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7Dec
News

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have announced the appointment of Dr Anna Parker as Senior Registrar & National Operations Registrar—Judicial Case Management, based in the Melbourne registry.

The appointment is effective from today.

4Dec
In Brief

Monday saw the release of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. A number of recommendations made by the Commission directly affect the Bar and implementation of those recommendations will be the subject of discussion at the Bar Council meeting next week.

2Dec
News

On 26 November 2020, the High Court held a Special Sitting Farewell to the Honourable Justice Nettle AC.

The address by Dr Matt Collins AM QC, Vice-President of the Australian Bar Association and Former President of the Victorian Bar is here and the Transcript of the Special Sitting is here.

30Nov
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes and supports the recommendations in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.

27Nov
In Brief

Essoign Club

Members will no doubt be pleased to hear that preliminary discussions have commenced with the Essoign Club Committee in relation to the renewal of the Club’s lease in July next year. The discussions will be wide-ranging and cover all aspects of the Club, including its presentation and attractiveness to all members of the Bar.

26Nov
News

The Victorian Government has appointed Kathleen Foley, member of the Victorian Bar, to the VLRC to assist in a review of the state’s laws relating to sexual offences.  

The Victorian Bar congratulates Kathleen Foley on her appointment to the Victorian Law Reform Commission to assist in the review of the state’s laws relating to rape, sexual assault and associated adult and child sexual offences in order to improve processes and reduce the trauma experienced by victims. 

20Nov
In Brief

Resignation of Bar Council member

On Thursday 12 November 2020, Simon Marks QC announced his intention to resign from Bar Council. The resignation took effect on 13 November, when written notice was received, thus creating a casual vacancy on Bar Council.

13Nov
In Brief

The Victorian Bar Inc has conducted its annual election for members of the Bar Council. 

Polls opened two weeks ago at 9.00 am on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and closed at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 11 November 2020.  This year’s election attracted a voter turnout of approximately 70% of those eligible to vote, the highest in the Victorian Bar’s recent history, and a very substantial increase compared to the previous election. 

13Nov
News

Following the recent Victorian Bar Council election, the following office bearers have been appointed to the Bar Council for the 2020-2021 term:

President – Christopher Blanden QC

Senior Vice President – Róisín Annesley QC

Junior Vice President – Helen Rofe QC

Honorary Treasurer – Mary Anne Hartley QC

Assist. Hon Treasurer – Robyn Sweet   

13Nov
News

The Victorian Bar Inc has conducted its annual election for members of the Bar Council. 

Polls opened two weeks ago at 9.00 am on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and closed at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 11 November 2020.  This year’s election attracted a voter turnout of approximately 70% of those eligible to vote, the highest in the Victorian Bar’s recent history, and a very substantial increase compared to the previous election.