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24 Jan 2019
New President of the NSW Court of Appeal announced
A Sydney barrister is set to assume the presidency of the NSW Court of Appeal in the state’s Supreme Court, replacing Governor-designate Justice Mar...
Phillip Johnstone
23 Jan 2019
Subjective pain experiences ‘particularly problematic’
While the degree or level of ‘pain’ suffered by a claimant is a significant factor in most personal injury claims in Australia, the subjective exp...
Court room and scales of Justice
16 Jan 2019
Waiting times for Brisbane family proceedings have halved
New reports from the Federal Circuit Court have shown that waiting times for Brisbane families have been cut in half. Write comment (2 Commen...
8 Jan 2019
Education, community to be key for Australian Bar in 2019
Speaking recently on The Lawyers Weekly Show, new Australian Bar Association president Jennifer Batrouney QC explained that maintaining the highest le...
7 Jan 2019
Judicial mediation ‘beggars belief’ for family law
Judges conducting judicial mediations in the Federal Circuit Court’s family law jurisdiction could “make problems in the family law system worse t...
7 Jan 2019
Array of appointments for NSW courts
The senior public defender, a law firm partner, a Federal Circuit Court judge and several barristers are among the seven new appointments to the NSW j...
3 Jan 2019
‘Rigorous’ written submissions now ‘indispensable’ for appeals
Written submissions play a role as important as oral advocacy in 21st century appeals, a Victorian judge has said. Write comment (0 Comments)...
24 Dec 2018
New appointments for Qld’s courts
Queensland has appointed two new judges for the District Court, and a new Children’s Court president, as 2018 draws to a close. Write commen...
19 Dec 2018
Systemic discrimination ‘not limited to legal profession’
In order to combat discrimination in the legal profession, a more holistic look into the issue from a society-wide perspective is needed, according to...
19 Dec 2018
National native title tribunal appoints 2 for 5-year terms
An appointment and a re-appointment have been made for the National Native Title Tribunal, according to a statement from the Australian Attorney-Gener...
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