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Retirement of the Honourable Justice Beazley AO

Tue Jan 29 2019
Retirement

The Honourable Justice Beazley AO will retire as President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on Thursday, 28 February 2019. A formal ceremony to mark this occasion will be held in Banco Court, on Level 13, at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, 27 February 2019. The ceremony will be notified in the Law List on Monday, 25 February, Tuesday, 26 February and Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP will speak on behalf of the Bar Association.

NSW Bar Association 2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission to Treasury

Tue Jan 29 2019

The NSW Bar Association’s pre-budget submission to Treasury urges the Federal Government to increase funding of our family law system, to improve access to affordable and timely justice for children and families in need of family law assistance. A copy of the submission is available here.

Tomorrow: swearing in of Patricia Henry

Tue Jan 29 2019
Appointments

Ms 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 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.

Australia Day Honours

Tue Jan 29 2019

The following members of the Bar Association received Australia Day Honours in the Order of Australia:

Brian Rayment QC was made an officer of the Order of Australia (OAM)in the General Division for service to the law.

Dr James Renwick SC RANR was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for outstanding devotion to duty as a legal officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

AIFLAM 2019 Training Courses

Tue Jan 29 2019
Training Courses

AIFLAM has released the dates for its first courses of 2019, as set out below. links to our website for online registration.

Mediation Training Course
Monday 4 – Thursday 7 February 2019 PARKROYAL Hotel, Sydney For more information and to register for Mediation Training click here.

Arbitration Training Course
Friday 15 & Saturday 16 March 2019 PARKROYAL Hotel, Sydney For more information and to register for Arbitration Training click here.

Accommodation is also available for both courses at the discounted AIFLAM rate. Please use the Manual Registration Forms (Mediation and Arbitration), available via the buttons above, should you need to book accommodation through AIFLAM.

Steven Arthur Woods (1965-2019)

Tue Jan 29 2019
Vale

Steven Arthur Woods, barrister at Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers, died on Sunday, 27 January 2019. A public thanksgiving service, followed by afternoon tea, will be held this Friday, 1 February from 2.00pm at Jannali Anglican Church, 83 Wattle Road, Jannali.

The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain

Tue Jan 29 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

Tue Jan 29 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

Law Council holds 'grave concerns' for Australian detained in China

Fri Jan 25 2019
Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has expressed deep concerns regarding the detention of Australian citizen, Mr Yang Hengjun, in China. President Arthur Moses SC said the use of extended pre-trial or pre-charge detention was an affront to the rule of law, and was particularly concerning given reports Mr Yang had been denied access to legal counsel and Australian embassy officials.

“This type of conduct by a foreign government towards an Australian citizen cannot and should not be tolerated,” Mr Moses said.

View the media release here.

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