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Advocating interlocutory applications: practice and pitfalls

Fri Jul 14 2017
Coming up in CPD - Thursday, July 27 2017

Presented by The Honourable Justice Jayne Jagot, Federal Court of Australia; Vanessa Whittaker, Eleven Wentworth and Clarissa Amato, Banco Chambers. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC, Chair, Women Barristers Forum. For full details please download a flyer here. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening

Fri Jul 14 2017
CPD - Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Presented by Ian Davidson SC, Chair, ADR Committee. For full details please download a flyer here

Registration is required. To register, and for more information, please contact Megan Batchelor at BarADR@nswbar.asn.au. Attendance at this seminar forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

This seminar will be followed by a BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A session on Tuesday 1 August. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Reminder: applications for appointment as senior counsel are now open

Thu Jul 13 2017
Senior counsel 2017

President Arthur Moses SC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2017. Applications must be completed online. The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 July at 5.00pm. The principles governing selection and appointment of senior counsel are set out in the Senior Counsel Protocol and the Guide to Practical Aspects of Appointment of Silk in New South Wales. Applications must be completed online and must include a photograph. It is intended the names of successful applicants will be announced on or before the first Friday in October.

Junior barristers sought for ‘New Voices Panel’ at ICCA 2018 in Sydney

Thu Jul 13 2017
Recruitment

On 15-18 April 2018, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) will hold its Congress in Sydney, hosted by ACICA. The Congress has as its theme "Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration".

ICCA seeks expressions of interests from young lawyers including barristers (Under 40s) to join a "New Voices Panel" for the next generation of arbitration leaders.

The Congress will be widely attended by local and international arbitration practitioners.

Applications close on 28 July 2017.

Jeans for Genes cocktail evening

Thu Jul 13 2017
Charity at the NSW Bar

Mark Robinson SC cordially invites you to attend a cocktail evening on Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 5.30pm for 6.00pm to learn about research being undertaken at Children’s Medical Research Institute. Keynote speaker will be Professor Phillip Robinson from the Children’s Medical Research Institute. RSVP by Friday, 21 July 2017 to Michelle Paton, mpaton@cmri.org.au or ph: (02) 8865 2815.

Coming up in CPD

Thu Jul 13 2017

Tuesday 18 July 2017- BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening

Presented by Ian Davidson SC, Chair, ADR Committee. For full details please download a flyer here

Registration is required. To register, and for more information, please contact Megan Batchelor at BarADR@nswbar.asn.au. Attendance at this seminar forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

This seminar will be followed by a BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A session on Tuesday 1 August. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening

Thu Jul 13 2017
CPD - Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Presented by Ian Davidson SC, Chair, ADR Committee. For full details please download a flyer here

Registration is required. To register, and for more information, please contact Megan Batchelor at BarADR@nswbar.asn.au. Attendance at this seminar forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

This seminar will be followed by a BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A session on Tuesday 1 August. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Advocating interlocutory applications: practice and pitfalls

Thu Jul 13 2017
Coming up in CPD - Thursday, July 27 2017

Presented by The Honourable Justice Jayne Jagot, Federal Court of Australia; Vanessa Whittaker, Eleven Wentworth and Clarissa Amato, Banco Chambers. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC, Chair, Women Barristers Forum. For full details please download a flyer here. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

Coming up in CPD next week

Thu Jul 13 2017

Tuesday, June 06 2017: 'The Role of the Human Rights Commissioner'

Presented by Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner and chaired by Professor Andrew Brynes, Chair, Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Law. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

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

Strata Title Property Rights

Wed Jul 12 2017
Book launch

Member are invited to the launch and discussion of Associate Professor Cathy Sherry's Strata Title Property Rights: Private Governance of Multi-owned Properties (Routledge UK, 2017). The book is being launched by the Hon Justice Mark Leeming on Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm at UNSW Law School. The book will also be discussed by Justice Leeming and Dr Scott Grattan, University of Sydney Law School. To learn more, or to register for the launch, click here.

Bar FC battle against competition leaders

Wed Jul 12 2017
Bar sports

A makeshift team took on the competition leaders and performed admirably although losing 3-1 to Lands FC. School holidays depleted our stocks however a few younger and fitter players worked tirelessly against a very aggressive opposition. The backline was strengthened with the inclusion of Harry Stanton (who said nepotism is no longer a thing) and Sam Potter, who were ably directed by D’Arville. The midfield also received a boost with the inclusion of Daniel Lo Surdo. Comments heard such as lets hope Lo Surdo can throw in a ball or does not have too left feet as a result of his genetic makeup were soon silenced by a hardworking and convincing performance. Bar FC thanks the boys for their contribution today. The team played well and without wishing to blame others the fact remains a few dubious refereeing decisions could have seen a different outcome. Lastly, Hartford Davis deserves a mention. His dominance in the midfield was impressive and ultimately rewarded through a well taken free kick which will feature in any highlights reel around the world.

