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Barristers’ CVs: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Mon Oct 14 2019
Wednesday 15 October 2019 - Level 22 Chambers, 52 Martin Place

Does your CV hit the mark? What do clients and senior barristers look for in a CV of junior barrister. A panel will provide practical tips to help your CV to communicate your “brand”. Learn more here. Numbers are limited. Register here. This seminar has reached capacity, visitors to the event website can only join the waitlist

Panel: Kate Eastman SC (chair), Katherine Giles (Senior Associate, MinterEllison) and Michele Kearns (clerk, Martin Place Chambers). The seminar includes a light lunch, with thanks to LexisNexis. All welcome.

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

Room for Sale - 13th Floor St James Hall

Fri Oct 11 2019

A room has become available for sale on Level 14 of Chambers. The room is fitted out with quality shelving and a robing cupboard and is located next to Senior Counsel.

13th Floor comprises 7 silks and 21 established senior juniors and juniors practising in a range of areas.

For more information and for view a photo please click here.

All enquiries should be directed to the Clerk, Eugenie Crosby on clerk.13@stjames.net.au or PH: 9335 3000, in the first instance and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

University of Queensland 2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture, dedicated to Marine Law

Fri Oct 11 2019

In memory of Richard Cooper, Justice of the Federal Court from 1992-2005, you are invited to join UQ Law at the 2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture, dedicated to maritime law. This free event will be held at the Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts in Brisbane, with live broadcasts to the courts in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

This years lecture will be presented by The Hon Justice A M Stewart and is titled - The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: The implications of Volcafe v CSAV [2019] AC 358 on the position in Australia

The Hague Visby Rules embody a widely adopted, and legislated, set of rules governing the liability of carriers of cargo by sea for loss of or damage to cargo that they carry. Key amongst the provisions of the Rules are those that place an obligation on the carrier before and at the beginning of the voyage to make the ship seaworthy and to properly and carefully load, stow carry and discharge the cargo carried (Article III Rules 1 and 2), and except the carrier from responsibility for loss or damage resulting from one or more of a list of different perils including fire and perils of the sea (Article IV Rule 2). How do these provisions relate to each other and who bears the onus of proving what? The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom recently came to reconsider what had been said in the House of Lords in Albacora srl v Westcott & Laurence Line Ltd [1966] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 53 and to consider what had been said in the High Court of Australia in Great China Metal Industries Co Ltd v Malaysian International Shipping Corpn Bhd (The Bunga Seroja) (1998) 196 CLR 161, and took a contrary view. The paper will review these developments and consider what implications there are for the position in Australia.

For more information and to register, click here.

NSW Barristers' Clerks Association Conference

Fri Oct 11 2019

Registration for the 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Conference and Conference Opening Event closes today.

The New South Wales Barristers’ Clerks Association (‘NSWBCA’) invites clerks and assistant clerks to attend the 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Conference at the Manly Pavilion, West Esplanade, Manly Cove on Friday, 18 October 2019. Click here to download the registration form.

A highly motivated and skilled clerk is a necessity for any chambers to succeed in today’s market. The conference will provide a networking opportunity for clerks to maintain and establish relationships with clerks from other chambers (including interstate and overseas), exchange information and ideas, and gain insights from the best in the business.

The conference will comprise of keynote presentations and workshops such as an update on work health & safety with MinterEllison (Ms Harriet Eager and Mr Jim Fox), counsel fees & equitable briefing (Federal & State Government) with the Australian Taxation Office (Mr Jeremy Geale, Deputy Commissioner and Mr Grahame Tanna, Assistant Commissioner), Crown Solicitor’s Office (Mr John McDonnell, Assistant Crown Solicitor) and NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (Ms Louise McAndrew).

The clerks will also be learning tips and tricks to influence high net worth professionals with Anna Hinder of Searl Street Consulting and how to manage mental health issues in the workplace with Jeanette Krass of Workplace Health Services Pty Ltd.

There are many other worthwhile sessions which would be of great benefit such as sessions on marketing with Sue-Ella Prodonovich from Prodonovich Advisory and Sarah Morton (SEO Copywriter and Content Strategist) and an update on cyber privacy, risks and insurance with KordaMentha (Tim Myers & Brendan Read) and Lockton Companies Australia (Mark Luckin). For more information visit the website here.

Conference Opening Event for Clerks and Barristers

The Conference Opening Event is being held on Thursday, 17 October 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the foyer area of the Banco Court in the Supreme Court. The NSW Barristers’ Clerks are delighted to have The Honourable T. F. Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, as the Guest of Honour.

We encourage each clerk to bring a minimum of three barristers to the Conference Opening Event. It would be a missed opportunity if you and representatives from your chambers were not in attendance.

