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Coming up in CPD in November

Fri Oct 27 2017

Thursday, November 02 2017: The challenges of trying international crimes today: the legal and political dimensions.

Presented by Judge David Re, international judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague and chaired by Chrissa Loukas SC. For full details please download a flyer here. Please note this is a lunchtime seminar, commencing at 1 pm.

Monday, November 06 2017: A white coat view of black robe health

Presented by Professor Matthew Large, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

Thursday, November 09 2017: The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture - “John Hubert Plunkett QC and the Myall Creek murder trials”

Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the Attorney General, the Honourable Mark Speakman SC. Mr Tedeschi is the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales and the author of ‘Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial that Defined a Nation’, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. Mr Tedeschi will deliver a lecture titled ‘John Hubert Plunkett QC and the Myall Creek murder trials.’

Wednesday, November 22 2017: David and Goliath: A talk on the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation v Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group

Presented by Vance Hughston SC and Tina Jowett. Chaired by TBC. For full details please download a flyer here.

Tuesday,November 28 2017: What are the functions of the Judicial Commission in dealing with the conduct of judges

Presented by Ernest Schmatt, Chief Executive, Judicial Commission of New South Wales. More details to follow.

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

Save the date : 2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Fri Oct 27 2017

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Speaker details and online registration 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

2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

Thu Oct 26 2017

Registrations are now open for the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law 2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner, to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 23 February 2018.

Justin Gleeson SC will be delivering the morning keynote paper on the High Court in constitutional law in 2017 and the guest speaker for the Conference Dinner at NSW Parliament House will be the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia. The dinner is hosted by NSW Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Speakman, SC MP.

The conference will cover a range of important cases and contemporary topics including the s 44 parliamentary disqualification cases, the same sex marriage postal survey case and last the political communication decision in Brown v Tasmania.

Full details of the program will be released shortly but if you are keen to register now, there is an early-bird conference registration rate of $415, if you register for the conference by 15 December 2017. The cost of the dinner is $115. To register, please see ‘Upcoming Events’ at www.gtcentre.unsw.edu.au. If you have any questions, please email gtcentre@unsw.edu.au or contact the Centre on (02) 9385 2257. For registrations received after 15 December 2017 the cost of the event is $465 for the conference.

Following the conference, at 5.15 pm adjacent to the conference theatre, there will be a book launch by the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC of Australian Constitutional Values (Hart Publishing, 2018) edited by Rosalind Dixon. Registration for the book launch is free and available at https://australianconstitutionalvalues.eventbrite.com.au.

New gift cards from ABA Member Benefits

Thu Oct 26 2017
Member services and benefits

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association enjoy access to the Australian Bar Association's member benefits scheme. The service partner, MBA Benefits, has negotiated special offers on a range of e-gift cards. Learn more here.

The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture

Thu Oct 26 2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017: Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the Attorney General, the Honourable Mark Speakman SC. Mr Tedeschi is the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales and the author of ‘Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial that Defined a Nation’, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. Mr Tedeschi will deliver a lecture titled "John Hubert Plunkett QC and the Myall Creek murder trials."

Lord Howe Island Conference

Thu Oct 26 2017

In April 2018 (7 – 14 April) Learned Friends is holding a Conference on Lord Howe Island. This will be the 5th conference Learned Friends has held on the island. Speakers include Bernie Gross QC, Peter Cummings SC and Giles Coakes. Please note that April is a busy time of year on the island and as such flights and accommodation are becoming limited. For more information visit our website www.learnedfriends.com.au or email admin@learnedfriends.com.au.

Save the dates: CPD Conference Dates 2018

Thu Oct 26 2017

The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2018 will be released shortly. In the meantime members may wish to note the dates and venues:

  • Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 3 March 2018 - Personal Injury / Common Law Conference, Sydney
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Newcastle
  • Saturday, 17 & Sunday, 18 March 2018 - Orange
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Sydney

Programs and online registration will shortly be available on the Association's website and through InBrief.

Criminal justice legislation factsheets

Wed Oct 25 2017

Last week the NSW Government passed a number of significant pieces of criminal justice legislation through the State Parliament. That legislation included the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Bill 2017 the Parole Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and the Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Bill 2017.

