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Accountability and the Law 2017 Conference - two weeks to go

Thu Aug 03 2017
17 August 2017 at Parliament House, Canberra

With experts from across legal and academic fields, the Accountability & the Law Conference will discuss the weaknesses in the current federal accountability system and suggest mechanisms for reform, including the establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission. Speakers include former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, counsel assisting ICAC Geoffrey Watson SC, Federal Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and barristers Bret Walker SC and Fiona McLeod SC. For the full program click here. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.accountabilityconference.org.au

Amendments to the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001

Thu Aug 03 2017
Legislation to note

The Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 have been amended, partly as a consequence of new jurisdiction conferred on the court by the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016. View the rules here and the new form Form 6 here

Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Thu Aug 03 2017
Coming up in CPD - Wednesday, August 16 2017

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. Details to follow.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

The Justice Project

Wed Aug 02 2017
Access to justice

The Law Council is reviewing the state of access to justice in Australia, focussing on 13 acutely disadvantaged groups. Called the Justice Project, under the chairmanship of the Hon Robert French AC, it aims to build the case for appropriate funding for law reform and access to justice. Today marked the start of the community consultation phase, with the release of issues papers and calls for submissions. Learn more about the project here. The Australian Bar Association supports the initiative and has issued a media release calling for innovative solutions to the crisis.

Bar FC victorious against Reserve Bank 2-0

Wed Aug 02 2017
Bar sports

Today saw Bar FC in its last outing in this year’s Domain Soccer Competition with a win required to avoid relegation from 3rd division. Well, when the going gets tough, Bar FC gets going!

Dominating the mid field in the first half, it was a shooting gallery for Bar FC, with a Morrison pass to D’Arville at the 7 minute mark, seeing D’Arville nail Bar FC’s 1st goal. That was shortly followed by Boyle having a close miss from our next goal attempt, then another near miss from D’Arville, a Hogan-Doran near miss and another near miss from a Hackett attempt. Hogan-Doran then took a penalty kick and Bar FC unlucky not to score again.

In the 2nd half, we did not have to wait long for our next goal, with D’Arville getting his second goal after five minutes, to nail the game for the Bar, at 2 to nil. Morris had a spectacular run down half the length of the field and was unlucky not to score. Our backline of Fredericks, Philips and Griscti was to formidable for Reserve Bank B. Harris saved the day by stopping a Reserve Bank kick that looked like being a certain goal.

Man of the match was unquestionably D’Arville. Strong in the midfield, inspiring the Team and scoring all our goals.

Today’s line up was as follows:

  • Ivan Griscti
  • Anais d'Arville
  • Glenn Fredericks
  • Timothy Boyle
  • Rico Jedrzejczyk
  • John Harris (GC)
  • Nicole Compton
  • Justin Hogan-Doran
  • Simon Philips
  • Tim Hackett
  • Hugh Morrison
  • Geoff O’Shea

A great way for Bar FC to end this season’s Domain Competition and places the Team well for the 10th anniversary Bar Football State of Origin series against the QLD Bar and Victorian Bar Teams in Sydney on 9 September 2017.

Learned Friends Cape Town Conference

Wed Aug 02 2017

In September (25 Sept – 2 Oct) Learned Friends is holding a conference in Cape Town. Cape Town is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. This is due to its good climate, natural settings, and well developed infrastructure. Speakers include Judge Richard Cogswell SC, Jeremy Gauntlett QC (Cape Town), Campbell Bridge SC and Donna Ward. For more information visit the Learned Friends website or email admin@learnedfriends.com.au.

Mental health and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system

Wed Aug 02 2017
Reports to note

The NSW Mental Health Commission has released a new report, Towards a Just System: Mental Illness and Cognitive Impairment in the Criminal Justice System. The report notes, among other things, the connections between cognitive impairment, incarceration and recidivism, as well as the additional burden this places upon the criminal justice system. View the report here.

Coming up in CPD next week

Tue Aug 01 2017
Coming up in CPD - Next week

Monday, August 14 2017: Asian immigration and the development of American Constitutional and Common Law

Presented by Professor Frank H. Wu and chaired by Malcolm Oakes SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

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. Details to follow. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

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. A flyer will be available shortly.

Seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

Search all InBrief articles

Tue Aug 01 2017
Resources

Since 2006 InBrief has published more than 10,000 articles, keeping the New South Wales Bar up to date on appointments, conferences, seminars, practice notes, social events and much more. Did you know that the entire archive can be searched? Visit the InBrief home page and enter text in the "search all posts" box.

ACCC priorities 2017-18 and the Harper Reforms

Tue Aug 01 2017

This is a practical, "what you need to know" half-day seminar at the NSW State Library on Friday, 11 August 2017. It will cover the ACCC’s enforcement and compliance priorities for 2017-18 along with the Harper changes — concerted practices, joint ventures and tying, plus a practical look at conduct that may be captured by the revised law. Our speakers include Marcus Bezzi, Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement, ACCC; Jacqueline Downes, Partner, Allens; and Katrina Groshinski, Partner, Minter Ellison. Russell Miller AM will act as chair. For more information and to register visit http://www.cla.org.au/

Find us on Facebook

Mon Jul 31 2017

In addition to Twitter and LinkedIn, the Bar Association now has a Facebook page. Get the latest news and information about social, sporting, charity and special events. Plus, stay tuned for live streaming of selected events. Follow us here.

Council of Law Reporting re-launches NSWLR website

Mon Jul 31 2017

The NSWLR website has been relaunched with some enhanced features. It includes: cases selected for reporting but not yet published in a part or volume (arranged by subject area, with the court-provided catchwords); email alerts when new cases are selected and when they are reported; and pay-per-view, which lets you search for any case published in the NSWLR and download a PDF copy for just $18 + GST.

Office bearers of the South Australian Bar Association

Mon Jul 31 2017

The following persons have been elected to the Executive of the South Australian Bar Association:

  • President: Ian Robertson SC
  • Vice-President: Meredith Dickson
  • Immediate Past President: Andrew Harris QC
  • Treasurer/Public Officer: Ian Thomas

Coming up in CPD

Mon Jul 31 2017
Coming up in CPD - August

Monday, August 14 2017: Asian immigration and the development of American Constitutional and Common Law Presented by Professor Frank H. Wu and chaired by Malcolm Oakes SC. For full details please download a flyer here

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. Details to follow. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

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. A flyer will be available shortly.

Tuesday, August 22 2017: The Commercial Court: Advocacy (oral and written) and bespoke aspects of list practice and procedure Presented by The Honourable Justice David Hammerschlag and chaired by The Honourable Justice James Stevenson. A flyer will be available shortly.

Seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Mon Jul 31 2017
Coming up in CPD tonight - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Fri Jul 28 2017
Coming up in CPD - Wednesday, August 16 2017

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. Details to follow.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Fri Jul 28 2017
Coming up in CPD next week - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Reissue of Supreme Court practice note

Fri Jul 28 2017
Practice and procedure

Chief Justice T F Bathurst AC has re-issued Practice Note SC GEN 17 – Supreme Court Representative Proceedings. The Practice Note commenced operation yesterday, 27 July 2017. The only change is to the list of panel judges in the Equity Division. Learn more here.

Three new magistrates

Fri Jul 28 2017
Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of Christopher Halburd, Theresa Hamilton and Brett Shields as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW. Learn more here.