Everything you wanted to ask a judge but are too afraid to ask

Fri Oct 11 2019

The New Barristers’ Committee will again host the Judicial Q&A panel in the Bar Common Room on Tuesday, 29 October at 5.15pm. As usual, the Q&A will feature a panel of judges from the Federal, Supreme and District Courts who will answer your burning questions, which you dare not ask in court. This year drinks will follow the event at Verandah Bar.

Members are welcome to attend one or both events. Drinks are free for Under 5s and $40 for Over 5s.

Registrations Close Thursday, 17 October, Register here.

Event Proudly Supported by BarCover

Local Court Swearing-in ceremony for Allison Hawkins and Jillian Kiely

Fri Oct 11 2019
Swearing-in

On Monday 28 October 2019 at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court there will be a Full Bench ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Ms Allison Hawkins and Ms Jillian Kiely as Magistrates of the Local Court of New South Wales.

Michael McHugh SC will speak on behalf of the Association. Wigs and robes are not to be worn.

Local Court Swearing-in ceremony for Janine Lacy and Kevin Hockey

Fri Oct 11 2019
Swearing-in

On Monday 21 October 2019 at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court there will be a Full Bench ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Ms Janine Lacy and Mr Kevin Hockey as Magistrates of the Local Court of New South Wales. Ben Katekar will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar. Wigs are robes are not to be worn. Further details will be provided when available.

Reflections of the Wotton Decision

Fri Oct 11 2019
Thursday 31 October 2019 - NSW Bar Association Common Room

Join us on Thursday, 31 October for a seminar that considers the impact of Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5) [2016] FCA 1457, a successful class action on behalf of Aboriginal residents of Palm Island.

This seminar is a joint initiative of the NSW Judicial Commission Ngara Yura Committee, the NSW Bar Association First Nations Committee and the Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issues Committee.

For more information and to register please click here.

Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop & Dinner

Fri Oct 11 2019

The Australian Bar Association is holding a Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop & Dinner at the Federal Court in Sydney on 31 October.

The Workshop will provide a unique opportunity for the Bench and Bar to share insights on current tax litigation issues.

When: Thursday, 31 October 2019 Where: Federal Court of Australia, Sydney – Level 20 Conference Room Time: 2pm – 6pm, followed by welcome drinks, canapes and a three course dinner (also at the Court). A range of topics relating to the conduct of litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court will be covered at the Workshop, including:

  • Case Management in the Federal Court | From self-represented litigants to complex trials and appeals
  • Part IVC Appeals to the Federal Court | Expert Evidence and the Burden of Proof
  • Section 44 Appeals to the Federal Court | Common Issues
  • Running a tax case in the AAT | How to best assist the Tribunal

Cost: Barristers - $750 plus GST per person

Attendance is restricted to Federal Court Judges, Tribunal members and barristers. Delegates from interstate should arrange their own flights and accommodation. Please click here to register.

Drinks for new women silks

Fri Oct 11 2019
Register now

Celebrate the appointment of Tiffany Wong SC, Elizabeth Raper SC, Jennifer Single SC, Tanya Smith SC and Elisabeth Peden SC - on Tuesday, 22 October at Verandah Bar & Restaurant, at 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Justice Virginia Bell will be the guest of honour. All are welcome.

Click here for more information and to register.

Experts in International Arbitration

Thu Oct 10 2019
Conferences

The Australian Bar Association is a supporting partner of "Experts in International Arbitration", hosted by the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center's on 31 October. Mark Dempsey SC is among the key speakers. Learn more: visit the conference website.

Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop & Dinner

Thu Oct 10 2019

The Australian Bar Association is holding a Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop & Dinner at the Federal Court in Sydney on 31 October.

The Workshop will provide a unique opportunity for the Bench and Bar to share insights on current tax litigation issues.

When: Thursday, 31 October 2019 Where: Federal Court of Australia, Sydney – Level 20 Conference Room Time: 2pm – 6pm, followed by welcome drinks, canapes and a three course dinner (also at the Court). A range of topics relating to the conduct of litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court will be covered at the Workshop, including:

  • Case Management in the Federal Court | From self-represented litigants to complex trials and appeals
  • Part IVC Appeals to the Federal Court | Expert Evidence and the Burden of Proof
  • Section 44 Appeals to the Federal Court | Common Issues
  • Running a tax case in the AAT | How to best assist the Tribunal

Cost: Barristers - $750 plus GST per person

Attendance is restricted to Federal Court Judges, Tribunal members and barristers. Delegates from interstate should arrange their own flights and accommodation. Please click here to register.

NSW Barristers' Clerks Association Conference

Thu Oct 10 2019
Registration closes Friday, 11 October

The New South Wales Barristers’ Clerks Association invites clerks and assistant clerks to attend the 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Conference at the Manly Pavilion, West Esplanade, Manly Cove on Friday, 18 October 2019. Click here for more information or to register.

