised in South Australia on and from...

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