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Barristers, solicitors and doctors unite to support marriage equality laws

Sat Aug 19 2017
Media release

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association Arthur Moses SC, the President of The Law Society of NSW Pauline Wright and the President of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Professor Brad Frankum have come together to express their support for same sex marriage legislation at the federal level. Learn more here.

Common Law Practice Update 103

Fri Aug 18 2017
Recent developments

Common Law Practice Update 103 is now available, with case notes on: sections 3 and 94 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); failure to serve medical reports; failure to inspect and maintain; architect's liability; workplace assault and more. Download CLPU 103.

Current and potential tutors

Fri Aug 18 2017
Coming to the bar

The Bar Association has replaced the Statutory List of Tutors with the Current Tutor List and the Potential Tutor List. The Bar Association recommends that arrangements for seeking a tutor should be initiated between six months to a year before coming to the bar. View both lists here.

Examination and remuneration applications in the Corporations List

Fri Aug 18 2017
Practice and procedure

Practitioners and parties are advised that the registrar will no longer be determining applications for remuneration and issuing examination orders (including orders for production) in chambers. Upon filing these applications, the registry will list these matters before the registrar at 11.00am each Wednesday. Available dates for the hearing of examinations before the registrar will be published on the Supreme Court website. It is expected that parties would have reviewed these dates prior to the listing before the registrar.

Help wanted: photographers and illustrators

Fri Aug 18 2017
Bar News

The incoming editor of Bar News, Ingmar Taylor SC, would like to hear from members of the bar with a knack for photography or illustrating. Bar News is a journal for members, by members. In addition to reporting on recent developments in the law, or reviewing the latest books, Bar News endeavours to cover aspects of life as a barrister, here at the New South Wales Bar. If you have some great photos, or even an idea for a photo essay, consider contacting Ingmar via email.

Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson

Fri Aug 18 2017
Book launch

The Federation Press invites members to diarise the launch of: Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 5.00pm for 5.15pm-7.00pm. The book will be launched by the Hon Susan Kiefel AC.

  • Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Conference Room, Level 20, Law Courts Building
  • RSVP: (acceptances only) by Friday, 1 September 2017
  • Contact: John Xenos
  • Email: rsvp@federationpress.com.au
  • Phone: (02) 9552 2200

Bar Book Club

Fri Aug 18 2017
Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 6.00pm in the Bar Library. The book for discussion will be Based on a True Story, by Delphine de Vigan.

Claire Palmer - inaugural recipient of the Katrina Dawson Award

Thu Aug 17 2017
Katrina Dawson Award

The New South Wales Bar Association, in conjunction with the Katrina Dawson Foundation, is pleased to announce that Claire Palmer has been awarded the inaugural Katrina Dawson Award. Claire has first class honours degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Sydney, is a graduate of NYU School of Law and was awarded a Clarendon scholarship to the University of Oxford to complete an MPhil and DPhil in International Relations. She has worked as associate to the Honourable Justice Tamberlin and spent two years at Allens-Linklaters. Claire will join the September 2017 Bar Practice Course.

Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform

Thu Aug 17 2017
Save the date

On 24 August 2017 there will be a CPD seminar on Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform. It will be presented by Professor David Rolph and chaired by Greg Tolhurst, the executive director of the Bar Association. Learn more here

2017 Common Law Drinks - RSVPs extended until Friday 18 August

Thu Aug 17 2017
Bar Social Events

Judges, barristers and clerks are invited to attend the 2017 Common Law Drinks on Thursday, 24 August. The drinks will be held in the Verandah Restaurant & Wine Bar, 55-65 Elizabeth St, Sydney. The drinks mark the 89th anniversary the momentous event in common law where Mrs Mary May Donoghue drinking ginger beer from the tumbler which, it was claimed, contained the remains of a decomposed snail. The guest speaker on the evening will be the Hon Justice Ian Harrison of the Supreme Court of NSW. Drinks begin at 5.30pm and cost $75 for judges and barristers over 5 years and $55 for barristers under 5 years and clerks.

RSVPs extended till Friday, 18 August 2017

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Bar Knitting Group

Thu Aug 17 2017
Wellbeing

The Bar Knitting Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All interested barristers are invited to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 6.00pm in the Bar Library. Bring your own needles and wool. If you don’t have a project, or don’t know how to knit/crochet and want to learn, let us know beforehand by sending an email to Michelle Painter SC or to Lisa Allen. Refreshments will be served.