The Department of Justice has now released new sentencing and parole factsheets for the information of the community.

For Remembrance Day 2017

Wed Oct 25 2017

The Supreme Court will commemorate the sacrifice and service of the New South Wales Legal Profession in the First World War on Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the Banco Court, Queens Square. Learn more here.

The Supreme Court has established The War Memorial Project page on its website, which includes a number of items of interest, including speeches and other materials from last year's Remembrance Day Eve ceremony.

Barristers Classifieds

Wed Oct 25 2017
Member services and benefits

Barristers Classifieds are published each Wednesday. Individual notices will remain here until they are sold. No liability will be accepted by the New South Wales Bar Association for the information contained on this webpage or in respect of any action taken as a result of using this information. The information contained on this webpage has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither its accuracy nor its reliability have been checked nor verified by the New South Wales Bar Association. Independent advice should be sought where relevant inrespect of the information contained on this webpage. The Bar Association reserves the right to remove inappropriate or irrelevant material.For more information, or to place your advertisement in Barristers Classifieds, contact InBrief here.

Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Third Floor Wentworth Chambers currently has a spacious 1 ½ size room for sale (4500 shares in CCL). The internal light well facing room has new carpet and windows, a new air-conditioning unit and extensive shelving. All enquiries regarding sale price or inspection can be directed to the clerk, Kaitlyn Faiella, on 9232 3937 or clerk3@wentworthchambers.com.au All enquiries will be dealt in the strictest confidence.

Room for sale in Denman Chambers - $35,000.00

Applications are invited to purchase an internal room (13.6 m2) in Denman Chambers. Would suit Junior Barrister. Sale includes Commonwealth Law Reports (Vol 1-199) and NSW LR (Vol 1-65) as well as furniture. The floor has an extensive library and is linked to Barnet. All enquiries should be directed to the clerk of the floor, Michelle Borg on 9264 6899 or michelle@denmanchambers.com.au and will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. For more information about the floor, please visit www.denmanchambers.com.au

Room for sale in Denman Chambers - $70,000.00

Large, well appointed, sunny room overlooking Hyde Park available for sale. Suitable for Silk or Senior Junior. The room size is 29m2 and possesses a large conference room, an extensive library and is linked to Barnet. All enquiries should be directed to the clerk of the floor, Michelle Borg on 9264 6899 or michelle@denmanchambers.com.au and will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. For more information about the floor, please visit www.denmanchambers.com.au

Room to license in Frederick Jordan Chambers for 6 months commencing January 2018.

Spacious corner room on level 6 above Elizabeth St and Martin Place. 23 square metres. Monthly rent $2215 plus gst. Monthly clerks and library fees $1355 plus gst. Contact: Elleanor Gillard via email: clerk@fjc.net.au

Room for purchase in Sir James Martin Chambers

Room with views to the Eastern Suburbs is available for purchase at nominal cost. The room is large, light filled and has good shelving. These well-established chambers have a new 10 year lease commencing March 2018. Enquiries concerning outgoings and to arrange an inspection can be directed to the Clerk, Kirsti Reith on 9223 8088 or clerk@sirjamesmartin.com. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence. For more information, please visit www.sirjamesmartin.com

Trust Chambers - external rooms currently available

No buy in – 6 months get out

Trust Chambers has recently negotiated a new 5 year lease with an option for a further 5 year term. The lease contains no ‘knock down’ clause and the rent compares favourably to the current market. Trust Chambers is a stable, long established Floor which has been around for 25 years.

  • The first room, 16-17 square metres, faces directly on to Hyde Park, with floor to ceiling glass and would suit an experienced Junior Counsel.

  • The second room is 14-15 square metres with large wall to wall windows, with good views of the northern side of the Downing Centre and has built in shelving.

