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Judicial immunity law passes in wake of ruling against Judge Vasta
Courts 2023-11-15 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Federal parliament has passed legislation extending judicial immunity to judges on the Federal Circuit and Family Court, after a judge on the court was held […]

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Judge wrings hands over ‘informal and presumptuous’ email to chambers
Courts 2023-11-10 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Though the origins of this growing breeziness with the court are unknown, the increasing informality of correspondence with her chambers has so irked a judge […]

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‘Judge’s judge’ sworn in to lead High Court
High Court 2023-11-09 10:39 pm By Sam Matthews

New High Court Chief Justice Stephen Gageler was lauded by a group of legal luminaries at a swearing in ceremony, where he was described as […]

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Top judge of South Australia corrects JK Rowling on pronoun protocol
Courts 2023-11-06 5:06 pm By Sam Matthews

The Chief Justice of South Australia has corrected JK Rowling’s “completely unfounded” fears about a new practice note relating to the use of preferred gender […]

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Bruce Lehrmann revealed as man charged with Toowoomba rape
Courts 2023-10-26 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Bruce Lehrmann has been revealed to be the ‘high profile’ man accused of raping a woman in Toowoomba two years ago. On Thursday, Queensland Supreme […]

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Judge’s immunity appeal may go straight to High Court
Courts 2023-10-25 1:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge’s appeal of a decision that found he unlawfully imprisoned a man for contempt and was liable for over $300,000 in damages may go […]

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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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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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Family court judge appeals damages for false imprisonment
Appeals 2023-09-28 11:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has appealed a ruling that put him on the hook for damages for ordering the wrongful imprisonment of a Queensland man and set […]

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