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Latest News & Events

19Sep
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Frances Margaret Medina and Rodney Andrew Higgins as Magistrates.

14Sep
News

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

13Sep
News

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

12Sep
News

BAR ROLL NO: 3960

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Friday 8 September 2017 of Lachlan James McConchie. Lachlan was 62 (born 18 February 1955).

11Sep
News

Issue 34 of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner RPA News, is available to read here.  

7Sep
News

Female barristers had only six per cent of speaking roles in Civil Appeal hearings in the Court of Appeal in 2016/17, according to statistics released by the Victorian Supreme Court. Of barristers who appeared in hearings as juniors during this period less than 15 per cent were women. This is far below the proportion of women at the bar which is presently 29 per cent. 

5Sep
News

BAR ROLL NO: 897

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday afternoon of Noel Jeffrey Ackman QC. Noel was 71 (born 3 January 1946).

29Aug
News

The President of the Victorian Bar Jennifer Batrouney QC today expressed deep concern about the recent comments of Federal Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP.

28Aug
News

BAR ROLL NO: 4013

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Monday 21 August 2017 of Jillian Christine Fischer. Jill died just a few days before her 71st birthday (born 25 August 1946).

25Aug
News

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Thursday 24 August 2017 of His Honour Francis Bannatyne Lewis, retired Judge of the County Court of Victoria. His Honour’s Funeral Service is on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 2:30 pm at St James’ Old Cathedral, corner King and Batman Streets, West Melbourne.

24Aug
News

The Governor in Council, on 8 August 2017, appointed His Honour Magistrate Franz Johann Holzer a Deputy Chief Magistrate of Victoria.

16Aug
News

The Governor in Council yesterday, 15 August 2017, appointed Aileen Mary Ryan QC and Paul Joseph Francis Higham Judges of the County Court of Victoria.