The Bar

Solicitor-General appointed to NT Supreme CourtMay 25 2020

Solicitor-General Sonia Brownhill has been appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, giving the court a 50:50 gender split.

by Jerome Doraisamy


May 13 2020Land and Environment Court commissioner appointed

The former president of the Law Society of NSW has been appointed as commissioner of the state’s ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 10 2020Student alleging bribery attempt from LPAB has application rejected

A NSW-based law student who commenced proceedings against the state’s admission board, claiming ov...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 10 2020International Bar adopts Climate Crisis Statement

The peak global member association for barristers has signed off on resolutions to manage the “urg...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 10 2020Silk appointed as a WA District Court judge

A senior barrister has been selected to fill a vacancy caused by the replacement of the Chief Judge ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victorian Bar launches equality and diversity policyMay 03 2020

The member association for Victoria’s barristers has unveiled new initiatives and programs it says will build a “fairer, more equitable,...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Qld Bar cuts fees for members by 30%Apr 05 2020

Queensland Bar has decided to offer a 30 per cent discount on membership and practising certificate fees for barristers in the Sunshine Stat...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Family, Federal Circuit Courts to prioritise ‘urgent and critical’ casesMar 19 2020

Cases that are “urgent and critical” are set to be prioritised by the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia a...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Admission ceremonies on hold across Australia’s east coastMar 18 2020

Lawyers-in-waiting in the three most populous jurisdictions are set to miss out on admission ceremonies in the coming weeks and months, in t...

by Jerome Doraisamy

4 take to Magistrates’ Court of VictoriaMar 04 2020

Four experienced legal professionals have been named as the latest to join the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Big Law Write commen...

by Emma Ryan