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Inbrief

Christmas and New Year message from the president

I would like to extend to each of our members, the NSW judiciary and our staff at the Bar Association, my best wishes for Christmas and 2018. I hope each of you takes time to reflect and to rest with...

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RACS fast-track workshop

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS), in conjunction with the Law Institute of Victoria, Victoria Legal Aid and Lander & Rogers, will run a workshop in Sydney on 23 January 2018 regarding...

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New acting public defenders

Appointments

Madeleine Avenell and Paul Coady, both from Maurice Byers Chambers, have been appointed as acting public defenders, commencing on 29 January 2018.

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Tools for a more inclusive profession

Diversity

The Law Council of Australia has launched three new web-based resources supporting Diversity & Inclusion. The Law Council of Australia president, Fiona McLeod SC, said the new resources...

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Skydiving barrister in another record-breaking jump

Wellbeing

Mark Higgins, skydiving counsel, took part in an Australasian record-breaking skydive at Moruya on 24 November. For the technically-minded, it was a 3-point 32-way Australian and Oceanic...

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Commencement of Law Term 2018 Services

The various services for the commencement of the 2018 Law Year, listed chronologically, are as follows:

Red Mass

  • Time: 9.00am
  • Date: Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
  • ...
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Great Bar Boat Race

Wellbeing

The Great Bar Boat Race (now in its 34th year) was a great success on Monday. Lovely winds at 12-15 knots took the competitors over the course from Point Piper to Store Beach. The Law...

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Hon Christian Porter MP appointed as new Commonwealth Attorney-General

The Prime Minister has today announced new Ministerial arrangements, including the appointment of the Hon Christian Porter MP as the new Commonwealth Attorney-General, replacing Senator the Hon...

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Anthony Lo Surdo SC appointed President of a Court of Arbitration for Sport Appeal Panel

Appointments

Anthony Lo Surdo SC of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers has been appointed President of a Court of Arbitration for Sport Appeal Panel in a disciplinary matter to be heard abroad in the...

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Appointments to the Federal Courts

The Federal Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced a number of appointments to the Federal Courts as follows.

Federal Court of Australia

  • Mr Thomas Thawley SC will...
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Statement from Director of Public Prosecutions regarding independence of Crown Prosecutors

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Lloyd Babb SC, has issued a media release indicating his agreement with the statement made last week by President Arthur Moses SC regarding the independence of...

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Jonathan Hyde appointed as part-time judge advocate

Appointments

President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed the appointment of Jonathan Hyde from New Chambers as a part-time judge advocate and Defence Force Magistrate. He was appointed by the chief of...

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Walker SC appointed SA royal commissioner

Appointments

Premier Jay Weatherill has announced on the weekend that Bret Walker SC will be recommended to the South Australian governor to be appointed as royal commissioner to lead the...

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Latest edition of Australian Bar Association Member News - December 2017

To read about recent ABA activities and upcoming events, including the 2018 ABA/New South Wales Bar Association National Conference (15 – 17 November 2018), the latest ABA Member News can be found...

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New practice note commences on 1 January 2018

Practice and procedure

Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC has re-issued Practice Note SC CA 1 – Court of Appeal, which commences operation 1 January 2018, and replaces the previous practice...

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Fiduciary Duties in a Corporate and Commercial Context

Papers to note

The papers for the Supreme Court Corporate and Commercial Law Conference, 2017: Fiduciary Duties in a Corporate and Commercial Context, held in the Bar Association Common Room on 15...

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Royal commission delivers final report on child sexual abuse

Law reform and public affairs

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has handed down its final report. It comprises 189 new recommendations, bringing to 409 the...

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Thawley SC appointed to the Federal Court of Australia

Appointments

President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed the announcement that Tom Thawley SC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

"Tom Thawley was called to the New South...

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Julia Baird SC appointed to the Federal Circuit Court

Appointments

President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed the appointment of Julia Baird SC as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

"Julia was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1992 and...

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Message from the President re Barrister Select

Barrister Select and Lawyers Weekly have recently published and distributed material bearing the heading “Are you aware the way to brief Sydney barristers has changed?”

Based on the information...

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Statement from President Arthur Moses SC regarding independence of Crown prosecutors

Law reform and public affairs

President Arthur Moses SC has issued a media statement regarding an article in this morning's Daily Telegraph. That statement is available here. The president has also...

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The Sword of Damocles

Save the date

On 16 March 2018 the Bar Association will host an all-day CPD at the Federal Court. Titled "The Sword of Damocles" it will analyse and discuss regulators’ powers to determine the...

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Bench & Bar Tennis Day Update

Wellbeing

There is one last playing position available for the tennis day on the magnificent grass courts of the Royal Sydney Golf Club next Tuesday, 19 December at 9.00am. Please express your...

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2018 Regional CPD Conference Series - Programs

We are pleased to announce the release of the draft programs for 2018 Regional CPD Conference Series.

  • Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast - Program
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Parramatta -...
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