Court Appearances Lawyers

Do you have a court matter? If so, then don't delay contact us today! We handle all court matters in every jurisdiction including the Local, District, Supreme and High Court of Australia. We can help you with mediations, conciliations, arbitrations and tribunal matters and any other legal matters requiring legal representation.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

Lawyers who appear in Court generally understand the importance of representation and support in regards to court matters and litigation. Their services include representation in Court as well as meetings, appeals and settlements.

Court Appearance Lawyers services include court attendances for:

  • Criminal matters
  • Civil matters
  • Divorce matters
  • Family law disputes
  • Custody matters
  • Traffic Cases including drink driving cases

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

Lawyers can appear in the following Courts and Tribunals:

  • Local Courts
  • Magistrates Courts
  • Tribunals
  • Supreme Courts
  • District Courts
  • High Court
  • Family courts
  • Federal courts
  • Children's Courts
  • Other courts and tribunals

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

What Happens Before a Court Appearance?

If you are summoned to court as a witness or defendant you have a number of rights under the law.

If you are a Witness:

As a witness you have a number of rights that include:

  • The right to see the courtroom before the trial begins.
  • The right to bring someone with you to court.
  • The right to wait in a separate area of the court from the rest of the people involved in your case.
  • The right to refresh your memory of the statement you gave to the police. A representative of the Crown Prosecution Service will be able to make your statement available to read before you enter the court to give your evidence.
  • The right to take your oath on a holy book of your choice, or to affirm your oath without a holy book.

All witnesses have a right to be protected against any intimidation as a consequence of them offering their testimony in court. If you feel that you may suffer intimidation from the defendant in your case, you have the right to apply to give your evidence as a written statement.

If you are a Defendant

Going to court as a defendant means you also have a number of rights that the courts and the police must abide by. These include:

  • The right to have any unused evidence disclosed to you before the trial begins. This is any material that the prosecution will not be using in the trial you are about to take part in.
  • The right to cross-examine any witness that the prosecution has bought into court to support their case against you.
  • The right to object to any written statements being read out in court unless you or your solicitor have already been given copies in advance.
  • The right to enter the witness box to defend your case.
  • The right to call any witness in your defence.

Your Right to Privacy

Anyone under the age of 16 should not have their identity revealed by the press if the case involves a sexual offence.

The Australian court system - a general overview:

The Courts

The Federal Judicature

Chapter III of the Constitution (sections 71–80), called ‘The Judicature’, provides for the judicial branch of the Commonwealth. It establishes the High Court of Australia and empowers the Commonwealth Parliament to create other federal courts and to vest federal judicial power in State and Territory courts. ‘Federal judicial power’ is the power to decide a dispute of the kind set out in sections 75 and 76 of the Constitution.

There are four principal federal courts:

1.the High Court
2.the Federal Court of Australia
3.the Family Court of Australia, and
4.the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.

Federal judges and magistrates are appointed by the government of the day.

The Australian Constitution does not set out specific qualifications required by federal judges and magistrates. However, laws made by the Commonwealth Parliament provide that, to be appointed as a federal judge, a person must have been a legal practitioner for at least five years or be a judge of another court. To be appointed as a federal magistrate, a person must have been a legal practitioner for at least five years. To be appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia, a person must also be suitable to deal with family law matters by reason of training, experience and personality.

All federal judges and magistrates are appointed to the age of 70. The Australian Constitution provides that a federal judge or magistrate can only be removed from office on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity, on an address from both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the same session. The Australian Constitution provides that the remuneration of a federal judge or magistrate cannot be reduced while the person holds office. These guarantees of tenure and remuneration assist in securing judicial independence.

The independence of the courts, and their separation from the legislative and executive arms of government, is regarded as of great importance in Australia and it is taken for granted that judges, in interpreting and applying the law, act independently of the Government.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

The Court system

Commonwealth courts

The High Court of Australia

The High Court of Australia is the final court of appeal in Australia.

The Court has a Chief Justice and six other judges.

One of the High Court’s principal functions is to decide disputes about the meaning of the Constitution. For example, if the validity of an Act passed by the Commonwealth Parliament is challenged, the High Court is responsible for ultimately determining whether the Act is within the legislative powers of the Commonwealth. The High Court is also the final court of appeal within Australia in all other types of cases, including those dealing with purely State matters such as the interpretation of State criminal laws.

The Australian Constitution vests two types of jurisdiction in the High Court: original and appellate.

Original jurisdiction is conferred by section 75 of the Constitution in respect of the following matters:

  • matters arising under any treaty
  • matters affecting consuls or other representatives of other countries
  • matters in which the Commonwealth of Australia, or a person suing or being sued on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia, is a party
  • matters between States, or between residents of different States, or between a State and a resident of another State, and
  • matters in which a writ of mandamus or prohibition – or an injunction is sought against an officer of the Commonwealth, including a judge.
  • Under section 76 of the Constitution, the Parliament may also make laws conferring original jurisdiction in other matters, including matters arising under the Constitution and matters arising under laws made by the Parliament.

The High Court is also the Court of Disputed Returns in relation to disputes about the validity of federal elections.

Section 73 of the Constitution confers appellate jurisdiction on the High Court to hear appeals from decisions of:

  • the High Court in its original jurisdiction
  • Federal courts
  • other courts exercising federal jurisdiction, and
  • State Supreme Courts.

In considering whether to grant an application for leave to appeal from a judgment, the High Court may have regard to any matters that it considers relevant, but it is required to have regard to whether the application before it:

  • involves a question of law that is of public importance, or upon which there are differences of opinion within, or among, different courts, or
  • should be considered by the High Court in the interests of the administration of justice.
  • The Federal Court of Australia
  • The Federal Court of Australia came into existence on 1 February 1977. It sits in each State and, as necessary, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

The Court has such original jurisdiction as is invested in it by laws made by the Commonwealth Parliament including, for example, in relation to matters in which a writ of mandamus or prohibition or an injunction is sought against an officer of the Commonwealth Government, and matters arising under Commonwealth laws, including bankruptcy, corporations, industrial relations, taxation and trade practices laws.