We offer the following:

  • Prime location, just metres from Downing Centre Court complex and a short walk to the Family Court Precinct. Also Museum Railway Station, buses and ample car parking a stone’s throw away;
  • Rent/Clerk fees are very reasonable;
  • A good mix of senior & junior barristers across a range of areas, but predominantly in Criminal, Family Law and Commercial litigation;
  • 6 month notice requirement, i.e. members are not required to hold a room beyond that period if they decide to move on.
  • All enquires can be made in utmost discretion to Luke Robinson -Floor Clerk 9264 9444 or clerk@trustchambers.com.au

Larger size Room for Sale on Second Floor Wentworth

Presently licensed on a short term basis, a larger size room (1 and 1/3 size or 4000 shares in CCL) on the Macquarie Street side of Second Floor Wentworth Chambers is available for purchase. It would most likely suit a silk, aspiring silk or senior junior, with or without a PA, or else a barrister requiring or needing more, but not too much more, extra space. The room has extensive “Rosewood” colour shelving and cupboards and a Mitsubishi air-conditioner. There is also a large leather-topped desk with matching leather office chair, a leather lounge and 2 matching leather lounge chairs, all in excellent condition, which may be included in the sale. CCL Maintenance Contributions are $1,552.86 pm including GST and Floor fees are $2,093.85 pm including GST. The floor is fully networked to CCL, uses its VOIP telephone system, has a WiFi connection, and has its own website and electronic diary management by the Clerk. Recently, the floor’s common areas underwent a stylish refurbishment. There is also easy access from the floor through Second Floor Selborne Chambers and the Selborne lifts to the Bar Library. The floor currently comprises 2 silks, 17 juniors and 2 readers. Members practise in most jurisdictions and areas of practice. Floor members work together harmoniously. The room is realistically priced and terms, including as to delayed settlement, if required, are negotiable. The room may be inspected by prior arrangement with the clerk on 9232 4466 or email to clerk2@wentworthchambers.com.au. All enquiries will be dealt in the strictest confidence.

Chambers with anteroom for sale (4,100 shares) - Second Floor, Selborne Chambers

This room is well appointed with extensive storage both in the anteroom and the main room. The anteroom which is presently used for a PA is also suitable as a work station leaving the main room available as a dedicated conference facility. Subject to floor approval, it may also be licensed to defray expenses. The room also has Mitsubishi air-conditioning. Outgoing are only $1565.17 inclusive of GST (CCL) and $1210.00 inclusive of GST in respect of floor fees. There is a considerable diversity of practices amongst members of this strong and congenial floor including commercial, common law (including medical negligence), equity, administrative law, crime, trade practices, tax law and coronial inquiries. Fast internet via CCL VoIp telephone system is available. Asking price $135,000 For further information and inspection contact the floor clerk Sarah Aleksovski or her assistant Skye Arnold on 92336400 or email salekovski@selbornechambers.com.au. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Priced to sell

A well-appointed full sized room is available for purchase on Third Floor Wentworth Chambers. With an attractive fit-out and windows to the light well. All reasonable offers will be considered. Enquiries and expressions of interest will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and should be directed to: Adria Poljak, tel: 0414 281 158 email: adriapoljak@wentworthchambers.com.au

Room for licence in Chalfont Chambers

A small internal room has become available to licence in Chalfont Chambers. The available room would suit a junior barrister and is fully fitted out with a desk and shelving. The monthly licence fee is $1,200 excl. GST plus disbursements. Chalfont Chambers is located in the Culwulla Chambers building at 9/67 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. If you are interested in inspecting the room, please contact the Clerk, Justine Ferraro on 02 9232 0186 or clerk@chalfont.com.au All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Level 8 Windeyer Chambers

Sale or Licence Internal room 15.75 square metres

Sale price - Negotiable

Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Within 100 metres of the Supreme & Federal Courts and NSW Bar Association Dispute Resolution Centre. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in equity, land and environment law, insolvency and a range of other commercial areas. Counsels' Chambers Limited levies per month are $854.15 [incl GST] Number of shares with Counsels' Chambers Limited is 2,200. Floor Fees are $1725 [incl GST] Enquiries: Sharon Hiller, Clerk of Chambers. Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

For Sale - Internal standard sized room 10.3 squares metres

Sale price: Negotiable

Furnished with shelving and robing cupboard. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in a wide range of commercial areas. 2040 shares in Counsels Chambers Ltd. Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Close to the Supreme Court & NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre. Possesses working library, high speed internet & email access via Counsels Chambers Network. Counsel Chambers' Levies are $793 per month (GST incl). Floor fees $1725 [ incl GST ] Sharon Hiller Clerk of Chambers Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

