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7 Mar 2019
Robert Richter rescinds role in Pell case
Robert Richter has announced that he will be stepping away from his role as barrister in the continuing George Pell saga. Write comment (1 Co...
Bunja Smith
6 Mar 2019
ALS backs pledge for establishment of new sentencing court
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has welcomed a commitment put forward by the NSW opposition, which will see it establish a new sentencing court for...
Jan Saddler, Shine Lawyers
4 Mar 2019
Full Fed Court affirms litigation funding legitimacy
Common fund orders are legal and not unconstitutional, as decided in a Federal Court appeal by Westpac against an 85,000-strong customer class action....
4 Mar 2019
Vic Bar, royal commission respond to Lawyer X identity revelation
The conduct of Nicola Gobbo, who last Friday afternoon was revealed to be Lawyer X, was “egregious”, says the Victorian Bar, while the commissio...
1 Mar 2019
Lawyer X identity confirmed
The barrister at the centre of the Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has been publicly identified, after orders made...
1 Mar 2019
New Local Courts in Northern Rivers, Hunter regions will ‘relieve pressure’
The appointment of new NSW Local Court Circuits in Grafton, in the Northern Rivers and Muswellbrook, in the Hunter region, will relieve pressure and a...
28 Feb 2019
Pell’s barrister offers apology for court comments
In a public statement, Robert Richter QC – who is representing Cardinal George Pell in criminal proceedings in Victorian County Court – apologised...
26 Feb 2019
4 appointed as judges to Federal Court
Four barristers have been elevated to the bench of the Federal Court of Australia. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
20 Feb 2019
Vic Bar declares stance on spent convictions legislation
The Victorian Bar has responded to recent parliamentary debate concerning the adoption of legislation around spent convictions in the state. ...
18 Feb 2019
Concerns remain with ‘disjointed, piecemeal’ court merger bills
In the wake of the release of recommendations about the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Courts from the Senate Legal and Constitutio...
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