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31 Oct 2018
Former WA chief justice joins international chambers
The Honourable Wayne Martin AC QC has joined 39 Essex Chambers as a door tenant. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
Barrister wig, judge
31 Oct 2018
NSW District Court to appoint 7 new judges
Seven new District Court judges will be sworn in in NSW, to counter “one of the worst affected courts in Australia when it comes to increasing workl...
29 Oct 2018
Bar Association responds to ‘unsophisticated’ analysis of judicial productivity
The Australian Bar Association has hit back at “recent attacks” on judges presiding in the nation’s Federal Court, which it says is “flawed”...
29 Oct 2018
5 senior counsel appointed at SA Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of South Australia has seen the appointment of five new senior counsel. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
25 Oct 2018
UK barrister admitted to practice foreign law in Aus
A UK-based competition barrister has become what’s being described as the first-ever lawyer to gain an Australian Registration Certificate, enablin...
24 Oct 2018
Victim appeals could address ‘out-of-touch’ judiciary concern
A new report from the Institute of Public Affairs has offered up a recommendation it says will “address community concern that the judiciary is out-...
24 Oct 2018
NSW crown solicitor to become NCAT president and judge
NSW has appointed a new Supreme Court judge and president of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
23 Oct 2018
Victorian judiciary responds to ‘concerning’ bar survey results
Key stakeholders of the Victorian judicial system have responded to what’s being described as concerning results from the ‘Wellbeing of the Victor...
22 Oct 2018
Technology should be a barrister’s best friend for networking
Technology is often perceived as a foe, but when it comes to effective networking, it should instead be an invaluable resource, according to a Melbour...
22 Oct 2018
Judicial bullying rife in Victoria
Almost 60 per cent of Victorian barristers feel they have experienced judicial bullying in the course of their working lives, according to a new repor...
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