Internal standard sized room 13.6 squares metres

Sale Price - negotiable

Furnished with shelving and robing cupboard. The floor consists of established senior juniors practising in a wide range of commercial areas. 2040 shares in Counsels Chambers Ltd. Situated in the same building as the Land & Environment Court. Close to the Supreme Court & NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre. Possesses working library, high speed internet & email access via Counsels Chambers Network. Counsel Chambers' Levies are $793.00 per month (GST incl). Floor fees $1725 [ incl GST ] Sharon Hiller, Clerk of Chambers, Tel: (02) 9235 3033 clerk8@windeyerchambers.com.au www.windeyer8.com.au

Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64 MLC Centre

A room is currently available for purchase or licence at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers. The room is a good sized internal room with fitout. The floor comprises 60 barristers including three senior counsel. The floor has a long term lease and features excellent facilities. To arrange an inspection or if you have any queries please contact the clerk, Ian Irvine, on 8076 6600 or via email to clerk@sirowendixon.com.auAll enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence. www.sirowendixon.com.au

Room for sale in 9 Windeyer Chambers

Room size: 21m2

Room features:

  • 1.5 standard rooms.
  • Newly refurbished.
  • Extensive cupboards and shelving space.
  • Built in large working desk.
  • Space for a 10 seater conference table.
  • Two robe cupboards. Total monthly outgoings are $3,380 in total for maintenance levy and Clerks fees. Counsels Chambers high speed internet access connection. Phones are connected to VoIP. The floor is busy, stable and very harmonious. The floor predominantly practices in common law, insurance, crime, equity and commercial matters. Please contact me if you have any further queries, or would like to make an application or inspection. All enquiries will of course be treated in the strictest of confidence. Contact details: Victoria Leva, personal assistant, Office direct line: (02) 8224 2212, Mobile: 0466 334 846 secretary9@windeyerchambers.com.au

Room for sale on Second Floor Wentworth Chambers

Limited offer - rent free to January 2018

A well-appointed full sized room (3,000 shares in CCL) is available for purchase on Second Floor Wentworth Chambers. With an attractive fit-out and windows to the light well, it provides a high standard of accommodation in chambers that have been fully renovated in the last 18 months. It includes extensive built-in shelving and furniture. There are seventeen members of the Floor including two senior counsel and a number of senior juniors with strong practices in a variety of jurisdictions. The sale price is $180,000. Reasonable offers will be considered. The vendor wishes to sell the room before the end of September 2017. As an incentive, as part of an agreement for sale before that time, the vendor will pay floor fees and CCL maintenance contribution fees up to and including January 2018. Occupation of the room will be available 4 weeks after an agreement is reached. All enquiries and expressions of interest will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and should be directed to: Rhonda Dalton, tel: 9232 4466 email: rhonda.dalton@wentworthchambers.com.au

Opportunity of a Lifetime at Fourth Floor Wentworth Chambers

Are you new at the Bar? Are you looking for Chambers? A room has become available for licence – at no cost (excluding disbursements), and for a period of not less than one year. Due to the extreme generosity of a member of the Floor, this opportunity only exists for a recently admitted member of the Bar. Expressions of interest, together with your CV, should be emailed to the Clerk, Leanne Ferguson.

  • 4th Floor Wentworth Chambers
  • 180 Phillip Street, Sydney
  • Tel: 9232 2722
  • Clerk: Leanne Ferguson – lferguson@4wentworth.com.au Please contact the Clerk if you have any queries. All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Rooms for sale or license in Frederick Jordan Chambers

External room for sale on level 1

  • 2 windows overlooking Elizabeth Street.
  • 24 m2
  • $65,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $3650 plus GST

External room for sale on level 2

  • 2 windows overlooking Martin Place.
  • 19.5 m2
  • $120,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $3355 plus GST

