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Public rebuke of departing judge from the bench was below the belt, expert says
Analysis 2023-07-25 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s public criticism of a colleague for resigning her post before delivering a judgment reserved for three years was harsh, not fair. But the […]

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Saddled with resigning judge’s unfinished case, colleague spares no feelings
Courts 2023-07-21 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has resigned before delivering judgment in litigation that went to trial in 2020, and the colleague assigned the unenviable task of issuing a […]

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Calling all aspiring judges: AG taking resumes for the bench
Courts 2023-07-21 3:53 pm By Gareth Baker

In a first for the Australian judiciary, the federal government announced Friday it is commencing an open hiring process for new judges, with public job […]

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‘More is more’ approach to pleadings an increasing problem, lawyers say
Analysis 2023-07-05 11:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge who recently ordered new pleadings in a copyright case against CoreLogic is the latest judge fed up with plaintiffs pleading innumerable […]

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Federal Court defends Justice Bromberg’s appointment to law reform body
Courts 2023-06-23 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has come out in defence of one of its own, characterizing some media coverage of Justice Mordy Bromberg’s appointment to the Australian […]

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Two commercial silks appointed to NSW Supreme Court
People In The News 2023-06-22 9:23 am By Sam Matthews

The NSW Supreme Court will welcome two prolific commercial silks to the bench, including a barrister known as an advocate for gender equality at the […]

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Associate Justice, silk appointed to Victorian Supreme Court
Courts 2023-06-19 5:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Victorian government has elevated an Associate Justice who has overseen class actions and a senior counsel who assisted the Victorian royal commission into Crown […]

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AFP to investigate leaks of Brittany Higgins documents
Courts 2023-06-14 10:23 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Federal Police will investigate concerns that restricted material produced during the criminal trial of accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was leaked to select media […]

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Victorian judge picked to turn around troubled AAT
Courts 2023-05-24 12:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge from the Supreme Court of Victoria has been selected to lead the successor to the troubled Administrative Appeals Tribunal, which will be abolished […]

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Tributes pour in for ‘giant of the Australian Bar’ David Jackson
David Jackson 2023-05-15 5:05 pm By Sam Matthews

The legal profession is mourning the death of long-serving barrister and former Federal Court judge David Jackson KC, hailed as a “giant of the Australian […]

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