Gender Equitable Briefing

Thu Aug 17 2017
CPD Online

If you missed last night's Facebook Live streaming of the Gender Equitable Briefing, fear not! The seminar is now available via CPD Streaming. Relevant materials on Gender Equitable Briefing and the Guide to Reporting for Barristers can be found on the Bar Association's website.

Remedies for promissory estoppel and proprietary estoppel

Thu Aug 17 2017
Coming up in CPD - Tonight

"Equitable estoppel" – when a defendant’s conduct gives rise to an "equity in favour of a plaintiff, how is the plaintiff’s equity to be vindicated? What are the distinctive features of the various forms of estoppel which may be classed as "equitable"? Presented by the Honourable Justice Julie Ward, chief judge in Equity and chaired by Elizabeth Cheeseman SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

2018 Conferences - invitation for abstracts and papers

Thu Aug 17 2017
Call for papers

The Bar Association's Professional Development Department invites members to submit suggestions and/or abstracts for papers to be included in the association's 2018 CPD Conference series. The conferences will be held on Saturdays in Ballina, Newcastle, Orange, Parramatta and Sydney during February and March.

The dates for 2018 Conferences are:

  • North Coast (Ballina) – Saturday 17 February
  • Parramatta – Saturday 24 February
  • Newcastle – Saturday 10 March
  • Orange – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March
  • Sydney – Saturday 24 March

Suggestions for papers and brief synopses can be submitted to the professional development coordinator, Tiffany McDonald (tmcdonald@nswbar.asn.au) Please ensure to include '2018 Regional Conferences' in the email subject line along with the inclusion of a working title and, where possible, a short description or abstract of your suggestion in the email.

Suggestions and abstracts are requested by Friday, 29 September.

Barristers Classifieds

Wed Aug 16 2017
Services and benefits

Barristers Classifieds are published each Wednesday. Individual notices will remain here until they are sold. No liability will be accepted by the New South Wales Bar Association for the information contained on this webpage or in respect of any action taken as a result of using this information. The information contained on this webpage has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither its accuracy nor its reliability have been checked nor verified by the New South Wales Bar Association. Independent advice should be sought where relevant inrespect of the information contained on this webpage. The Bar Association reserves the right to remove inappropriate or irrelevant material.For more information, or to place your advertisement in Barristers Classifieds, contact InBrief here.

Room for licence in Chalfont Chambers

A small internal room has become available to licence in Chalfont Chambers. The available room would suit a junior barrister and is fully fitted out with a desk and shelving. The monthly licence fee is $1,200 excl. GST plus disbursements. Chalfont Chambers is located in the Culwulla Chambers building at 9/67 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. If you are interested in inspecting the room, please contact the Clerk, Justine Ferraro on 02 9232 0186 or clerk@chalfont.com.au All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

7 Windeyer Chambers

Two internal rooms are available for licence/sale. Join a harmonious floor of industrious barristers (practice areas include Administrative, Crime, Equity, Family and Probate). With a Macquarie Street location (Land and Environment Court building), the Supreme/Federal Courts are in close proximity. High speed internet/email connection to Counsel's Chambers Limited is available, together with VoIP telephone system. Enquiries should be directed to Helen Simpkin on 9232 2944 or [clerk7@windeyerchambers.com] (mailto:clerk7@windeyerchambers.com "").

Level 8 Windeyer Chambers

Sale or Licence Internal room 15.75 square metres

Sale price - Negotiable

Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Within 100 metres of the Supreme & Federal Courts and NSW Bar Association Dispute Resolution Centre. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in equity, land and environment law, insolvency and a range of other commercial areas. Counsels' Chambers Limited levies per month are $854.15 [incl GST] Number of shares with Counsels' Chambers Limited is 2,200. Floor Fees are $1725 [incl GST] Enquiries: Sharon Hiller, Clerk of Chambers. Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