Large external corner room on level 2

  • 33m2 – five large windows overlooking Martin Place and Phillip Street,
  • Quiet, with double glazing installed last year.
  • Available for 6-7 months from mid December 2017
  • Monthly rent and floor fees reduced to $2700 plus gst.
  • Set of CLR and NSW Law Reports
  • Large desk and chair, together with wood and leather insert conference table and 6 chairs, wardrobes, drinks cabinet
  • Plenty of cupboards and shelf space for briefs and library books

Internal room for sale on level 4

  • Modern fitout
  • 14 m2
  • $25,000
  • Monthly rent and outgoings $2880 plus GST

Room for license

  • Internal room on level 5
  • 14 m2
  • Monthly rent $1530 plus GST
  • Monthly outgoings $1355 plus GST
  • Rental subsidy may apply- please enquire

Internal room on level 6

Available immediately. 15m2
Monthly rent $1590 plus gst. This room is also available to purchase.

External corner room on level 6

Available for 6 months from January 2018 22.5m2 - overlooking Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. Monthly rent $2215 plus gst.

Monthly clerks and library fees are $1355 plus gst on each room.

Contact Elleanor Gillard, Clerk to Chambers on phone 9229 7333 or email clerk@fjc.net.au for further information.

Opportunity to license/buy on 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers

The room is a generously sized internal room with full wall library, large windows providing natural light, ample brief shelving, plenty of cupboard storage, mini fridge cupboard and a robing closet. Please contact Elisa Tringali with expressions of interest by email or on phone on (02) 9335 3091. All enquiries will be afforded strict confidence.

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Law reports and journals for sale

Reasonable offers accepted for all or some of the following, all in excellent condition:

  • New South Wales Law Reports, [1971] 1 NSWLR to (2016) 91 NSWLR, bound volumes, complete.

  • Western Australian Law Reports, (1991) 6 WALR to (2016) 50 WALR, bound volumes, complete

  • Tasmanian Law Reports (1991) 1 Tas LR to (2015) 23 Tas LR, bound volumes, complete

  • Australian Case Citator – complete 1825-2017, 16 bound volumes + updates to 2017

  • Australian Property Law Journal vol 1 to date, loose leaf folders, complete

  • Butterworths Property Reports, vol 1 to date, loose leaf volumes, complete

Contact: Peter Butt; (02) 9436 2400; peter.butt@sydney.edu.au

Desk for sale

I am a retired solicitor and have a very large Victorian era partner’s desk that I wish to sell. It is in fine condition with a green coloured tooled leather top and would be very suitable for a busy barrister requiring extensive work space. It has dimensions of approximately 1.8 m by 1.6 m. It has a sheet of clear glass of the same dimensions, if required, to protect the leather surface. The desk is in three parts: two pedestals with drawers on both sides and the desk top, which makes it convenient to move. The abundant work space is the particular attraction. Contact: Graham Bellamy, PO Box 597 Mosman 2088, grahambellamy@bigpond.com or ph: (02) 9969 8005

Save the date : 2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Wed Oct 25 2017

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Speaker details and online registration 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

Coming up in CPD

Wed Oct 25 2017

Monday, November 06 2017: A white coat view of black robe health Presented by Professor Matthew Large, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and Centenary Conference

Wed Oct 25 2017

The 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered by The Hon James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia on 1 November 2017 at 5.30 pm in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room.

The 2017 Annual Lecture will be preceded by the Maurice Byers Centenary Conference, to celebrate the life and times of the late Sir Maurice Byers CBE QC on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The Conference will be held from 2.00pm - 5.00pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. To view the 2017 conference program please click here.

All are welcome to attend.

Click hereTo RSVP for your place at the 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and the Maurice Byers Centenary Conference.

The 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture is convened by The NSW Bar Association. For more information about the Maurice Byers Annual Lecture please contact the NSW Bar Association on 02 9232 4055. The Maurice Byers Centenary Conference is convened by Maurice Byers Chambers. For more information about the Conference please contact Andrew Naylor or Melissa Brown on 02 8233 0300.

John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship - applications now open

Tue Oct 24 2017
Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship (Koowarta Scholarship) are now open. Applications close on 8 December 2017. The successful applicant will receive a scholarship to the value of $5,500 for the 2018 academic year, or, on a pro-rata basis an offer for periods of part-time study. Learn more here.

