The Bar

Victorian Bar elects new presidentNov 18 2019

The Victorian Bar has elected Wendy Harris QC as its new president, who will take over from Dr Matt Collins QC who has now completed his two

by Jerome Doraisamy


Nov 04 20192 barristers appointed to Victorian County Court

Anne Hassan SC and Kevin Doyle have both been appointed as judged to the County Court in Victoria. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Nov 03 2019‘Shocking tale of neglect’: Aged care commission interim report released

“It’s not easy growing old” is how the royal commission into aged care’s interim report b...

by Grace Ormsby

Oct 28 2019‘A bizarre conspiracy theory’: Barristers rubbish attacks on independence of judiciary

Legal member associations have condemned the attacks on Chief Justice Anne Ferguson and the judiciar...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Oct 28 2019NSW trumpets ‘record’ number of female magistrates

Women now make up 47 per cent of magistrates in NSW, marking a 7 per cent increase from one decade ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victorian Bar welcomes 18 new senior counselOct 23 2019

Eighteen members of the Victorian Bar have been appointed to senior counsel by Chief Justice Anne Ferguson of the state’s Supreme Court. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Barrister elected new WA Law Society presidentOct 20 2019

A Perth-based barrister, with experience as a judge’s associate, in-house counsel and as a BigLaw article clerk, has been elected as the n...

by Jerome Doraisamy

High Court Chief Justice recounts divergence of common lawOct 16 2019

The Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC, has spoken out about the common law, offering a historical...

by Emma Ryan

‘Extremely disappointing’: Women lawyers respond to latest barrister briefing numbersOct 15 2019

Despite commitments to equitable briefing and more briefs reportedly going to women, the value of briefs offered to women has fallen, contri...

by Jerome Doraisamy

‘More work needs to be done’: Barristers respond to briefing gender disparityOct 14 2019

Barristers across the country have welcomed the shrinking gap in briefings for males and females but proclaim that there is still a long way...

by Jerome Doraisamy