Inbrief

Common Law Practice Update 92

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The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 92, with case notes on section 62 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); sections 5B, 5F, 5L and 5M of the Civil...

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BOCSAR Recorded Crime Statistics Quarterly Update

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The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has published the NSW Recorded Crime Statistics Quarterly Update September 2015. According to the report, in the two years to...

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Silks of 2015 donate generously

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Philanthropy

It's a long-standing tradition that each year the new silks make a donation to one or more charities. The silks of 2015 have made donations amounting to $85,300 - $44,150 to the Katrina...

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2016

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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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LawAccess: 2015 - A Year In Review

LawAccess, the NSW Government-funded legal referral and advice service, has released a bulletin which briefly sets out highlights for 2015 and plans for the future. Learn more

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The next meeting of the Bar Knitting Group

The Bar Knitting Group will meet on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 from 6.00pm in the Bar Library. All welcome. BYO project.

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Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Anthony Lo Surdo SC of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers been appointed to the lists from which arbitrators (general list and football list) and mediators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport are...

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New Barristers' Committee December Breakfast and Junior Drinks

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The New Barristers’ Committee would like to invite you to attend the December breakfast catch-up at Silks Coffee Shop on Tuesday, 8 December. Drop in for a short (or long) period of time from...

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ABA High Court silk bows and dinner 2016 - registrations are now open

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All new silks for 2015 will be invited to take their bows before the High Court of Australia at 3.30pm on Monday, 1 February 2016 in Courtroom 1. The dinner to mark the occasion will be held that...

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NTBA 2016 Conference in Dili

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Following the success of the 2014 conference, the Northern Territory Bar Association will be holding its 2016 conference in Dili, Timor Leste. The conference commences with registration and drinks on...

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Additional District Court funding a step in the right direction

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The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, has issued a media release, which welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to provide additional funding to address criminal...

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Commemorating the Martin Place siege

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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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Prison penalties for serious domestic and non-domestic assault

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published Issue Paper No. 110, "Prison penalties for serious domestic and non-domestic assault". The research found "no evidence that serious...

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Human Rights Awards

For 28 years the Human Rights Awards have celebrated the extraordinary achievements of individuals, organisations and businesses contributing to human rights in Australia. This year, the Australian...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors Chess Tournament

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The 22 annual Bench and Bar v Solicitors chess match took place on 21 boards on Thursday, 19 November 2015. While the solicitors had a narrow win this year, the overall score for the Terrey Shaw...

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Suspicious email from the ABA

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Members are warned not to open an email that appears to be from the Australian Bar Association and headed "overdue invoice" or referring to accounts from a holiday retreat. They are being received by...

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The Hon Michael Kirby appointed to UN panel

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The Hon Michael Kirby has been appointed to a high-level UN panel on health technology innovation and access. Learn more here.

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32nd Great Bar Boat Race - 2015 Invitational Challenge

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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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Legal Aid News for December

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Legal Aid News for December 2015 is out now. There's a feature article on lawyers from Legal Aid NSW helping consumers appearing before NCAT to settle their everyday consumer disputes about goods and...

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Bench and Bar Tennis Day 2015

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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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2016 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

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The 15th annual Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 12 February 2016. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public...

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Swearing-in for John Murphy

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John Murphy, barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers, has been appointed to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC). A ceremonial welcome for Commissioner Murphy will be held on Friday, 4...

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Papers to note: the first prison experience and recidivism

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The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published Crime and Justice Bulletin No.187, which examines the question of whether short prison sentences (up to 12 months) exert a special...

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Learned Friends Lord Howe Island Conference

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In April 2016 (2–9 April) Learned Friends is holding a Conference on Lord Howe Island. This conference will mark the 5th Anniversary of the commencement of Learned...

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