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Council of Attorneys General releases defamation draft provisions and background paper

The NSW Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has issued a media release (link available here) regarding draft provisions (link available here) and a background paper (link available here) on...

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Council of Attorneys-General communiqué – 29 November 2019

A meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General was held today in Adelaide. Attorneys-General discussed the following issues: Family Violence; Surrogacy Regulation; Uniform Evidence Law Test; Royal...

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New Motor Accident Guidelines: Part 8 - Authorised Health Practitioners

The State Insurance Regulatory has today issued new Motor Accident Guidelines regarding Authorised Health Practitioners (available here). The new guidelines take effect on 1 December 2019.

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2020 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2020 Regional CPD Conferences.

  • Newcastle, Saturday 22 February 2020, Novotel Newcastle Beach
  • North Coast (Ballina), Saturday 29...
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Fundraiser for the Women's and Girls' emergency centre: Head of the Yarra Regatta Saturday 30 November 2019

Philanthropy

This Saturday, 30 November 2019, David Rayment will be competing in the Head of the Yarra rowing regatta in Melbourne in a coxed eight. He and a number of members in his crew from...

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Six Windeyer: Room for Sale (or licence) Price $1 Floor Fees included to February 2020

An internal room is available for sale or licence at Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers due to a statutory appointment. Floor fees are $2,653.00 per month (including GST and CCL maintenance levy). The...

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Yan ga gadjang guygam (travel by sand)

Philanthropy

In mid-January 2020, Ian Roberts SC and two others will cycle 800km on sand from Newcastle to Tweed Heads to raise awareness of domestic violence and to raise vital funds for Bunjum...

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A collection of works by Jens Lichtenberger

Jens Lichtenberger practised as a barrister on 7th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers from 1987 to 2004. He died in October 2016. I Kicked a Stone in Metaphor is a collection of his photographs, stories...

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Experienced Barristers Program lunch dates for 2020

For the diary

The inaugural Experienced Barristers Lunch was held, with much acclaim, on 20 November. The Wellbeing Committee is pleased to announce a program of intended lunch dates throughout...

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Dissolution of Roads and Maritime Services and transfer of functions, assets, rights and liabilities to Transport for NSW

In April 2019 the State Government announced changes to the NSW public sector. These changes included the transfer of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) functions into Transport for NSW.

To...

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Bar Association office hours during Christmas - New Year

The Bar Library and the office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at midday on Friday, 20 December. The main office reopens at 9.00am on Monday, 6...

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Fundraiser for the Women's and Girls' emergency centre: Head of the Yarra Regatta Saturday 30 November 2019

Philanthropy

This Saturday, 30 November 2019, David Rayment will be competing in the Head of the Yarra rowing regatta in Melbourne in a coxed eight. He and a number of members in his crew from...

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Six Windeyer: Room for Sale (or licence) Price $1 Floor Fees included to February 2020

An internal room is available for sale or licence at Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers due to a statutory appointment. Floor fees are $2,653.00 per month (including GST and CCL maintenance levy). The...

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Costs and fees information

Practice support

The Bar Association has updated its Costs and Fees pages. This valuable resource assists members to comply with all applicable legislation for disclosures, costs agreements, billing...

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Room for Sale - Lachlan Macquarie Chambers, Parramatta

A fully furnished room at Lachlan Macquarie Chambers in Parramatta, with private courtyard, plus built in book case and cupboards has recently been made available for sale. Room is 15 square metres....

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Director, Projects and Practice Development

Positions Vacant

The NSW Bar Association is recruiting for the position of ‘Director, Projects and Practice Development’. The role is for an initial 2 years full time. The Director will develop...

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2020 Law Society Diaries available now

The 2020 Law Society diary is now in stock and available in three convenient formats: week-at-a-glance, day-to-a-page, and pocket. Order yours today as stocks are strictly limited. Find out more and...

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Fundraiser for the Women's and Girls' emergency centre: Head of the Yarra Regatta Saturday 30 November 2019

Philanthropy

This Saturday, 30 November 2019, David Rayment will be competing in the Head of the Yarra rowing regatta in Melbourne in a coxed eight. He and a number of members in his crew from...

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Presenting Evidence of Disadvantage on Sentence: An Introduction to the Bar Book Project

Tomorrow - 28 November

On Thursday 28 November, at 5.15 pm, the Criminal Law Committee will host a seminar titled 'Presenting Evidence of Disadvantage on Sentence: An Introduction to the Bar Book...

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Protocol at ceremonial sittings

Members are advised that the existing practice whereby barristers stand during speeches given on behalf of the New South Wales Bar at judicial swearing-in and retirement ceremonies continues to be...

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Accessibility Panel

Membership of the NSW Bar Association’s Accessibility Panel has now been finalised. Thank you to members for their kind offers of assistance, the Panel has been overwhelmed by members’...

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UK Supreme Court President predicts 50% female bench by 2033

Diversity

Speaking on Saturday, at the UK Bar Council’s annual conference in London, President Hale stated that the number of female judges in the UK is growing faster than previously expected and...

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2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Program Release

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference has now been released.

The 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at Hilton Hotel, George Street on...

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Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire Under the Frost

Book launch tonight

The Federation Press cordially invites members to the launch of Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire Under the Frost, by the Hon Keith Mason AC QC on Tuesday, 26 November at 5.15pm for...

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Fundraiser for the Women's and Girls' emergency centre: Head of the Yarra Regatta Saturday 30 November 2019

Philanthropy

This Saturday, 30 November 2019, David Rayment will be competing in the Head of the Yarra rowing regatta in Melbourne in a coxed eight. He and a number of members in his crew from...

Read more >

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