Inbrief

Temby AO QC made a life member

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At its meeting on 11 December 2014, the Bar Council resolved unanimously that Ian Temby AO QC be made a life member for exceptional service to the Bar Association and to the profession of the law.

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Anglican Opening of Law Term service

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The Anglican church service to mark the commencement of the 2015 Law Term is to be held at St James Church, King Street, on Monday, 2 February 2015 at 10.30am.

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Change to Supreme Court Registry business hours during the court vacation

The business hours of the Supreme Court Registry have been changed during the period from 24 December 2014 to 9 January 2015 inclusive. This affects the counter service, location of subpoena and file...

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2015 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

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Registrations are now open for the 2015 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 21 March. The conference offers 6.5 CPD points.

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Bar FC Awards Breakfast

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The silverware was distributed by HG Nelson at the inaugural Bar FC Awards Breakfast held on 26 November 2014 at Hyde Park Barracks Café before participants and supporters of the team. The winners...

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New independent national security legislation monitor

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The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the recent recommendation by Prime Minister Tony Abbott of the appointment of the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC to the position of independent national security...

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New listing practices in the Consumer and Commercial Division of NCAT

Following feedback from a number of users, in particularly legal practitioners, the Consumer and Commercial Division of NCAT recently implemented a change in its listing practices for special fixture...

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NCAT 2013-14 Annual Report

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, better known by the acronym, NCAT, has published its first annual report. NCAT was formed by amalgamating 22 existing tribunals and bodies. At...

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Ludlows: now in the Phillip Street Co-op Bookshop

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Promoted by Ludlows

Ludlows legal regalia and tailors is now located at 153 Phillip Street, within the Co-op Bookshop. To experience what Ludlows has to offer, visit them in-store or online.

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In Brief distribution during the Christmas-New Year holiday

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In Brief will be winding down its daily distribution over the Christmas-New Year period. Beginning Monday, 15 December 2014, bulletins will be distributed once or twice per week. Normal service will...

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Bar Book Club: first meeting for 2015 and recommended reading

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Wellbeing

The first meeting next year is Wednesday 11 February 2015. Save the date in your diaries now. The book chosen for holiday reading is the first volume of a trilogy of novels set in Naples....

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Retirement of the Hon Justice Jacobson

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A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Court will be held on Friday, 12 December 2014 to mark the retirement (on 24 January 2015) of the Hon Justice Peter Jacobson. The ceremony will be held at 9.30am...

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Assessment Services reduced operations over Christmas-New Year

New South Wales Government agencies will close down over the Christmas-New Year period, from Monday, 22 December 2014 to Friday, 2 January 2015. The Assessment Services Division, which includes...

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Retirement of the Hon Justice Jacobson

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A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Court will be held on Friday, 12 December 2014 to mark the retirement (on 24 January 2015) of the Hon Justice Peter Jacobson. The ceremony will be held at 9.30am...

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Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

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On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 Chief Justice Bathurst, Basten JA, Bergin J, Garling J, Sackville AJA and leading experts from the legal profession and academics will gather to discuss the impact and...

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The new look InBrief

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InBrief is the daily news and current awareness bulletin from the New South Wales Bar Association. It's a Boulliabaise of appointments, upcoming CPD seminars, book launches, media releases and more....

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Comparative Constitutional Law: final courts roundup for 2014

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The AACL invite members to this annual seminar, which will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in several overseas jurisdictions that are of key interest to Australian...

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New CTP claim form

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The compulsory third party (CTP) personal injury claim form has been revised and updated. This claim form, which is approved by the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) under section 74 of the Motor...

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Bar News (Summer 2014-15) is now available online

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The Summer 2014-15 edition of Bar News is now available online. This edition features: the 2014 Maurice Byers Lecture, "Appellate review of the facts"; a fascinating article on "The saga of Egon...

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2015

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Registrations are now open for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences.The 2015 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations: - Saturday, 21...

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Wanted: volunteers for Indigenous pre-law students' visit

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Diversity

As part of its Reconciliation Action Plan, the Bar Association hosts an annual visit from the Indigenous students attending the UNSW pre-law course. This year the visit is on 16 December...

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Protocol for predictable sitting hours in the Federal and Local Courts

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President Jane Needham SC recently wrote to the chief justice of the Federal Court and the chief magistrate of the Local Court in relation to the predictability of sitting hours.

The Federal Court...

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Submissions sought on the Uniform Rules

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The Legal Profession Uniform Law is expected to replace in mid-2015 the Legal Profession Act 2004 and the regulations and rules made under that Act. The Uniform Law aims to create a common legal...

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Amendments to the UCPR

On Monday 1 December 2014 the Uniform Rules Committee approved amendment 70 to the UCPR that applies the procedure for court appointed referrals for legal assistance under Part 7 Division 9 to the...

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Amendment to the Supreme Court Rules

On Monday 1 December 2014 the Supreme Court Rules Committee approved amendment number 427 to the Supreme Court Rules that provides for the entry of judgments and orders in criminal proceedings in the...

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