Yesterday's team was as follows:

  • Justin Hogan Doran

  • Hilary Monteith

  • Sebastian Hartford Davis

  • Ivan Griscti

  • John Harris (GK)

  • Geoff O'Shea

  • Anthony Lo Surdo

  • Harry Stanton

  • Tim Kane

  • Anais D'Arville

  • Sam Potter

  • Glen Fredericks

  • Justin Doyle

  • Hugh Morrison

Complete travel service for members

Wed Jul 12 2017
Service and benefits

It's that time of the year: school holidays. If you're reading this in chambers, then perhaps you need to plan your next trip away. If you're reading InBrief while on leave, then perhaps you need to go somewhere more remote. Through the ABA Member Benefits scheme, members of the New South Wales Bar Association have access to MBA Travel Solutions, with great rates on domestic and international airfares, discounted national and international accommodation, Qantas and Virgin lounge memberships, travel insurance and car hire. You can also access great travel experiences, such as their South African Indulgence & Safari Package.

Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform

Wed Jul 12 2017
CPD - 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 Tutors and Readers Dinner – RSVPs close this Friday

Wed Jul 12 2017
Bar Social Events

All Readers from the 2/16 and 1/17 Bar Practice Course and their Tutors are invited to attend the Tutors & Readers Dinner on Friday, 28 July 2017. The dinner will be held at the No. 1 William Room, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney. The dinner will begin at 7.00pm for 7.30pm and the dress for the evening is business attire. The guest speaker is The Hon Justice Julia Lonergan and the Readers speaker is Armen Karlozian.

For further information and to RSVP, please see the event webpage.

Coming up in CPD next week

Wed Jul 12 2017

Tuesday, June 06 2017: 'The Role of the Human Rights Commissioner'

Presented by Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner and chaired by Professor Andrew Brynes, Chair, Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Law. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

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

Crown prosecutors - statewide

Tue Jul 11 2017
Recruitment

The attorney general is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Crown prosecutors under the Crown Prosecutors Act 1986 for a fixed term of up to seven years that may be renewed, following an initial 12 month probationary period. Applications close on Sunday, 30 July 2017 (11.59 pm). If you would like to discuss this opportunity further contact Mr Lloyd Babb, SC, Director of Public Prosecutions (02) 9285 8888. Applications must be lodged electronically. Please go to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and search Job Reference Number (000005F8C).

Australian Bar Association calls for rethink on legal assistance

Tue Jul 11 2017

The president of the Australian Bar Association, Will Alstergren QC, has highlighted the need for a complete rethink of legal assistance budgets to ensure its sustainability to provide equal and fair access of legal advice and assistance to all. Learn more here.

In need of permanent, casual or emergency childcare?

Tue Jul 11 2017
Services and benefits

Do you need childcare in an emergency? Do your childcare needs vary from day to day or from week to week? Or are you looking for a permanent childcare arrangement?

NSW Bar Association members and chambers staff have guaranteed access to dedicated permanent, casual or emergency childcare places at Castlereagh Street Early Learning Centre and Little Steps Early Learning Centre, 7.30am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday.

For further information or to book your child into care please contact Guardian Early Learning Group on 1300 025 007 or email at corp.enrolments@guardian.edu.au. Please advise Guardian that you are part of the NSW Bar Association childcare scheme to take advantage of it. More information on the scheme is available on the NSW Bar Association website.

Wayne Baffsky (1955-2017)

Tue Jul 11 2017
Vale

A remembrance service for Wayne Baffsky will be held at Hotel Ravesis Bondi Beach on Thursday, 13 July 2017 at 6.30pm. RSVP to 0411 878 719

William George Hodgekiss (1928-2017)

Tue Jul 11 2017
Vale

William George Hodgekiss, former barrister, died on 10 July 2017 aged 88. He was Dux of Fort Street every year from 1941-1945 and was Sydney University Medal winner in 1951. Private funeral.

Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform

Mon Jul 10 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 Tutors and Readers Dinner – RSVPs close this Friday

Mon Jul 10 2017
Bar Social Events

All Readers from the 2/16 and 1/17 Bar Practice Course and their Tutors are invited to attend the Tutors & Readers Dinner on Friday, 28 July 2017. The dinner will be held at the No. 1 William Room, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney. The dinner will begin at 7.00pm for 7.30pm and the dress for the evening is business attire. The guest speaker is The Hon Justice Julia Lonergan and the Readers speaker is Armen Karlozian.

For further information and to RSVP, please see the event webpage.