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14 Nov 2018
LIV demands rural funding as state election looms
With the 2018 Victorian state election just around the corner, the LIV has called on all parties to commit to improving metropolitan and regional lega...
14 Nov 2018
NSW Bar appoints 2019 office bearers
The NSW Bar Association has announced its 2019 office bearers, after officials were voted in at an association meeting last week. Write commen...
Appointment of lawyer
13 Nov 2018
Port Lincoln lawyer elevated to Magistrates Court
The South Australian Magistrates Court has appointed a Port Lincoln-based lawyer to its ranks. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
6 Nov 2018
Former High Court judge to wed
Renowned former High Court judge Michael Kirby has revealed he will marry long-term partner Johan van Vloten, despite previously announcing a personal...
5 Nov 2018
Insights gleaned from NSW Bar’s financial report
The NSW Bar Association has shed light on findings from its 2017–18 report, urging for more to be done on the notion of access to justice. W...
5 Nov 2018
Qld Bar elects first female president
Rebecca Treston QC has been elected as the new president of the Bar Association of Queensland, becoming the first woman to hold the position. ...
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) ...
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) ...
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An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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