The Koowarta Scholarship was established in 1994, with the aim of promoting the study and practice of the law by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and, commemorates John Koowarta as a member of the Winychanam community and a traditional owner of the Archer River region on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

Coming up in CPD

Tue Oct 24 2017

Monday, November 06 2017: A white coat view of black robe health Presented by Professor Matthew Large, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

50 years of UNCITRAL - What's next?

Tue Oct 24 2017
International trade law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was founded 50 years ago. The United Nations Day Lecture will be held on Thursday, 9 November 2017 in Court 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square between 5.15pm and 6.30pm. The lecture is an initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA). The speaker will be Tim Castle, barrister and chair of UNCCA and the chair will be Chrissa Loukas SC. It will be presented around Australia to introduce lawyers, academics and students to the past and future work of UNCITRAL. Admission will be free, but registration is required. Learn more here.

The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture

Tue Oct 24 2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017: Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the Attorney General, the Honourable Mark Speakman SC. Mr Tedeschi is the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales and the author of ‘Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial that Defined a Nation’, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. Mr Tedeschi will deliver a lecture titled "John Hubert Plunkett QC and the Myall Creek murder trials."

Complete travel service for members

Mon Oct 23 2017
Member services and benefits

It's October - time to start thinking about a holiday at the end of Law Term. 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. View the latest offers here.

The Uluru Statement - tomorrow

Mon Oct 23 2017
Law reform and public affairs

Members are invited a discussion on the Uluru Statement From the Heart, which was issued on 26 May 2017 at the First Nations' National Constitutional Convention. This seminar is a joint initiative of the NSW Judicial Commission Ngara Yura Committee, the Bar Association's Indigenous Barristers’ Trust and the Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issues Committee. It will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, 24 October 2017, at 5.15pm in the Common Room. This event will be live-streamed via the Bar Association's website.

Save the dates: CPD Conference Dates 2018

Mon Oct 23 2017

The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2018 will be released shortly. In the meantime members may wish to note the dates and venues:

  • Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 3 March 2018 - Personal Injury / Common Law Conference, Sydney
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Newcastle
  • Saturday, 17 & Sunday, 18 March 2018 - Orange
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Sydney

Programs and online registration will shortly be available on the Association's website and through InBrief.

2017 Child Representation Conference

Mon Oct 23 2017
Conferences

Do you represent children in the Family or Care and Protection jurisdictions? Would you benefit from some skill based training to enhance your work with children and young people? Legal Aid NSW will be conducting a Child Representation Conference at the Crown Plaza in Terrigal on Friday, 17 and Saturday 18 November 2017. Learn more here.

Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture

Mon Oct 23 2017

The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture for 2017 will be delivered by Magistrate David Heilpern at 6.00pm on Wednesday, 25 October in the Federal Court, Queens Square. Bookings are essential. Register here. The lecture will be live-streamed and available for on-demand playback within 48 hours of the lecture. Links will be available on the foundation's website, www.tjmf.org.au shortly.

Spigelman Public Law Oration and Public Law Section Dinner - payment due today

Mon Oct 23 2017

The Hon T F Bathurst AC, chief justice of NSW will deliver the fourth Spigelman Public Law Oration on Thursday, 26 October 2017 in the Banco Court at 5:15pm. The subject of the oration will be the limits of judicial review of "integrity" bodies. The oration will be followed by the annual dinner of the Public Law Section (formerly the Constitutional and Administrative Law Section) of the NSW Bar at 6.30 pm in Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant, 111 Elizabeth St Sydney. Cost: $145 pp (including GST). Payment is due today. For more information about payment and reservations, download a flyer here.

Law Society 2018 Diary in stock now

Mon Oct 23 2017

The Law Society of New South Wales is pleased to announce the 2018 Law Society Diary is now in stock at the Law Society Shop on Level 1, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney. You can also order online at www.lawsociety.com.au/diary. The diary is available in day-to-a-page, week-at-a-glance and pocket formats. The day and week formats feature our popular directory. Get in quick, stocks are limited.