Association News


8Apr
News

Wendy Harris QC, President of the Victorian Bar, today launched the Victorian Bar’s Consolidated Guide to Victorian and Commonwealth Court Protocols in Response to COVID-19.

“In the past three weeks, we’ve witnessed a transformation in how justice is being administered in our courts and tribunals – a transformation, more universal and far-reaching than any other in our professional lifetimes, that has necessitated a radical overhaul of the protocols and procedures on which courts have traditionally relied and on which the Bar has built its expertise”, Ms Harris said.

23Mar
News

In response to recent government announcements, the Victorian Bar has made arrangements for all staff to work from home or another remote location, effective from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

The Victorian Bar administration office and Mediation Centre doors will be closed, but staff will be working their usual hours.

20Mar
News

The Supreme Court has announced that applications for Senior Counsel for 2020 will open on Monday 30 March 2020 and close on Friday 1 May 2020.

16Mar
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

In light of recommended measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria has cancelled all forthcoming ceremonial welcomes.
The following welcomes will be rescheduled on a date to be fixed:

Her Honour Magistrate Bhai
Her Honour Magistrate Victoria Campbell
His Honour Magistrate Andrew Halse
Her Honour Magistrate Elizabeth Langdon
Her Honour Magistrate Helen Murphy
Her Honour Magistrate Kristen Rose

16Mar
News

Wendy Harris QC, President of the Victorian Bar, issued this statement today, Monday 16 March 2020:

“The Victorian Bar is committed to assisting the government and the courts in responding to and managing the effects of COVID-19 in the community.

13Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 874

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of His Honour Chester Keon-Cohen AM, who died on 9 March 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Family and friends are invited to attend the memorial service for Chester Keon-Cohen AM to be held at Emily Hill Farm, Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, Cnr Banks Creek Road. Thursday 19th March at 3pm.

12Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 622

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of Peter O’Callaghan QC, who died on 8 March 2020 at the age of 88 years. The funeral of Peter O’Callaghan QC will be live streamed from 11:00AM on Wednesday 18 March. You can watch the service on this link here.

6Mar
News

The Victorian Bar is pleased to welcome Helen Tiplady back to the Bar.

Helen is resuming her practice after a year of parental leave.

5Mar
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed three members of our Bar as Magistrates.

Her Honour Magistrate Victoria Campbell
His Honour Magistrate Andrew Halse
Her Honour Magistrate Helen Murphy

The Governor in Council has also appointed:

Her Honour Magistrate Amina Bhai

5Mar
News

Bar Roll No: 681 & 1104

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of His Honour Fred Davey QC, who died on 1 March 2020 at the age of 81 years.

A Service of thanksgiving for the life of Frederick George Davey will be held at St George’s Church, 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern on Friday March 13th, 2020 at 11.00am.