The Bar

Lawyer X: ‘I’ve chucked ethics and legal professional privilege out the window’Aug 06 2019

The barrister behind the “Lawyer X” moniker, Nicola Gobbo, admitted she knew the severity of her actions in acting as a human source for

by Emma Ryan


Aug 05 2019ACT Supreme Court gains new judge

The Chief Magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court has been appointed as an acting judge of the ACT S...

by Emma Ryan

Jul 30 2019Victorian Law Reform Commission under new leadership

Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has confirmed a distinguished judge has taken over as the new chairpe...

by Emma Ryan

Jul 28 2019Faruk Orman: ‘No one knew the extent of the damage’ caused by Gobbo, Victoria Police

Faruk Orman has issued a statement following his murder conviction being overturned due to a “subs...

by Emma Ryan

Jul 28 2019Lawyer X royal commission to resume on Tuesday

The fifth round of public hearings for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants...

by Emma Ryan

Spotlight on Judge Bruce SmithJul 28 2019

Society sometimes forgets that the judges who form the backbone of our justice system are people too. In this special Q&A, Lawyers Weekl...

by Grace Ormsby

Man convicted of murder to walk free after Nicola Gobbo revelationsJul 26 2019

A man who has served 12 years behind bars for the murder of a Melbourne underworld figure has had his conviction overturned after damning re...

by Emma Ryan

Singapore’s Chief Justice reflects on convergence with AustraliaJul 23 2019

In remarks delivered to Australian barristers, Singaporean Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon SC outlined the importance of investment in the sha...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Claims of judicial bullying surfaceJul 22 2019

Lawyers have weighed in on calls to introduce a new policy which monitors conduct by members of the judiciary, with a number of the experien...

by Emma Ryan

The time is right for a judicial bullying policy in QueenslandJul 16 2019

The Sunshine State must keep up with the progress being made in other states and territories by enacting parameters through which conduct by...

by Jerome Doraisamy