A highly motivated and skilled clerk is a necessity for any chambers to succeed in today’s market. The conference will provide a networking opportunity for clerks to maintain and establish relationships with clerks from other chambers (including interstate and overseas), exchange information and ideas, and gain insights from the best in the business.

The conference will comprise of keynote presentations and workshops such as an update on work health & safety with MinterEllison (Ms Harriet Eager and Mr Jim Fox), counsel fees & equitable briefing (Federal & State Government) with the Australian Taxation Office (Mr Jeremy Geale, Deputy Commissioner and Mr Grahame Tanna, Assistant Commissioner), Crown Solicitor’s Office (Mr John McDonnell, Assistant Crown Solicitor) and NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (Ms Louise McAndrew).

The clerks will also be learning tips and tricks to influence high net worth professionals with Anna Hinder of Searl Street Consulting and how to manage mental health issues in the workplace with Jeanette Krass of Workplace Health Services Pty Ltd.

There are many other worthwhile sessions which would be of great benefit such as sessions on marketing with Sue-Ella Prodonovich from Prodonovich Advisory and Sarah Morton (SEO Copywriter and Content Strategist) and an update on cyber privacy, risks and insurance with KordaMentha (Tim Myers & Brendan Read) and Lockton Companies Australia (Mark Luckin). For more information visit the website here.

Conference Opening Event for Clerks and Barristers

The Conference Opening Event is being held on Thursday, 17 October 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the foyer area of the Banco Court in the Supreme Court. The NSW Barristers’ Clerks are delighted to have The Honourable T. F. Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, as the Guest of Honour.

We encourage each clerk to bring a minimum of three barristers to the Conference Opening Event. It would be a missed opportunity if you and representatives from your chambers were not in attendance.

Room for Sale - Denman Chambers – 185 Elizabeth St

Thu Oct 10 2019

A large (31.2m2) external room is available for purchase at Denman Chambers. Plenty of natural light with large windows and lovely views overlooking Hyde Park. Sale includes law library in the room, table and 8 chairs, trolley and steps. Suit a silk or busy junior.

Denman is a stable, active floor with a variety of work including industrial, WHS prosecution and coronial, common law and criminal work. The sale price is $70,000 negotiable, floor fees are $2,444 rent and $2,200 admin per month. Forbes Chambers is upstairs in the same building. Bambini’s Wine Bar is downstairs. Other floors are in the adjacent building. Next door is Tattersalls.

For inspection, contact the clerk, Michelle on (02) 9264 6899 or michelle@denmanchambers.com.au. All enquiries will be kept confidential. Floor website is www.denmanchambers.com.au.

Room for Sale or Licence - Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers

Thu Oct 10 2019

Must sell. All offers considered. Commitments elsewhere following a statutory appointment. An internal room is available for sale or licence at Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers. Floor fees are $2,653.00 per month (including GST and CCL maintenance levy). The floor recently underwent renovations. The Chambers continues to have the benefit of long-standing members. Practice areas include Commercial, Equity, Native Title, Criminal Law and Land & Environment.

Please contact the clerk, Heather Harbon, on (02) 9235 3100 or clerk6@windeyerchambers.com.au All enquiries will be kept confidential. Click here to view website.

Minds Count Annual Lecture 2019

Thu Oct 10 2019
Wellbeing

The Minds Count Annual Lecture will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019, 5.45pm for 6.00pm start – 8pm at The Federal Court, Room 1, Level 21, Sydney.

Please join the Minds Count Foundation to hear from the Creative Director of the Black Dog Institute, Matthew Johnstone.

Matthew Johnstone is an international keynote speaker and best-selling author of 9 books. His work has been endorsed by Edward deBono, Stephen Fry, the World Health Organisation and Google. In 2018 he was a finalist in the Australian Mental Health Awards.

Please ensure you arrive in ample time to clear security prior to making your way to Level 21.

We hope you can join us for this special event!

For more information and to register click here.

ALSA + SurfAid Breakfast

Thu Oct 10 2019
Wellbeing

The Australasian Lawyers Surfing Association invites you to breakfast with Nat Young and Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew on 24 October. Tickets cost $50. All money raised will go to support SurfAid. Places are limited. Book now.

Retirement of Chief Commissioner Kite

Wed Oct 09 2019
Ceremonial sitting

The Industrial Relations Commission will hold a ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of Chief Commissioner Kite on Wednesday, 20 November at 9.30am at Level 10, 10-14 Smith Street, Parramatta. Kylie Nomchong SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar.

Conversation on Current Issues in the Practice of Employment and Industrial Law

Wed Oct 09 2019
Tomorrow

The Federal Court of Australia invites practitioners to a Conversation on Current Issues in the Practice of Employment and Industrial Law Hosted by The Hon. Justice Mordy Bromberg.

