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20May
In Brief

Applications for appointment as Senior Counsel in 2022 will close today, Friday, 20 May 2022, at 5:00pm.

The Bar has been a hive of activity this week, and it is pleasing to see the return of many in-person events.

19May
News

County Court of Victoria 

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Kate Hawkins as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held in Ceremonial Court 3.3, Level 3, 250 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday 26 May 2022 at 9:15am

13May
In Brief

Last Friday, I met with Malcolm Harding SC, Chair of the Industrial Bar Association, to discuss the lack of in-person hearings being listed in that jurisdiction in Victoria.  A number of barristers have separately raised with me that there appears to be some reluctance to return to in-person hearings in the Federal jurisdictions more generally and/ or inconsistent practices in relation to in-person hearings. The Bar Council continues to advocate with the heads of jurisdiction for consistency in the return to in-person hearings as the default position for all trials and appeals and, more generally, for a return to in-person hearings.

13May
News

Bar Roll No: 3576

Angela was born on 17 September 1946 in Palestine. Shortly after her birth, her family migrated to Southern Rhodesia. In 1961 she moved to Australia.

12May
News

A ceremonial sitting of the Fair Work Commission to welcome Deputy President Andrew Bell will be held on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 9:00am.

The Commission has COVID protocols in place which will limit attendance to Speakers and invited guests only.

The Commission is currently upgrading its technology and therefore unable to live-stream this event.

12May
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of the Honourable Justice Richard Attiwill as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria will be held in the Banco Court , Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 at 9:15 am

The ceremony will be live-streamed and available to watch here.

12May
News

County Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of His Honour Judge Daniel Holding as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held in Ceremonial Court 3.3, Level 3, 250 William Street, Melbourne on:

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 9:15am

12May
News

Her Honour Magistrate Caroline Boult

His Honour Magistrate Robert Stary

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of Her Honour Magistrate Caroline Boult and His Honour Magistrate Robert Stary will be held in Courtroom 1, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria on:

Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:00am

The ceremony will be livestreamed via Webex here due to limited court numbers.

6May
In Brief

On Saturday the ABA’s National Conference concluded. The conference was a great success and I again extend my congratulations to all involved.  I was particularly struck by the following remarks of the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler in his keynote address to the conference:

4May
News

Bar Roll No: 1967

It is with deep regret that members are advised of the death of Giuseppe John Sala, or Joe as he was known to most, on 20 April 2022. Joe was born on 17 August 1948 on the Southeast Coast of Sicily in a small town named Floridia. He emigrated to Australia with his parents, initially settling, like so many other Italians, in North Melbourne.

4May
News

County Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Kellie Blair as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held in Ceremonial Court 3.3, Level 3, 250 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 9:15am

4May
News

His Honour Magistrate Timothy Greenway

His Honour Magistrate Rohan Lawrence

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of His Honour Magistrate Timothy Greenway and His Honour Magistrate Rohan Lawrence will be held in Courtroom 1, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria on:

Friday, 13 May 2022 at 9:00am

The ceremony will be livestreamed via Webex due to limited court numbers here.