The Bar

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 as the impact of COVID-19 escalates.

by Jerome Doraisamy


Mar 18 2020Admission ceremonies on hold across Australia’s east coast

Lawyers-in-waiting in the three most populous jurisdictions are set to miss out on admission ceremon...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Mar 04 20204 take to Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Four experienced legal professionals have been named as the latest to join the Magistrates’ Court ...

by Emma Ryan

Feb 26 2020NSW to introduce ‘nation-leading’ child abuse reforms

A significant barrier preventing child sex offenders from being held to account and leading to “un...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Feb 06 2020Interruption of female judges, compared to males, highlights lingering issues

A new study outlining the quantum of interruptions suffered by women justices of the High Court of A...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Lawyer X slams Victoria Police in first royal commission appearanceFeb 04 2020

Barrister-turned-police informer Nicola Gobbo has told the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants that her handling by Vi...

by Naomi Neilson

Committals are essential to our justice systemFeb 02 2020

The public must understand the important role that committal proceedings play in our justice system, argues the chair of the Criminal Bar As...

by Daniel Gurvich QC

Banking giant under fire for alleged international law breachesJan 30 2020

An international law claim has been launched against a big four bank in an attempt to hold the financial institution accountable for its fin...

by Grace Ormsby

Adult Koori Court opens in DandenongJan 28 2020

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria has officially opened its Koori Court in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Deals Write comment ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Balancing life as a barrister and a parentJan 20 2020

Life at the bar is, arguably, one of the more challenging vocational paths a legal professional can embark on. The assumption of parental re...

by Jerome Doraisamy