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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).

Opening of the Legal Year 2017

[20 Jan 2017]

A summary of the Opening of the Legal Year events appears below. Members are encouraged to support these various observances.

Sunday 29 January 2017 in Melbourne
Festive Choral Evensong 6 pm at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, preceded by a Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Barbara Darling Room at 4:30pm.  

Monday 30 January 2017 in Melbourne
Multi-Faith - Government House at 10 am with morning tea to follow hosted by The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.

Red Mass - St Patrick’s Cathedral at 9 am followed by morning tea with His Grace Archbishop Hart.

International Commission of Jurists Community Opening - Waldron Hall in the County Court of Victoria at 9 am for 9:30am start with morning tea at 10:30 am.

Tuesday 31 January 2017 in Melbourne

Eastern Orthodox Service - St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church at 9am - procession assembles 8:45am; followed by morning tea with Their Graces Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop lakovos.

Synagogue Service - The East Melbourne Synagogue (The East Melbourne Hebrew Congreation) at 9am - procession assembles at 8:45am; followed by morning tea.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 in Melbourne
Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast to be held in Hardware Lane at 8 am.

RSVP is essential for most services. Click here for full details and to register.

Media Release: LIV and Vic Bar condemn attack on lawyers’ integrity

[5 Jan 2017]

The Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar are deeply concerned by recent comments by the Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos that lawyers acting for children detained in the Grevillea Unit of Barwon Prison had placed their own concerns ahead of their clients’ best interests.

Download the full media release below.

His Honour John Leonard Read – Obituary – Service Monday 9 January 2017

[5 Jan 2017]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of His Honour John Leonard Read, retired Judge of the County Court of Victoria.  His service is this coming Monday 9 January 2017 – see full particulars in the full notice for download below.

Allan Myers AC, QC appointed Chancellor of the University of Melbourne

[23 Dec 2016]

Allan James Myers AC, QC has been appointed, and will take office on 1 January 2017 as the 22nd Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

Download the full notice below.