find the latest legal job
Part Time Risk & Compliance Officer
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Brisbane City · Flexible Part Time Hours
View details
Infrastructure Lawyer/SA
Category: Construction Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Global elite law firm · Dedicated Infrastructure team
View details
Property Lawyer
Category: Property Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· 12 Month Contract · Diverse Work
View details
Family Lawyer
Category: Family Law | Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Boutique Firm · Great Reputation
View details
Infrastructure Lawyers
Category: Construction Law | Location: All Perth WA
· We'd be particularly interested to hear from you if you were a lawyer who knows your way around the infrastructure and energy sectors.
View details
India and Aus forge legal alliance

India and Aus forge legal alliance

The Australian legal profession has forged an agreement with India that it hopes will strengthen legal professional cooperation between the two countries.

THE Australian legal profession has forged an agreement with India that it hopes will strengthen legal professional cooperation between the two countries.

The Bar Council of India has joined forces with the Law Council of Australia, Council of Australian Law Deans and the International Legal Services Advisory Council to strengthen cooperation between the legal profession, academics and institutions of both nations.

In a partnership formalised yesterday, Bar Council of India Chair Gopal Subramanium, Law Council president Glenn Ferguson, CALD Deputy Chair Professor Jill McKeough and ILSAC chairman Tim Bugg, who is also former president of the Law Council, co-signed an agreement to boost legal cooperation and exchange between all four bodies.

The Law Council’s top man, Ferguson, said the agreement represented another milestone in the growing relationship between the Indian and Australian legal professions.

“Bar Council of India representatives have just spent 10 very productive days in Australia on a study visit in which a great deal has been achieved,” he said.

“This agreement forms the basis of the development of future effective legal cooperation and goodwill on issues of mutual interest,” he said.

Professor McKeough said CALD was delighted to be a co-signatory to the agreement.

“The Council of Australian Law Deans looks forward to developing a deeper relationship with the Bar Council of India and with Indian university law schools,” she said.

Professor McKeough said the recent developments in Australian legal education, including the development of the CALD Standards and the teaching and learning outcomes approach being developed during 2010, were of great interest to the Bar Council, as they are the peak body making recommendations on curriculum developments in India.

Bugg said ILSAC welcomed the commitment by the Bar Council to the development of legal exchanges between Australia and India and initiatives designed to further an understanding of our two legal systems.

The partnership formally recognises the common law heritage Australia shares with India, both nations’ mutual support for the rule of law and the objectives outlined in the Bar Council of India’s Vision Statement for 2010-2012.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

India and Aus forge legal alliance
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Nov 17 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
Nov 16 2017
From lawyer in law firm to senior governance professional
Promoted by Governance Institute of Australia As a law graduate, Kate Griffiths never imagined...
marriage equality
Nov 16 2017
Legislation the next hurdle for marriage equality
Lawyers have underscored the importance of ensuring same-sex marriage legislation does not limit ant...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...