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Bar FC victorious over Sydney Business School

Thu Jul 25 2019
Wellbeing

The season first appearance by Captain Simon Philips saw a return to the Bar’s winning ways today with a well earned 1-0 win over the South American laden Sydney Business School. Under Phillip’s steady hand, d’Arville, Griscti, Fredericks and Munro all played well to fend off the midfield attacks on goal. When lucky enough to get away a shot, Goalkeeper Harris continued his great run of form with an excellent save from close range.

A warm welcome to debutante Stephen Dametto who slotted comfortably into the midfield and later up front.

The goal came from a great free kick taken by Anthony Canceri. Hit with venom, a slight touch from a defenders head saw the goalkeeper beaten and the back of the net bulge.

Next week sees Bar FC (now in third position) take on the leaders Pendal FC at 1.15 pm on 1 August 2019 on top of the Domain Car Park. Come and join us as we continue our preparation for the final series.

Today’s team was as follows:

  • SIMON PHILIPS (C)
  • IVAN GRISCTI
  • GEOFF O’SHEA
  • JOEL COOK
  • JEH COUTINHO
  • STEPHEN DAMETTO
  • SEBASTIAN HARTFORD DAVIS
  • JOHN TSANG
  • JOHN HARRIS (GK)
  • GLEN FREDERICKS
  • ANDY MUNRO
  • ANAIS D’ARVILLE
  • ANTHONY CANCERI

Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) - tomorrow

Wed Jul 24 2019
Inform. Engage. Inspire.

Following last year's success, the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Conference and Innovation Dinner returns in 2019 to host more than 50 Australian and international leaders in law, innovation and technology.

FLIP Conference and Innovation Dinner 2019 will be held on Thursday, 25 July 2019, from 8.00am to 10.00pm at the Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street Sydney.

The Bar Association is a proud supporter of the FLIP Conference and Innovation Dinner 2019 and two practising barristers, Talitha Fishburn and Philippe Doyle Gray will participate in The Great Debate on "The impending uberisation of the legal profession". Discounted tickets for the NSW Bar Association members priced at Law Society of NSW member rates, representing savings of over $800 per ticket.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Bar Association's website and log into your member dashboard using the sign-in on the top-right hand corner of the page. When your login is accepted, click on your name again to access your dashboard.

Learned Friends Conference - Seville/Lisbon

Wed Jul 24 2019
Conferences

In August 2019 (19 – 26 August) Learned Friends is holding a Conference in Seville/Lisbon. Speakers include Judge Dina Yehia SC, Peter Cummings SC, Suzanne Christie SC and Kim Morrissey. Please note that Seville and Lisbon are popular destinations and as such flights and accommodation will be limited and early bookings are recommended.

For more information visit their website www.learnedfriends.com.au or email admin@learnedfriends.com.au.

UNSW 2019 Mason Conversation with the Hon Michael McHugh AC QC

Wed Jul 24 2019

Presented by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW, the 2019 Mason Conversation features The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC in conversation with Professor George Williams AO.

The Mason Conversation is a series named in honour of Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM marking his outstanding generosity and contribution over decades to the University of New South Wales. As well as a distinguished career in the law, including as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (1987-95), Sir Anthony was the fifth Chancellor of the University of New South Wales between 1994 and 1999 and the inaugural Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

When: Monday 5 August 2019 Time: 5.45pm - 7.30pm Where: Banco Court, Level 13 - Law Courts Building, 184 Philip Street Sydney, 2000

The talk will start promptly at 6.00pm and will be followed by a short networking reception at 7.00pm.

For more information and to register, click here.

2019 Industrial Bar social function

Wed Jul 24 2019
Collegiality

Members are cordially invited to the 2019 Industrial Bar social drinks function.

The event has been organised by the Industrial Employment Health & Safety Committee which assists Bar Council on industrial employment health and safety matters and engages with barristers practising in these areas to ensure a sense of collegiality and best practice amongst members.

When: Thursday, 15 August 2019 Time: 6pm start Where: Hotel CBD - Club Bar (52 King St, Sydney)

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Class actions and law reform

Wed Jul 24 2019
Continuing Professional Development

The next Commercial Law Section CPD seminar will be held on Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

The seminar presented by Elizabeth Collins SC, Jonathon Redwood and Rebecca Gilsenan, and chaired by The Hon Justice Julie Ward, Chief Judge in Equity, will consider possible legislative reforms and changes in practice and procedure arising from the ALRC’s final report and related judicial developments. For full details please click here.

Tonight: A litigator’s guide to electronic evidence

Tue Jul 23 2019
Tuesday, July 23 2019, NSW Bar Association Common Room

On Tuesday 23 July, at 5.15pm, Clinton Towers CA CISA, Director, Access Forensics will present a seminar titled 'A litigator’s guide to electronic evidence'. This presentation will provide an overview of computer forensics, how electronic evidence can benefit your case and the issues associated with handling and managing a case with electronic evidence. For full details please click here.

