13 October 2017

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Noel Hutley SC as the new President of the ABA.

Mr Hutley, a barrister at Fifth Floor St James' Hall Chambers in Sydney, has been an integral member of the ABA’s Executive and leadership and will take over from Mr Will Alstergren QC following his appointment as the new Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and a Justice of the Family Court.

“I am honoured to be appointed president of the Australian Bar Association and look forward to working with the Executive and full Council to advance the objectives of the ABA which are: to serve our members; improve our profession; and to advance the Rule of Law.”

“I congratulate Mr Alstergren QC on his appointment to the Bench as the new Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and as a Justice of the Family Court.”

The ABA is also pleased to welcome Jennifer Batrouney QC, current President of the Victorian Bar, to the ABA Executive as a Vice-President.

The ABA Executive is now comprised of President Noel Hutley SC, Vice-President Christopher Hughes QC, Vice-President Jennifer Batrouney QC, Treasurer Matthew Howard SC and Advocacy Training Council Chair Ian Robertson SC. The Executive term is until the ABA’s annual general meeting which will be held in November 2017.


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