InBrief

SEARCH ALL POSTS

REGISTER NOW - Sorry Business

Thu Feb 22 2018

Thursday, March 01 2018 - Sorry Business

Panellists: The Hon. Justice Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW; Mr Andrew Smith, University Chambers; Professor Prue Vines, UNSW & Ms Anne Cregan, Gilbert + Tobin. Chaired by: Michael Higgins, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service. Light refreshments served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Please register for catering purposes. RSVP to tlim@nswbar.asn.au


All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

Inaugural NSW Bar Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Program

Thu Feb 22 2018
Diversity

Between 5 February and 23 February 2018, Indigenous law students, Kate Sinclair, Tyrone Kelly and Ryan Barratt participated in the inaugural NSW Bar Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Program. The Program is a joint initiative of the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the NSW Bar Association, with the support of the NSW Judicial Commission. For the duration of the Program, each clerk had the opportunity to spend time with members of the NSW Bar, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales where they completed research tasks, observed barristers work and attended court.

On behalf of the Bar, the President Arthur Moses SC thanks Lisa-Claire Hutchinson and Lester Fernandez of Forbes Chambers who worked jointly with The Hon. Justice Jagot of the Federal Court of Australia and The Hon. Justice McCallum of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in setting up the program and ensuring its success. The President also thanks members of the Bar and Bench who hosted the students during their internship program as well as Greg Tolhurst and Ting Lim of the Association for assisting.

The Hon. Justice Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, presented the clerks on Wednesday 21 February 2018 with Certificates of Achievement, on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales and the NSW Bar Association.

REGISTER NOW: CPD Mini Conference - "The Sword of Damocles"

Thu Feb 22 2018

On 16 March 2018, the Bar Association will host an all-day CPD at the Federal Court, titled "The Sword of Damocles". The CPD will examine the unique world of regulatory litigation and in particular, decisions made by regulators to pursue matters on a civil, criminal or administrative basis, the different regimes engaged and a considerate of the different outcomes that follow from those decisions. Speakers include: The Honourable Justice Payne of the Court of Appeal, Tim Game SC, Neil Williams SC, Elizabeth Cheeseman SC and Reay McGuinness, solicitor, at Webb Henderson. Afternoon panel will include: The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, The Hon J L B Allsop AO; the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Sarah McNaughton SC; Wendy Peter of the ACCC; Chris Savundra of ASIC and from the Sydney Bar: Bret Walker SC, Tim Game SC and Kristina Stern SC. The CPD commences at 9.30am and concludes at 3.30pm in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Federal Court, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney, NSW 2000. The CPD will include morning tea and a light lunch. A nominal fee of $45 will be charged per attendee.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE. REGISTRATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 200 ATTENDEES.

Places are ‘first in, best dressed.’ To register attendees must complete the online registration form. Please note, registrations will only be accepted and guaranteed when accompanied by full payment.

Coming up in CPD tonight

Thu Feb 22 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists

Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by Bilal Rauf. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

Commercial Law Section Lecture Series

Thu Feb 22 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts

Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Thursday, March 08 2018 - 10 Years of the Cross Border Insolvency Act A panel discussion involving Justice Steven Rares, Farid Assaf and Vanessa Whittaker. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


These seminars have been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and form part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics. All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Thu Feb 22 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

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 here

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).

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Wed Feb 21 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists. Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by Bilal Rauf. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

World's Greatest Shave

Wed Feb 21 2018
Charity at the New South Wales Bar

On 14 March 2018 Chris Winslow, a staff member at the New South Wales Bar Association, will take part in the World's Greatest Shave. Chris will be shaving his hair in support of the Leukaemia Foundation, to help families facing blood cancer receive the emotional and practical support they need. He's half-way towards his fundraising goal of $700. Please give generously. Visit his fundraising page here.

Barristers Classifieds

Wed Feb 21 2018
Member services and benefits

The online Barristers' Classifieds enables every member of the Bar Association to buy or sell chambers, wigs, gowns, law reports and more. Simply login to your member dashboard via the Bar Association's home page. Standard posts are free of charge, but can be upgraded to premium with the addition of photos and a credit card payment of $25.

If you have any questions or difficulties using the system, contact the coordinator of services and benefits, Chris Winslow.

