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Inbrief

Determination of economic and non-economic losses

Pursuant to s 146 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 and the Motor Accidents Compensation (Determination of Loss) Amendment Order 2014 (NSW) has from 1 October 2014 increased the maximum...

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Michael Mori's back!

Wellbeing

Michael Mori will be a guest speaker at Ideas at the House, on 8 October 2014. Mr Mori, who now practises in Melbourne, will discuss "Bush, Howard and Injustice at Guantanamo", an account...

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Forbes Society tutorial on administrative law

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History will host a tutorial by Clare Langford on the History of Administrative Law, on Wednesday, 1 October 2014. The tutorial will commence at 5:10pm...

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Next week in CPD

A number of seminars will be held in the Common Room next month. Coming up next week is:

Tuesday 7 October: "How to win more cases:What and how judges think". Presented by Greg Curtin SC and chaired...

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Advertising in Bar News

The Summer 2014-15 edition of Bar News has spaces available for full-page advertisements: on the inside front cover and outside back cover. Competitive rates. For more information, contact the...

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Bar Council business for 11 September 2014

Bar Council met on 11 September 2014 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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Papers to note: Practice Note SC CL 2

Chief Justice T F Bathurst AC has re-issued Practice Note SC CL 2 - Criminal Proceedings. It replaces the former practice note issued on 27 June 2014. This practice note applies to committals for...

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ABA conference in 2015

The Australian Bar Association is pleased to confirm Washington DC and Boston as the locations for its 2015 annual conference. The Washington DC preliminary conference will take place from 3-5 July...

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Learned Friends Conference in Sri Lanka

Sponsored by Learned Friends

In January 2015 Learned Friends is holding a Conference in Sri Lanka. Speakers include their Honours Judges Tupman and Graham, Richard Schonell SC, Howard Harrison and...

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Upcoming CPD Courses: Accounting & Valuation

This practical four week course has been organised in collaboration with KordaMentha Forensic. The course will run over four consecutive Thursdays (5pm to 7pm) in October/November 2014. It is...

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For the diary: the Asia Pacific Coroners Society Conference

The Asia Pacific Coroners Society Conference will be held on 11-14 November 2014 at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne. Early Bird registrations will close on 1 October 2014. A program is available online.

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Lunchtime yoga is back

Attention yogis! Tuesday's yoga is back on at 1.00pm in the Common Room. Please text Jolie on 0414092502 on the morning of the class before 10.00am to let her know if you plan on attending. She will...

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Give a helping hand to the Homeless Persons' Legal Service

The PIAC Sea Riders will be pounding the pavement on 26 October in the 8km Maroubra Fun Run to raise much-needed funds for the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service. Learn more here.

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STEP address: Creating Shared Value - Pursuing 'Profit with Purpose'

Promoted by STEP

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to their Annual Charities Group event, with keynote speaker, Tharani Jegatheeswaran, partner, Deloitte Private,...

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CPD in October

A number of seminars will be held in the Common Room in the coming months. Coming up in October is:

Tuesday 7 October: "How to win more cases:What and how judges think". Presented by Greg Curtin SC...

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The effect of suspended sentences on imprisonment

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released a report on the effect of suspended sentences on imprisonment. Suspended sentences were introduced in NSW in April 2000 and came to be seen as...

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Save the date: 2015 Bench & Bar Dinner

The 2015 Bench & Bar Dinner will be held on Friday, 8 May at the Hilton Sydney. The guest of honour is the Hon Justice M J Beazley AO, president of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Further...

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Nomination forms for election of the 2015 Bar Council

Nomination forms for election of the 2015 Bar Council were posted on Friday, 19 September to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or be nominated. Any member who has not received...

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Common Law Practice Update 66

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 66, with case notes on slips and falls in shopping centres, expert witnesses and section 56 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005...

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eServices and registrars' lists

The Federal Court will hold an information session for practitioners appearing in registrars' lists, to be hosted by District Registrar Wall on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 between 1:00pm — 1:45pm in...

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AIDC seminar on the business of mediation

The Australian International Disputes Centre invites members to a public lecture by Andrew Moffat on "The Business of Mediation: Making it Happen", to be held on 8 October 2014 at 5.30pm. The lecture...

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2014 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets for the 2014 Pink and Blue Ribbon Breakfast are now available to purchase at the New South Wales Bar Association Reception. The raffle will be drawn at 8.45am at the breakfast. Winners...

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Tonight in CPD

Tonight we have a seminar being held in the Common Room at 5.15pm.

"Effective Neogiation Skills for Commercial Disputes" will be presented by Harold Werksman, and chaired by Angela Bowne SC. This...

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Ombudsman's report on policing intoxicated and disorderly conduct

Attorney General Brad Hazzard has tabled the NSW Ombudsman's report on section 9 of the Summary Offences Act 1988, which established the offence of continuing intoxicated and disorderly behaviour...

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Discounts for barristers at International Arbitration Conference

Registrations are now open and the program is available for the Law Council of Australia International Arbitration Conference to be held at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney on Thursday, 13...

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