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Latest News & Events

23Nov
News

The Victorian Bar today welcomed the appointment of 23 new Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Victoria, the Honourable Anne Ferguson.

20Nov
News

Bar Roll No: 538

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday, 19 November 2017, of The Honourable John Daryl Davies QC – always known as Daryl. Daryl was 88 (born 21 December 1928).

17Nov
News

County Court of Victoria

The Profession will extend a Farewell to His Honour Judge Michael Gerard McInerney at a ceremonial sitting of the County Court of Victoria in Court 3-3 of the County Court, 250 William Street Melbourne on Thursday 7 December 2017 at 4:30 pm

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (including wigs).

17Nov
News

Inspector – The Victorian Inspectorate 

On Wednesday 15 November 2017, the Governor in Council appointed Eamonn Patrick Aquinas Moran PSM QC the Inspector of the Victorian Inspectorate, commencing from 1 January 2018.

The appointment is made under the Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011 (Vic) and is for a term of 5 years.  The Inspector is an Independent Officer of the Parliament.

17Nov
News

Commissioner – The Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

On Wednesday 15 November 2017, the Governor in Council appointed The Honourable Robert Frank Redlich QC the Commissioner of the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC), commencing from 1 January 2018.

The appointment is made under the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2011 (Vic) and is for a term of 5 years.  The Inspector is an Independent Officer of the Parliament.

17Nov
News

Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and a Judge of the Family Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council appointed Edvard William Alstergren QC Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and a Judge of the Family Court of Australia effective 13 October 2017.

There was a Ceremonial Swearing-in on Friday 20 October 2017 in Sydney.

The profession will extend a Welcome to His Honour in Court 8A of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on  Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 4:15 pm

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (without wigs).

16Nov
News

Leading media law barrister Dr Matt Collins QC has been elected President of the Victorian Bar Council. Eight new members have been elected to the 21-member Council, which comprises 12 women and nine men. 

16Nov
News

At the Declaration of the Poll following the Bar Council election held on 15 November 2017 the following candidates, in order of seniority, were declared elected:

15Nov
News

Issue 37 of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner RPA News, is available to read here.  

10Nov
News

Read the latest news from the Law Council of Australia in the fortnightly Law Council Update.

8Nov
News

The latest edition of the Victoria Legal Aid Brief can be read here.

8Nov
News

The latest news from the Victoria Law Foundation can be read here