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Latest News & Events

14Jun
In Brief

Democracy triumphs – thank you for voting

Some terrific advocacy and plenty of good humour was on display at the Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Victorian Bar held on Wednesday evening. Members debated, for and against, the most comprehensive package of proposed reforms to the Constitution of the Bar in many years.

14Jun
News

Bar Roll no: 2425

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Christopher Stewart Smale. Christopher passed away on Tuesday, aged 73.

11Jun
News

The Bar congratulates the following members of our Bar who received an award:

7Jun
In Brief

Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar next week

A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Victorian Bar Inc will take place next Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 5pm in the Neil McPhee room.

At the SGM, we will vote on the most significant package of proposed Constitutional reforms put in many years. The proposed reforms are the result of exhaustive work and exhausting debate by the Bar Council over several terms, and are directed at building a stronger and better governed Bar.

31May
In Brief

Town Hall-style meeting on proposed reforms to the Constitution of the Victorian Bar

Yesterday we held a ‘town hall’ meeting to discuss proposed reforms to the Bar’s Constitution

24May
In Brief

A memorable Bar Dinner

My inbox has been full all week of rave reviews about the annual Bar Dinner held last Friday, tempered by a couple of “constructive suggestions” for next year—the opposite of the usual response to any major Bar event.

21May
News

A Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019, in the Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, at which proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Victorian Bar will be put for the consideration of members.

17May
In Brief

Election results

In the only election that anyone has been following this week, congratulations go to Dr Suzanne McNicol QC, who was elected by our members, from a Melbourne Cup size field, to fill a casual vacancy in the senior category on Bar Council.  The result was declared at our Bar Council meeting last night, after which Sue was warmly welcomed to her first meeting.

17May
News

At the declaration of the poll following the Bar Council by-election on 15 May 2019, Dr Suzanne McNicol QC was declared elected in category A: Queen’s counsel, senior counsel or junior counsel of n

17May
News

BAR ROLL NO: 2852

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Leo La Fontaine. Leo passed away on Monday at the age of 82 years.

15May
News

Members are reminded that voting for the 2018-2019 Bar Council by-election closes at 5 pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

10May
In Brief

Proposed reforms to the Constitution of the Victorian bar

At a special meeting this week, Bar Council resolved to convene a Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar at 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at which proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Victorian Bar will be put for the consideration of members.