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10Jun
In Brief

This week, the President of the Victorian Bar, Róisín Annesley QC, tested positive for Covid and accordingly is isolating.  As a result, this week, we have a Vice President’s message.  I look forward to Róisín’s return to her full Presidential duties.

10Jun
News

County Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Caitlin English as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held in Ceremonial Courtroom 3.3, Level 3, 250 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday, 16 June 2022 at 9:15am

8Jun
News

Bar Roll No: 725

It is with regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Douglas Raymond Meagher QC, on 5 June 2022. He was 81. 

7Jun
News

The Bar has been notified that the Honourable Sir Francis Gerard Brennan AC, KBE, the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, died peacefully on 1 June 2022.

6Jun
News

Bar Roll No: 2902

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Dr Lynne Foreman on Friday, 3 June 2022.

It was Lynne’s wish that there not be any notice beyond this.

3Jun
In Brief

Last Friday, more than 520 members attended the 2022 Bar Dinner at the Plaza Ballroom.  The night was a wonderful celebration of the achievements of so many members, with particular focus on those members who have been in continuous practice at the Bar for 45 years.  I wish to thank Jaclyn Symes MP, Attorney-General for the State of Victoria and the Honourable Justice William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, for their respective addresses, which were both entertaining and thoughtful.  I also wish to thank the Bar office for their hard work in making the night a great success. Photos of the evening can be viewed here.

2Jun
News

County Court of Victoria

A farewell ceremony to mark the retirement of the Judge Phillip Coish as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held at Ceremonial Court 3.3 on Level 3 of the County Court on:

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 at 4:30pm

2Jun
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of the Honourable Justice Amanda Fox as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria will be held in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 at 9:15am.

2Jun
News

County Court of Victoria

A welcome sitting to mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Maria Tsikaris as a judge of the County Court of Victoria will be held in Ceremonial Courtroom 3.3, Level 3, 250 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday, 9 June at 9:15am

27May
In Brief

A Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar will be held at 5:00pm on Thursday, 16 June 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to vote to approve an amendment to the Bar’s Constitution. The amendment aims to ensure greater representation on Bar Council of members who are not less than 15 years call but are not Senior Counsel. Further information is available in the notice below.