Livesey QC new ABA President

The following report appeared in Lawyers Weekly (12 February 2014): Adelaide’s Mark Livesey QC has replaced Law Council of Australia head Michael Colbran QC as the president of the Australian Bar Association (ABA). Livesey is a member of Bar Chambers in Adelaide and was appointed silk in 2006. He was the ABA’s vice president under.. read more →

AUSTBAR trade mark the subject of ABA claim

AUSTBAR Trademark The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has hired a law firm to represent it in claiming ownership of the trade mark in the word “AUSTBAR“.  The law firm, Worthy of the Name Pty Limited, is a solicitor company that operates from a residential address in Burwood, a PO Box, and it appears, principally from its.. read more →

Australasian Barrister Chambers disclaimed by Bar Associations

The President of the Australian Bar Association, Michael Colbran QC, on behalf of his Association and every Australian Bar, has written to Australasian Barrister Chambers to disclaim any association with it. According to Mr Colbran: “The Australian Bar Association is concerned that people will be mislead into believing that your “virtual chambers” in some way.. read more →

AustBar Chambers announced to Australian Bar Associations

On 15 May 2013, a letter was sent today to the Presidents and chief executive officers of all Australian Bar Associations announcing the establishment of Australasian Barrister Chambers. The full text of the letter is provided below: “The legal environment in which barristers operate is changing and Australian barristers need to change with it. Last.. read more →

NSW BAR Strategic plan released

The New South Wales Bar Association has recently released a three year Strategic Plan.  Adopted by Bar Council on 11 October 2012, the document records the  Association’s proposed responses to the rapid pace of change in the legal environment, as well as in the broader community.  The plan identifies a number of initiatives to be undertaken by the.. read more →