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2024 London International Commercial Law Conference - 20 February 2024

The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, along with the ABA Taxation Committee, present a conference featuring leading members of the Judiciary and Melbourne and London barristers delivering a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration topics

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Revised Special Leave Process in the High Court of Australia - 17 November 2023

The Court has revised the process for the consideration of applications for special leave to appeal and applications for removal. The Court will also change the timing and manner of publication of its decisions in relation to these applications.

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FCFCoA - Updates to the Magellan List definition and criteria - 25 August 2023

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has implemented an updated Magellan List definition and criteria, upon recommendation by the Courts’ Family Violence Committee.

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Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into justice responses to sexual violence - 01 August 2023

The Australian Government is seeking nominations for suitably qualified candidates for appointment as Commissioners of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

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Expressions of Interest for Appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia - 21 July 2023

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Divisions 1 and 2).

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The Ludlows, Tarrago, Numina Bar Jacket Project - 03 July 2023

As Australia enters NAIDOC Week 2023, the ABA is delighted to support the Ludlows, Tarrago, Numina Bar Jacket Project.

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Vale the Hon. D. F. Jackson AM KC - 15 May 2023

It is with deep regret I announce to the national Bar that David Jackson AM KC died peacefully this morning in Sydney. David had recently celebrated his 82nd birthday.

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Chief Justice Susan Kiefel given lifetime membership of the Australian Bar Association - 06 March 2023

The Australian Bar Association would like to formally congratulate Her her Honour, Chief Justice Kiefel on being made a lifetime ABA member at the 2023 Silks Bows dinner.

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Lighthouse Model: Update to the Profession February 2023 - 20 February 2023

Lighthouse risk screening and the Evatt List commenced nationally on 28 November 2022. In the first two months since its expansion the Courts have already sent over 1700 confidential risk screens.

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Practice Direction No. 1 of 2022 - High Court Rules 2004 Approved Forms - 20 December 2022

This Practice Direction takes effect in relation to documents filed on or after 1 January 2023.

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