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TONIGHT: Lists of the Supreme Court

Mon Sep 19 2011

This CPD will be presented by the registrars of the Supreme Court of NSW and will address matters of practice, courtesy and rules associated with appearing in the equity, corporations, subpoena, common law and court of appeal lists. It will be a general discussion on the lists and how they run and the expectations of the court in respect of those who appear.

This seminar has been organised by the New Barristers Committee as part of its commitment to providing CPD seminars for members of the junior Bar. However, other barristers are very welcome to attend.

For full details, please download a flyer.�

19 September 2011

Brush up on WTO Dispute Resolution at Sydney Law School (ADVERTISEMENT)

Fri Sep 16 2011

Gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of WTO law in a second semester intensive at Sydney Law School, starting Friday, 30 September 2011. World Trade Organization - Dispute Resolution explores relevant issues including 'favoured nation', tariff bindings and customs duties, subsidies and non-tariff barriers to trade. Taught by the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs and Adjunct Professor Alan Bennett, it examines the WTO dispute resolution system and the findings of the panels and Appellate Body.

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis. For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

16 September 2011

Sports Law Conference Gold Coast benefits Camp Quality

Fri Sep 16 2011

The organisers of the�inaugural Sports Law Conference�at the Gold Coast would like to thank participants,�who�raised $1,125 collectively�for Camp Quality, a charity that assists children and families living with cancer. It does this in a variety of ways,�such as�running sports and recreation camps.�The donation will fund the participation of at least one child at a 7 day�sport and recreation camp.�It is greatly appreciated.

16 September 2011

Notices gazetted under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW)

Fri Sep 16 2011

A�number of notices have been gazetted under the Workers Compensation Act 1987, in particular, those�concerning the indexation of WorkCover Benefits,�Indexation of Benefits Covered by Workers Compensation Act 1926,�indexation of Benefits and�indexation of Interim Payment Direction for Payment of Medical Expenses Compensation.

The Workers Compensation Amendment (Latest Index Number) Regulation (No 2) 2011 has also been published on the NSW Legislation database.�It amends the�Workers Compensation Regulation 2010, in particular Clause 11, the meaning of “latest index number”.

16 September 2011

Legislation to note: Courts and Other Legislation Further Amendment Act 2011

Thu Sep 15 2011

The Courts and Other Legislation Further Amendment Act 2011 was assented to on Tuesday, 13 September 2011.

All amendments commenced on assent except for amendment (d) outlined below which will commence on a day to be appointed by proclamation. The Act amends the:

a) Civil Procedure Act 2005 to postpone by up to 18 months the commencement of Part 2A of the Act, which contains measures to encourage the early resolution of civil disputes. This will allow time for equivalent Commonwealth provisions to be evaluated and for further stakeholder consultation. Evaluation of the equivalent Commonwealth provisions will provide an evidence base for decisions about the future of Part 2A.

b) Guardianship Act 1987 to enable the Attorney General to delegate the power to approve premises under section 13 of the Act. This amendment will ensure that the Attorney General, as Minister responsible for the Guardianship Act 1987, will be able to delegate the power of approval, as was previously the case for the Minister for Disability Services.

c) Land and Environment Court Act 1979 to make clear that appeals by an Aboriginal Land Council under section 36(7) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 fall within Class 3 of the Land and Environment Court's jurisdiction.

d) Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act 1996 so that the victims compensation court levy does not apply to matters where charges are dismissed under section 10(1)(a) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, except where an offence is punishable by imprisonment.

15 September 2011

Amendments to the Federal Court Rules

Thu Sep 15 2011

The Federal Court (Corporations) Amendment Rules 2011 (No 1) was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 13 September 2011. The Amendment Rules commenced�yesterday, 14 September 2011. A copy of the Amendment Rules will be available on the Internet from the ComLaw site.

