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12Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 622

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of Peter O’Callaghan QC, who died on 8 March 2020 at the age of 88 years. The funeral of Peter O’Callaghan QC will be live streamed from 11:00AM on Wednesday 18 March. You can watch the service on this link here.

6Mar
News

The Victorian Bar is pleased to welcome Helen Tiplady back to the Bar.

Helen is resuming her practice after a year of parental leave.

6Mar
In Brief

Back to the Bar initiative

Today the Bar commenced a new initiative aimed at helping members to rebuild their practices when they return after a period of leave, especially from parental or carers’ leave.

5Mar
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed three members of our Bar as Magistrates.

Her Honour Magistrate Victoria Campbell
His Honour Magistrate Andrew Halse
Her Honour Magistrate Helen Murphy

The Governor in Council has also appointed:

Her Honour Magistrate Amina Bhai

5Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 681 & 1104

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of His Honour Fred Davey QC, who died on 1 March 2020 at the age of 81 years.

A Service of thanksgiving for the life of Frederick George Davey will be held at St George’s Church, 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern on Friday March 13th, 2020 at 11.00am.

28Feb
In Brief

Welcoming our new Readers

I’m sure that many of you can remember back to your first few weeks at the Bar, immersed in the Readers’ Course and excited to begin your new career. Next week we will have 48 Readers hovering around Level 1 Owen Dixon East. A smile and a warm welcome could cement a friendship that will carry them, and you, through a lifetime, and will certainly help to make them feel at home in our college.

27Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 4684

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of James Westmore, who died yesterday morning of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on 8 February 2020. James was 34 years of age.

27Feb
News

County Court

The profession will extend a welcome for Her Honour Judge Fran Dalziel at a ceremonial sitting of the County Court on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 9:15am in Court 3-3 of the County Court of Victoria.

 

Magistrates’ Court

The profession will extend a welcome for His Honour Magistrate Michael Richards at a ceremonial sitting of the Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 9:00am in Court 1 of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Details of the welcome ceremonies for Her Honour Magistrate Elizabeth Langdon and Her Honour Magistrate Kristen Rose will be made available when they are known.

27Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 1891

Former member of the Victorian Bar, Eugene Trahair passed away on 22 February 2020 at the age of 72.

Funeral service:
Eugene’s funeral service will be held on 28 February 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn at 10:00am

25Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 2025

Retired Victorian Bar member Michael Gros passed away on 17 February 2020 in the Philippines, at the age of 66 years.

Michael was admitted to practise law in 1984. He came to the Bar in 1985 and read with David Perkins.

Michael’s memorial service was held on 23 February 2020.