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31 May 2018
New WA magistrate appointed
A metropolitan appointment to the Magistrates’ Court of Western Australia has been made, which takes effect as of this week. Write comment ...
Peter Kidd
30 May 2018
Judges ‘overwhelmingly’ get it right, Vic Chief Judge says
The Herald Sun has been corrected by Peter Kidd, Chief Judge of the Victorian County Court, for inaccurate and sensationalised reporting that sugges...
Scales of Justice, Supreme Court judge
30 May 2018
Commercial barrister Vic’s latest Supreme Court judge
A leading barrister, who once worked as an associate to former Supreme Court Justice David Harper AM, has been appointed to the bench. Write c...
28 May 2018
The war against section 44 and how we can defeat it
Another High Court citizenship decision, another casualty — section 44 is a constitutional crisis that shows no sign of slowing down, writes Arthur...
28 May 2018
Have you got an end-of-life plan?
Lawyers are encouraging us to think about how we want our lives to end as part of a campaign to record end-of-life wishes with a free online tool call...
25 May 2018
‘Trailblazer’ appointed to lead NSW consent law review
The NSW Attorney-General has announced that one of the state’s most experienced Supreme Court justices will oversee a review of the law of consent i...
23 May 2018
Legal Aid lawyer appointed to NSW Children’s Court
The current solicitor in charge of the Children’s Legal Service has been named as a new magistrate for NSW Children’s Court. Write comment...
17 May 2018
PwC partner accepts director appointment for Vic Legal Aid Board
The state government of Victoria has named a new legal aid board director, who has worked at a big four consulting firm for the last 29 years. ...
10 May 2018
Criminal barrister joins Vic County Court bench
Mandy Fox QC, who was the counsel assisting the coroner for the Bourke Street inquest, is the newest judge to be appointed in Victoria. Write ...
3 May 2018
Former SA barrister dodges prison time after $180k theft
A former Adelaide-based barrister has avoided prison after he was found to have stolen approximately $180,000 from an elderly parishioner at his chu...
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NZ Bar welcomes ban on assault rifles
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Mar 22 2019
New judges appointed to Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
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New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...