The Bar

New magistrate appointed, despite drink drivingMar 04 2013

The peak body representing Victorian lawyers has welcomed the appointment of one of its council members as a magistrate, despite his previou

by The New Lawyer


Mar 04 2013Kookaburra's laugh in court decision

It took a comic skit on the show Spicks and Specs for anyone to realise it, and the Federal Court to...

by The New Lawyer

Mar 04 2013New Chief Justice announced

A replacement for Chief Justice Michael Black of the Federal Court of Australia was announced today ...

by The New Lawyer

Mar 04 2013Kirby to debate Scalia

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will go head to head this morning with the American judge dubb...

by The New Lawyer

Mar 04 2013Copyright war has only just begun

The fight is likely not over for movie studios and other media producers, which are likely to lobby ...

by Kate Gibbs

Judge stirs judicial system to changeMar 04 2013

One of the country's top judges, NSW Chief Justice James Spigelman, this week used an address at the opening of the state's law term to issu...

by Kate Gibbs

National judiciary sparks debateMar 04 2013

The federal opposition has drawn a line in the sand on the idea of a national judiciary, saying the idea if "profoundly antifederal" that wo...

by Kate Gibbs

The art of war: Victory without fightingMar 04 2013

Tomorrow belongs to those practitioners who grasp that clients want quick and speedy dispute resolution that suit their long-term goals. Mor...

by Maryanne Loughnan SC

Opes Prime director can't afford a lawyerMar 04 2013

The fallen director of former Opes Prime, Julian Alexander Smith, on Friday told the Melbourne Magistrates Court he was representing himself...

by The New Lawyer

Gwalia furor a sham: lawyersMar 04 2013

Those who have applauded the federal Government's proposal to overturn the High Court's decision in the Sons of Gwalia case are those with s...

by The New Lawyer