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26Feb
News

Federal Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council on Friday 22 February 2019 appointed Angus Morkel Stewart SC, Michael Hugh O’Bryan QC and John Snaden Judges of the Federal Court of Australia to commence respectively: in the Sydney Registry of the Court on Monday 25 February 2019 (Angus Stewart QC, a member of the New South Wales Bar who is also a member of the Victorian Bar – Interstate & Overseas Practising Counsel); in the Melbourne Registry of the Court on Tuesday 26 February 2019 (Michael O’Bryan QC); and in the Melbourne Registry of the Court on Monday 29 April 2019 (John Snaden).

25Feb
News

Bar Roll no: 751

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday (Sunday 24 February 2019) of the Honourable Philip Cummins AM. Philip was 79 (born 9 November 1939).

Philip’s Funeral Service is in the Jim Stynes Room in the Olympic Stand of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Level 2 on Thursday 7 March 2019 at 11 am – please see detailed instructions in relation to entry, security and no on-site or grounds parking in the Funeral Directors’ notice in this morning’s Age.

25Feb
News

Bar Roll no: 1576

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Wednesday 20 February 2019 of Michael Houlihan. Michael was 83 (born 5 October 1935).

Requiem Mass will be offered at St James Catholic Church, Nar Nar Goon Road, Nar Nar Goon on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 11 am, immediately preceded by the Rosary at 10:30 am.

22Feb
News

Bar Roll no: 1576

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Wednesday 20 February 2019 of Michael Houlihan.

Requiem Mass will be offered at St James Catholic Church, Nar Nar Goon Road, Nar Nar Goon on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 11 am, immediately preceded by the Rosary at 10:30 am.

A full obituary notice will be posted on Monday.

 

22Feb
In Brief

Pro Bono Awards Winners

The Bar’s great tradition of taking on hard cases without fee for people who would otherwise not be able to afford representation, or in order to advance the public interest and further the efficient administration of justice, is as strong as ever. 

22Feb
News

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Wednesday 20 February 2019 of Brian Gallagher – Building Consultant, Arbitrator, and Foundation President and first Life Member of the Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society (“BDPS”). Brian was 81.

A Memorial Service will held at the Heritage Funeral Home, 733 Boronia Road, Wantirna next Friday, 1 March 2019 at 1 pm.

21Feb
News

For his long-standing commitment to pro bono work and his extensive assistance to litigants and the courts, Michael Gronow QC was awarded the Victorian Bar Trophy for exceptional individual achievement in pro bono advocacy at the Victorian Bar 2019 Pro Bono Awards ceremony last night (Wednesday 20 February).

The awards night celebrated the significant pro bono contribution of Victorian barristers and announced the winners of the 2019 Pro Bono Awards for legal services benefitting the Australian community and legal system during 2017 and 2018.

19Feb
News

Bar Roll no: 2788

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Saturday 16 February 2019 of Gerard Michael Ryan. Gerard was 77 (born 22 August 1941).

Requiem Mass will be offered at St Leo the Great Catholic Church, 387 Mason St, Altona North on Friday 22 February 2019 at 10:30 am, immediately preceded by the Rosary at 10 am.

18Feb
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes parliamentary debate on the Spent Convictions Bill introduced by Reason Party MP Fiona Patten.

All other Australian jurisdictions have laws that provide for the expungement of certain offences from an individual’s record where the individual has not re-offended.

15Feb
In Brief

Bar Council Priorities for 2019 aka “What do my annual Bar subscription fees pay for?”

Bar Council met last Sunday for a strategy day to discuss and agree our priorities for the year. We have set ambitious goals for the coming months.

Key initiatives for the year, which sit apart from the day-to-day activities that Bar Council oversees, include (among others):