News & Events


21Sep

We are thrilled to announce that our 2018 conference will be held on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of September in Hong Kong. More details to follow but please Save the Date.

6Jun

Family Law: Realities, Expectations and Hope

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO | Chief Justice of the Family Court (AUSTRALIA)

Latest News & Events

6Apr
In Brief

Vale Brian Collis QC and Brian Bourke AM

The Bar lost two legends this week—Brian Bourke AM and Brian Collis QC.

20Apr
In Brief

Ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court at the new Shepparton Law Courts

In a society governed by the rule of law, the Courts of this State should sit in the communities they exist to serve. So, it was a pleasure to represent the Bar on Monday at the first ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the outstanding new law courts complex in Shepparton. 

13Apr
In Brief

The Hon. George Hampel AM QC – 60 Year Anniversary

On 17 April 1958—60 years ago next Tuesday—a young, talented and principled advocate signed the Bar Roll as member number 576.  Thus began the career of the Hon George Hampel AM QC, who went on, among many other things, to be a judge of the Supreme Court from 1983 to 2000, the Chairman and Founder of the Australian Advocacy Institute, and an adjunct professor at Monash Law School. 

10Apr
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Matthew Neil Connock QC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

10Apr
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Peter Norman Vickery at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 5:00 pm

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

10Apr
News

Court of Appeal - Supreme Court of Victoria

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Mark Samuel Weinberg AO at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 5:00 pm

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

3Apr
News

BAR ROLL NO: 839

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Thursday 29 March 2018 of Brian William Collis QC. Brian was 74 (born 8 October 1943 in Foster). 

A Memorial Service will be held next Thursday 12 April 2018 at 2 pm at the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, 313 Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza.

30Mar
News

BAR ROLL NO: 612

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death this morning of Brian Bourke. Brian was 88 (born 13 June 1929 in Wangaratta).

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 6 April at 1 pm at St Ignatius Catholic Church, 326 Church Street, Richmond. The wake will be held immediately following the funeral mass at the Richmond Football Club (Brunton Avenue entrance).  

 

29Mar
In Brief

The highlight of this week was the release of the State of the Victorian Bar report on Tuesday evening. The report is the most comprehensive demographic survey the Victorian Bar has ever produced, combining data drawn from the Bar Roll and a survey to which 627 of our members—31% of the Bar—responded. The report provides fascinating insights into trends in practice, income, equality and diversity. In releasing the report, the Bar is celebrating our achievements as well as squarely facing our challenges.