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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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Blinking in the sun: Junior counsel – rejoining the real world after lockdown
Courts 2021-11-29 9:53 pm By Editor

Junior counsel have been particularly affected by the lockdowns necessitated by the pandemic in Victoria in 2020 and 2021 as a result of court proceedings […]

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Tips from 10 prominent silks on nailing the first court appearance
Courts 2021-11-25 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the courts open up after 18 months of online hearings, junior barristers who were recently called to the bar may be apprehensive at the […]

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Top judge says junior counsel should get more opportunities in court
Courts 2021-11-19 1:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Chief Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court has called on the legal profession to provide more opportunities for junior counsel to hone their oral […]

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Judge concedes he had no power to jail tour operator for 12 months
Courts 2021-11-08 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has admitted in a $2 million false imprisonment lawsuit against him that he had no power to sentence the owner of a Cairns […]

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Barrister who repped execs in long-running ASIC case appointed Federal Court judge
People In The News 2021-11-01 3:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A silk and former Clayton Utz litigation partner who represented the directors of failed telco OneTel in a nearly decade-long ASIC case that ended in […]

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Class action silks thank court for OKing in-person trial that didn’t happen
Courts 2021-10-29 7:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A settlement in the class action against Crown Resorts put paid to an in-person trial before it began, but gathering in court on Friday to […]

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‘Time for a new leader’: NSW Chief Justice retires after decade as top judge
Courts 2021-10-21 5:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst will retire after almost 11 years in office, saying it was time for the Supreme Court to be “reinvigorated”. Chief […]

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High Court judgment sparks concern for isolated judges
Courts 2021-10-14 9:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A recent High Court ruling that condemned communication between trial judges and barristers outside of court could have dire consequences, including further isolation for members […]

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Lawyers must be double vaccinated to appear in phased live hearings in NSW
Courts 2021-10-08 7:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has outlined its roadmap back to holding live hearings but has said that those attending court in person will need to […]

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