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Latest NSWCA Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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The latest edition of the Court of Appeal's Decisions of Interest Bulletin is now available here.

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Exchanging Ideas: First Nations Consensus in Constitutional Reform, Nation Building and Treaty Making Processes

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Date and time: Saturday, 4 February 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney (Admission is complimentary, however registrations are now...

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Room for Sale In 8 Windeyer Chambers

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Practice Support

8 Windeyer has an extremely well-appointed room for immediate purchase. The external large and spacious room fronts Macquarie Street with views over Sydney Hospital and to the...

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Expressions of Interest: Voluntary Assisted Dying Board

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NSW Health is planning for the implementation of voluntary assisted dying to ensure it is safe, accessible and aligns with the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 (NSW).

As part of the implementation...

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Industrial Relations Commission Security Protocols Update

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Message from the Industrial Relations Commission

The Commission, in consultation with the Sheriff’s office, have reviewed the security arrangements in place at the Commission in Parramatta and...

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Australia Day Honours

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Personalia

The Honourable James Leslie Allsop AO was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2023 Australia Day Honours for eminent service to the judiciary and to...

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Expressions of Interest: NT Mediators Panel

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The Northern Territory Government is calling for expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified persons to become members of a Mediators Panel under the Petroleum Regulations 2020...

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Are Legal Directories Worth It? A discussion on the value for Barristers

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Online - Thursday, 2 February 2023

Join the Practice Development Committee on Thursday, 2 February 2023 at 5.00pm for discussion on the value of legal directories chaired by David Thomas SC.

In...

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Commencement of Law Term Services

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The Schedule of Commencement Services for the 2023 Law Term is available here.

The updated version includes the Coptic Orthodox Divine Liturgy on Monday, 6 February 2023, and the Islamic Service on...

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Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment

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On 13 December 2022, key provisions in the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 (Cth) commenced, amending inter alia the Sex Discrimination Act 1984...

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The Honourable Ian Vitaly Gzell AM KC (1941-2022)

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Vale

The Honourable Ian Vitaly Gzell AM KC, former judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, passed away on 22 December 2022. He was admitted to practise at the Bar in December 1965 and was...

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2023 Experienced Barristers' Program

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Wellbeing

Please join our President, Gabrielle Bashir SC, Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, Cynthia Cochrane SC, and our guest of honour, the Hon Arthur Emmett AO KC, for the Wellbeing Committee’s...

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New Legal Aid NSW policies for funding Independent Children’s Lawyers

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The Legal Aid NSW Board has introduced new policies for funding Independent Children’s Lawyers in family law proceedings.

The policies for funding ICLs apply from 9th January 2023. See Policy...

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Federal Court Legislation Amendment Rules 2022

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On Thursday, 12 January 2023, the Federal Court Legislation Amendment Rules 2022 were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation. These Amendment Rules, which commence today, amend the Federal...

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High Court of Australia (Fees) Regulations 2022

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The High Court of Australia (Fees) Regulations 2022 prescribes the fees payable for proceedings in the High Court of Australia and for the execution of the process of the Court. It repeals and...

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Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court Regulations 2022

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The Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court Regulations 2022 prescribes the fees payable in proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of...

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Family Law (Fees) Regulations 2022

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The Family Law (Fees) Regulations 2022 repeals and replaces the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 which sunsets on 1 April 2023 and prescribes the fees payable for filing documents in the course of a...

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Sunset of temporary COVID-19 Witnessing Arrangements for Statutory Declarations

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Temporary arrangements for Witnessing Arrangement for Statutory Declarations that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic in section 18(2) of the Oaths Act 1900 sunsetted on 1 January 2023.

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Office and Library Hours During January

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Practice Support

The Association’s office and the Bar Library have reopened for 2023.

Due to air conditioning maintenance work in CCL, the Bar Library and the Association’s Reception is...

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The Humanitarian Award of the Anti-Defamation Commission

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Adam Butt of 8 Wentworth Chambers has received the inaugural Humanitarian Award of the Anti-Defamation Commission for his work in representing the five former students from Brighton Secondary College...

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Cash Target Rate Increase Effective 7 December 2022

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The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Board decided on 6 December 2022 to raise the cash target rate from 2.85% to 3.10%. Accordingly, the rate of interest on unpaid legal costs prescribed by s 195 of...

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Office and Library Hours During Christmas - New Year

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Practice Support

The Association’s office and the Bar Library will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday from close of business today Wednesday, 21 December 2022 until Thursday, 5 January 2023....

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