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Victorian Bar media release - Sexual Offence Reforms

[24 Mar 2017]

During this week, a series of articles appeared in The Age describing the difficulties confronting young people in sexual offence trials.

On Thursday 23 March 2017, The Age published an article ‘Minimising Trauma in Child Abuse Trials is a Priority’ written by the Chief Justice and the Chief Judge.

With respect to the Courts, the Victorian Bar wholly endorses the article.

Download full media release below.

Appointments and Welcome - Her Honour Magistrate Jacinta Dwyer and Her Honour Magistrate Therese McCarthy

[17 Mar 2017]

The Governor in Council, on 28 February 2017, appointed Jacinta Dwyer and Thérèse McCarthy Magistrates of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

They were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Victoria on 2 March 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 9am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend. Counsel do not robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

Farewell - The Honourable Justice Christopher Jessup

[10 Mar 2017]

The Profession will extend a Farewell to The Honourable Justice Christopher Neil Jessup at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 1 of the Federal Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on Thursday 13 April 2017 at 9.30am.

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

Appointments and Welcome - His Honour Magistrate Tony Burns and His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra

[10 Mar 2017]

The Governor in Council, on 28 February 2017, appointed Tony Burns and Raj Malhotra Magistrates of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

They were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Victoria on 2 March 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on Monday 27 March 2017 at 9am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend.  Counsel do not robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

Obituary - John Arthur Riordan

[24 Feb 2017]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday of John Riordan. John was 72 (born 6 May 1944).

There will be a celebration of John’s life at The Angler’s Club, 129A Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park this Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 2:30pm.

Obituary - His Honour Barry Dove QC

[21 Feb 2017]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Friday 17 February 2017 of His Honour Barry Robert Dove QC. Barry was 84 (born 7 December 1932).

His Funeral Service will be at St James Anglican Church, 1 Albert Street, Point Lonsdale on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at 2 pm.

Obituary - Hartog Carel Berkeley QC

[17 Feb 2017]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death this morning of Hartog Berkeley QC. Hartog was 88 (born 14 August 1928).

Welcome - Judge Anthony Kelly

[17 Feb 2017]

Address at the ceremonial sitting to welcome His Honour Judge Anthony Kelly on his appointment as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia by Jennifer Batrouney QC, President of the Victorian Bar, on Friday 17 February 2017.

Welcome - The Honourable Justice David O'Callaghan

[10 Feb 2017]

Address at the ceremonial sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice David O'Callaghan on his appointment as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia by Jennifer Batrouney QC, President of the Victorian Bar, on Friday 10 February 2017.

Obituary & Service - Michael Damien Hennessy

[30 Jan 2017]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on 25 January of Michael Hennessy. Michael was 70 (born 6 August 1946).

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 118 New Street, Brighton this Thursday 2 February 2017 at 2 pm.

Australia Day Honours 2017

[27 Jan 2017]

The Bar congratulates the following members of our Bar who received awards:
Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Marion Dessau AC
The Honourable Justice Mark Samuel Weinberg AO
The Honourable Stephen Pendrill Charles AO QC
The Honourable Justice Kevin Harcourt Bell AM
The Honourable Elizabeth Curtain AM
The Honourable Nahum Mushin AM
The Honourable Kevin John Mahony AM
Brian Emlyn Walters AM QC
William Ewe Min Lye OAM
Gemma Cecilia Varley PSM

The Bar congratulates the following former member of our Bar who received an award:
The Honourable Robert James Ellicott AC QC

We also congratulate:
The Honourable Justice Stephen John Gageler AC

Appointment and Welcome - Anthony John Kelly QC

[23 Jan 2017]

On 8 December 2016, the Governor-General in Council appointed Anthony John Kelly QC a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia effective Monday 6 February 2017.

His Honour will be sworn-in privately on 6 February 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 4A of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on Level 4 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on Friday 17 February 2017 at 9:30 am.

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