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Coming up in CPD next week

Tue Aug 01 2017
Coming up in CPD - Next week

Monday, August 14 2017: Asian immigration and the development of American Constitutional and Common Law

Presented by Professor Frank H. Wu and chaired by Malcolm Oakes SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

Wednesday, August 16 2017: Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Presented by Arthur Moses SC, Kate Eastman SC and Jane Needham SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. For full details please download a flyer here. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register please contact Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au If you are not able to attend in person, you will be able to view the seminar via livestream. Details to follow. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

Thursday, August 17 2017: Remedies for promissory estoppel and proprietary estoppel

Presented by The Honourable Justice Julie Kathryn Ward, Chief Judge in Equity and chaired by Elizabeth Cheeseman SC. A flyer will be available shortly.

Seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

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Tue Aug 01 2017
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ACCC priorities 2017-18 and the Harper Reforms

Tue Aug 01 2017

This is a practical, "what you need to know" half-day seminar at the NSW State Library on Friday, 11 August 2017. It will cover the ACCC’s enforcement and compliance priorities for 2017-18 along with the Harper changes — concerted practices, joint ventures and tying, plus a practical look at conduct that may be captured by the revised law. Our speakers include Marcus Bezzi, Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement, ACCC; Jacqueline Downes, Partner, Allens; and Katrina Groshinski, Partner, Minter Ellison. Russell Miller AM will act as chair. For more information and to register visit http://www.cla.org.au/

Find us on Facebook

Mon Jul 31 2017

In addition to Twitter and LinkedIn, the Bar Association now has a Facebook page. Get the latest news and information about social, sporting, charity and special events. Plus, stay tuned for live streaming of selected events. Follow us here.

Council of Law Reporting re-launches NSWLR website

Mon Jul 31 2017

The NSWLR website has been relaunched with some enhanced features. It includes: cases selected for reporting but not yet published in a part or volume (arranged by subject area, with the court-provided catchwords); email alerts when new cases are selected and when they are reported; and pay-per-view, which lets you search for any case published in the NSWLR and download a PDF copy for just $18 + GST.

Office bearers of the South Australian Bar Association

Mon Jul 31 2017

The following persons have been elected to the Executive of the South Australian Bar Association:

  • President: Ian Robertson SC
  • Vice-President: Meredith Dickson
  • Immediate Past President: Andrew Harris QC
  • Treasurer/Public Officer: Ian Thomas

Coming up in CPD

Mon Jul 31 2017
Coming up in CPD - August

Monday, August 14 2017: Asian immigration and the development of American Constitutional and Common Law Presented by Professor Frank H. Wu and chaired by Malcolm Oakes SC. For full details please download a flyer here

Wednesday, August 16 2017: Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar Presented by Arthur Moses SC, Kate Eastman SC and Jane Needham SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register please contact Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au If you are not able to attend in person, you will be able to view the seminar via livestream. Details to follow. This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum.

Thursday, August 17 2017: Remedies for promissory estoppel and proprietary estoppel Presented by The Honourable Justice Julie Kathryn Ward, Chief Judge in Equity and chaired by Elizabeth Cheeseman SC. A flyer will be available shortly.

Tuesday, August 22 2017: The Commercial Court: Advocacy (oral and written) and bespoke aspects of list practice and procedure Presented by The Honourable Justice David Hammerschlag and chaired by The Honourable Justice James Stevenson. A flyer will be available shortly.

Seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Mon Jul 31 2017
Coming up in CPD tonight - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Reporting under the National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: A practical guidance seminar

Fri Jul 28 2017
Coming up in CPD - Wednesday, August 16 2017

Presented by Arthur Moses SC, Kate Eastman SC and Jane Needham SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register please contact Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au

If you are not able to attend in person, you will be able to view the seminar via livestream. Details to follow.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee and the Women Barristers Forum. The seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common room.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Fri Jul 28 2017
Coming up in CPD next week - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Reissue of Supreme Court practice note

Fri Jul 28 2017
Practice and procedure

Chief Justice T F Bathurst AC has re-issued Practice Note SC GEN 17 – Supreme Court Representative Proceedings. The Practice Note commenced operation yesterday, 27 July 2017. The only change is to the list of panel judges in the Equity Division. Learn more here.

