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23Sep
News

The Governor in Council has appointed four new magistrates, including two members of our Bar, Her Honour Magistrate Stead and Alexandra Burt.

HER HONOUR MAGISTRATE MELISSA STEAD

HIS HONOUR MAGISTRATE GUILLAUME BAILIN

HER HONOUR MAGISTRATE KIMBERLEY SWADESIR

ALEXANDRA BURT

23Sep
News

Concerns about the criteria for appointment and power of “authorised officers” under the Bill have been raised by the Victorian Bar with the Attorney-General, supported by the Australian Bar Association

Melbourne, 23 September 2020: The Victorian Bar has expressed its concerns to the Victorian Attorney-General The Hon. Jill Hennessy about the criteria for appointment, and scope of powers, of “authorised officers” as part of proposed amendments to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 made by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill.

18Sep
News

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Patrick O’Shannessy S.C. as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Melbourne registry.

8Sep
News

Bar Roll No: 2989

The Bar has today been informed that Victorian Bar member John Selimi passed away in August 2020 at the age of 55 years.

4Sep
News

The Victorian Bar viewed with concern the footage of the arrest of Ballarat woman, Zoe Buhler, on incitement charges, after she posted details of a protest against government health directives on h

4Sep
News

The Victorian Bar is proud to have sponsored the ADC-ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition held on 31 August – 1 September 2020.

17Aug
News

In August, we welcomed 35 Readers to the Victorian Bar’s Readers’ Course.

12Aug
News

Congratulations to Victorian Bar member Felicity Gerry QC, winner of this year’s Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year Award.

5Aug
News

Raise the Age a campaign that supports all State and Territory Governments raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility across Australia. The present minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is (generally) 10 years of age by statute. The Victorian Bar has signed up to the Raise the Age campaign and stands with other organisations such as the Law Council of Australia and Victoria Legal Aid in supporting an increase to the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 years to 14 years of age.

29Jul
News

Bar Roll No: 2309

Victorian Bar member Norman Rosenbaum passed away last Saturday at the age of 62 years.