Inbrief

Common Law Practice Update 14

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 14, with an extensive case note on vicarious liability and intentional torts. Learn more

6 December 2012

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Last Chance: NSW Bar Association Sydney Conference 2013 this Saturday

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There are still spaces available for the final NSW Bar Association 2013 CPD Conference, to be held in Sydney, this **Saturday 23 March. **Speakers include: The Hon Justice A Meagher, Tony Payne SC,...

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Tonight: The Reshaping of Control Orders in the United Kingdom: Time for a fairer go, Australia!

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Tonight at 5.15PM, the NSW Bar Association together with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales will be hosting a stakeholder event on counter-terrorism policy....

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NSW Bar Association 2013 Personal Injury Conference

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The 2013 Personal Injury Conference will be held at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney on Saturday 2 March 2013. Speakers include Dr Andrew Morrison RFD SC, Chris Barry QC, Mark Robinson SC and Dr...

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New list of claim types in Supreme Court case management system

Beginning on Monday, 10 December 2012, the list of claim types in the Supreme Court's case management system will change. The new claim types affect the drafting of documents that initiate a case in...

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Changes in probate procedures and forms to take effect in January 2013

On 3 December 2012, the Supreme Court Rules Committee approved amendments to the Supreme Court Rules that replace the existing Probate Rules in Part 78. Included in the new Probate Rules is provision...

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Bar News Summer 2012-13

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The Summer 2012-13 edition of Bar News is with Australia Post. It includes a feature article on suppression and non-party access and an opinion piece on judicial pensions, as well as the regular...

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Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic Ocean Swim

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The Health, Sport and Recreation Committee encourages members to participate in the Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic Ocean Swim on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Gather at Manly in the new year with...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors Golf Day - 24 January

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The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to the totally revamped Manly course on **Thursday, 24 January 2013. **Shotgun start at 12 noon. Dinner around 6.30 pm. The cost for the day is...

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Indigenous Pre-Law Visit 2012

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Diversity

Each year the bar hosts a visit from the students attending the Indigenous Pre-Law Course at UNSW. The visit provides an opportunity for the students to see first-hand the way the bar...

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Reduction in interest on unpaid legal costs

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At its meeting on 4 December 2012, the Reserve Bank Board decided to lower the cash rate by 0.25% to 3.00%, effective 5 December 2012. Accordingly the rate of interest on unpaid legal costs,...

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CPD before the end of term

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Before the end of court term there are still a number of notable CPD Seminars on offer:

Wednesday, 5 December: Introduction to Family Law. Presented by Martha Barnett and Chaired by Sophie Callan....

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The Great Bar Boat Race - entries will close shortly

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Entries will close this week for the legendary Great Bar Boat Race, which takes place on Monday, 17 December 2012. The starting line is in the vicinity of Shark Island, finishing at Store Beach....

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Positions vacant: public defenders (Sydney and Lismore)

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Attorney General Greg Smith SC is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as a public defender under the Public Defenders Act 1995 for a fixed term of up to seven years that may...

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Law Council office bearers for 2013

At a meeting of the Law Council on Saturday, 1 December, the following were elected office bearers for 2013.

President: Joe Catanzariti (NSW Law Society) President elect: Michael Colbran QC...

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High Court swearing-in

The swearing-in ceremony of the Hon Patrick Keane as a justice of the High Court of Australia will take place at 2.15pm on Tuesday, 5 March 2013.

3 December 2012

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Silks bows ceremony in the High Court

The Senior Counsel Ceremony in the High Court of Australia will occur at 3.30pm on Monday, 4 February 2013.

3 December 2012

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Rooms for licence on 5th Floor Selborne Chambers (ADVERTISEMENT)

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5th Floor Selborne Chambers has five rooms available for licence in its annex on 2nd Floor of Lockhart Chambers. The licences will commence on 1st February 2013 for an initial term of 12 months....

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Authority to Decide - The Law of Jurisdiction in Australia

"Authority to Decide - The Law of Jurisdiction in Australia" by Mark Leeming SC is now available through Federation Press. Learn more

30 November 2012

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LTCS E-News Issue 72

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 72 is now available. Download a copy

29 November 2012

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National Disability Scheme Insurance Bill 2012 introduced

The Federal Government has today introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 in the House of Representives. The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the introduction of the Bill in...

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AIJA Bench Book for Children Giving Evidence in Australian Courts

The Australian Institute of Judicial Administration has released an updated version of its 'Bench Book for Children Giving Evidence in Australian Courts'. Learn more

29 November 2012

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Legal profession responds to bail reforms

Yesterday's In Brief included an item concerning the Government's response to the NSW Law Reform Commission's recommendations concerning bail reform. A number of legal profession and other groups,...

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Vale Ronald Barnett Davidson (1932-2012)

Ronald Barnett Davidson, former barrister, died on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. A funeral service is to be held on Monday 3 December 2012 at 2.00 pm at Bateau Bay Anglican Church, Cnr Brooke Avenue and...

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New South Wales Government responds to review of the Bail Act

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Premier Barry O’Farrell, Attorney General Greg Smith SC and Police Minister Michael Gallacher today announced the NSW Government’s response to the Law Reform Commission’s review of the...

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