The Federal Court of Australia hears appeals from the decisions of single judges of the Court and decisions (except family law decisions) of the Federal Magistrates Court. It also hears appeals from some decisions of State and Territory Supreme Courts.

The Family Court of Australia

The Family Court of Australia is a specialist court dealing with family and child support disputes.

The Family Court exercises original and appellate jurisdiction throughout Australia except in Western Australia.

In Western Australia, the Family Court of Western Australia decides family and child support disputes. This Court is a State Court, funded almost entirely by the Commonwealth Government. The judges of the Family Court of Western Australia also hold commissions as judges of the Family Court of Australia.

The Federal Magistrates Court

The Federal Magistrates Court commenced operation in July 2000. It was established to deal with less complex disputes under Commonwealth laws. Its jurisdiction includes family law and child support, administrative law, bankruptcy law, discrimination, workplace relations and consumer protection law. It shares its jurisdiction with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

Industrial Relations Court of Australia

The Industrial Relations Court of Australia was established in March 1994 to deal with a range of industrial relations matters. Its jurisdiction was transferred to the Federal Court of Australia in May 1997. The judges of the Industrial Relations Court are also judges of the Federal Court and work full-time as judges of the latter Court.

State and Territory Courts

Australian State and Territory courts decide cases brought under State or Territory laws and, where jurisdiction is conferred on these courts by the Commonwealth Parliament, they also decide cases arising under federal laws. Most criminal matters, whether arising under Commonwealth, State or Territory law, are dealt with by State or Territory courts.

The Supreme Courts of the States, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island are the highest State and Territory courts and deal with the most important civil litigation and the most serious criminal cases. They also hear appeals from decisions made by the lower State courts or single Judges of the Supreme Court.

State intermediate courts decide the great majority of serious criminal offences where a jury is required to decide the facts of a case. They also deal with civil litigation up to certain monetary limits.

State and Territory courts of summary jurisdiction deal with most of the ordinary (summary) offences, such as traffic infringements and minor assaults. These courts also deal with civil litigation for debt recovery, smaller claims by one citizen against another or against companies, and some minor claims under federal laws.

Magistrates in these courts also conduct committal proceedings in respect of the more serious offences to determine whether there is a prima facie case to be determined by a Judge and jury, either in an intermediate court or a Supreme Court. Juries are not used in courts of summary jurisdiction.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

Further Resources - Court Appearances Lawyers

Court Appearances Lawyers News

NEWS, UPDATES & FURTHER INFORMATION: Court Appearance Lawyers

Some helpful tips on dressing up for Court-

When you dress for a court appearance, dress as if you were going for an important job interview and remember the following points:

1 Understand that a courtroom is a formal, serious place and that judges are generally conservative.

2 Choose clothing that you are comfortable wearing. You will look nervous and shifty if you are adjusting your clothing and constantly rearranging yourself in court.

3 Avoid sneakers, trendy clothing, lots of jewelry, loud colors (especially red), revealing outfits, outrageous hairdos, and stained or damaged clothes. Do not wear a lot of perfume, cologne or aftershave. Wearing leather is not advisable.

4 Wear a suit, dress, or blouse and skirt if you are a woman. Do not wear spike heels, sandals or open-toed shoes. Wear a bra and pantyhose even if it kills you. Be sure your bra and slip are not showing.

5 Wear a suit, jacket and tie, or shirt and tie (only if you don't own a jacket) if you are a man. Never wear a hat.

6 Remove your coat before entering the courtroom.

7 Look as serious, reasonable, modest and ordinary as possible. You don't want to stand out or call attention to yourself.

8 Take off any expensive pieces of jewelry if you are trying to get the court to award you money.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

What to Expect in the Courtroom:

In Australia the court system is part of the criminal justice system. The vast majority of cases will be handled by your local magistrates’ court that every major suburb and city has. If the case is more serious, then you may have to attend a District Court that usually has a jury. If you’re under 18 years old you may have to attend a Childrens court who have specially trained Judges who deal with young people. However, if the crime is serious this will still go to the District Court no matter the age of the offender.

Going to Court

You will be told which court you must attend by letter that is usually sent by the police who are dealing with the case. Don’t forget to take the letter to court with you, as the reception desk will ask to see it. You will be told which courtroom your case is in and where you can sit and wait.

If you are nervous about attending court, one of the best ways of reducing your anxiety is to visit the court you will be attending. Most courts have days when you can walk around the court. And if you want to see how the court works, you can usually sit in the visitors’ gallery and watch a courtroom in action.

Disabled People

The letter you receive about which court you must attend will include its facilities for disabled people. If you have a disability that will cause you problems at the court get in touch as soon as you can. Most courts have a customer services officer. This will give the court time to make additional arrangements for you.

In the Courtroom

You will have been called to the courtroom to give evidence either as a victim, witness or as a defendant (someone that is accused of a crime). You may also have been called as a juror.

The Lawyers in the courtroom will ask you a number of questions. These can be quite detailed so don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat the question if you don’t understand it. Also, if you are in court for a long time, you can request a break. You will also have given a statement to the police. As the court case is likely to be sometime after this, you can ask to see your original statement when you come to court to refresh your memory.

Jury Service

Each year many people are randomly chosen to serve on a jury that try serious crimes ranging from theft to murder. Jury’s sit in the District Court and Supreme Court, but you could also be called as juror at a coroner’s court.

Note that if you receive a jury duty summons notice and have a disability that may require the court to make additional access available, it is important that you fill in the appropriate section of the form so the jury summoning bureau is aware of your disability.