Three new magistrates

Fri Jul 28 2017
Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of Christopher Halburd, Theresa Hamilton and Brett Shields as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW. Learn more here.

Senior counsel applications: deadline is 5.00pm today

Fri Jul 28 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. If you experience any difficulties using the system, please contact Michelle Nisbet at the Bar Association on mnisbet@nswbar.asn.au or ph: (02) 9232 4055

Accountability and the Law 2017 Conference - three weeks to go

Thu Jul 27 2017
17 August 2017 at Parliament House, Canberra

With experts from across legal and academic fields, the Accountability & the Law Conference will discuss the weaknesses in the current federal accountability system and suggest mechanisms for reform, including the establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission. Speakers include former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, counsel assisting ICAC Geoffrey Watson SC, Federal Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and barristers Bret Walker SC and Fiona McLeod SC. For the full program click here. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.accountabilityconference.org.au

Are you interested in becoming a tutor?

Thu Jul 27 2017
Professional development

The tutor/reader relationship forms a critical part of the introduction and transition to a career at the bar. For commencing practitioners, and the profession at large, it is critical that potential tutors and readers are able to connect. The NSW Bar Association will be publishing a list of potential tutor on our website.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, and meet the pre-requisites for being a potential tutor set out in the Bar Association's Tutor Policy, please compete the “Potential Tutor” form here. Once complete please email the form to Courtney Ford at cford@nswbar.asn.au. Courtney will advise of any further step needed to complete the process. Inclusion on the list does not involve an offer or commitment to accept a reader.

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Thu Jul 27 2017
Coming up in CPD next week - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Advocating interlocutory applications: practice and pitfalls

Thu Jul 27 2017
Coming up in CPD tonight - 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.

Arbitration law reform in the South Pacific

Wed Jul 26 2017
Appointments to note

Daniel Meltz has been appointed by the Asian Development Bank to an international commercial arbitration law reform project in the South Pacific. The project involves advising on accession to the New York Convention, technical assistance on the drafting of international arbitration legislation and capacity building amongst the judiciary, government and the private sector. This month the International Arbitration Bill 2017 was tabled in the Fijian Parliament and further countries in the South Pacific region are expected to engage with the reform which is directed at attracting increased foreign direct investment.

Bar FC draw again

Wed Jul 26 2017
Bar sports

As we near the end of the DSL season, Bar FC played well today in a draw (0-0) against Reserve Bank B. Keeper Harris did not have much to do for most of the game thanks to excellent work by defenders Philips, Fredericks and Rico. The midfield was creative and solid with Coutinho, d’Arville, Boyle, Hunter and Hartford Davis combining well. Bar FC were unlucky today with Hunter delivering an excellent corner, met by Hartford Davis’ head with the keeper pulling off a diving save to push the ball around the top corner. Certainly one for the year’s highlights reel.

Next week sees Bar FC play their final game of the DSL season before they go into camp to prepare for the Tri State Championship this year to be held on 9 September 2017. Hopefully a win in the last DSL game of the season will be the reward for the team who have been unlucky at times (such as today) throughout the season.

Todays team was as follows:

  • Simon Philips
  • John Harris (GK)
  • Geoff O'Shea
  • Jeh Coutinho
  • Sebastian Hartford Davis
  • Joe Hunter
  • Glen Fredericks
  • Anais D'Arville
  • Tim Hackett
  • Hugh Morrison
  • Tim Boyle
  • Rico

BarADR Arbitration Approval Q&A

Wed Jul 26 2017
Coming up in CPD next week - Monday, 31 July 2017

Presented by Peter Callaghan SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Philip Bambagiotti. Chaired by Ian Davidson SC. For full details please download a flyer here

The panel of experienced Arbitrators will address any questions arising from participants. This Q&A session is a follow on from the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening held on 18 July 2017. If you were unable to attend the BarADR Arbitration Approval Information Evening please view the seminar here (Please note a username and password in is required). Attendance at, or the online viewing of, the seminar conducted on 18 July 2017 forms a compulsory part of the approval process for new BarADR Arbitrators.
This seminar will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.