News & Events


21Sep

Register now for the Hong Kong 2018 ICLC conference to be held on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of September in Hong Kong.

Click here for further conference information and to register.

6Sep

Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery Ltd, The Victorian Bar, Barristers’ Chambers Limited and The Art and Collections Committee are delighted to present the opening of ‘The Changing Face of the Bar’; a photography exhibition about barristers.

Latest News & Events

6Sep
News

BAR ROLL NO: 934

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday morning, Wednesday 5 September 2018, of His Honour John Thomas Hassett, retired Judge of the County Court of Victoria. John was 81 years of age (born 17 May 1937).

6Sep
News

If a picture paints a thousand words, the 700 photographs on display at the Victorian Bar’s ‘Changing Face of the Bar’ exhibition tell the rich story of the dynamic and diverse modern Victorian Bar.

4Sep
News

The latest news from the Victoria Law Foundation can be read here

3Sep
News

Federal Court of Australia

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Anthony Max North at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 1 of the Federal Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on:

Friday 7 September 2018 at 9.30 am

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

31Aug
In Brief

Bar Council Tenure Review

Thank you to all members who took the time to participate in our recent survey on whether, in the interests of good governance, there is a need to reform clause 42 of the Victorian Bar’s Constitution, by reason of which there is an annual election for members of Bar Council, with members serving one-year terms.  There were 287 responses (about 14% of practising members). The results of the survey are set out below.

30Aug
News

On 14 August 2018, the Governor in Council appointed David Andrew Sexton a Judge of the County Court of Victoria to commence on 3 September 2018.

The profession will extend a Welcome in the Ceremonial Courtroom, Court 3-3 of the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street Melbourne on:

Friday 7 September 2018 at 9:15 am

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FROM THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT of the later date of Wednesday 12 September 2018

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (without wigs).

30Aug
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council, on Tuesday 31 July 2018, appointed Stephen Lee and Olivia Trumble Magistrates. Their Honours were sworn-in privately by Chief Justice Ferguson on Monday 6 August 2018.

The Profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours at a ceremonial sitting in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on:

TOMORROW Friday 31 August 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend. Counsel are not required to robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

28Aug
News

Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Liam Tamas Brown as Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria from this day to 30 November 2019.

24Aug
In Brief

Law Library Launch

On Monday afternoon Justice Macaulay and I officially launched the new Victorian Bar branch of the Law Library of Victoria in the Richard Griffith Library on the first floor of Owen Dixon Chambers East.

22Aug
News

BAR ROLL NO: 1019

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death some weeks ago in Hong Kong on Saturday 4 August 2018 of Peter Cahill. Peter had not long turned 72 (born 28 July 1946).