A jury has to be chosen before it can sit. Even though you have been called for jury service, this doesn’t necessarily mean you will actually sit on a jury. Whether you actually sit on a jury depends on if you are picked when the jury for the trial is being assembled. If you are chosen you will then be sworn in. This means you will take an oath that you can read from a card or repeat from a court usher. You are now an official jury member.

When the trial begins makes sure you remember which court room you are using and the case you’re involved in as this information will be used by the court’s ushers to call you to the courtroom for each day of the trial.

Young People in Court

A courtroom can be a daunting place for young people. In many cases a young person’s written or video evidence will be enough. But with some cases the young person must attend court. In special cases that include some sexual offences and if the witness has a relationship with the defendant are called vulnerable or intimidated witnesses.

These people can give evidence by special means that can include: live video links or from the witness box that has a screen around it. When very young children are in court, lawyers and the judge may not wear their usual wigs and gowns.

You may feel that you know how a court operates from television or films. The reality can often be very different from what you’re expecting. The important thing to remember is that the courtroom is there to serve.

Courts - a general overview:

The courts

The High Court of Australia interprets and applies the law of Australia, decides cases of special federal significance, including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws, and hears appeals (by special leave) from the federal, state and territory courts. The High Court has a Chief Justice and six other judges who can preside either individually or together. It is the highest court of appeal on all matters, whether decided in the federal or state jurisdictions.

The other federal courts are the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. Under the Constitution, state and territory courts may be invested with federal jurisdiction.

The Federal Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian federal law and some summary criminal matters. The court also has substantial and diverse appellate jurisdiction, including over the decisions of single judges of the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court (in non-family-law matters) and some decisions of the state and territory courts.

The Family Court is Australia’s superior court in family law. Through its specialist judges and staff, the court helps to resolve complex family disputes. It also covers specialised areas such as cases relating to the Hague Convention on International Child Abductions (which came into force in Australia in December 1998) and the international relocation of children by parents or guardians.

The Federal Magistrates Court was established by the federal parliament in 1999 and conducted its first sittings in July 2000. Its jurisdiction includes family law, bankruptcy, unlawful discrimination, consumer protection and trade practices, privacy, migration, copyright and industrial law. Nearly all of its jurisdiction is shared with the Family Court or the Federal Court.

Australian state and territory courts have jurisdiction in all matters brought under state or territory laws. They also handle some matters arising under federal laws, where jurisdiction has been conferred by the federal parliament. State and territory courts deal with most criminal matters, whether arising under federal, state or territory law.

Each state and territory court system operates independently. All states have supreme courts and some also have courts of criminal appeal, which are the highest appellate courts at the state level. Courts known as ‘district’ or ‘county’ courts hear the more serious cases, with a judge presiding over the court to interpret and determine the law. For more serious charges it is usual for a jury (usually of 12 people) to determine the guilt or innocence of defendants. Serious offences such as murder, rape and armed robbery are usually tried in a higher court.

Lesser offences are dealt with in lower courts, known as local or magistrates courts (or courts of petty sessions), where magistrates determine the guilt or innocence of defendants.

In all cases, defendants are considered to be innocent until proven guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. There is no death penalty in Australia.

If you have a Court matter and need legal representation, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

If you need legal advice regarding Court Appearances, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, and we will put you in touch with a Court Appearances lawyer nearest you, who can help you with Court Appearances.

Our free legal enquiry service for Court Appearances extends to all suburbs throughout Australia.

Court Appearances Lawyers Updates

Public Service Association of South Australia Incorporated v Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia & Anor

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:35:56 +1000

Today the High Court granted special leave to appeal, and allowed an appeal, from a decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia, which had held that its supervisory jurisdiction did not extend to judicial review of determinations of the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia ("the Commission") that the Commission lacked jurisdiction.

read more


Trent Nathan King v the Queen

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:58:47 +1000

Today the High Court by majority dismissed an appeal by Trent Nathan King against two convictions under s 318(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) (“the Act”) for “culpable driving causing death”. The Court held that there was no miscarriage of justice in the way in which alternative verdicts for the lesser offence of “dangerous driving causing death” under s 319(1) of the Act were left to the trial jury.

read more


Ronald Williams v the Commonwealth of Australia & Ors

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:57:50 +1000

Today the High Court, by majority, held that a funding agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Scripture Union Queensland ("SUQ") for the provision of chaplaincy services at a State school in Queensland ("the Funding Agreement") is invalid. A majority of the Court also held that payments made by the Commonwealth to SUQ under the Funding Agreement were not supported by s 61 of the Constitution.

read more


Kinza Clodumar v Nauru Lands Committee & Ors

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:57:04 +1000

On 20 April 2012, the High Court allowed an appeal by Kinza Clodumar from the Supreme Court of Nauru. A majority of the High Court held that, on appeal from the Supreme Court of Nauru, the High Court may receive evidence that was not before the Supreme Court, where that evidence was not discoverable by the exercise of reasonable diligence on the part of the party seeking now to adduce the evidence. Today, the High Court published its reasons for allowing the appeal.

read more


PGA v The Queen

Wed, 30 May 2012 10:19:57 +1000

Today the High Court by majority dismissed an appeal from the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia, which had held that a husband could be guilty of rape of his wife in 1963.

read more


Kevin Garry Crump v State of New South Wales

Fri, 4 May 2012 12:00:04 +1000

Today the High Court rejected a challenge to the validity of s 154A of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 (NSW). The Court unanimously held that s 154A did not impeach, set aside, alter or vary the plaintiff's life sentence.