Improving Arbitration Procedure: Tips and Traps for an Efficient Process

Tue Jul 23 2019
31 July 2019

You are invited to attend a stimulating panel discussion on tips and trips for improving arbitration proceedings so that it is a more time and cost efficient process. In particular, the seminar will be examining some of the key differences between arbitration and litigation in terms of collection, production and presentation of evidence (both documentary and from witnesses/experts), as well as differences in the ways in which parties put forward case arguments in arbitration as opposed to litigation. The focus of these discussions will be to highlight that, while arbitration is a vigorous legal process with demanding standards of proof, the procedural flexibility afforded to the parties by the arbitration process (when used effectively) allows for a more streamlined and condensed proceeding.

Moderator: Jo Delaney, Baker McKenzie

Panellists: Andrew Battison, Norton Rose Fulbright; Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills; Cameron Hassall, Clifford Chance; and Daniel Meltz, 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers. Proudly sponsored by global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, the discussion will be followed by drinks and canapés. Although the event is free of charge, registration is essential.

Click here for more information and to register.

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 Time: 5.45 pm – 7.00 pm (with networking drinks until 7.30pm) Venue: Norton Rose Fulbright, Grosvenor Place, Level 18, 225 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 RSVP: By no later than Friday, 27 July 2019

2019 CIArb Australia Accelerated Route Towards Membership (ARF) course 24 – 25 August 2019

Tue Jul 23 2019

Providing a fast-track route towards Membership through the CIArb International Arbitration Pathway, the course has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration. The aim of the program is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration. The course is a pathway to CIArb accreditation which carries a global qualification in the growing practice of international arbitration.

Faculty: Paul Hayes QC (Course Director), Dever’s List, Melbourne and 39 Essex Chambers, London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and Dr Vicky Priskich, Barrister and Arbitrator, Victorian Bar.

Course Venue: Victorian Bar Council Chambers Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East 205 William Street, Melbourne, Australia

Course Fee: $2,500 (incl GST) which covers cost of tutorials, course materials, exam fees, lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

Places are strictly limited and registrations close by COB on Monday, 29 July 2019.

Please note this is the only ARM course to be conducted in 2019.

For full details and registration, please click here.

Council of Law Reporting for NSW 50th anniversary writing competition

Tue Jul 23 2019

Since its incorporation pursuant to the Council of Law Reporting Act (1969) the Council of Law Reporting for NSW has been publishing the authorised law reports of NSW.

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Council is holding a writing competition and invites you to answer the question: What do you think is the most memorable judgment that has been reported in the NSW Law Reports?

For more information and to enter click here.

Female Law Students Open Day

Mon Jul 22 2019
Inclusion and Diversity

The Bar Association seeks volunteers to assist in running the Female Law Students Open Day on the morning of Friday, 16 August 2019. Volunteers are needed to take groups of students to meet with judges, to see the courts in operation and to answer queries the students may have about life as a barrister. The Open Day provides students with an opportunity to gain some insight into the workings of the Bar, and is conducted to encourage students to consider a career as a barrister. If you are able to volunteer your time between the hours of 8.45am and 12.30pm please email Ting Lim.

The Hon David Anthony Hunt AO QC (1935-2019)

Mon Jul 22 2019
Vale

The Honorable David Hunt, former barrister, chief judge of the Common Law Division and judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, has died. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

James Henry Staunton AO CBE QC (1922-2019)

Mon Jul 22 2019
Vale

James Henry Staunton CBE AO QC former barrister and chief judge of the District Court of NSW from 1972 to 1994 died on 21 July 2019. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

Recognition in keeping with the Constitution: A worthwhile project

Fri Jul 19 2019
Law reform and public affairs

The Hon Murray Gleeson AM QC last night delivered a paper concerning Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians through the provision of a Voice to Parliament. The former Chief Justice of Australia said: "It is difficult to see any objection in principle to the creation of a body to advice Parliament about proposed laws relating to Indigenous affairs, and specifically about special laws enacted under the race power which, in its practical operation, is now a power to make laws about Indigenous people". A copy of the paper is available here.

Bill Grant OAM Access to Justice Oration

Fri Jul 19 2019
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Join the Law Society of NSW and the Honourable Bob Debus AM in celebrating the incredible life and legacy of Bill Grant OAM, secretary-general of the Law Council from 2007-2011 and CEO of Legal Aid NSW from 2001-2007 and 2011-2016. Find out more and register here.

2019 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture

Fri Jul 19 2019

The 2019 Maurice Byers lecture will be given by the Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff, president of the Queensland Court of Appeal, on "The Constitutional Significance of the Barrister in Australia". The lecture will be held on 29 August in the Banco Court. The lecture is due to begin at 5:30pm sharp. All are welcome to attend.

Opinion Pieces from the President of the Law Council of Australia

Thu Jul 18 2019

The President of the Law Council of Australia, Arthur Moses SC has this week published two opinion pieces in the Australian and Australasian Lawyer.

The first piece was published on 16 July 2019 and relates to temporary exclusion orders. A full copy is available here.

The second piece was published on 17 July 2019 and relates to crowd funding litigation. A full copy if available here.

Public Defender vacancies

Thu Jul 18 2019

The Attorney General is seeking applications for three Public Defender positions based in Sydney (Campbelltown/Penrith), Dubbo and Wagga Wagga. To apply go to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and select the relevant position code below.

