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Latest News & Events

16Aug
In Brief

Bar Readers’ Entrance Exam Review

A review of the Victorian Bar Readers’ entrance exam was recently conducted by a panel comprising Dr Sue McNicol QC (Chair), the Hon Justice Mark Weinberg AO, John Noonan QC, Adrian Finanzio SC, Sarah Keating, Fleur Shand and Nicole Mollard. 

12Aug
News

Bar Roll No: 2524

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Bryan Dwyer, who passed away on 31 July 2019.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Bryan Maurice Dwyer will be held at Tobin Brothers Tree of Life Chapel, 1382 High Street, Malvern on Wednesday 14 August 2019, commencing at 11:00am. A private cremation will follow.

9Aug
In Brief

PG Nash QC’s 60 years at the Bar

Congratulations to Gerard Nash QC on achieving 60 years as a practising member of our Bar. Gerry is the only current practising member to have reached this milestone, having signed the Bar Roll on 6 August 1959. 

6Aug
News

COUNTY COURT OF VICTORIA

The Governor in Council has appointed Arushan Pillay as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria.

A welcome ceremony will be held at 9.15am on Friday 16 August at the County Court.

2Aug
In Brief

World premiere – Anthem

At this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival in October, the Barristers Consortium – a group of members of the Victorian Bar who believe that the arts can transform public discourse and society – will be proud to present the world premiere of Anthem, a new theatrical work billed as “a funny and ferocious portrait of a country unable to reconcile its past, uncertain of its future and political vision”. 

30Jul
News

CHAIR OF THE VICTORIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION

The Victorian Governor in Council has appointed the Honourable Anthony North QC as Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

30Jul
News

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE KINGDOM OF TONGA

The Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel of the Privy Council of the Kingdom of Tonga has today announced the appointment by His Majesty King Tupou VI of Michael Hargreaves Whitten QC as the next Lord Chief Justice of the Kingdom of Tonga.

29Jul
News

Bar Roll No: 779

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Kevin J Mahony AM, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77 years.

Funeral Mass for Kevin Mahony will be offered at the Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, 210-218 Richardson Street, Middle Park on Monday, August 5th at 2pm.

Private Internment

No flowers by Request.

26Jul
In Brief

The President's Message will return on 2 August.  Please see below for updated notices on events and opportunities for our members.

24Jul
News

Bar Roll No: 673

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Frederick (Fred) Gordon Tinney, who passed away on Wednesday 24 July 2019 aged 88.