read more


Australian Education Union v General Manager of Fair Work Australia

Fri, 4 May 2012 11:59:07 +1000

Today the High Court granted the Australian Education Union (“the AEU”) special leave to appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, but unanimously dismissed the appeal. The AEU had challenged the validity of the registration of the Australian Principals Federation (“the APF”) under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Cth) (“the FW(RO) Act”). The High Court held that, pursuant to s 26A of the FW(RO) Act, the APF is a validly registered organisation.

read more


Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Meredith Hellicar & Ors

Thu, 3 May 2012 10:28:34 +1000

The High Court today held that seven non-executive directors of James Hardie Industries Ltd ("JHIL") each breached his or her duties as a director of the company by approving the company's release of a misleading announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange ("ASX"). The proceedings arose out of the 2001 restructure of the James Hardie group of companies. Two subsidiaries with significant asbestos-related liabilities were "separated" from the group and the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation ("MRCF") was established to fund compensation claims made against the separated companies by people injured by their asbestos products.

read more


Peter James Shafron v Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Thu, 3 May 2012 10:27:36 +1000

The High Court today held that Mr Peter James Shafron, the company secretary and general counsel of James Hardie Industries Ltd ("JHIL"), contravened s 180(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ("the Act") by failing to discharge his duties as an officer of JHIL with the degree of care and diligence that a reasonable person in his position would have exercised. The judgment in this matter should be read with the judgment handed down today in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Hellicar [2012] HCA 17. This statement should likewise be read with the statement issued concerning that judgment.

read more


Roadshow Films Pty Ltd & Ors v iiNet Limited

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:06:29 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by a number of film and television companies from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. The High Court held that the respondent, an internet service provider, had not authorised the infringement by its customers of the appellants' copyright in commercially released films and television programs.

read more


Yusuf Aytugrul v THE QUEEN

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:29:56 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by the appellant, Yusuf Aytugrul, against his conviction for murder. The Court held unanimously that evidence given at the appellant's trial which expressed results of DNA testing as an exclusion percentage was admissible when accompanied by an equivalent frequency ratio and an explanation of the relationship between the two.

read more


Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd v The Queen

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:37:14 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which had upheld the conviction of Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd ("the appellant") under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) ("the OHS Act"). Despite the trial judge failing to properly direct the jury, the Court of Appeal, by majority, had upheld the appellant's conviction on the ground that, pursuant to the "proviso" in s 568(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) ("the Crimes Act"), "no substantial miscarriage of justice [had] actually occurred".

read more


Sportsbet Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales & Ors

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:36:24 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which had held that approvals given to Sportsbet Pty Ltd ("the appellant") by Racing New South Wales and Harness Racing New South Wales ("the respondents") to use race field information for wagers, but only upon payment of fees to the respondents, were validly granted under the Racing Administration Act 1998 (NSW) ("the Racing Act"). The High Court heard this appeal concurrently with that in Betfair Pty Limited v Racing New South Wales [2012] HCA 12.

read more


Betfair Pty Limited v Racing New South Wales & Ors

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:35:16 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which had held that approvals given to Betfair Pty Limited ("the appellant") by Racing New South Wales and Harness Racing New South Wales ("the respondents") to use race field information for wagers, but only upon payment of fees to the respondents, were validly granted under the Racing Administration Act 1998 (NSW) ("the Racing Act"). The High Court heard this appeal concurrently with that in Sportsbet Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales [2012] HCA 13.

read more


The Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia v Bargwanna & Bargwanna (As trustees of the Kalos Metron Charitable Trust)

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:25:12 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. The High Court held that the respondents' administration of the Kalos Metron Charitable Trust ("the Trust") had not complied with the requirement for tax exemption under s 50-60 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) ("the Act") because the fund was not "applied for the purposes for which it was established".

read more


The Queen v Getachew

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:24:15 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which had allowed an appeal by Tomas Getachew ("the accused") against his conviction of one count of rape. The Court of Appeal had allowed the accused's appeal on the ground that the trial judge did not direct the jury to consider the possibility that the accused believed that the complainant was consenting to intercourse, in circumstances where the accused did not lead evidence or assert that he held such a belief.

read more


BBH v The Queen

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:23:36 +1100

Today the High Court unanimously granted BBH an extension of time to apply for special leave to appeal against his conviction, and also granted special leave, but a majority of the Court dismissed his appeal. The majority held that certain evidence admitted in proof of the applicant's propensity to commit sexual offences against his daughter was relevant and admissible.

read more


Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited & Ors v. Commonwealth of Australia & Ors

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:20:59 +1100

Today the High Court dismissed a challenge to the validity of compulsory licensing provisions under ss 109 and 152 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) ("the 1968 Act"). The Court held unanimously that those provisions are not invalid by reason of s 51(xxxi) of the Constitution, which empowers the Commonwealth Parliament to make laws with respect to "the acquisition of property on just terms".

read more


Equuscorp Pty Ltd (formerly Equus Financial Services Ltd) v Haxton; Equuscorp Pty Ltd (formerly Equus Financial Services Ltd) v Bassat; Equuscorp Pty Ltd (formerly Equus Financial Services Ltd) v Cunningham's Warehouse Sales Pty Ltd

Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:18:57 +1100

Today the High Court, by majority, dismissed five appeals from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which had held that Ian Alexander Haxton, Robert Samuel Bassat and Cunningham's Warehouse Sales Pty Ltd ("the respondents") were not liable to repay funds advanced under loans held by Equuscorp Pty Ltd ("Equuscorp"). Equuscorp was not a party to the original loan agreements with the respondents, but was assigned the loan agreements as an arms length financier.

read more


ALH Group Property Holdings Pty Limited v. Chief Commissioner of State Revenue

Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:46:00 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which had held that ALH Group Property Holdings Pty Limited ("ALH") was not entitled to a refund of stamp duty under s 50(2) of the Duties Act 1997 (NSW) ("the Act"). ALH sought the refund in respect of a cancelled agreement for the purchase of a property at Frenchs Forest, New South Wales.

