News & Events


21Sep

Early-bird tickets are now on sale 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.

6Jun

Family Law: Realities, Expectations and Hope

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO | Chief Justice of the Family Court (AUSTRALIA)

Latest News & Events

27Apr
In Brief

Victorian Bar Foundation Student Achievement Awards

Avid readers of In Brief (you know who you are) will recall that, last month, the Victorian Bar Foundation, partnering with the City of Hume, recognised the top performers in year 11 Legal Studies from 16 schools in the Hume City Council area, which spans a large sweep of northern Melbourne, including Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Sunbury. Sixteen winners were awarded a cash prize of $1,500, and a total of 48 students have been offered a personal mentoring opportunity with members of counsel, to assist them in assessing a possible future career at the Victorian Bar. Tonight, all winners, and their mentors, will be attending an exclusive performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre where, in addition to the musical program, they will hear from the Foundation’s Patron, the Hon Justice Michelle Gordon.

24Apr
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Melinda Jane Richards SC, Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday 10 May 2018 at 9:15 am

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

24Apr
News

President of VCAT

The Governor in Council today appointed The Honourable Justice Michelle Lesley Quigley President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal effective 1 June 2018.

20Apr
In Brief

Ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court at the new Shepparton Law Courts

In a society governed by the rule of law, the Courts of this State should sit in the communities they exist to serve. So, it was a pleasure to represent the Bar on Monday at the first ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the outstanding new law courts complex in Shepparton. 

13Apr
In Brief

The Hon. George Hampel AM QC – 60 Year Anniversary

On 17 April 1958—60 years ago next Tuesday—a young, talented and principled advocate signed the Bar Roll as member number 576.  Thus began the career of the Hon George Hampel AM QC, who went on, among many other things, to be a judge of the Supreme Court from 1983 to 2000, the Chairman and Founder of the Australian Advocacy Institute, and an adjunct professor at Monash Law School. 

10Apr
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Matthew Neil Connock QC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 9:15 am

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

10Apr
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Peter Norman Vickery at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 5:00 pm

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

10Apr
News

Court of Appeal - Supreme Court of Victoria

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Mark Samuel Weinberg AO at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 5:00 pm

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

3Apr
News

BAR ROLL NO: 839

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Thursday 29 March 2018 of Brian William Collis QC. Brian was 74 (born 8 October 1943 in Foster). 

A Memorial Service will be held next Thursday 12 April 2018 at 2 pm at the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, 313 Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza.