News & Events


21May

All members of the Bar and Judiciary are warmly invited to the Dinner on Friday, 21 May 2021, 7:00pm at the Plaza Ballroom. The event is black tie and will feature guest speaker The Honourable Justice Simon Steward of the High Court of Australia.

4May

The Victorian Bar together with the Australian Intercultural Society invites you to the 2021 Ramadan Iftar Dinner, where members from a cross-section of Melbourne's diverse society come together to share a meal and conversations.

The Deputy Chair of The Victorian Bar's Equality and Diversity Committee, Astrid Haban-Beer, will MC a panel session on ‘Gender Equality and Cultural Diversity in the Law’ with Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood and Barristers Rutendo Muchinguri and Daye Gang.

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21Apr
News

Her Honour Magistrate Victoria Campbell

HER Honour Magistrate Helen Murphy

Appointed in March 2020, a Welcome Ceremony will be held for Her Honour Magistrate Victoria Campbell and Her Honour Magistrate Helen Murphy this Friday 23 April from 9:00am – 10:00am.

The ceremony will be livestreamed via Webex due to limited court numbers. To view the ceremony, please click here

19Apr
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Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Jennifer Howe as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Melbourne registry, commencing on 6 April 2021.

The profession will extend a welcome to Judge Howe in Courtroom 4A, Level 4, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St at 4:00pm on Friday 23 April 2021.

19Apr
News

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Jonathan Davis QC as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Melbourne registry, commencing on 6 April 2021.

The profession will extend a welcome to Judge Davis in Courtroom 4A, Level 4, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St at 4:30pm on Thursday 29 April 2021.

15Apr
News

Bar Roll No: 3040

It is with deep regret the Bar Council informs members that on 14 April 2021, Dan Christie passed away from cancer.

13Apr
News

The Executive Council has today appointed Kristen Walker QC as a judge of appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, effective 3 May 2021.

Details of the welcome ceremony will be made available when they are known.

1Apr
News

Bar Roll No: 5061

It is with deep regret the Bar Council informs members that on 30 March 2021 Jacqui Katsivas passed away from breast cancer.

1Apr
News

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Jennifer Howe as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Melbourne registry, commencing on 6 April 2021.

Details of the welcome ceremony will be advised when they become known.

1Apr
News

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Jonathan Davis QC as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Melbourne registry, commencing on 6 April 2021.

Details of the welcome ceremony will be advised when they become known.

22Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 961

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Michael Ruddle on 20 March 2021, one day before his 80th birthday.

12Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 595 

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of His Honour John Nixon, who died on 11 March 2021 at the age of 85 years.

The Memorial Service for Judge John King Nixon will be webcast live on Monday, 22 March 21 at 2;00pm. To access the Webcast, visit Tobin Brothers Funerals and search for John King Nixon in the Funeral Notices/webcast search bar.