Inbrief

The Bar Bushwalking Group

Wellbeing

The Bar Bushwalking Group emerges from lockdown on Sunday, 12 December at 10.30am with a 10km, Grade 3 walk on the Karloo Track in the Royal National Park. Register here.

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New South Wales Bar Association - initiatives to address sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying

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The New South Wales Bar Association recently launched two new initiatives which are intended to address sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying at the New South Wales Bar and provide...

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Opinion Piece - Bail A Question of Balance

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Yesterday's edition of the Daily Telegraph included an opinion piece by the President Michael McHugh SC entitled "Bail A Question of Balance".

The content of the President's opinion piece is...

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Changes to application lodgment and document submission from 31 January 2022

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From early 2022, the AAT’s preferred method of filing will be through its convenient online services portal.

We are making this change to streamline the application process for our users, so from...

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Revised time for ceremonial sitting to farewell the Honourable Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace - 4.30pm Wednesday 15 December

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As advised previously in In Brief, a ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to farewell the Honourable Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace will be held on Wednesday 15...

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Full size room For Sale at 4 Wentworth Chambers

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The room is newly renovated and has built-in cupboards throughout, together with air conditioning, carpet, is freshly painted in light neutral tones and has lots of natural light. 4 Wentworth...

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WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23 and other decisions of the High Court: An update on developments in employment law

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Webinar - Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Industrial, Employment, Health and Safety Committee is pleased to host a CPD considering the High Court's recent decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021]...

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Law Council of Australia announces 2022 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship recipients

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Law Council of Australia President, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, has announced the recipients of the 2022 John Koowarta scholarship are Queensland University of Technology law student, Mr Cameron Downey, and...

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Respect for Australia’s legal institutions

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The President of the Law Council of Australia, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC issued a Media Release on Friday stating 'the Law Council of Australia calls for moderation in the debate over the proposed federal...

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WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23 and other decisions of the High Court: An update on developments in employment law

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Webinar - Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Industrial, Employment, Health and Safety Committee is pleased to host a CPD considering the High Court's recent decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021]...

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Funeral arrangements for Babette Smith OAM

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As advised previously in In Brief, Ms Babette Smith OAM, who served as the New South Wales Bar Association’s Executive Director from September 1993 to June 1997, passed away earlier this week.

Her...

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Bench & Bar Motorbike Ride

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A small group of barristers who ride motorcycles have organised a Bench & Bar Motorbike Ride from Phillip Street to Robertson on the morning of Sunday, 5 December 2021.

Interested people can contact...

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Women in Law Awards

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The Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law Awards were held last night.

The Barrister of the Year Award went to Laina Chan of 2 Selborne. The full list of award winners and finalists can be found here.

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Grace Period for Old Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia Forms Ending

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The three month grace period for filing old Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia forms, after the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia...

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Australian Bar Association calls for moderation in anti-corruption debate

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The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has called for moderation in the debate over the proposed federal anticorruption commission, after the Prime Minister yesterday compared the New South Wales...

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Appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)

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The Attorney-General for Australia Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash has announced that Mr Richard Schonell SC and Mr Andrew Strum QC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit and Family...

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Ceremonial sittings of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)

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Ceremonial sittings of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) will be held in New South Wales to farewell the Honourable Garry Foster and the Honourable Justice Ann...

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Full size room For Sale at 4 Wentworth Chambers

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The room is newly renovated and has built-in cupboards throughout, together with air conditioning, carpet, is freshly painted in light neutral tones and has lots of natural light. 4 Wentworth...

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The Bar Bushwalking Group

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Wellbeing

The Bar Bushwalking Group emerges from lockdown on Sunday, 12 December at 10.30am with a 10km, Grade 3 walk on the Karloo Track in the Royal National Park.

Assemble at the Heathcote Train...

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Personal Injury Commission Mediator Recruitment

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The Personal Injury Commission is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced individuals to provide mediation services in the Workers Compensation Division, as required by legislation.

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Courts Christmas sitting arrangements for 2021-2022

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The Department of Communities and Justice has today advised of sitting arrangements across Court Services during the Christmas/New Year period, 2021/2022.

The arrangements which apply to the Local...

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Farewell Ceremony for The Hon Clifton Hoeben AM RFD

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The Hon Clifton Hoeben AM RFD retired from the Supreme Court of New South Wales as Chief Judge at Common Law on 31 August 2021. A farewell ceremony to mark the occasion will be held in the Banco...

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Welcome ceremony for the Hon Justice Hament Dhanji - 9:15am Wednesday 8 December 2021

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The Hon Justice Dhanji was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 20 September 2021. A welcome ceremony to mark the occasion will be held in the Banco Court on Level 13, at...

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Public Defenders Postal Address Update

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Please note that the postal details for the Public Defenders have changed.

Effective immediately the Public Defenders no longer has a DX service.

All Sydney CBD postal correspondence should be...

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FCFCOA FamilyProperty Pilot in the Sydney Registry - Webinar 29 November 2021 at 1pm

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The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) has announced that it is conducting a Pilot using FamilyProperty in Conciliation Conferences in the Sydney Registry.

FamilyProperty is an...

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