15 September 2011

TONIGHT: Arbitration Seminar 1 of 2

Wed Sep 14 2011

These seminars will provide comprehensive information about current domestic and international arbitration practice and procedures across state and federal jurisdictions. The seminars will cover legislative updates, recent cases and current issues. The seminars� have been designed for senior counsel but juniors are welcome to attend, particularly those who attended the ‘Writing Arbitral Awards’ seminar in August who require all three seminars to be approved as BarADR arbitrators for the first time. For full details, please download a flyer and a program.�

14 September 2011

Victorian parliamentary committee hands down report on Charter of Rights

Wed Sep 14 2011

The Victorian Parliament's�Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) has handed down its report on the first four years of operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. The report argues that the Charter of Human Rights has delivered benefits to Victoria, and should not be repealed, but it has recommended substantial amendments.�View the report>

14 September 2011

Next meeting of the Bar Knit Group

Wed Sep 14 2011

The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 at 6.00pm.

Refreshments provided. Please bring your current projects or come prepared to knit squares or beanies for charity. Needles and wool will be provided for absolute beginners or those on the run.**

15 September 2011**

Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

Wed Sep 14 2011

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Muldoon v Church of England Children’s Homes Burwood [2011] NSWCA 46 Arena Management Pty Ltd (Receiver & Manager Appointed) v Campbell Street Theatre Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 128 Garde v Dowd [2011] NSWCA 115

Busb v The Queen [2011] NSWCCA 39 Buzzle Operations Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 109 Insight Vacations Pty Ltd v Young [2010] NSWCA 137 Flight Centre v Louw [2011] NSWSC 132

For further information, please contact the Council of Law Reporting office: office@nswlr.com.au, phone 9266 0768.

14 September 2011

Changes to Find A Barrister directory

Wed Sep 14 2011

The Bar Association has upgraded�its web-based directory, Find A Barrister. It now displays additional information about a member, including academic qualifications,�other language skills�and date of admission. Members are invited to view their record, and send to the�Bar Association's certification officer�any corrections they feel might be necessary.�In particular, members�admitted before the early 1990s (when the solicitors' and barristers' rolls were merged) might wish to advise the Bar Association of their date of admission as a solicitor.�This will be recorded�as their date of admission as an Australian Lawyer.

14 September 2011

TONIGHT: “Taxing Matters” - Managing Your Finances & Your Tax

Tue Sep 13 2011

Tonight's seminar will be presented by Dennis Robertson of Weston, Woodley & Robertson Chartered Accountants and Consultants and chaired by Holger Sorensen. The seminar will be conducted on the topic of saving for income tax & GST and cash forecasting. For full details, please follow the brochure link.

13 September 2011

JSTOR offers free access to early journal content

Tue Sep 13 2011

JSTOR is a digital archive, which�provides scholars and researchers with access to�past and current issues of more than 1,400 scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. JSTOR recently announced that content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere, will be freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately�six per cent�of the total content on JSTOR. Search JSTOR>

13 September 2011

Dinner to mark the retirement of Judge John O'Meally AM RFD

Mon Sep 12 2011

Members are invited to a dinner on Friday, 11 November 2011 at 6.00pm (for 7.00pm)�to mark the retirement of his Honour Judge John O’Meally AM RFD, president of the Dust Diseases Tribunal of NSW. The dinner will be held at The American Club, Level 15, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guest of honour will be the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, with Mike Carlton and Graeme Little SC as speakers.

Dress: Black Tie Price: $220.00 per ticket inclusive of GST available from www.trybooking.com.au/14292 Tickets will be issued by trybooking upon payment.

RSVP: 21 October 2011

Any enquiries to Wendy Strathdee – strathdee@estc.net.au or Lorna McFee mcfee@sirjamesmartin.com

12 September 2011

Cruel and unusual punishment - but for a worthy cause

Mon Sep 12 2011

Jo Gallagher of Samuel Griffith Chambers is running the New York City Marathon to raise funds for Amnesty International. She has been training very hard for the race on 6 November and would be very grateful for your sponsorship. All funds raised go to Amnesty International to fund its tireless and ongoing efforts to preserve human rights across the globe. Visit�her fundraising page�to make a contribution.�All contributions are fully tax deductible with a receipt immediately being issued by email to the contributor.

