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Latest News & Events

22Mar
In Brief

Grand re-opening of the expanded Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery & a hoard of new portraits

The highlight of next week is sure to be the opening by Kiefel CJ of the extension to the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery.

Thank you for your forbearance during the construction process which has disrupted the foyer to Owen Dixon Chambers since January. The finished product is going to be very impressive, and a space of which we can be proud, with greatly improved exhibition spaces.

22Mar
News

Family Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Judge Norah Hartnett as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.

15Mar
In Brief

Donations by new Silks

Following the lead set by the silks appointed in late 2017, the silks “class of 2018” have marked their achievement in being appointed Senior Counsel by banding together and raising funds for a number of Bar-run and other charities.

15Mar
News

FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA

A joint ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be held on Monday 25 March at 4:30pm in Courtroom 4A, Level 4, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne to welcome Alice Carter and Anna Boymal as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

14Mar
News

FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA


The Governor-General in Council has appointed Dr Timothy McEvoy QC as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.

14Mar
News

FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA


The Governor-General in Council has appointed Alice Carter as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court Australia.

14Mar
News

FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Anna Boymal as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

12Mar
News

FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Joshua Wilson to the Family Court of Australia. His Honour was sworn-in in a private ceremony on 12 March 2019.

8Mar
In Brief

Bar Office Restructure

Following a comprehensive review, there is to be a restructure of the Bar Office. The restructure is intended to enable the Bar Office to meet members’ requirements more effectively, improve internal governance, and strengthen delivery of the Bar’s strategic plan and objectives.

7Mar
News

FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Angus Stewart SC, Michael O’Bryan QC and John Snaden Judges of the Federal Court of Australia.

1Mar
In Brief

Lawyer X

The High Court and the Victorian Court of Appeal have this afternoon lifted suppression orders precluding disclosure of the name of Lawyer X, also known as EF and Informer 3838.

1Mar
News

The High Court and the Victorian Court of Appeal have today lifted suppression orders precluding disclosure of the name of Lawyer X, also known as EF and Informer 3838.

Lawyer X has been identified as Nicola Gobbo.