For Sale - Internal standard sized room 10.3 squares metres

Sale price: Negotiable

Furnished with shelving and robing cupboard. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in a wide range of commercial areas. 2040 shares in Counsels Chambers Ltd. Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Close to the Supreme Court & NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre. Possesses working library, high speed internet & email access via Counsels Chambers Network. Counsel Chambers' Levies are $793 per month (GST incl). Floor fees $1725 [ incl GST ] Sharon Hiller Clerk of Chambers Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

Internal standard sized room 13.6 squares metres

Sale Price - negotiable

Furnished with shelving and robing cupboard. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in a wide range of commercial areas. 2040 shares in Counsels Chambers Ltd. Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Close to the Supreme Court & NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre. Possesses working library, high speed internet & email access via Counsels Chambers Network. Counsel Chambers' Levies are $793.00 per month (GST incl). Floor fees $1725 [ incl GST ] Sharon Hiller, Clerk of Chambers, Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

Eighth Floor Wentworth Chambers

An opportunity to purchase a single room has become available on the Eighth Floor, Wentworth Chambers. The room is tastefully fitted out, with extensive shelving and a robing cupboard. The Floor is well established, collegiate and busy. It includes four senior counsel with a wide range of practice areas, including commercial, equity, corporations, insolvency, probate, property, building, trade practices, employment, common law, criminal, appellate and taxation. The Floor is recently renovated, provides an excellent library, has VOIP telephony, and is connected to Counsels Chambers Network. Applications and enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Clerk, Michael Wilcox, via email mwilcox@8wentworth.com.au or telephone 02 8231 5905. www.8wentworth.com.au.

Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64 MLC Centre

A room is currently available for purchase or licence at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers. The room is a good sized internal room with fitout. The floor comprises 60 barristers including three senior counsel. The floor has a long term lease and features excellent facilities. To arrange an inspection or if you have any queries please contact the clerk, Ian Irvine, on 8076 6600 or via email to clerk@sirowendixon.com.auAll enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence. www.sirowendixon.com.au

An internal half room is available to share on prestigious Sir Owen Dixon Chambers which is on L64 of the MLC Centre. The floor has an impressive library and online research room with access to Westlaw and LexisNexis. The floor has both criminal and civil barristers and has a strong open-door collegial atmosphere. To view the room or for further information, contact the clerk, Ian Irvine, on 8076 6600 or communicate directly with Ngaire Watson, on a confidential basis, by email on ngaire.watson@sirowendixon.com.au or 0403 487 488.

Room for sale in 9 Windeyer Chambers

Room size: 21m2

Room features:

  • 1.5 standard rooms.
  • Newly refurbished.
  • Extensive cupboards and shelving space.
  • Built in large working desk.
  • Space for a 10 seater conference table.
  • Two robe cupboards. Total monthly outgoings are $3,380 in total for maintenance levy and Clerks fees. Counsels Chambers high speed internet access connection. Phones are connected to VoIP. The floor is busy, stable and very harmonious. The floor predominantly practices in common law, insurance, crime, equity and commercial matters. Please contact me if you have any further queries, or would like to make an application or inspection. All enquiries will of course be treated in the strictest of confidence. Contact details: Victoria Leva, personal assistant, Office direct line: (02) 8224 2212, Mobile: 0466 334 846 secretary9@windeyerchambers.com.au

Room for sale on Second Floor Wentworth Chambers

Limited offer - rent free to January 2018

A well-appointed full sized room (3,000 shares in CCL) is available for purchase on Second Floor Wentworth Chambers. With an attractive fit-out and windows to the light well, it provides a high standard of accommodation in chambers that have been fully renovated in the last 18 months. It includes extensive built-in shelving and furniture. There are seventeen members of the Floor including two senior counsel and a number of senior juniors with strong practices in a variety of jurisdictions. The sale price is $180,000. Reasonable offers will be considered. The vendor wishes to sell the room before the end of September 2017. As an incentive, as part of an agreement for sale before that time, the vendor will pay floor fees and CCL maintenance contribution fees up to and including January 2018. Occupation of the room will be available 4 weeks after an agreement is reached. All enquiries and expressions of interest will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and should be directed to: Rhonda Dalton, tel: 9232 4466 email: rhonda.dalton@wentworthchambers.com.au

Opportunity of a Lifetime at Fourth Floor Wentworth Chambers

Are you new at the Bar? Are you looking for Chambers? A room has become available for licence – at no cost (excluding disbursements), and for a period of not less than one year. Due to the extreme generosity of a member of the Floor, this opportunity only exists for a recently admitted member of the Bar. Expressions of interest, together with your CV, should be emailed to the Clerk, Leanne Ferguson.