read more


Strong v. Woolworths Limited T/as Big W and Anor

Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:20:00 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which had dismissed a claim in negligence by the appellant against Woolworths on the basis that the appellant had failed to prove that Woolworths' negligence caused her injuries. The High Court held by majority that, on the balance of probabilities, Woolworths' negligence caused the appellant's injuries.

read more


Kieu Thi Bui v Director of Public Prosecutions for the Commonwealth of Australia

Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:30:00 +1100

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held that "double jeopardy" was not to be considered upon an appeal by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions ("DPP") under the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) ("Crimes Act").

read more


Amaca Pty Limited (Under NSW Administered Winding Up) v Booth and Anor; and Amaba Pty Limited (Under NSW Administered Winding Up) v Booth and Anor

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:54:45 +1100

Today the High Court held that there was sufficient evidence to justify a finding by the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales that brake linings containing asbestos manufactured by Amaca Pty Ltd and Amaba Pty Ltd caused Mr John Booth's malignant pleural mesothelioma.

read more


Shahi v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:18:44 +1100

Today the High Court held that it was not a requirement for the grant of a Global Special Humanitarian visa to the mother of a refugee that the son who proposed her for the visa be under the age of 18 at the time of the decision whether to grant it.

read more


Dale Christopher Handlen v The Queen and Dennis Paul Paddison v The Queen

Thu, 8 Dec 2011 14:29:35 +1100

Today the High Court allowed appeals by Dale Christopher Handlen and Dennis Paul Paddison against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland, which had upheld each appellant's convictions for several drug-related offences under the Criminal Code (Cth) ("the Code").

read more


Julian Ronald Moti v The Queen

Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:44:42 +1100

Today the High Court held that further prosecution of charges against Mr Julian Moti should be stayed as an abuse of process because Australian officials facilitated his deportation from Solomon Islands to Australia knowing that his deportation was, at that time, unlawful under Solomon Islands law.

read more


Brett Andrew Green v The Queen / Shane Darrin Quinn v The Queen

Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:27:33 +1100

On 3 August 2011 the High Court allowed appeals by Shane Darrin Quinn and Brett Andrew Green against sentences imposed upon them by the Court of Criminal Appeal of New South Wales, and made an order which reinstated the sentences originally imposed by the sentencing judge. Today the Court published its reasons for that order.

read more


Australian Crime Commission v Louise Stoddart and Anor

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:44:49 +1100

Today the High Court upheld an appeal by the Australian Crime Commission ("the ACC") against the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which had granted a declaration that the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) ("the Act") had not abrogated the common law privilege against spousal incrimination. The High Court held that the common law does not recognise a privilege against spousal incrimination.

read more


Adam John Hargraves v The Queen; Daniel Aran Stoten v The Queen

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:57:46 +1100

Today the High Court dismissed appeals by Adam John Hargraves and Daniel Aran Stoten against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland, which had upheld each appellant's conviction for conspiracy to dishonestly cause a loss to the Commonwealth contrary to s 135.4(3) of the Criminal Code (Cth) ("the Code"). The High Court rejected the appellants' argument that the judge at trial had misdirected the jury by inviting it to assess the appellants' credibility as witnesses by reference to their interests in self-protection.

read more


Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions v Malgorzata Barbara Poniatowska

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:56:52 +1100

Today the High Court granted special leave to appeal but dismissed an appeal by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions against the decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia, which had set aside the respondent's convictions under s 135.2(1) of the Criminal Code (Cth) ("the Code").

read more


Tasty Chicks Pty Limited and Ors v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:43:57 +1100

Today the High Court held that a review by a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales from a decision of the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue ("the Commissioner") disallowing an objection to an assessment for pay-roll tax, was not limited to considering whether the Commissioner had erred on the materials before him and failed to make the objection decision according to law. The High Court allowed an appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which had held that the right of review was so limited.

read more


Queanbeyan City Council v ACTEW Corporation LTD and Anor

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:43:15 +1100

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by the Queanbeyan City Council ("Queanbeyan") against a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which held that water licence fees and a utilities network tax imposed by the Australian Capital Territory ("the Territory") upon ACTEW Corporation Ltd ("ACTEW"), and passed on to Queanbeyan, were not contrary to s 90 of the Constitution. Under s 90 of the Constitution, the power of the Commonwealth Parliament to impose duties of excise is exclusive.

read more


Muldrock v The Queen

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:42:47 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales which had increased the non-parole period imposed on a mentally retarded sex offender from 96 days to six years and eight months.

read more


Shoalhaven City Council v Firedam Civil Engineering Pty Limited

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:40:43 +1100

Today the High Court held that an expert's determination of issues in dispute between parties to a construction contract was made in accordance with the contract. The High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales which had held that the expert's determination was not binding on the parties because it was internally inconsistent.

read more


Westport Insurance Corporation and Ors v Gordian Runoff Limited

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:40:05 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and reinstated orders of the primary judge setting aside an arbitral award.

read more


Lithgow City Council v Jackson

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:04:01 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales which had upheld a claim in negligence by Mr Craig William Jackson against Lithgow City Council.

read more


Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation and Anor

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:03:26 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd against the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia which had upheld the constitutional validity of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) ("the Administration Act") and the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth) ("the Charge Act").

read more


Momcilovic v The Queen and Ors

Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:10:09 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal by Ms Vera Momcilovic against her conviction for drug trafficking contrary to s 71AC of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) ("the Drugs Act"), but held that s 71AC is not invalid under s 109 of the Constitution for inconsistency with the trafficking offence provision of the Criminal Code (Cth).

read more


Jemena Aseet Management (3) Pty Ltd and Ors v Coinvest Limited

Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:00:00 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court which held that the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1997 (Vic) ("the State Act") was not inconsistent with federal industrial instruments made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) ("the Commonwealth Act") in relation to long service leave ("the federal instruments") within the meaning of s 109 of the Constitution.

