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Inbrief

Five new District Court Judges for NSW

Appointments

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointment of South Australian District Court Judge Susanne Cole, Federal Circuit Court Judge Justin Smith SC and...

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New President of the Workers Compensation Commission

Appointments

The Attorney General and the Minister for Finance, Services and Property have announced the appointment of Gerard Phillips as the new President of the Workers Compensation Commission...

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Mark Ierace SC appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW

Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointment of the senior public defender, Mark Ierace SC to the bench of the Supreme Court of NSW. Mr Ierace will be sworn in as...

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Christmas and New Year message from the president

I would like to take this opportunity as the year draws to a close to wish members, the judiciary and our staff at the Bar Association as well as your families a restful and safe holiday period and...

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Australian Bar Association (ABA) international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) will host their biennial international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019, 11 - 12 July 2019. More information is available here.

• Sponsored by...

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ABA Inquiry into Arbitration Opportunities – Hon Roger Gyles AO, QC

The ABA has asked Hon Roger Gyles AO QC to inquire into and report on practising opportunities for Australian barristers in international commercial arbitration, particularly in the Asia-Pacific...

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High Court schedule of fees for 2019

The High Court Amendment (Fees) Rules have been published. The Rules set out schedules of High Court fees for 2019. The new Rules attached here, commence on 1 January 2019.

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Ms Margaret Newby

Vale

Ms. Margaret Newby passed away peacefully early this morning. Ms Newby was the Associate to Justices Harold Glass, Michael McHugh AC QC, John Kearney QC, Moreton Rolfe QC and Reg Barrett and...

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District Court of NSW - Free Books

The District Court has old law reports and other books that are to be recycled as soon as possible – if anyone is interested they are free to a good home.

Please contact Michelle Dawe, Judges...

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Rule of law is key to integrity - Arthur Moses SC

Law reform and public affairs

The Australian had today published an Opinion Piece from the President elect of the Law Council of Australia, Arthur Moses SC. A full copy is available here.

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Industrial Relations Commission is moving

The Industrial Relations Commission of NSW is moving from its current heritage home at 47 Bridge Street Sydney to new premises at Parramatta. The move will take place from 21 December 2018. The...

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When to notify the Bar Council

Professional Conduct

The Uniform Law legislation requires a barrister to notify the Bar Council of certain matters, including the following – - becoming bankrupt, being served with notice of a...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors Golf Day

Wellbeing

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to Manly course on Thursday, 24 January 2018. The event will be the usual Two – ball Stableford. The cost for the day is $170.00...

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Commencement of Civil Liability Act reforms for organisational child abuse liability

Law reform and public affairs

The governor has proclaimed the proper defendant reforms for organisational child abuse liability contained in Division 4 of Part 1B of the Civil Liability Act 2002....

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IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference

Conferences

The International Bar Association has released the full programme and registration details of the up-coming 6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia taking place...

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New president of the Mental Health Review Tribunal

Appointments

Experienced District Court Judge Paul Lakatos SC has been appointed the new president of the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT). Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies said Judge...

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MYEFO A missed opportunity to address chronically underfunded Family Courts

Advocacy

The Federal Government has today announced it will provide $3.7 million over four years for an additional judge and support staff to hear family law case appeals under the government’s...

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AHRC Human Rights Awards

The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC and Chrissie Foster were awarded the Human Rights Medal at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Awards today. The Human Rights Medal is awarded to an...

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Australian Bar Association (ABA) international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) will host their biennial international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019, 11 - 12 July 2019. More information is available here.

  • Sponsored by Singapore...
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[2018] (Summer) Bar News is available online

The Summer 2018 edition of Bar News is out now, featuring articles on blockchain and cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and the courtroom of the future. There's the usual mix of opinions, news...

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2019 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23...
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Fairfax & Roberts Christmas pop up gift shop - TODAY

Promoted by Fairfax and Roberts

Need to buy a last minute gift?

Fairfax & Roberts will be hosting a Christmas pop up gift shop exclusive to all Bar Association members and staff.

There will be a...

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Five new magistrates for Local Court of NSW

Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of barrister Miranda Moody and solicitors Greg Elks, Ian Rodgers, Fiona McCarron and Stephen Olischlager as Local Court...

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Toolkit for In House Counsel

Practice development

The Practice Development Committee has developed a range of precedents to assist In House Counsel in briefing the bar direct. The “In House Toolkit” can be found here. The...

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Calls for talks

The Commercial Law Section is calling for suggestions for talks for 2019. Please send any topic suggestions to the Secretary of the Commercial Law Section, Sera Mirzabegian.

A reminder that the...

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