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Inbrief

Crawford SC put forward for appointment to the ICJ

The Australian Government today supported the candidature of Professor James Crawford SC, a member of the Bar Association,�for�appointment as a judge of the International Court of Justice...

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Bar Council business for 11 October 2012

Bar Council met on 11 October 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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NSW Law Reports

NSWLR Volume 80, Part 4 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

30 October 2012

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15 Bobber His Hon Judge C Craigie SC

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of his Honour Judge Chris Craigie SC to the District Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 30 November 2012. Speaking for His Honour will be...

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Tonight: The 2012 Forbes Lecture

The 2012 Forbes Lecture, entitled A Man for all Seasons: The Life and Times of Chief Justice Sir William Portus Cullen, will be delivered by Tony Cunneen at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room....

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Now boarding! Early bird special for Malaysia Airlines business class to London

Experience business class by flying Malaysia Airlines to London for $6145.00. On sale from now until sold out. Valid for departure from 1st March 2013 to 31st October 2013. Learn more >

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How to vote in the Bar Council election

Ballot papers for the election of the 2013 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. Members should take care to complete the ballot paper in accordance with the instructions...

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Common Law Practice Update 10

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 10, with case notes on legal professional privilege, occupier's liability and�s 109 of the Motor Accidents Compensation...

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Tonight: Seven Years in the Life of Fiduciary Duties

Tonight's CPD will be presented by Philippa Ryan and chaired by Dr Christos Mantziaris.

The seminar will explore the aftermath of the collapse of the South Sea Company.� As well as ruining many...

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Namaste - yoga classes return

Yoga classes will resume in the Bar Association Common Room next week. The classes run each Tuesday morning from 7:10 – 8:15am and Thursday lunchtime from 1:00 – 2:00pm. This year yoga...

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Tribunal system to be consolidated

On 26 October Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced that 23 of the state’s tribunals will be integrated into a new overarching tribunal, The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). A...

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Appointment of deputy senior public defender

Ms�Dina Yehia, SC has been appointed�as a deputy senior public defender for the period commencing on 25 October 2012 and expiring on 24 October 2019.

26 October 2012

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New appointment to the Federal Court

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon�has announced the appointment of Ms Kathleen Farrell, current president of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel, as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia....

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Thank you! 2012 Pink and Blue Ribbon Breakfast a great success

The New South Wales Bar Association October Charity Breakfast supporting the National Breast cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) was a fabulous success...

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Cocktails and canapes to celebrate the appointment of female silks

The Women Barristers Forum, in association with The Women Lawyers Association of NSW, invites members of the NSW Bar Association to join them at a cocktail function on Thursday 15 November 2012 from...

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Volunteers needed for the Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library needs volunteers from the NSW Bar to spend a couple of hours packing books for various hostels in New South Wales at the library’s storage unit at Kennard's...

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Bar Book Club meets on 4 December

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club is on Wednesday, 4 December 2012 and we shall be delving into the world of novellas and short stories. The novella is Reunion by Fred Uhlman�(also available...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors chess match

The annual Terrey Shaw Memorial chess match�will be held on** Tuesday, 13 November 2012** at Allens,�on the corner of Hunter and Phillip streets Sydney. It is expected the match will...

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Life membership of the Bar Association

On 11 October the Bar Council�resolved that the Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC and the Hon Justice Anthony Meagher be awarded life membership for "exceptional service to the Bar Association and to the...

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Common Room to host public consultation on terrorism laws

The Bar Association will host a public hearing for the COAG Review of Counter-terrorism Legislation, on Thursday, 25 October 2012 between 5pm and 7pm in the Common Room. The review, chaired by the...

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The triumphant return of the Great Bar Boat Race!

Preparations are underway for the 2012 Great Bar Boat Race! The race will take place on **Monday, 17 December 2012 **and the registration process will be opening soon. In the interim, please be sure...

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The Byers Lectures 2000-2012

Since 2000 the New South Wales Bar Association has hosted a lecture in honour of the life and work of Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC. Now, Federation Press has published a collection of the first 12...

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Centenary of the Court of Criminal Appeal

On 3 December 2012, the Hon Greg Smith SC MP, attorney general and minister for justice, is hosting a dinner to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Court of Criminal Appeal. Learn more>

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Election of 2013 Bar Council - how many candidates may you vote for?

Ballot papers for the election of the 2013 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote.� Any member who has not received their ballot paper by COB Friday, 26 October and who...

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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: Western Sydney Conservation Alliance v Penrith City Council [2011] NSWLEC 244 Baker and Others v Paul and Others [2012] NSWSC...

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