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Inbrief

Room for Sale – Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64, MLC Centre

An internal room has become available for sale at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers.

All enquiries will be dealt with in confidence and may be directed to Ian Irvine on 8076 6600 or at...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 28 July 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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Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium - The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts - Wednesday 19 August, 5pm

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law are conducting a joint online symposium entitled "The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian...

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Data and Development: the Intersection of Cybersecurity and the Law

Webinar

The New South Wales Bar Association's Innovation and Technology Committee is pleased to present a webinar entitled "Data and Development: the Intersection of Cybersecurity and the Law" at...

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Memorial Service for Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan, retired District Court Judge and former Crown Prosecutor, will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 30th July 2020, at All Saints...

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Vale Brian Eugene Hill QC (1928-2020)

The Honourable Justice Brian Eugene Hill QC, former Barrister and Judge of the Industrial Relations Commission, passed away peacefully on 16th July 2020. Mr Hill came to the bar in 1956, took silk in...

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Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Bulletin - Public confidence in the New South Wales criminal justice system: 2019 update

A new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that many NSW residents hold mistaken beliefs about crime and the criminal justice system. 62% of survey respondents...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 27 July 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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Council of Attorneys-General Communiqué- 27 July 2020

A meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General was held today by videoconference.

Topics dealt with at the meeting included:

• National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention;

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Attorney General's media release - national defamation reforms

The NSW Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced that the Council of Attorneys-General today agreed to NSW-led reforms to overhaul defamation laws across Australia.

The proposed...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 24 July 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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Domain Soccer League - Bar FC defeated convincingly by Pendal FC

It was always going to be a tough season with COVID-19 causing many teams to drop out of the competition and as a result, Bar FC was promoted from Division 3 to Division 1. Wednesday saw the team...

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Statement released by the Family Court of Australia in response to the outcome of the trial of Leonard John Warwick

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court have today released a media statement acknowledging the guilty verdicts arising from multiple charges that relate to acts of violence...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 23 July 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 this morning's...

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District Court of NSW - Jury trials at Grafton, Nowra and Parkes

The Chief Judge of the District Court of NSW, The Honourable Justice Derek Price AO, has today advised the Association that the District Court will not be resuming jury trials at Grafton, Nowra and...

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Vale Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan (1938-2020)

The District Court of NSW has advised that Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan, retired District Court Judge and former Crown Prosecutor, passed away yesterday.

Members will be advised of funeral or...

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Expressions of Interest Sought – New South Wales Bar Association’s Family Law Mediators & FDRPs List (Formerly the Family Law Settlement Services Panel – Barristers)

The New South Wales Bar Association is seeking expressions of interest for its Family Law Mediators and FDRPs List (formerly the Family Law Settlement Services Panel – Barristers).

The Bar...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 22 July 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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Reminder: Senior Counsel Applications for 2020 now open

Senior Counsel 2020

President Tim Game SC has invited applications for Senior Counsel for 2020. The principles governing the selection and appointment of those to be designated as senior counsel by...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 21 July 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 Land and Environment Court of NSW Practice Note - Subpoena Practices commences tomorrow 22 July 2020

The Land and Environment Court of NSW has issued a new Practice Note - Subpoena Practices, which commences tomorrow 22 July 2020. It replaces the Practice Note – Subpoena Practices made on 7 May...

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Legal Aid NSW - changes to the Fee Scale for State Matters and to the Family Law Property Policy

As reported by In Brief earlier this month, the Legal Aid NSW Board has approved increases to the Legal Aid NSW Fee Scales for State Matters. The increase to fees applies to all State matters from 1...

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Jobkeeper Payment and Income Support Extended

The Australian Government has today announced changes to the JobkKeeper and JobSeeker schemes. The JobKeeper Payment will be extended by six months to 28 March 2021 and the temporary Coronavirus...

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Sutherland Local Court

Yesterday the Department of Communities and Justice issued a media statement advising that an individual who attended Sutherland Local Court last Wednesday had since tested positive to COVID-19.

The...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 20 July 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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