Role of Junior Counsel in Commission proceedings - Notice to Profession

07 November 2022

Justice Ross, President

7 November 2022

[1]  The Fair Work Commission encourages the active participation of junior counsel in cases where two or more counsel are briefed for a person and the Commission has granted the person permission to be represented by a lawyer or paid agent in a Commission conference or hearing.

[2]  The Commission recognizes that junior counsel will often have made a substantial contribution to the preparation of the case, and will best develop as advocates by being given opportunities to present argument and examine and cross-examine some witnesses.

[3]  Where appropriate, the Commission encourages senior counsel to divide submissions between themselves and junior counsel, or ask junior counsel to make submissions in reply, call evidence or cross examine witnesses.


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