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Inbrief

Queens Square Chambers (ADVERTISEMENT)

Queens Square Chambers has recently acquired more space in the Beanbah Building located next door to the Supreme Court and has a number of rooms available for licence. Please contact Mark Wilson on...

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Australian Bar Association conference 2013

The Australian Bar Association will hold its 2013 conference in Rome on 2-5 July. Among the Australian speakers will be the Hon Robert French AC, the Hon Justice Kiefel AC and topics will range from...

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Acting judge appointed to the District Court

Mr Grant Thomas Britton SC, a retired District Court judge from Queensland, has been appointed as an acting judge of the District Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 28 February...

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NSW A-G introduces mandatory court costs levy

People found guilty of a summary offence in the NSW Local Court will be charged a levy to help pay for the cost of their court case, Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced today. It will apply to...

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Bar Council business for February 2013

Bar Council met on 7 February 2013 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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Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will: Legal and Philosophical Reflections

David Hodgson’s final book,_ Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will_ (Oxford University Press 2012), published in the year of his death, focuses on two of his most significant philosophical...

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Legal Aid NSW specialist barrister panel - UPDATED CLOSING DATE

The closing date for applications for the Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barrister Panel (Complex Criminal Law) has been extended to 11 March 2013. The panel is open to junior counsel only. Information...

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And the Oscar goes to ...

The results are in for the Bar Library Academy Awards Competition. And it's a four-way tie for first place. The winners are:

1. Maree Fitzgerald, NSW Bar Association 2. Polly Epov, 53 Martin Place...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Justice Emmett

The Hon Justice Arthur Emmett has been appointed as a judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. A formal ceremony to mark this occasion will be held in Banco Court, on Level 13, at 9.30am on...

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Appointment to the International Court of Arbitration

Bruce Collins QC (Eleven Wentworth) has been appointed as the Australian representative on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Court of Arbitration. The court meets monthly in...

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Star Grant submission deadline is this Friday

It's four days until the deadline for submissions in Round 3 of the Professional Standards Council's Star Grants. With grants of up to $100,000 available, the grants focus on improvements to...

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Wanted: judges for the Macquarie University Law Society mooting competition

Macquarie University Law Society is seeking lawyers to assist in judging its competitions. In 2013 semester 1, there are three competitions for students: Senior Mooting, Junior Mooting and Client...

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Tomorrow - ACO at the Great Synagogue

Hear Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform in Sydney's Great Synagogue tomorrow, 26 February 2013. Doors open 6.00pm and the concert runs from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Premium...

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New office bearers for the Newcastle Bar Association

At its recent annual general meeting the Newcastle Bar Association elected new office bearers. Peter Cummings was elected unopposed as president and Michael Weightman as secretary. Mr Cummings takes...

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Common Law Practice Update 18

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 18, with case notes on ss73, 81 and 96 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act, duty of care / intentional injury and Res Ipsa...

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Position vacant: Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC)

The parliamentary secretary to the Commonwealth Treasurer is seeking nominations for consideration for appointment to the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC). Interested individuals...

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Government remuneration bill an attack on judicial independence

Bar Association President Phil Boulten SC has criticised the New South Wales Government for introducing a bill into state parliament which will compromise the independence of the judiciary. _The...

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Life membership for Bernard Coles QC

At its meeting on 21 February 2013, the Bar Council resolved unanimously that Bernard Coles QC be made a life member for his exceptional service to the Bar Association and to the profession of the...

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Tonight: Legal aid for criminal matters

Members are invited to Legal Aid for Criminal Matters, a seminar to be chaired by NSW Bar Association President Phil Boulten SC and presented by speakers from the Legal Aid Commission. Topics include...

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Tonight in CPD: Costs and Fees - Disclosure Requirements

Tonight's seminar is the first in a 4-part seminar series organised by the NSW Bar Association's Cost and Fees Committee. This initial seminar, presented by Jim Johnson and chaired by Mark Brabazon...

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Increase in costs for recovery of certain costs

The Legal Profession Amendment (Fixed Costs) Regulation 2013 came into effect today, 22 February 2013. This regulation increases by three per cent the costs in Schedule 2 of the Legal Profession...

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Web watch: the truth about CTP greenslips

The Bar Association opposes the NSW Government's proposed changes to the compulsory third party greenslip scheme. The association's viewpoint is set out on a new web page, which can be viewed here.

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Protect innocent victims of motor vehicle accidents

**The following is the full text of a letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on 21 February 2013.

**The NSW Government proposes harsh changes to the green slip scheme. The primary...

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New Supreme Court appointments

Two Supreme Court judges have been appointed to new roles and a Federal Court judge will join the bench of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced today. Learn more>

20 February...

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ABA Silks Dinner: photos available

The Australian Bar Association held its annual dinner in the Great Hall of the High Court, Canberra, on Monday, 4 February 2013. Learn more about ordering photos from the ABA dinner by contacting the...

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