Format: Three short presentations, presented by senior practitioners:

In Melbourne: • Codes of conduct vs individual freedoms - Josh Bornstein (Maurice Blackburn) and Eddy Gisonda (Victorian Bar); • Class actions in the employment and industrial jurisdiction – Geraldine Dann (Queensland Bar) and Kate Burke (Victorian Bar); and

In Adelaide: • Identifying the true relationship between “employers” and “employees” - Gillian Walker (South Australian Bar) and Simon Blewett (South Australian Bar). Date: Thursday 10 October 2019 Time: 5:30pm to 7.00pm (AEDT) Venues: Federal Court of Australia Federal Court of Australia Court 1 (Level 8), Court 1 Commonwealth Law Courts Building Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building 305 William Street, Melbourne 3 Angas Street, Adelaide

By Video-link at the Federal Court in the following locations: Sydney: Court 18A, Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip St, Queens Square Perth: Court 4, Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue Canberra: Court 1, Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street Brisbane: Court 2, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay Darwin: Court 9, Supreme Court Building, State Square Tasmania: Court 1, Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 39-41 Davey Street

For more information and to register click here.

NSW Barristers' Clerks Association Conference

Wed Oct 09 2019

Registration for the 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Conference and Conference Opening Event closes this Friday, 11 October 2019.

The New South Wales Barristers’ Clerks Association (‘NSWBCA’) invites clerks and assistant clerks to attend the 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Conference at the Manly Pavilion, West Esplanade, Manly Cove on Friday, 18 October 2019. Click here to download the registration form.

A highly motivated and skilled clerk is a necessity for any chambers to succeed in today’s market. The conference will provide a networking opportunity for clerks to maintain and establish relationships with clerks from other chambers (including interstate and overseas), exchange information and ideas, and gain insights from the best in the business.

The conference will comprise of keynote presentations and workshops such as an update on work health & safety with MinterEllison (Ms Harriet Eager and Mr Jim Fox), counsel fees & equitable briefing (Federal & State Government) with the Australian Taxation Office (Mr Jeremy Geale, Deputy Commissioner and Mr Grahame Tanna, Assistant Commissioner), Crown Solicitor’s Office (Mr John McDonnell, Assistant Crown Solicitor) and NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (Ms Louise McAndrew).

The clerks will also be learning tips and tricks to influence high net worth professionals with Anna Hinder of Searl Street Consulting and how to manage mental health issues in the workplace with Jeanette Krass of Workplace Health Services Pty Ltd.

There are many other worthwhile sessions which would be of great benefit such as sessions on marketing with Sue-Ella Prodonovich from Prodonovich Advisory and Sarah Morton (SEO Copywriter and Content Strategist) and an update on cyber privacy, risks and insurance with KordaMentha (Tim Myers & Brendan Read) and Lockton Companies Australia (Mark Luckin). For more information visit the website here.

Conference Opening Event for Clerks and Barristers

The Conference Opening Event is being held on Thursday, 17 October 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the foyer area of the Banco Court in the Supreme Court. The NSW Barristers’ Clerks are delighted to have The Honourable T. F. Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, as the Guest of Honour.

We encourage each clerk to bring a minimum of three barristers to the Conference Opening Event. It would be a missed opportunity if you and representatives from your chambers were not in attendance.

Cross-Examination of perpetrators and victims of family violence

Wed Oct 09 2019
Monday, 11 November 2019 AND Monday, 18 November 2019

On 11 September 2019, s 102NA of the Family Law Act 1975 commenced operation. The new amendment is intended to provide protection to victims of family violence involved in cross-examination as part of family law proceedings.

The 2 part family law seminar series will look at the operation of this new provision and to provide some guidance on the advocacy skills involved in cross-examination of this type. The 1st seminar will include a presentation by Grant Brady SC on cross-examining alleged victims and vulnerable witnesses followed by a presentation on avoiding collusion and enabling conduct. The 2nd seminar will include a presentation by Suzanne Christie SC on cross-examining alleged perpetrators, a presentation on working with clients affected by trauma and also a presentation from a Judge as to the initial experiences of these hearings. For full details please click here.

This seminar has been organised by the Bar Association’s Family Law Committee in conjunction with Legal Aid NSW.

Both seminars will commence at 5.15 pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room

International Arbitration:The Gyles Report

Wed Oct 09 2019
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - in the Common Room

The Gyles Report identifies issues and makes recommendations for barristers practising in international arbitration, both in Australia and abroad.

Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop AO, the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC, Mark Dempsey SC, Greg Laughton SC, Jodi Steele and Mary Walker will review the report and discuss the future for barristers in international arbitration. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

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