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Diversity clause in Victorian Bar constitution fails to win the votes
Business of Law 2023-10-24 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barristers in Victoria have voted against changes to the Bar’s constitution to include the promotion of diversity and prevention of discrimination as part of the […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on advocate’s immunity shield for solicitor
Appeals 2023-10-23 4:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has been asked to weigh in on the extent of advocate’s immunity in a dispute between a Sydney solicitor and his former […]

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Thomson Geer lures tax partner from Clayton Utz
Tax 2023-10-23 9:12 pm By Sam Matthews

Thomson Geer has snagged a Clayton Utz special counsel to bolster its tax practice. Cameron Forbes joins Thomson Geer as a partner in the firm’s […]

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Barrister fees recoverable under workers’ comp rules, appeals court says
Business of Law 2023-10-20 5:42 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has found that barrister’s fees are not excluded as a recoverable outlay under worker’s compensation regulations. In a decision handed down on […]

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‘A true all-rounder’: NSW judge farewelled for High Court
Courts 2023-10-19 11:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

With customary wit the top judge of NSW has sent off Justice Robert Beech-Jones to take his seat on the High Court, observing the value […]

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Barristers better than consulting firms for government work, inquiry told
Business of Law 2023-10-19 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Government should shift away from using large professional services firms for advisory work and retain barristers to help avoid conflicts, increase accountability and ensure value […]

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New crop of Victorian silks appointed by top judge
Business of Law 2023-10-18 6:22 pm By Sam Matthews

Several class action counsel and an IP expert are among twenty-five new silks appointed in Victoria. On Wednesday, Victorian Bar president Sam Hay KC welcomed […]

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Court erred in failing to find judicial immunity, judge argues
Courts 2023-10-18 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court erred in finding a judge did not have judicial immunity from liability for damages suffered by a Queensland man found to have […]

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Don’t rush to the bench, says retiring High Court chief justice
High Court 2023-10-17 4:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Reflecting on her early ascension to the bench, retiring High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel has said the advancement of women in the legal profession […]

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Legal watchdog not barred from pursuing second complaint against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2023-10-16 7:23 pm By Sam Matthews

The ACT legal watchdog was not barred from investigating a second complaint of misconduct against a Canberra solicitor after an initial complaint was dismissed, a […]

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