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Inbrief

Cuts to legal aid put trials at risk

The Bar Association has issued a media release warning that the federal government’s contribution to legal aid funding for Commonwealth cases is fast running out, raising the spectre of very...

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Media briefing

President Jane Needham SC this morning issued a statement to the media, expressing concern that lawyers and members of the judiciary have been the subject of personal abuse and criticism following...

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Bar Library hours over the Christmas-New Year period

The Bar Library will close at 4.00pm on Friday, 19 December 2014 and reopen at 9.00am on Monday, 19 January 2015. The library will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm from 19-23 January 2015 and resume...

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Bar Association office closure during Christmas-New Year period

The Bar Association office will close at 4.00pm today and will re-open at 9.00am on Monday, 5 January 2015.

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Service of Prayer and Reflection: today

A special Service of Prayer and Reflection will be held at St James’ Church, 173 King Street, Sydney on this Friday, 19 December at 4:15pm, to give thanks for the lives of Katrina Dawson and Tori...

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Parramatta Inter-Church Law Service, 4 February 2015

The annual Parramatta Inter-Church Law Service to mark the commencement of the 2015 Law Term will be held on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 at 9.30am in St John’s Anglican Cathedral, 195 Church St...

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Opening of Law Term Red Mass

The Red Mass will be celebrated at 9.00am on Monday, 2 February 2015, at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. It will be celebrated by Archbishop Fisher OP, and will commemorate those who have most...

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Bench and Bar Tennis Day cancelled

Organisers of the 2014 Bench and Bar Tennis Tournament advise that the event has been cancelled, out of respect for Katrina Dawson and in the event that participants should want to attend a memorial...

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CBF Legal special meeting at Silks 7.30am this Thursday

CBF Legal, the non-denominational Christian group that meets regularly at Silks on a Thursday morning, will be resuming for a special meeting tomorrow morning to grieve the tragic loss of life, to...

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Access to Frederick Jordan and Garfield Barwick Chambers

Members are advised that an alternative entrance to Frederick Jordan Chambers and Garfield Barwick Chambers is now available from Elizabeth Street. Members with further enquiries should feel free to...

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Bar Council business for October-November 2014

Bar Council met on 23 October, 13 November and 27 November in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council...

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Chambers offer helping hand to those locked out

In a generous offer to barristers locked out of their chambers and who need to borrow court attire or use facilities, State, Denman, Elizabeth Street and Sir Anthony Mason chambers have put out the...

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Extra: Phillip Street exclusion zone to be lifted tomorrow morning

The NSW Police have advised that the Phillip Street exclusion zone will be lifted at 7.30am tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Access to Phillip Street chambers will be permitted after that time....

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Vale Joseph Bede Phelan (1940-2014)

Joseph Phelan, former District Court judge, has died. A funeral will be held at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, corner of Crown and Harbour streets, Wollongong, at 9.30am, on Friday, 19 December 2014....

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Afternoon of Reflection and Remembrance for Katrina Dawson

Message from President Jane Needham SC

The traumatic events of the last two days have shocked and saddened us all. The exclusion zone and the closure of many chambers has meant that our members have...

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Chambers in Deutsche Bank Place may now be accessed

The NSW Police have now relocated the perimeter of the exclusion zone further down Phillip Street and Deutsche Bank Place is now open for access.

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Further advice on access to chambers via Phillip Street

Junior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC has released the following updated advice

Members are advised that security measures preventing access to Selborne and Wentworth Chambers, announced in the...

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Courts to resume Queens Square operations tomorrow morning

The New South Wales Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia have advised the Bar Association that they will resume normal operations at Queens Square tomorrow morning. Updates from the...

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Access to Selborne and Wentworth Chambers

Junior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC has released the following notice

Macquarie Street is now open and Lockhart Chambers and Windeyer Chambers are accessible using security swipe tags or cards....

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Mass in honour of the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege

Archbishop Anthony Fisher will be offering the 1.10pm Mass today at St Mary's Cathedral in memory of the victims of the siege in the Lindt Cafe. All are welcome.

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Katrina Dawson

Vale

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I must inform members of the New South Wales Bar Association that Katrina Dawson, of 8 Selborne Chambers, passed away in the early hours of this...

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The Bar Association office is closed

The New South Wales Bar Association will remain closed today and tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Any urgent enquiries can be directed to Arthur Moses SC, the junior vice-president on ph: 0400...

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Bar Association office closed due to siege at the Lindt Cafe

Due to the ongoing emergency in Martin Place, the New South Wales Bar Association has closed its office for the day. All of our staff are accounted for and have been sent home. InBrief will publish...

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Voidable Transactions in Company Insolvency

Promoted by LexisNexis

Voidable Transactions in Company Insolvency written by Farid Assaf (Principal Author and Concept Originator), Brett Shields and Hilary Kincaid is a clear, thorough and...

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Three barristers appointed to the Federal Circuit Court

Three members of the New South Wales Bar have been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday announced the appointment of Sandy Street SC, Justin...

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