Inbrief

International Arbitration And The Australian Consumer Law

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In-person and online seminar - Wednesday 8 December 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's International Committee And the Australian Centre For International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) are...

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Streaming link for Ceremonial Sitting to Farewell Justice Foster

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As previously advised in In Brief, a Ceremonial Sitting will be held at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to farewell The Hon Garry Foster on 8 December 2021 at 4.30pm.

Please note...

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Updated Procedures for court mentions and hearings at Waverley local court for the month of December and beyond

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Waverley Local Court, from 1 December 2021, will continue to attempt to minimise people attending court in person, to protect the health of court staff, the legal profession, other court users and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 2 December

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The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes the Land and Environment Court's...

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Supreme Court of NSW - Court vacation period registry arrangements

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The Supreme Court’s registry public counter has reopened and will be operating from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday until Friday 17 December 2021.

The Supreme Court has today provided a summary of...

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Upcoming AAL Event 7 December 2021 - Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom and Australia considered comparatively

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In what manner does the law restrict investigative journalism and how do the Courts protect public interest stories? This event compares the position in the United Kingdom and Australia. Four experts...

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Land and Environment Court COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy - December 2021

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The Land and Environment Court's COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy has been replaced by a new Policy effective from 1 December 2021. The new Policy is available here.

The revised Policy sets out...

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NCAT update - Major changes to community schemes laws

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The new Community Land Management Act 2021 and Community Land Development Act 2021 commenced on 1 December 2021. The new Acts align community schemes laws with the existing strata schemes laws.

New...

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Court Transcripts to be ‘Click’n’collect’

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Legal practitioners, self-represented parties and the judiciary will soon be able to order, track and receive transcripts for their cases from a new online service to be launched by the NSW...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 1 December 2021

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

• Children's Court of NSW -...

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Room for sale or license - Sir James Martin Chambers

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Sir James Martin Chambers has a large well-appointed external room for sale or license measuring approximately 6.4 metres x 4.2 metres with sweeping Harbour views suitable for Silk or a busy junior....

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Children's Court of NSW - Public Notice 12 issued

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The President of the Children’s Court, her Honour Judge Skinner, has issued Coronavirus Public Notice 12 which sets out the Children’s Court’s plans for recovery over the next few months.

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Tonight: 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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Expressions of interest sought - Resident Judge appointment in the ACT Supreme Court

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The ACT Attorney-General is seeking expressions of interest for the position of resident Judge in the ACT Supreme Court.

The Resident Judge is appointed by the ACT Executive. The requirements and...

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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.

Assemble at the...

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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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