New Executive Director
After an extensive search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Utt as the new Executive Director of the Bar. As most will be aware, Amanda stepped into the role of acting CEO on very short notice late last year. She has done a wonderful job since that time. With runs on the board and obvious familiarity with our organisation, Amanda ultimately won through in a field of impressive candidates. We welcome Amanda to her new and important role.
Dinner for The Honourable Geoffrey Nettle AC QC
I am delighted to announce that the Bar will be holding a dinner at the Essoign Club on Friday, 4 June 2021, to mark the retirement of The Honourable Geoffrey Nettle AC QC as a Justice of the High Court of Australia. Details will be provided in due course.
Recently a conduct issue has been brought to the attention of the Bar Council. Almost invariably, these matters are referred to, and fully investigated by, the Counsel Committee, which then makes recommendations to the Bar Council as to how the particular matter should be dealt with. The undertaking of those investigations and the subsequent recommendations are facilitated by the details remaining confidential. Members should have full confidence that this process is followed in any relevant case.
Christopher Blanden QC