New Court of Appeal website and practice note

Wed Feb 21 2018
Practice and procedure

The president of the NSW Court of Appeal, Justice Beazley AO and Justice Payne addressed the NSW Bar yesterday evening on the new Court of Appeal Practice Note No SC CA 1, which commenced on 1 January 2018. A number of changes to the conduct of appeals are significant. All members of the NSW Bar are expected to familiarise themselves with the new regime and comply with the practice note.

The NSW Court of Appeal website was also launched yesterday. The president of the NSW Bar, Arthur Moses SC thanked Justice Beazley AO and Justice Payne for addressing the bar on the new procedures in the practice note and stated: "The new website is an innovative and useful research resource for all practitioners who appear in the Court of Appeal. Practitioners are encouraged to draw any useful cases or papers to the attention of the court which may be considered for publication on the website."

2018 Parramatta Conference this weekend

Wed Feb 21 2018

The 2018 Paramatta CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 24 February 2018. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Please click the link for the full program - Parramatta - Conference Program 2018

The conference will be held in the Gidley King Room at the Park Royal Parramatta. Parking is available in and around the venue.

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

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Wed Feb 21 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

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 here

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).

Coming up in CPD tonight

Wed Feb 21 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other criminal justice reforms

This seminar will provide you with an outline of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 which comes into effect from April 2018. Presenter: Sophia Beckett. Chair: Tim Game SC. Commentator: Stephen Odgers SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organized by the Criminal Law Committee.

This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

Commercial Law Section Lecture Series

Tue Feb 20 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Thursday, March 08 2018 - 10 Years of the Cross Border Insolvency Act A panel discussion involving Justice Steven Rares, Farid Assaf and Vanessa Whittaker. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


These seminars have been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and form part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics. All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

15 Bobber & Life Membership presentations

Tue Feb 20 2018
Collegiality

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to celebrate the appointment of Julia Baird SC to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at a 15 Bobber to be held on Friday, 9 March 2018 in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. Life membership certificates will also be presented to Noel Hutley SC and Justin Gleeson SC.

The event will commence at 5.30pm with the speeches beginning at 5.45pm. RSVP here by 6pm on Wednesday, 7 March. Tickets purchased after this is time are $25 at the door. RSVP here.

2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

Tue Feb 20 2018

The 2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 23 February 2018. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law with the support of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

The conference will focus on developments in the High Court and other Australian courts in 2017 and beyond. It will be addressed by leading practitioners, judges and academics. The morning keynote speakers are Justin Gleeson SC and the Hon Justice Pamela Tate.

The conference will be followed by dinner at NSW Parliament House, hosted by the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP, NSW Attorney General, with the guest speaker being the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia.

For further information, please see here.

REGISTER NOW: CPD Mini Conference - "The Sword of Damocles"

Mon Feb 19 2018

On 16 March 2018, the Bar Association will host an all-day CPD at the Federal Court, titled "The Sword of Damocles". The CPD will examine the unique world of regulatory litigation and in particular, decisions made by regulators to pursue matters on a civil, criminal or administrative basis, the different regimes engaged and a considerate of the different outcomes that follow from those decisions. Speakers include: The Honourable Justice Payne of the Court of Appeal, Tim Game SC, Neil Williams SC, Elizabeth Cheeseman SC and Reay McGuinness, solicitor, at Webb Henderson. Afternoon panel will include: The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, The Hon J L B Allsop AO; the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Sarah McNaughton SC; Wendy Peter of the ACCC; Chris Savundra of ASIC and from the Sydney Bar: Bret Walker SC, Tim Game SC and Kristina Stern SC. The CPD commences at 9.30am and concludes at 3.30pm in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Federal Court, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney, NSW 2000. The CPD will include morning tea and a light lunch. A nominal fee of $45 will be charged per attendee.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE. REGISTRATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 200 ATTENDEES.

Places are ‘first in, best dressed.’ To register attendees must complete the online registration form. Please note, registrations will only be accepted and guaranteed when accompanied by full payment.

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Mon Feb 19 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

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 here

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).

Coming up in CPD February & March

Mon Feb 19 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other criminal justice reforms

This seminar will provide you with an outline of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 which comes into effect from April 2018. Presenter: Sophia Beckett. Chair: Tim Game SC. Commentator: Stephen Odgers SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organized by the Criminal Law Committee.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists. Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by TBC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Tuesday, February 27 2018 - Admission to practice in some other APEC countries Presented by Dr James Renwick SC, Andrew Fox and Wilson Chan. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and forms part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics.