read more


Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship; Plaintiff M106 of 2011 by his Litigation Guardian, Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:25:05 +1000

Today the High Court held invalid the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship's declaration of Malaysia as a country to which asylum seekers who entered Australia at Christmas Island can be taken for processing of their asylum claims. After an expedited hearing before the Full Bench, the Court by majority made permanent the injunctions that had been granted earlier and restrained the Minister from taking to Malaysia two asylum seekers who arrived at Christmas Island, as part of a larger group, less than four weeks ago.

read more


HIH Claims Support Limited v Insurance Australia Limited

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:31:12 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal by HIH Claims Support Limited ("HCSL") from a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The High Court upheld the Court of Appeal's finding that HCSL was not entitled to equitable contribution from Insurance Australia Limited ("IAL") in respect of amounts HCSL had paid to satisfy certain liabilities incurred by Mr Ronald Steele.

read more


Able Seaman Joseph Anthony Peter Haskins v The Commonwealth of Australia / Paul Nicholas v The Commonwealth of Australia and Anor

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:32:54 +1000

Today the High Court held that items 3, 4 and 5 of Schedule 1 to the Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No 2) 2009 (Cth) ("the Interim Measures No 2 Act") are valid laws of the Commonwealth Parliament. The High Court also held that the Interim Measures No 2 Act provided lawful authority justifying the detention of Able Seaman Haskins.

read more


Amanda Cush v Meryl Lurline Dillon / Leslie Francis Boland v Meryl Lurline Dillon

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:31:36 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed two appeals from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The appeals were brought by Ms Amanda Cush and Mr Leslie Boland, who claimed to have been defamed by Mrs Meryl Dillon. The Court of Appeal had held that the common law defence of qualified privilege applied to a defamatory statement made by Mrs Dillon unless it could be shown in a new trial that her statement was actuated by malice.

read more


Martin Francis Byrnes and Anor v Clifford Frank Kendle

Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:52:38 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia dismissing a claim by Mr Martin Byrnes and his mother against Mr Clifford Kendle for breach of trust in relation to the renting of a property in Murray Bridge ("the property").

read more


Cumerlong Holdings Pty Ltd v Dalcross Properties Pty Ltd

Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:52:03 +1000

The High Court today allowed an appeal by Cumerlong Holdings Pty Limited ("the appellant") from a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which had upheld the decision of Smart AJ of the Supreme Court dismissing the appellant's suit.

read more


Green v The Queen; Quinn v The Queen

Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:50:48 +1000

On 24 June 2011, the High Court heard appeals by Shane Quinn and Brett Green against sentences imposed upon them by the Court of Criminal Appeal of New South Wales in respect of offences arising out of an enterprise involving the cultivation of cannabis plants.

Today the High Court allowed the appeals by Quinn and Green and made orders reinstating the sentences originally imposed by the sentencing judge.

read more


Wainohu v The State of New South of Wales

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:02:14 +1000

The High Court today held the Crimes Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2009 (NSW) ("the Act") invalid.

read more


Dasreef Pty Limited v Hawchar

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:44:32 +1000

Today the High Court upheld findings by the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales ("the Tribunal") and the Court of Appeal of New South Wales that a company (Dasreef Pty Limited) was liable to pay compensation to one of its former workers (Mr Hawchar) for silicosis.

read more


Maurice Blackburn Cashman v Fiona Helen Brown

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:42:01 +1000

In the High Court the central issue was whether, as the Court of Appeal held, MBC was precluded either by the Act or by estoppel from contesting in evidence or argument in the County Court the existence and extent of Ms Brown's injury. The High Court held that MBC was not precluded, either under the Act or as a matter of estoppel, from advancing the relevant contentions. Accordingly, the High Court allowed MBC's appeal.

read more


Gary Ernest White v the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia

Wed, 8 Jun 2011 16:59:50 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia to make a crime-used property substitution declaration under s 22 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA) ("Act") in respect of property owned by the appellant.

read more


The Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia v BHP Billiton Limited and Ors

Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:13:34 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed appeals by the Commissioner of Taxation against the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia regarding the construction of s 243-20(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) ("the Act").

read more


Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Lanepoint Enterprises Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed)

Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:12:57 +1000

The High Court today allowed an appeal brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC") against a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (North and Siopis JJ, Buchanan J dissenting).

read more


Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Limited v Mine Subsidence Board

Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:12:01 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales regarding the construction of s 12A(1)(b) of the Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 1961 (NSW).

read more


Insight Vacations Pty Ltd t/as Insight Vacations v Young

Wed, 11 May 2011 13:14:20 +1000

Today the High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a tour company against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales upholding the liability of the company for damages for breach of an implied contractual warranty that its services, supplied in this case in Europe, would be rendered with due care and skill.

read more


Springfield Land Corporation (No 2) Pty Ltd and Anor v State of Queensland & Anor

Wed, 11 May 2011 13:13:48 +1000

The High Court today dismissed an appeal brought by Springfield Land Corporation Pty Ltd and Springfield Land Corporation (No 2) Pty Ltd ("the Springfield companies") against a decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal.

read more


Braysich v The Queen

Wed, 11 May 2011 13:13:09 +1000

Today the High Court, by majority, allowed Mr Braysich's appeal.

read more


SKA v The Queen

Wed, 4 May 2011 15:33:20 +1000

Today, the High Court granted special leave on three grounds of appeal.

read more


Roach v The Queen

Wed, 4 May 2011 15:28:05 +1000

Today the High Court dismissed the appeal.

read more


Kuhl v Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd and Anor

Wed, 4 May 2011 15:22:48 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and held that Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd ("Zurich") was liable in negligence to Mr Geoffrey Lawrence Kuhl.

