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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments.

Members are advised in this regard...

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New Chair for Law and Justice Foundation

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today announced the appointment of Sharon Cook as the new Chair of the NSW Law and Justice Foundation, effective from today for a three year...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments.

Members are advised in this regard...

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Workers Compensation (Indexation) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020

The Workers Compensation (Indexation) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 has been published in the Government Gazette and commences on 1 July 2020.

The object of the Order is to declare increases in...

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New Law Council of Australia Guidelines - Equitable Briefing Policy

The 2019-2020 financial year is coming to a close and, accordingly, the Law Council’s portal for the annual reporting by Equitable Briefing Policy adoptees (Policy adoptees) will soon open on 1...

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Annual Federal Courts and Tribunals Fee Increases from 1 July 2020 - Amended Notice

The Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department has advised that, due to a number of small errors identified in the Annual Federal Courts and Tribunals Fee Increases Gazette Notice published on 9 June...

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Statement from the President of the Law Council of Australia regarding sexual harassment in the legal profession

The President of the Law Council of Australia Pauline Wright has issued a media statement indicating that at the board meeting of the Law Council of Australia held on on Saturday 27 June, Directors...

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NCAT fees and charges from 1 July 2020

NCAT's fees and charges for the filing of applications, appeals and other services will change on 1 July 2020.

A general 1.5% increase will be applied to all NCAT fees and charges. Certain...

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2020-21 Practising Certificate Renewals due Tomorrow - Information regarding Online Renewals

Please be aware there are a number of barristers who have not completed their renewals but have just saved their renewals in the system. If you have saved your renewal, you have not completed it....

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments.

Members are advised in this regard...

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Webinar - Judging and Advocacy in Virtual Court Hearings – An International Experience Saturday 27 June

The COVID-19 Pandemic has only served to accelerate the use of remote hearings to determine disputes. As an important means of broadening access to justice, there is no question that such hearings...

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Survey - Research on lawyer negotiation tactics

A University of Western Australia PhD research project is investigating legal practitioners’ attitudes towards various negotiation tactics. The aim of the project is to determine legal...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes an Update to the...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments.

Members are advised in this regard...

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Last Call for COVID-19 AVL anecdotes

Bar News

The BarNews Committee is finalising the next edition of Bar News, which will focus on the effect of Covid19 on the Bench and Bar. We are hoping to include a piece that captures some of the...

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Media Release - NSW Supreme Court Sexual Harrassment Policy

The Supreme Court of NSW has issued a media release regarding the development of an internal bespoke sexual harrassment policy for judges and judicial staff working in judges’ chambers.

The Court...

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Tomorrow: Remote Advocacy: Questioning Witnesses

Webinar

Join Sharyn Hall and Phil Hogan on Thursday 25th June to discuss remote advocacy and the examination of witnesses. The presenters will share helpful tips, practical guidance and anecdotal...

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Vale Simon Andrew Gregory (1959-2020)

Simon Andrew Gregory, formerly of 13 Wentworth Chambers passed away on Monday morning after many months' struggling with biliary cancer, a rare, aggressive cancer.

Simon was 60 years old. He leaves...

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President's Message

A singular event has occurred in recent days in our profession, namely the High Court’s publication of the findings of an investigation into the conduct of Dyson Heydon AC QC whilst a member of...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, including the Workers Compensation...

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Bar Yoga

Wellbeing

Many members across NSW experienced the benefits of yoga for the first time when they joined the Bar Yoga Group via Zoom, at home or in chambers, during the COVID-19 lockdown. On your matt...

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Frances Forbes Society – Forbes Lecture paper and 2020-21 membership renewal

The Forbes Society for Australian Legal History invites members to renew membership and welcomes applications from new members. We also invite donations to the Francis Forbes Fund. Members have...

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Sir James Martin Chambers - external room with incentives available

A medium-sized external room (approx. 25sqm) with sweeping south facing views of Hyde Park, the Eastern Suburbs and beyond is available at Sir James Martin Chambers. The motivated vendor is offering...

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Room for Sale: Sir Anthony Mason Chambers

Sir Anthony Mason Chambers has a large, well-appointed room for sale and available for immediate occupation.

The room is newly fitted out with an abundance of built-in floor-to-ceiling storage as...

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9th Floor Windeyer - Room for Sale

Available now for urgent sale: 9th Floor Windeyer Chambers has a room for sale and available for immediate occupation.

As one of Sydney’s premier common law and insurance floors, it currently...

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