12 September 2011

New South Wales Bar takes the honours north of the border

Mon Sep 12 2011

The inaugural New South Wales Bar Sports Law Conference�and the annual Bar Football “State of Origin”�were held on 10 September 2011 at the Gold Coast and the organisers wish to thank�members for their support. Special thanks to Graham Turnbull SC, John Marshall SC, Elisabeth Peden and Daniel Tynan for volunteering their considerable time and expertise to ensuring the success of the inaugural Sports Law Conference. The presentations were well-received by all delegates. It was a testament to the intellectual powerhouse of the NSW Bar, with many delegates commenting that it was the best conference that they had ever attended!

The NSW Bar’s success off the field was matched by its football sporting prowess on the field. Through sheer grit and determination and against a Queensland team brimming with confidence (and a few young guns), the NSW Bar prevailed 3-2. That performance was repeated against a much depleted Victorian team in which NSW won 4-0. In the final game of the day, the Victorians, bolstered by a number of NSW players were unable to hold off a sustained attack by the Queenslanders to lose 3-1. Best on field for NSW were Daniel Tynan (in his debut interstate performance) and Vahan Bedrossian.

NSW Bar FC retained the Suncorp NSW Bar v Vic Bar Annual Football Challenge Cup (for an undefeated 4th successive year) and the Suncorp NSW Bar v Vic Bar v Qld Bar Annual Football Challenge Cup (for an undefeated 2nd successive year). A full report will follow in the next edition of Bar News.

12 September 2011

This week in CPD

Mon Sep 12 2011

TONIGHT, Monday, 12 September - New NSW Barristers' Rules (Parramatta) In conjunction with the New NSW Barristers' Rules coming into effect on the 8 August 2011, the NSW Bar Association is running a number of seminars to outline and discuss these new rules. Please note that this seminar will be held in Parramatta. For full details, please download a flyer.

Tuesday, 13 September - "Taxing Matters": Managing your finances & your tax This seminar will be presented by Dennis Robertson of Weston, Woodley & Robertson Chartered Accountants and Consultants. The seminar will be conducted on the topic of saving for income tax & GST and cash forecasting. Please download a flyer for further details. Wednesday, 14 September - Commercial Arbitration Act (Part 1 of 2) This is the first in a two-part seminar series aiming to cover legislative updates, recent cases and current issues in domestic and international arbitration. Speakers include Bathurst CJ, Allsop P, Rares J, Hammerschlag J as well as senior members of the bar including Holmes QC, Douglas QC, Bailey SC and senior members of the ADR Committee.These seminars have been designed for silks and those junior barristers who attended the 'Writing Arbitral Awards' Seminar in August and wish to be approved as arbitrators. However, other members are welcome to attend. Please download a flyer for further details.

12 September 2011

Arbitration seminars on 14 and 21 September

Fri Sep 09 2011

A series of two arbitration seminars to be held on 14 and 21 September will provide comprehensive information about current domestic and international arbitration practice and procedures across state and federal jurisdictions.

The seminars will cover legislative updates, recent cases and current issues. Speakers include Bathurst CJ, Allsop P, Rares J, Hammerschlag J as well as senior members of the bar including Holmes QC, Douglas QC, Bailey SC and senior members of the ADR Committee. The seminars have been designed for senior counsel but juniors are welcome to attend, particularly those who attended the ‘Writing Arbitral Awards’ seminar in August who require all three seminars to be approved as BarADR arbitrators for the first time.

9 September 2011

Amendments to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules

Fri Sep 09 2011

Amendments 46, 47 and 48 to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules have been published on the NSW Legislation web site and have come into effect.

The object of�amendment�no.48�is to amend the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 to clarify the circumstances in which a plaintiff is not entitled to payment of his or her costs in proceedings for an order or relief under the Property (Relationships) Act 1984.

The object of amendment no.47 is to amend the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 to clarify the particulars that are required to be included in an affidavit in support of a default judgment, or an affidavit in support of a writ for possession of land, on a claim for the possession of land arising out of a default in the payment of money.

