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Amendments to the UCPR

On 5 December 2016, the Uniform Rules Committee approved Amendments No 82 and No 83 to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules. The amendments take into consideration changes made by the Harmonisation...

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Papers to note: Elder Abuse

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released Discussion Paper 83: Elder Abuse. The Law Council has issued a media release welcoming many of the 43 proposals contained in the discussion paper....

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Position vacant: Workers Compensation Commission

Promoted by the Workers Compensation Commission

The Workers Compensation Commission is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment as a Deputy President. Term opportunity...

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Sydney farewell to French CJ

Chief Justice Robert French AC will preside at the special leave list in Sydney on Friday, 16 December 2016, commencing at 9:30 am. The location will be Level 23, Law Courts Building, Queens Square....

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Swearing-in ceremony for Tanya Bright

Tanya Bright has been appointed a judge of the District Court of New South Wales. A formal ceremony to honour this occasion will be held in the John Maddison Tower on Level 21, at 9:00am on Tuesday,...

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Sydney barrister in national skydiving record

On 10 December last week, Mark Higgins from 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers was awarded an Australian Record for a 32 way sequential formation skydive (32 people from 2 planes form up into a...

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Time for government to reconsider ‘justice cluster’ arrangements

The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, and the president of the Law Society of New South Wales, Gary Ulman, have called upon the premier to review agency arrangements...

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New Barristers' Committee December breakfast

The New Barristers’ committee would like to invite you to attend the December breakfast catch-up at Silks Coffee Shop tomorrow morning, Tuesday 13 December. Drop in for a short (or long) period of...

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Appointment to the District Court

Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has announced the appointment of Crown Prosecutor Tanya Bright to the bench of the District Court of NSW. Ms Bright will be sworn in as a District Court judge on 31...

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Appointments to LCA International Law Section

Tim Castle of 6 St James Hall Chambers has been elected as deputy chair of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and Mary Walker of 9 Wentworth has also been elected to the...

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Appointment of acting judge at the Land and Environment Court

Justice Pepper will be taking leave of absence from the Land and Environment Court for 12 months from January 2017 to January 2018 to chair an inquiry. Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC has been...

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Applications to vacate or adjourn hearing dates in the District Court

There has been a recent significant increase in applications to vacate or adjourn hearing dates in the District Court. Such applications are being brought either very close to the hearing date in...

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Indigenous pre-law students visit to the Bar Association - 14 December 2016

As part of the NSW Bar Association’s Reconciliation Action Plan, we host an annual visit from the Indigenous students attending the UNSW pre-law course. This year the visit is on 14 December and...

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LCA Cyber Security Information Campaign

Members are invited to the launch of the Law Council’s Cyber Security Information Campaign Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 10.45am for 11.00am to 12.00pm. As the threat of cybercrime and cyber...

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Papers to note: Practice Note SC CL 3

Chief Justice T F Bathurst AC has today re-issued Practice Note SC CL 3 – Administrative & Industrial Law List. This Practice Note replaces the previous version that was issued 16 July 2007 and...

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Save the date: 15 Bobber for Brender and Soars


The 15 Bobber celebrating the appointments of Rodney Brender & Julie Soars to the Local Court of NSW will be held on Friday, 17 March 2017 in the NSW Bar Association Common Room at...

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Opening of 2017 Law Term religious services

Thursday, 2 February 2017

  • St Mary's Cathedral – 9:00 AM
  • St James' Church – 10:30 AM

Monday, 6 February 2017

  • The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 8...

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Chief Justice French's final sitting

Chief Justice French AC will preside at the special leave list in Sydney on Friday, 16 December 2016, commencing at 9.30 am. The location will be Level 23, Law Courts Building, Queens Square.

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2017

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences. The 2017 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations: - Saturday, 18 February:...

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Consultation on ALRC terms of reference welcome: ABA

The Australian Bar Association has welcomed the Australian Government’s consultation on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration...

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Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day - 23 January 2017

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to the Manly Golf Club on Monday, 23 January 2017. Shotgun start at 12.30pm followed by dinner (at around 6.00 pm). The cost for the day is...

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33rd Great Bar Boat Race - 2016 Invitational Challenge

The 33rd Great Bar Boat Race will be held on Monday, 19 December 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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BarBooks Drop In event at Level 1 Selborne Chambers Thursday 8 December

Promoted by BarBooks

Drop in to see the BarBooks Team at Level 1 Selborne Chambers tomorrow (Thursday 8 December). We will be here between 9.30am - 4pm showcasing our market leading practice...

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

St James' Church, King Street - Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 7.30pm

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College Chapel at Cambridge University, will be held at St...

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Ludlows Sydney end of year Wig & Robe Cleaning offer

Promoted by Ludlows Sydney

Bring in your Robes and Wig for cleaning and general maintenance over the Christmas break. This is a great time to rejuvenate your Regalia, with Ludlows’ prompt and...

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