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Issue 72 - Mar 2015
Speeches and Legal Articles of Interest Print E-mail

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JUDICIAL SPEECHES

The Chief Justice addressed the launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association at the Banco Court on 30 January 2015. The Chief Justice’s speech may be accessed here.

The President of the Court of Appeal, the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC, recently addressed the Queensland State Conference of the Australian Lawyers Alliance on the topic Developments in the Law of Negligence: Have plaintiffs lost their Shirt? Her Honour’s speech may be accessed here.

The soon to retire Justice Alan Wilson addressed an audience at the Banco Court on 12 March 2015 for the Griffith Lecture. The paper may be accessed here

Lord Sumption of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom addressed the Friends of the British Library on the topic Magna Carta then and now on 9 March 2015. His Lordships’s speech may be accessed here.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

$1000 an hour barrister to defend Archbishop

ABC NEWS

Barrister Raises Concern About Treatment of Judiciary

RADIO NATIONAL – THE LAW REPORT

Using Evidence Obtained in Search Warrants

BARRISTER MAGAZINE

Open Justice - The Principled Case for Televising Court Proceedings

LAWYERS WEEKLY

Australian Lawyers Secure Peter Greste's Release

Sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

Lawyer disbarred for sugar daddy offer

THE GUARDIAN

Guardian Article on Mockingbird Sequel  

UK Supreme Court Wins Independence from Government 

WASHINGTON POST

Harper Lee to Publish Sequel

GCAPTAIN

Just in case any of you were planning a sailing holiday:

Australian Lunatics Narrowly Avert Death off Nantucket

LORD HARLEY – COUNSEL EXTRORDINAIRE

Solicitors in Australia have long had rights of appearance before most courts. Many exercise it, particularly in matters other than trials and also in specialist tribunals and courts.

The practice in the UK seems to have “progressed” somewhat further, with specialist solicitor advocates appearing in many courts. This is but part of the story of one of their number, Lord Harley KGCSt.J. DPhil. of Counsel.

Lord Harley had appeared for the accused in the Crown Court in Cardiff before Judge Wynn Morgan. At the conclusion of proceedings, an exchange occurred which has raised so0me eyebrows among the profession. An extract of the transcript may be accessed here.

Lord Harley has hit back as reported in LEGAL CHEEK:

Lord Harley Hits Back

And from THE INDEPENDENT

Lord Harley Investigated 

 


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