  • 4th Floor Wentworth Chambers
  • 180 Phillip Street, Sydney
  • Tel: 9232 2722
  • Clerk: Leanne Ferguson – lferguson@4wentworth.com.au Please contact the Clerk if you have any queries. All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Rooms for sale or license in Frederick Jordan Chambers

External room for sale on level 1

  • 2 windows overlooking Elizabeth Street.
  • 24 m2
  • $65,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $3650 plus GST

External room for sale on level 2

  • 1 window overlooking Martin Place.
  • 18.5 m2
  • $40,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $3280 plus GST

External room for sale on level 2

  • 2 windows overlooking Martin Place.
  • 19.5 m2
  • $120,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $3355 plus GST

Internal room for sale on level 4

  • Modern fitout
  • 14 m2
  • $25,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $2880 plus GST

Room for license

  • Internal room on level 5
  • 14 m2
  • Monthly rent $1530 plus GST
  • Monthly outgoings $1355 plus GST
  • Rental subsidy may apply- please enquire

Contact Elleanor Gillard, Clerk to Chambers on phone 9229 7333 or email clerk@fjc.net.au for further information.

Opportunity to join 13th Floor St James Hall

Expressions of interest are invited to join 13th Floor St James Hall. The available room would suit a senior, junior or senior junior barrister and is fully fitted out with shelving and cupboards. It is 6 m x 3.5 m, located on the Phillip Street side of the building and receives natural light.

13th Floor St James Hall has 7 silks and 17 juniors with a variety of practice areas including administrative law, commercial, common law, crime, defamation, equity and trusts, intellectual property, native title, real property, and succession. There is an extensive floor library with most loose leaf services, internet facilities and a large conference room for the use of floor members. If you would like to arrange a time to view the room, please contact the Clerk, Eugenie Crosby. All enquiries and written expressions of interest should be directed to the Clerk at clerk.13@stjames.net.au. Expressions of interest will be afforded the strictest confidence.

Opportunity to license/buy on 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers

The room is a generously sized internal room with full wall library, large windows providing natural light, ample brief shelving, plenty of cupboard storage, mini fridge cupboard and a robing closet. Please contact Elisa Tringali with expressions of interest by email or on phone on (02) 9335 3091. All enquiries will be afforded strict confidence.

Law reports for sale

A retired magistrate and member of the Bar Association would like to sell Australian Law Reports (Vol.1-70, plus consolidated index) and New South Wales Law Reports (Vol.1-83, plus index). Open to offers to purchase book case as well. Enquiries: (02) 9969 8071.

Law reports and journals for sale

Reasonable offers accepted for all or some of the following, all in excellent condition:

  • New South Wales Law Reports, [1971] 1 NSWLR to (2016) 91 NSWLR, bound volumes, complete.

  • Western Australian Law Reports, (1991) 6 WALR to (2016) 50 WALR, bound volumes, complete

  • Tasmanian Law Reports (1991) 1 Tas LR to (2015) 23 Tas LR, bound volumes, complete

  • Australian Case Citator – complete 1825-2017, 16 bound volumes + updates to 2017

  • Australian Property Law Journal vol 1 to date, loose leaf folders, complete

  • Butterworths Property Reports, vol 1 to date, loose leaf volumes, complete

Contact: Peter Butt; (02) 9436 2400; peter.butt@sydney.edu.au

Desk for sale

I am a retired solicitor and have a very large Victorian era partner’s desk that I wish to sell. It is in fine condition with a green coloured tooled leather top and would be very suitable for a busy barrister requiring extensive work space. It has dimensions of approximately 1.8 m by 1.6 m. It has a sheet of clear glass of the same dimensions, if required, to protect the leather surface. The desk is in three parts: two pedestals with drawers on both sides and the desk top, which makes it convenient to move. The abundant work space is the particular attraction. Contact: Graham Bellamy, PO Box 597 Mosman 2088, grahambellamy@bigpond.com or ph: (02) 9969 8005

Lifetimes in Law: Ronalds AM SC

Wed Aug 16 2017
Personalia

Chris Ronalds AM SC is the subject of the latest "Lifetimes in Law" profile piece. Chris relates her experience as a junior barrister at a time when there was only a relative handful of women at the bar. She also discusses her most notable cases, including the Palm Island decision from the Federal Court, in which it was held that Queensland police officers had racially discriminated against the residents of Palm Island following an indigenous death in custody.