read more


Danelle Evelyn Miller v Maurin Ashton Miller

Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:32:39 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia regarding the duty of care between joint participants in an illegal enterprise: the use of a stolen car.

read more


Lacey v Attorney-General of Queensland

Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:32:07 +1000

Today the High Court allowed an appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland to increase the sentence imposed on Mr Dionne Matthew Lacey following an appeal by the Attorney-General of Queensland.

read more


Stubley v The State of Western Australia

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:31:13 +1000

On 20 October 2010, at the conclusion of the hearing of oral argument on the appeal, the High Court ordered that the appeal of Dr Alan John Stubley against his conviction for various sexual offences be allowed, that his convictions be set aside and that a new trial be held. Today the High Court published its reasons for the making of those orders.

read more


Noelene Margaret Edwards and Ors v Santos Limited and Ors

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:30:33 +1000

Today the High Court issued a writ of certiorari to quash decisions of the Federal Court of Australia which had dismissed proceedings instituted by registered native title claimants arising out of negotiations for an Indigenous Land Use Agreement ("ILUA") under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) ("the NTA").

read more


Hogan v Hinch

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:56:50 +1100

Today the High Court rejected a challenge by Mr Derryn Hinch to the validity of a provision which permitted suppression orders to be made in proceedings under the Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act 2005 (Vic) ("the Act"), and which made publication of material contravening those orders an offence.

read more


Leonilda Marcolongo v Yu Po Chen and Anor

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:54:45 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal from the New South Wales Court of Appeal and set aside a registered transfer of land from Lym International Pty Limited ("Lym") to Mr Chen by application of s 37A of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW).

read more


British American Tobacco Australia Services Limited v Laurie and Ors

Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:04:08 +1100

Today the High Court prohibited a judge from hearing proceedings on the basis of a reasonable apprehension of bias, in circumstances where in earlier, unrelated, proceedings, that judge had made findings adverse to one party on an issue that was also likely to arise in the later proceedings.

read more


Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZGUR and Anor

Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:52:52 +1100

Today the High Court allowed an appeal by the Minister against the decision of the Federal Court.

read more


These news come from Judgment summaries.

Court Appearances Lawyers Links

Appearing in Court - Duty Lawyer Service

 

Duty lawyers are employed by Legal Aid WA and their role is to attend Magistrates Courts and Children's Courts to advise and represent ..

Legal advice - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

It doesn't matter what the offence is, you should always get advice from a lawyer before going to court. A lawyer can: explain what the offence ..

 

GUIDELINES FOR INDEPENDENT CHILDREN'S LAWYERS

 

parties, children and other people in contact with the Family Courts, with information about .. The lawyer appointed to represent and promote the best interests of ..

LAWYERS - Legal Services Commission of South Australia

 

LAWYERS. The recent changes to family law put more emphasis on resolving family problems without going to court. However, when separating, it is still wise to ..

Supreme Court and District Court - Department of Justice and ..

 

Search Justice and Attorney-General .. Trials in the Supreme Court or District Court are often complex and can take a long time, sometimes ..

Duty lawyers

 

Legal Aid Queensland coordinates free duty lawyer services in more than 100 magistrates and childrens courts throughout Queensland.

Rules and Forms - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

The compilations of the Rules of Court listed below have been prepared by staff of the CAA Library Service, and do not constitute an official publication of the ..

Legal Profession Admission Board

 

Renovations to Banco Court and the Supreme Court will impact admission of lawyer ceremonies from October 2011 for up to 12 months. From 7 October 2011 ..

lawyers/unrepresented - Courts Administration Authority South ..

 

Welcome to the home page for lawyers and unrepresented parties. In the pages that follow, legal practitioners and those representing themselves in court may ..

Magistrates Court virtual tour - Department of Justice and Attorney..

 

The following illustration provides you with a virtual tour of the Magistrates Court. You can: click on the headings along the top to watch videos ..

New Brisbane Supreme and District Court - Department of Justice ..

 

Search Justice and Attorney-General .. The new Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court building will create a unique legal precinct, linking ..

Your Role as a Witness

 

Bring any statements, notes or documents you have about the case with you to court. When you get to court, tell the DPP lawyer what statements, notes or ..

Admissions - Queensland Courts

 

Admissions ceremonies are held to admit lawyers to the legal profession. These ceremonies are conducted regularly in the Banco Court of the Law Courts ..

NT Magistrates Courts - Information for Lawyers - Northern Territory ..

 

Northern Territory Magistrates Courts .. Map · Contact Us · Search · Home Lawyers .. Credit Court. Process for Referral to Credit (NT) and the Alcohol Court ..

Family Law Duty Lawyer Service - Legal Services Commission of ..

 

Family Law Duty Lawyer Service. A free service for people who are representing themselves and have a hearing date in the Family Law Courts or are starting ..

Appeals - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

No matter who lodges the appeal, both the defence and prosecution lawyers will present arguments to the court. One lawyer makes the appeal ..

 

ch 36 Legal Profession

 

This in turn makes courts heavily reliant on lawyers — if parties are legally represented. .. ensure that the courts' reliance on lawyers is not misplaced. However ..

Supreme and District Court virtual tour - Department of Justice and ..

 

The jury remains in court unless the judge is discussing a point of law with the lawyers. Judge's associate. The judge's associate wears a plain ..

Independent Children's Lawyer - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

Family Law Courts logo links to the homepage. Search .. are intended to provide guidance to the Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) in fulfilling his/her role.

Criminal law services - Duty lawyers in criminal courts

 

Duty lawyers are available to provide advice and representation to people with criminal charges in most Magistrates Courts and Children's ..

 

Registry How to register in Queensland if you are a lawyer from ..

 

1. There is legislation that makes it easy for solicitors/ barristers and legal practitioners from other parts of Australia and from New Zealand to practise in ..