The objects of amendment no. 46 are as follows: (a) to require the copy of the originating process served on a defendant to include the seal of the court on the first page, the case number and, where a listing date has been allocated, that date, (b) to clarify that it is sufficient for only the first page of a document consisting of more than one page to be sealed by the court for evidentiary purposes.

9 September 2011

Barristers taking part in hockey grand final

Fri Sep 09 2011

Members are invited to�support�David Pritchard SC, Andrew Scotting and other barristers in�the�Gordon-North Sydney Hockey Club, "The Legal Eagles", as they�defend their premiership title in the Sydney Hockey Association Division 4 grand final against Macquarie University, tomorrow, 10 September 2011 at�2.00pm at�Homebush Olympic Park.�A licensed bar service is available at the hockey venue.

Apropos of hockey generally, the New South Wales Bar team will play the Victorian Bar on 15 October in Melbourne. Members interested in trying out for the team should contact Andrew Scotting.

9 September 2011

One day could change your life (ADVERTISEMENT)

Fri Sep 09 2011

Planning a career move or wanting to upgrade your qualifications? Postgraduate study can help you achieve your career goals. Come to the UNSW JD & Law Postgraduate Information Evening, Wednesday 21 September, 5.30 – 7.30pm at UNSW CBD campus. Meet with an academic expert in one of the following areas: Corporate & Commercial Law; Corporate, Commercial Law & Tax; Criminal Justice & Criminology; Dispute Resolution; Environmental Law; Human Rights & Social Justice; Intellectual Property Law; International Business & Economic Law; International Law & International Relations; International Law & Security; Media & Technology Law; and Law, Media & Journalism.

For more information and to register, click here.

15�September 2011

Next Week in CPD

Thu Sep 08 2011

**Monday, 12 September - New NSW Barristers' Rules (Parramatta)

**In conjunction with the New NSW Barristers' Rules coming into effect on the 8 August 2011, the NSW Bar Association is running a number of seminars to outline and discuss these new rules. Please note that this seminar will be held in Parramatta. For full details, please download a flyer.

Tuesday, 13 September - "Taxing Matters": Managing your finances & your tax

This seminar will be presented by Dennis Robertson of Weston, Woodley & Robertson Chartered Accountants and Consultants. The seminar will be conducted on the topic of saving for income tax & GST and cash forecasting. Please download a flyer for further details.

Wednesday, 14 September - Commercial Arbitration Act (Part 1 of 2)

These Seminars have been arranged by the ADR Committee and are a repeat of the seminars by the same title conducted earlier in the year. In the two sessions, presenters Peter Callaghan SC and Ian Bailey SC will address the Commercial Arbitration Act 2010. These seminars have been designed for silks and those junior barristers who attended the 'Writing Arbitral Awards' Seminar in August and wish to be approved as arbitrators. However, other members are welcome to attend. Please download a flyer for further details.

8 September 2011

Constitutional law seminar

Thu Sep 08 2011

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invite members to a seminar titled "Insult and Emotion, Calumny and Invective: the Constitutional Protection of Incivility in Political Communication", to be presented by Professor Adrienne Stone on Wednesday, 14 September 2011.

This paper will consider the significance of the High Court’s consistent observation that Australian political debate is properly considered to be unruly and raucous and may involve unpleasantness and insult. The observation places Australia in a distinctive and counterintuitive position. The constitutional protection of insulting words in political communication may be somewhat stronger than under the Human Rights Acts 1998 (UK).

Commentators:�Brian Rayment QC (Tenth Floor Wentworth Chambers) and�Bret Walker SC (Fifth Floor St James Hall) Chair: The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM Venue: Court 18B, Federal Court, Queens Square, Sydney at 5.30 pm [This seminar will follow the Annual General Meeting of AACL].

This is a members' only event. But membership applications can be processed at the door. Membership is $50.00 for the financial year, and confers the right to attend 4-5 seminars.

Learn more about this and other seminars in the AACL's program>

13�September 2011