HAL International Conference Rhodes, Greece 2018

Wed Aug 16 2017
Conferences

Hellenic Australian Lawyers (HAL) Association is hosting an international conference on “Contemporary Legal Issues and the Influence of Hellenism” at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort, Greece on 9-12 July 2018. HAL is privileged to have Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC as the keynote speaker. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early. The number of places available is limited. Registrations and expressions of interest to date suggest the conference is likely to be closed before the first early bird registration date of 24 October 2017. A number of tours, included in the registration fee, have been organised for delegates and accompanying persons. Further details are available at www.hal.asn.au/rhodes-conference/

Equitable briefing seminar to be live-streamed

Wed Aug 16 2017
Coming up in CPD - tonight

Wednesday, August 16 2017: Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Presented by Arthur Moses SC, Kate Eastman SC and Jane Needham SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. For full details please download a flyer here. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register please contact Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au If you are not able to attend in person, you will be able to view the seminar via livestream via the Bar Association's Facebook page. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Wed Aug 16 2017
Coming up in CPD - Tomorrow

Thursday, August 17 2017: Remedies for promissory estoppel and proprietary estoppel

Presented by The Honourable Justice Julie Kathryn Ward, Chief Judge in Equity and chaired by Elizabeth Cheeseman SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

New Barristers' Committee Breakfast in Parramatta - 20 October 2017

Wed Aug 16 2017

The New Barristers’ Committee invites you to join our hosts Magistrate Stafford and Magistrate Tsavdaridis for breakfast in Parramatta on 20 October 2017 from 8am. The breakfast will be held at the Legal Grind Café, 9 George Street, Parramatta.

Drop in for a short(or long) time from 8:00am – 9:30am.

So that an appropriate area can be set aside please indicate if you might be able to attend by emailing Corrie Goodhand, 8th Floor Selborne Chambers, at: cgoodhand@eightselborne.com.

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Tue Aug 15 2017
Coming up in CPD - Tomorrow

Wednesday, August 16 2017: Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Presented by Arthur Moses SC, Kate Eastman SC and Jane Needham SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. For full details please download a flyer here. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register please contact Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au If you are not able to attend in person, you will be able to view the seminar via livestream via the Bar Association's Facebook page. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

Research into the effect of traumatic material on lawyers

Tue Aug 15 2017
Wellbeing

Recently, Peter McGrath SC was interviewed by Radio National's Law Report as part of a program about mental health and vicarious trauma among criminal law practitioners. Following that report, he was contacted by Patricia Weir, a PhD candidate from the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University in Brisbane. Patricia is doing a diary and interview study of the psychological effects of lawyers working with traumatised clients and their material. She is looking for volunteers who may be interested in participating in her study. For more information, particularly in respect of confidentiality, privacy and ethics, download and study this information sheet.

WBF Drinks Night

Tue Aug 15 2017
Bar social events

All members are invited to the Women Barristers Forum drinks at the Verandah Bar on Tuesday, 29 August from 5.30pm.

The 24th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress

Tue Aug 15 2017
Conferences

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 24th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, to be held in Sydney from 15 to 18 April in 2018. ICCA's biennial Congress is the largest regular conference devoted to international arbitration and caters to both newcomers and experts in the arbitration community.

It represents an unprecedented networking opportunity for the Australian legal community, attracting up to 1000 delegates from around the world, including many of the field's leading arbitrators, academics, and practitioners, as well as a number of figures from the Australian judiciary and government.

ICCA 2018 will be hosted at the newly-opened International Convention Centre, and boasts a social programme that includes exclusive Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception to be held at the Sydney Opera House, plus a Conference Gala Dinner themed 'Under the Southern Stars'. For more information and to register, visit www.icca2018sydney.com.