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21Jun
News

BAR ROLL NO: 427

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday morning, Wednesday 20 June 2018, of His Honour Joseph Raymond O’Shea QC, retired Judge of the County Court of Victoria. His Honour was 91 years of age (born 4 April 1927).

Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 585 Toorak Road, Toorak TOMORROW Friday 22 June 2018 commencing at 2.00 pm.

19Jun
News

BAR ROLL NO: 2068

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Saturday 16 June 2018, of Margaret Ley Mandelert (née Temple). Margaret was 75 years old (born 17 October 1942). 

Her Funeral is this Thursday 21 June 2018 at 11 am in the Boyd Chapel of the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Highway, Springvale.

15Jun
In Brief

Victorian Bar joins the Law Library of Victoria

I am very pleased to be able to inform members that the Victorian Bar last week signed a service agreement with the Law Library of Victoria which will dramatically increase the library services and research materials that are available to all members.

12Jun
News

The Bar congratulates the following members of our Bar who received awards:

Victorian Practising Counsel – Division A I
Colin Golvan AM QC

Judicial and Other Officers – Division B:
The Honourable Justice Stephen Estcourt AM
A Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

Academics – Division D
Professor Timothy Lindsey AO
A Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne and the Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law

8Jun
In Brief

Silk Appointment Process 2018

The Chief Justice, the Hon Anne Ferguson, this week released details of the silk appointment process for 2018. Suitably experienced lawyers who are officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria are eligible to apply to the Chief Justice to be appointed to the office of Senior Counsel.

8Jun
News

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

6Jun
News

BAR ROLL NO: 1947

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday, Tuesday 5 June 2018, of Michael Kevin Connolly, retired Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Michael was 73 years old (born 25 January 1945).

6Jun
News

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

On Tuesday 15 May 2018, the Governor in Council appointed Tara Kerrena Hartnett and Mike Wardell as Magistrates.

They were sworn-in privately by Chief Justice Ferguson on Wednesday 16 May 2018 and are assigned initially to the Magistrates’ Court at Melbourne.

The profession will extend a Welcome in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on:

Thursday 28 June 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend.  Counsel do not robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

5Jun
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes public debate on the merits of the Federal Government’s proposed restructure of the Family and Federal Circuit Courts, but is concerned about recent media reports undermining the integrity of judges within the affected courts.

5Jun
News

The Victorian Bar is concerned about recent, factually inaccurate media reports about the AAT overturning decisions to cancel or refuse visas on character grounds.

1Jun
In Brief

Family and Federal Circuit Court restructure

On Tuesday, Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Christian Porter MP released details of the government’s plans to reform the Family and Federal Circuit Courts with effect from 1 January 2019. The plans include an effective merger of the Courts so that users will have a single port of entry, with appeals in family law matters to be heard in the Federal Court.

30May
News

The Victorian Bar has welcomed the release of details of the Federal Government’s proposed restructure of Australia’s family law courts.