000076CK – Public Defender (Wagga Wagga) 000076CF – Public Defender (Dubbo) 000076CI – Public Defender (Campbelltown/Sydney)

These positions will be advertised in the Sydney Morning herald on 20 July 2019 and on the Public Defenders website at www.publicdefenders.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on 4th August 2019.

All enquiries to Belinda Rigg SC, Senior Public Defender PH: 02 9268 3111.

Nauru 19 CPD Day

Thu Jul 18 2019

When: Saturday 27 July 9am-5pm. Lunch included.

Where: Maritime Union of Australia, Unit 3/365-375 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: $120. Ticket proceeds go to supporting the pro bono legal team for the Nauru 19 and their fight for justice.

You will be treated to a top array of speakers including:

Her Honour Judge Penelope Wass SC, District Court Judge on “Almighty God and other swear words: the role of religion in the court system”.

Belinda Rigg SC, Senior Public Defender on “The 10 most important decisions of the criminal law”.

Thea Gumbert-Jourjon, Psychologist on “How jurors evaluate evidence in sexual assault cases”. Stephen Lawrence, Black Chambers on “Representing foreign nationals in trouble with the law: the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) for criminal lawyers”.

Michelle Giacomo, Chalfont Chambers on “When family law and criminal law collide: discovery and practice”.

Felicity Graham, Black Chambers on “Prior sexual history and fabricated complaints: Understanding and applying s293 Criminal Procedure Act 1986”.

Danny Mikati, Former Sergeant of NSW Police on “Everything lawyers need to know about issuing a subpoena to police”.

Tickets and more information about the Nauru 19 here.

Family Law Reform must be consultative, considered and coherent

Thu Jul 18 2019
Media Release

The President Tim Game SC has today published a media release, available here, calling for further consideration and consultation on the Federal Government’s proposals regarding the structure of Family Law Courts. The President’s media release follows a statement issued earlier today, available here, by the Law Council of Australia, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia and academics at the UTS Faculty of Law reiterating concerns about the Federal Attorney-General’s proposed family courts merger bill.

Bar FC beaten 1-0

Thu Jul 18 2019
Wellbeing

A result today that probably fairly reflected the match that was played. With an opposition that had some nice ball players in the middle of the park and the benefit of young legs, Bar FC found the going tough today in the Domain Soccer League.

Notwithstanding some excellent workmanlike performances from D’ Arville, Cook, Condylis and Hartford Davis, Bar FC spent the majority of the game chasing the ball. An excellent save from Harris in the first half kept the score level at half time however ten minutes into the second half, a well hit shot missed the outstretched hand of Harris and found the back of the net.

The winner of the Patchildinho award this week goes to Stanton who continues his return to Bar FC after a forced early retirement due to injury. This award represents the teams view of the piece of play that best displays the beautiful game at its worst. His protest that his failure to trap the ball that ran under his foot to a Bar FC player behind him was actually a shrewd and calculated dummy was unanimously dismissed by the after match review panel (consisting of Harris and Patchildinho).

Our next game is on Thursday 25 July 2019 at 1.15 pm on top of the Domain Car Park. All friends, supporters and hecklers are welcome.

Today’s team was as follows:

DAVID STANTON IVAN GRISCTI SHAUN MCCARTHY JOEL COOK GEOFF O’SHEA DAVID PATCH NICHOLAS CONDYLIS SEBASTIAN HARTFORD DAVIS NICHOLAS OLSON HAYDEN DORIA JOHN HARRIS (GK) ANDREW MUNRO HUGH MORRISON NICOLE COMPTON RICO

2019 CIArb Australia Accelerated Route Towards Membership (ARF) course 24 – 25 August 2019

Wed Jul 17 2019

Providing a fast-track route towards Membership through the CIArb International Arbitration Pathway, the course has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration. The aim of the program is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration. The course is a pathway to CIArb accreditation which carries a global qualification in the growing practice of international arbitration.

Faculty: Paul Hayes QC (Course Director), Dever’s List, Melbourne and 39 Essex Chambers, London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and Dr Vicky Priskich, Barrister and Arbitrator, Victorian Bar.

Course Venue: Victorian Bar Council Chambers Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East 205 William Street, Melbourne, Australia

Course Fee: $2,500 (incl GST) which covers cost of tutorials, course materials, exam fees, lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

Places are strictly limited and registrations close by COB on Monday, 29 July 2019.

Please note this is the only ARM course to be conducted in 2019.

For full details and registration, please click here.

Public consultation re proposed new rules regarding practice administration

Wed Jul 17 2019

The Legal Services Council (LSC) invites public comment on the draft Legal Profession Uniform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Rule 2019 (Draft Rule) in accordance with s 425 of the Uniform Law (UL). As well as clarifying the usual duration of a practising certificate, the Draft Rule proposes to amend the Uniform General Rules (UGRs) that support various provisions in Chapter 4 UL.

You can find the information on this here.

Submissions may be sent to the LSC by email to: submissions@legalservicescouncil.org.au on or before Monday 19 August 2019.