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Swearing in of Ms Patricia Henry

Fri Jan 25 2019
Appointments

Patricia Henry will be sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW at at 9.15 am on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 in the Banco Court on Level 13 of the Law Courts Building.

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers should wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

Dispute Resolution Strategies in Family Law Matters

Fri Jan 25 2019

The Hon Justice Robert McClelland will be the guest speaker for the Australian Dispute Centre's inaugural address of 2019. All family law and ADR practitioners are welcome to attend. As newly appointed deputy chief justice of the Family Court, Justice McCLelland will share his insights on the recent changes in the Family Court, and the growing importance of mediation in this field. Event details are as follows:

  • Address: 1 Castlereagh Street, Level 16, Sydney
  • Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
  • Time: 4.30pm for a 5pm start

To register and secure your spot for this thought-provoking seminar and networking drinks after, please click HERE.

New AVL Regulation commences today

Fri Jan 25 2019
Practice and procedure

The Evidence (Audio and Audio Visual Links) Amendment (Bail Exemptions) Regulation 2019 (NSW) commences today. The object of this Regulation is to ensure that accused detainees held in custody at the Newcastle Justice Precinct are not required to appear physically before a court in bail proceedings.

This Regulation commences today and is made under the Evidence (Audio and Audio Visual Links) Act 1998, including sections 5BA (2) (e) and 22 (1) (the general regulation-making power).

Download a copy here.

2019 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Fri Jan 25 2019

Registrations are OPEN for the 2019 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on Saturday 16 March.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided. For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click here.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Personal Injury & Common Law Conference website.

A detailed program will be made available over the coming weeks. The program will be advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9223 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain

Fri Jan 25 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Presented by John Eldridge, lecturer, The University of Sydney. Chaired by Greg Tolhurst. This is a lunchtime seminar commencing at 1 pm. Learn more here.

For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

Swearing-in ceremony for Mark Ierace SC

Fri Jan 25 2019
Appointments

Mark Ierace SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales at a ceremonial sitting on Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 9.15am in the Banco Court. President Tim Game SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers should wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

Swearing-in of Ms Patricia Henry as a judge of the Supreme Court

Wed Jan 23 2019
Appointments

Ms Patricia Henry will be sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW at at 9.15am on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at Banco Court on Level 13 of the Law Courts Building.

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers should wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

New barristers' conduct rule

Wed Jan 23 2019
Practice and procedure

The Legal Services Council (LSC) has published the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Amendment (Refusal of Briefs) Rule 2018. The new rule comprises r 101A of the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 (r 101A) and replaces r 101(n). It commenced on 18 January 2019. View the new rule here.

The effect of r 101A is to reduce the period of prohibition on a barrister appearing before tribunals of which they were formerly a member, from five years to two; and to limit the retrospectivity of the prohibition.

The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain

Wed Jan 23 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Presented by John Eldridge, lecturer, The University of Sydney. Chaired by Greg Tolhurst. This is a lunchtime seminar commencing at 1 pm. Learn more here.

For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

Bell SC appointed president of the NSW Court of Appeal

Wed Jan 23 2019
Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC has today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Bell SC, senior vice-president of the Bar Association, to the bench of the Supreme Court and as president of the Court of Appeal. Dr Bell SC will replace governor-designate Justice Margaret Beazley AO QC as president of the Court of Appeal. Dr Bell will be sworn-in on 28 February 2019. Members will be advised of arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony closer to the date.

A full copy of the media release is available here.

Reminder - Swearing in ceremony for Gerard Phillips as a Judge of the District Court and President of the Workers Compensation Commission, 9am 23 January

Tue Jan 22 2019
Tomorrow

A swearing in ceremony will be held for Mr Gerard Phillips as a Judge of the District Court of NSW and President of the Workers Compensation Commission at 9am on Wednesday 23 January 2019 at the District Court of NSW, Level 21 John Maddison Tower, 86 Goulburn Street.

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar.

2019 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Tue Jan 22 2019

Registrations are OPEN for the 2019 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on Saturday 16 March.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided. For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click here.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Personal Injury & Common Law Conference website.

