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Inbrief

Nominations for Election of the 2021 Bar Council close at 4pm this Friday 25 September

Members are reminded that nomination forms for election of the 2021 Bar Council were posted on Friday 4 September to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or be nominated.

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 23 September 2020

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 that, although the...

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Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Learn more here.

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Vale Simon James Brockwell (1961-2020)

Simon James Brockwell, who formerly held Chambers in Macquarie Street, passed away on 14 September 2020.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday 24th September, starting at...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 22 September 2020

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 advice from the Chief...

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New Local Court sitting arrangements for Bankstown, Hornsby, Manly and Burwood to commence on and from 1 February 2021

The Chief Magistrate has written to advise the Association and its members of new sitting arrangements for Bankstown, Hornsby, Manly and Burwood Local Courts to commence on and from 1 February 2021.... Read more >

WLA webinar - Elimination of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession – Male Leaders Speak: 4pm - 5.30pm Tomorrow 22 September 2020

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW (WLA) is presenting a free webinar "Elimination of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession – Male Leaders Speak" from 4pm - 5.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday 22...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 21 September 2020

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 that, although the...

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President’s Message – Grievance Handling Training for Chambers Contact Officers

The New South Wales Bar Association is providing grievance handling training for those in chambers who have or will be appointed the ‘contact officers’ under the Association’s Best Practice...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 18 September 2020

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 today's E-Bulletin No 109...

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Vale Andrew Hamilton Young (1948 – 2020)

Mr Andrew Hamilton Young, formerly of Garfield Barwick and Samuel Griffiths Chambers, passed away on Tuesday 15 September 2020 after a long illness.

Family and friends are meeting tomorrow from 12...

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New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties - Online Panel Discussion regarding First Nations Justice

The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) held an online panel discussion on systemic racism and the over-incarceration of Indigenous people last Friday 11 September.

The panel...

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Motor Accident Claims – 1 October Indexation

Indexations of costs and fees in motor accident claims which take effect on 1 October 2020 have today been published on the NSW Legislation website.

  1. Indexation of damages payable for non-economic...
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Amendment to UCPR forms 62, 64 and 66, and creation of UCPR form 164

The following amended forms have been made pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 and published today:

Form 62 – writ of restitution;

Form 64 – writ of delivery; and

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Bar FC 2-0 unlucky again

Yesterday saw Bar FC take on QBE in the Domain Soccer League. With youth on their side of their opponents, Bar FC knew it was going to be a tough game.

For most of the first half, Bar FC held their...

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Law Council of Australia Media Release - A shifting culture towards equal opportunity for women in law

There has been a rise in the number of female barristers being briefed on matters over the past three years, according to the latest equal opportunity data released by the Law Council of Australia.

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Launch of New South Wales Bar Association NAB Escrow Service

President's Message

Members may recall that in 2018 the National Australia Bank (NAB) and the New South Wales Bar Association signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an Escrow Service for...

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Advice from the Local Court of NSW - Protocol for Attendance at Court for Education or Development

The Chief Magistrates Office has today advised that due to on-going health concerns the Local Court is continuing to restrict attendance in court buildings for people not directly involved in court...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 17 September 2020

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 that, although the...

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New Barristers Committee NBC Trivia Night

The New Barristers’ Committee is holding the inaugural New Barristers’ Online Trivia Night on Thursday 1 October 2020 from 5:15pm-6.30pm.

You can play as an individual or grab a few of your...

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Equitable briefing report due 30 September

A reminder to all barristers who have adopted the Equitable Briefing Policy that you are required to submit your FY20 report to the Law Council of Australia by 30 September 2020.

To submit your FY20...

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ILS International Law and Practice Course 2020 Lecture Four "The Challenges for the Regulation of Outer Space: Balancing International Law, Technology and Geopolitics" - Tuesday 20 October 2020

Join the International Law Section for the fourth ILS International Law and Practice Course lecture for 2020 – "The Challenges for the Regulation of Outer Space: Balancing International Law,...

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NMAS Mediators’ Re-accreditation

If you were accredited as a mediator by the NSW Bar Association under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) in 2018, our records indicate that your accreditation is due to expire next...

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Fifth edition of “Sentence” now available

The comprehensive text of the law of sentencing in NSW by SJ Odgers SC is now available in its fifth edition. That edition (736 pages) or an on-line version of the work may be purchased at...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 16 September 2020

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 that, although the...

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