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Inbrief

Robyn Rankin painting for sale

Barristers Classifieds

For sale: an original Robyn Rankin acrylic on canvas artwork (‘At the Law Courts’) commissioned in 2004 by Sydney solicitor Jason Macarthur.

The work is 120cm x 132cm....

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Amendments to Uniform Civil Procedure Rules

On 3 December 2018, the Uniform Rules Committee approved Amendments No 87 and 88 to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules.

Amendment No 87:

The amendment is to rule 39.39A.

This rule sets out when a...

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A generous donation from the silks of 2018

Philanthropy

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, the 2018 silks have this year made generous donations to the following two charities, $34,000 to Gunawirra and $52,500 to Weave Youth &...

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Appointment of Patricia Henry - Supreme Court of New South Wales

Appointments

Ms Patricia Henry has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

A formal ceremony to mark this occasion will be held in Banco Court, on Level 13, at 9:15 AM on...

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Bench and Bar v Solicitors Golf Day

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 per person...

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The 35th Great Bar Boat Race - Get your entries in!

Wellbeing

The 35th Great Bar Boat Race will be held on** Monday, 17 December 2018** beginning in the vicinity of Shark Island at 11.00am and finishing at Store Beach. All barristers, judges and...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

Continuing Professional Development

The NSW Bar Associations Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course. The coaching is...

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Judicial mediations in family law matters

Practice and procedure

The chief judge of the Federal Circuit Court has released Federal Circuit Court Practice Direction No 1 of 2019 - Judicial Mediations in Family Law Matters, which commences on...

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For the diary: 2019 CLANT Bali Conference

The Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) will host its 17th biennial criminal law conference on 22 to 29 June 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Sanur (formerly The Bali Hyatt)....

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Australia's unfinished human rights business

The Law Council has marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by calling for Australia to adopt a national Human Rights Act. The president of the LCA, Morry Bailes,...

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Advising an accused on whether or not to testify

Standards

The attention of members is drawn to the recent judgment of the Western Australian Court of Criminal Appeal in Jeffery v The State of Western Australia [2018] WASCA 219, dealing with the...

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CDPP revised National Letter of Engagement to Counsel

Message from President Tim Game SC

Following representations from the New South Wales Bar Association to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), correspondence has now been received...

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State Coroner Les Mabbutt to return to the Local Court

Appointments

The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP had advised via media release that State Coroner Les Mabbutt will leave the position on Friday, 14 December at the end of this year’s Law term. He will...

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Changes to wills of people in same sex marriages

Law reform and public affairs

A Bill to make changes to the Succession Act 2006 to clarify the effect of marriage or divorce on a will of a person whose marriage was recognised in Australia on 9...

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New appointments to the Fair Work Commission (FED)

The Coalition Government has appointed six new Deputy Presidents and a Commissioner to the Fair Work Commission.

Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP said "the...

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High Court Rules - Amendments to Second Schedule

The High Court have advised it has made amendments to the High Court Rules 2004, amending Schedule 2, available here.

The explanatory statement is available here.

The amendments to Schedule 2 will...

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2019 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Registrations are OPEN for the 2019 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on Saturday 16 March.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

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Seven New District Court Judges Appointed

Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman announced this morning the appointment of seven of the state’s top barristers, including five senior counsel, will become judges of the NSW District...

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LCA backs efforts to bring asylum seekers to Australia for medical attention

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has backed efforts by the member for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps MP and others in the Australian Parliament, to remove children and adult...

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2019 Anglican Law Term Service

Collegiality

The Most Reverend Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, and Reverend Andrew Sempell, invite members of the judiciary, bar and legal profession to attend the 2019 Opening of Law Term...

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Family Law Amendment (Costs) Rules 2018

Law reform and public affairs

The Family Law Amendment (Costs) Rules 2018 have been signed by a majority of judicial officers and were registered on 4 December. A full copy is available here.

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New Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Judges

Law reform and public affairs

The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today announced Justice Lucy McCallum will be elevated to the Court of Appeal and Sydney solicitor Trish Henry will be appointed to the...

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Sentencing of repeat traffic offenders

Law reform and public affairs

The NSW Attorney General has asked for a review of the sentencing of repeat traffic offenders who may pose an ongoing risk to the community.

Having received...

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High Court announces new Full Court sitting times

The CEO and principal registrar of the High Court, Philippa Lynch, has advised the ABA of its new sitting times for Full Court sittings. Learn more here.

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Tonight - 2018 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture

At the lectern

The 2018 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Adrienne Stone, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow, Director,...

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