A detailed program will be made available over the coming weeks. The program will be advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9223 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

2019 Regional Conference Series

Tue Jan 22 2019

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 - Newcastle
  • Saturday, 2 March 2019 - North Coast Ballina
  • Saturday, 9 March 2019 – Orange
  • Saturday, 23 March 2019 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 30 March 2019 – Sydney

The conferences are run by registration only and places in each conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Regional Conference Series website.

Further speaker details will be made available over the coming weeks. These will be advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department on 02 9232 4919 or via e-mail cpd@nswbar.asn.au

District Court Swearing-in Ceremony dates 2019

Mon Jan 21 2019

The District Court have asked us to advise members of the following Swearing-in Ceremony dates for 2019.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

His Honour Judge Gerard Mark Phillips President Workers Compensation Commission NSW

Monday 4 February 2019

His Honour Judge Ian Bourke SC
His Honour Judge Jonathan Priestley SC

Thursday 7 February 2019

His Honour Judge Robert Weber SC
Her Honour Judge Kara Shead SC

Monday 11 February 2019

His Honour Judge Walter Graham Turnbull SC
His Honour Judge Richard Weinstein SC

Thursday 14 February 2019

Her Honour Judge Nanette Williams
His Honour Judge Sean Grant

Monday 18 February 2019

Her Honour Judge Sharon Harris
His Honour Judge Justin Smith SC

Thursday 21 February 2019

His Honour Judge Alister Abadee

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Her Honour Susan Cole Deputy President of NCAT being sworn in chambers, no formal ceremony being held.

Reminders regarding particular swearing in ceremonies will be provided in In Brief over the coming weeks.

Bench and Bar v Solicitors Golf Day

Mon Jan 21 2019
Bar sports

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to Manly course on Thursday, 24 January 2018. The event will be the usual Two – ball Stableford. The cost for the day is $170.00 per person including dinner. (No discount for Golf only. Manly members pay $80.00). Further details contact Dennis Flaherty on 9233 3517 (mobile 041 601 5623), Paul Bolster (0414 878 946) or John Newnham solicitor on 9264 7788. Download an acceptance form here.

2020 HAL International Legal Conference, Greece

Mon Jan 21 2019
Save the Date

Justice Gageler AC Keynote Speaker at 2020 HAL Conference, Greece

The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) is delighted to be hosting a second International Legal Conference in Rhodes, Greece from 5-10 July 2020. Please save the date for what promises to be a memorable conference.

HAL is privileged to have the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC as the keynote speaker.

Registrations will open in May 2019 for the conference. Further details will be posted on the HAL website www.hal.asn.au in due course.

Australian Bar Association (ABA) international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019

Fri Jan 18 2019

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) will host their biennial international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019, 11 - 12 July 2019. More information is available here.

• Sponsored by Singapore Airlines: 9-20% off best available Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First-Class fares for delegates and their families • Staying and conferencing at the Andaz Singapore (Hyatt) • Gala dinner: Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Clifford Pier • There will be excellent Partner and half-day Family Programmes available • Return flights to Singapore and beyond: Europe, America, Asia • The first 100 passengers flying on Singapore Airlines will receive a status match for eligible Gold Frequent Flyer delegates who can become KrisFlyer Elite Gold members. • Lower fare levels already booking out! Accommodation and airfare bookings are now available! Email mice@spencertravel.com.au to take advantage of these exclusive offers. depending on the class of travel and booking class available at the time of booking

The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain

Fri Jan 18 2019
Tuesday, February 12 2019

Presented by John Eldridge, Lecturer, The University of Sydney. Chaired by Greg Tolhurst. This is a lunchtime seminar commencing at 1 pm. Learn more here.

For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

2019 Regional Conference Series

Fri Jan 18 2019

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 - Newcastle
  • Saturday, 2 March 2019 - North Coast Ballina
  • Saturday, 9 March 2019 – Orange
  • Saturday, 23 March 2019 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 30 March 2019 – Sydney

The conferences are run by registration only and places in each conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Regional Conference Series website.

Further speaker details will be made available over the coming weeks. These will be advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department on 02 9232 4919 or via e-mail cpd@nswbar.asn.au