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Inbrief

Vale the Hon Jerrold Sydney Cripps QC (1933-2015)

The Hon Jerrold Sydney Cripps QC, a former chief judge of the Land and Environment Court, a judge of appeal and a commissioner of the Independent Commission against Corruption has died. Funeral...

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LTCS E-News Issue 84

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 84 is now available and includes the new contact details for Lifetime Care and information on holiday season close...

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BOCSAR study on domestic violence

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released its Crime and Justice Statistics Brief, Intimate partner homicides in NSW: 2005 to 2014. The results make interesting reading. The report...

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2016 Mahla Pearlman Oration

The prestigious annual Mahla Pearlman Oration will be delivered at Commonwealth Law Courts, Queens Square on 10 March 2016 by Professor Jacqueline Peel, from the University of Melbourne. The oration...

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The Red Mass 2016

The Red Mass to celebrate the commencement of the 2016 Law Year will be held at 9.00am on Monday, 1 February 2016 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. The Red Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop...

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Anglican Church Service for 2016 Law Year

The Anglican 2016 Church Service for the commencement of the 2016 Law Year will be celebrated on Monday, 1 February 2016 at 10.30am in St James’ Anglican Church, King Street,by the Most Rev Dr...

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Bar Association office hours during the Christmas - New Year season

The office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at 4.00pm today, 18 December 2015. It will reopen on Monday, 4 January 2016 between 9.00am and 5.00pm....

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2016

Registrations are now open for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences. The 2016 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations: - Saturday, 13...

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2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea...

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Bar Library hours during the Christmas-New Year season

The Bar Library will be closed from Monday, 21 December 2015 to Friday 15 January 2016 and on Tuesday, 26 January 2016. The library will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm between Monday, 18 January...

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Volunteers wanted at TLC

Toongabbie Legal Centre is inviting barristers with over five years experience to volunteer with its free legal service in Toongabbie and Blacktown both to give advice and undertake advocacy. Please...

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Farewell to the Hon Justice Peter Biscoe

Friday, 18 December 2015 will be the last sitting day for the Hon Justice Biscoe at the Land and Environment Court. To mark the occasion, President Noel Hutley SC will speak briefly during an...

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The Lindt Cafe siege anniversary: a message from President Noel Hutley SC

On behalf of the members of the New South Wales Bar Association I wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the Lindt siege. As a mark of respect to them the Bar...

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Appointment to the Land and Environment Court

Acting Justice Timothy Moore has been appointed as a permanent judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. He will replace Justice Peter Biscoe, who will retire after 10 years on the bench....

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Law Council calls for stronger safeguards to counter-terrorism legislation

The Law Council of Australia has expressed concerns regarding the latest counter-terrorism bill, particularly the expansion of control orders. The LCA noted that the Bill reduces the age at which...

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Minister’s comments fail to understand the nature of our judiciary

The president of the Australian Bar Association, Fiona McLeod SC, has expressed concern at remarks by the Hon Peter Dutton MP regarding a Queensland Court of Appeal judgment, which reduced a murder...

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[2015] (Summer) Bar News

The Summer 2015 edition of Bar News is at the printer and is due to arrive in mailboxes late next week. This is a little later than planned and Bar News regrets any disappointment this might cause....

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Commemorating the Martin Place siege

The following message to the Bar Association has been provided by the Department of Premier and Cabinet regarding a public ceremony on 15 December 2015 to commemorate the Martin Place Siege.

The...

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Bench and Bar Tennis Day 2015

The Bench and Bar Tennis competition will be held on grass at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Road, Rose Bay on Tuesday, 22 December 2015. The Hon Susan Crennan Cup will be awarded to the best and...

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32nd Great Bar Boat Race - 2015 Invitational Challenge

The 32nd Great Bar Boat Race will be held on Monday, 21 December 2015 at 11.00am. Solicitors are invited to compete in a friendly competition with the Bench & Bar. This is a non-spinnaker race for...

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Wanted: volunteers for Indigenous pre-law students' visit

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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InBrief in the Christmas-New Year season

InBrief will be winding down its daily distribution over the Christmas-New Year period. Beginning Monday, 14 December 2015, bulletins will be distributed once or twice per week. Normal service will...

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2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea...

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New Barristers' Committee Junior Drinks

The New Barristers’ Committee would like to invite you to attend The Junior Drinks which will held tonight at Metro St James starting at around 5:30pm.

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