Thursday, March 01 2018 - Sorry Business Panellists: The Hon. Justice Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW; Mr Andrew Smith, University Chambers; Professor Prue Vines, UNSW & Ms Anne Cregan, Gilbert + Tobin. Chaired by: Michael Higgins, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service Light refreshments served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. RSVP to tlim@nswbar.asn.au


Thursday, March 08 2018 - 10 Years of the Cross Border Insolvency Act A panel discussion involving Justice Steven Rares, Farid Assaf and Vanessa Whittaker. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and forms part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics.


All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

Coming up in CPD tonight

Mon Feb 19 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - NSW Court of Appeal: Update on Practice and Procedure

Presented by The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO and The Hon Justice Anthony Payne. Chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


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

For a full list of current CPD events please click [here]

Coming up in CPD this week

Mon Feb 19 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - NSW Court of Appeal: Update on Practice and Procedure

Presented by The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO and The Hon Justice Anthony Payne. Chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other criminal justice reforms

This seminar will provide you with an outline of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 which comes into effect from April 2018. Presenter: Sophia Beckett. Chair: Tim Game SC. Commentator: Stephen Odgers SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organized by the Criminal Law Committee.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists. Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by TBC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

For a full list of current CPD events please click [here]

First Nations Committee

Mon Feb 19 2018
Appointments

On 29 January 2018, the President announced Bar Council’s decision to resolve to establish the First Nations Committee of the NSW Bar Association. The President is pleased to announce the full membership of the First Nations Committee is as follows:

  • Tony McAvoy SC (Chair)
  • Chris Ronalds AO SC
  • Ms Janet Manuell SC
  • Kara Shead SC
  • Susan Phillips
  • Simeon Beckett
  • Andrew Smith
  • Vanessa Bosnjak
  • Lisa-Claire Hutchinson
  • Damian Beaufils
  • Sian McGee
  • Andrew Boe
  • Jeni Engel (Academic)

The Committee’s charter is to:

  1. To represent the NSW Bar Association and its members on legal policy and practice issues relating to First Nations and First Nations people including:

a) reviewing policies and procedures for the Bar Council and NSW Bar Association to ensure First Nations and First Nations peoples’ perspective are considered where relevant; b) advocating for the rights of First Nations and First Nations people on systemic issues of policy such as Indigenous incarceration, discrimination and the impact of domestic violence on First Nations communities.

  1. To encourage and support First Nations people to consider a career in the law and at the Bar;
  2. To support First Nations people who are members of the profession;
  3. To organise educational seminars for members regarding issues relating to First Nations affairs;
  4. To develop and monitor the implementation of the Association’s Reconciliation Action Plan; and
  5. To provide advice to Bar Council on matters relating to First Nations affairs as required.

Legislation will not reduce delays in the District Court

Mon Feb 19 2018

The Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 passed through the Legislative Assembly last week. The Bill provides for indictable crimes to be heard by a magistrate unless a prosecutor or counsel for the defence chooses to take them to the District Court.

In an article in Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald, President Arthur Moses SC warned that the proposed change would "not substantially affect District Court delays, which could only be solved by giving more funding to Legal Aid and the court system itself".

Exclusive CPD Event: ICLC presents LGBTIQ Rights & The Law

Mon Feb 19 2018

In light of the changes brought on by the marriage equality legislation and the case of Re: Kelvin, Inner City Legal Centre ("ICLC") have put together a one-day CPD event* that addresses these changes and how this affects the rights of the LGBTIQ community.

Held on Friday, 9 March 2018 it will focus on issues specifically surrounding LGBTIQ rights and the law. Legal implications to anticipated changes to the Marriage Act, in light of the same-sex legislation, will also be discussed. It has been tailored for the legal profession, accounting for 6CPD units.

Reserve your place here.

  • All proceeds go to ICLC in order to help supporting free legal advice and LGBTIQ youth outreach programs. ICLC is a community legal centre that provides free legal advice and support to vulnerable people. We also provide a specialised state-wide service for those individuals that identify as LGBTIQ

  • Date: Friday, 9 March 2018

  • Location: Gilbert+Tobin, 200 Barangaroo Avenue NSW 2000
  • Start time: 9:30AM
  • End time: 4:30PM
  • Post-event drinks: 4:30PM to 7:00PM

REGISTER NOW: 2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Mon Feb 19 2018

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

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 here

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).