 

The Duty Lawyer

 

The Duty Lawyer. Duty lawyers are provided to help people in. Magistrates Courts and Children's Courts who are facing criminal charges. Anyone charged with ..

Family Court of Australia - Lawyers to benefit from Single entry to ..

 

The Commonwealth Courts Portal was launched today by the Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, at the Commonwealth Law Courts building ..

Internet Resource Guide:Legal Profession and the Courts Law ..

 

Jump to ‎: Australian Lawyers Alliance (formerly the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association) ..

Court cases - the early stages - Victims Services : Lawlink NSW

 

If the case is going to trial at the District or Supreme Courts, an ODPP lawyer should make contact with you before you have to go to court.

Legal costs - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

Jump to ‎: Before instructing a lawyer to represent you, it must be realised that even if you win the claim, the legal costs you are ..

 

he Role of Duty Solicitors in Children's Court - Criminal Matters: The ..

 

by J Cashmore - Duty solicitors who work in Children's Court were also asked about their own role .. The involvement of lawyers in juvenile court proceedings has become more ..

Inside the Supreme and District Courtroom - Department of Justice ..

 

They decide if the defendant is guilty or not guilty. The jury remains in court unless the judge is discussing a point of law with the lawyers.

find LEGAL answers - Legal System (see also: Courts and Tribunals ..

 

About: Annual directory of court and tribunals, and a listing of NSW solicitors and barristers. Previous editions available online from 1886 to ..

Appearing in Court - Appearing in court on a criminal charge

 

Duty lawyers are available in most Magistrates Courts and Children's Courts. There is no duty lawyer available in the District or Supreme ..

Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

Supreme Court Practice Directions 2006, Part I - Practice Directions: PDF RTF Supreme Court Practice Directions 2006, Part II - Forms: PDF RTF · Check List of ..

Western Australia Department of the Attorney General

 

Government of Western Australia Department of the Attorney General. spacer image Search spacer image .. Court & Tribunal Services · spacer Public Advocate ..

The first mention date - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

The defendant's first day in court is called the 'mention' date, which they .. and the defence lawyer (or the defendant) will stand and respond.

 

DIVIDED LOYALTIES? THE LAWYER'S SIMULTANEOUS DUTY TO ..

 

by GT Pagone - 2009 - DUTY TO CLIENT AND THE COURTS. Monash Guest Lecture in Ethics: 20 November 2009. G.T. Pagone. *. Lawyers are often the butt of jokes ..

Legal words used in court

 

It is the main way of presenting the facts of a case to the court. An affidavit must be signed before an authorised person (such as a lawyer or Justice of the Peace) ..

Lawyers - Family Relationships Online

 

Lawyers. The Family Relationships Online Legal Resource has been established to assist courts, lawyers and other legal stakeholders to find ..

Before court - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

Children usually give their evidence well before a trial (in the Supreme Court and District Court only) by video link from a remote witness room, ..

Australian law: selected websites | National Library of Australia

 

Foolkit: a lawyer's toolkit - State specific legal portal containing full text information on courts, legislation, regulations and rulings; High Court of Australia ..

Legal Services Commission of South Australia - Criminal Law

 

The Legal Services Commission has the largest criminal law practice in South Australia with over 38 lawyers who provide advice and court representation to ..

Oaths/affirmations - Queensland Courts

 

The following are the oaths/affirmations of allegiance and office taken or made by applicants on their admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland ..

Family law duty lawyer

 

The service is aimed at people who turn up to court for a session that day without having received any information or advice from a lawyer.

Department of Attorney General and Justice - NSW Government ..

 

Department of Attorney General and Justice .. Mr Michael Talbot, Assistant Director General, Courts and Tribunal Services; Ms Imelda Dodds, Chief Executive ..

 

Planning and Environment Court Practice direction 3 of 2011

 

On 20 December 2010 BCI Lawyers Pty Ltd changed its name to. Macpherson + Kelley Lawyers (Brisbane) Pty Ltd. 2. On the basis that the ..

Service of documents - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

A signed Acknowledgment of Service (Divorce) from your spouse's lawyer is proof of service. You need to file this acknowledgment with the Court. You do not ..

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions - Victims Services ..

 

The ODPP lawyers appear in criminal cases in the Local, District and Supreme Courts. The ODPP WAS provides information, support and ..

Children's Court of Victoria - Information for Children - Family Cases

 

Duty lawyers are at all Children's Courts in Melbourne and on mention days at all other Children's Courts in Victoria. Duty lawyers can give ..

Court Tour

 

Judges, federal magistrates, other judicial officers, and often lawyers, wear robes in Court: - judges wear a wig and a gown - federal magistrates usually wear a ..

 

Contrasting children's participation through lawyers in family law ..

 

Family Court Judges and Federal Magistrates do not generally welcome children into the court. • Half the lawyers (in the vignette) acted as gate-keepers by ..

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Civil Justice System

 

processes by courts, lawyers and others? 2.3 What are the advantages and disadvantages of adopting common process models for. ADR processes, adopting ..

Work Experience - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

Work experience placements are a valuable opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge about the courts, lawyers and the justice system. We offer work ..

Electronic files (eFiles) - Queensland Courts

 

Information for lawyers .. Supreme and District Courts Benchbook .. eFiles is a new online service from the Queensland Courts which makes court documents ..

Access To Justice And Access To Lawyers - Supreme Court ..

 

Traditional protections, such as the writ of habeas corpus, can only function if lawyers are prepared to bring cases before courts, often without ..

 

ETHICS IN LITIGATION AND COURT PROCEEDINGS

 

Lawyers as officers of the Court, owe their paramount duty to the Court. The duty to the Court is their primary ethical duty and stands over and above any other ..

Common questions - Queensland Courts - Queensland Government

 

Information for lawyers .. Supreme and District Courts Benchbook .. staff, litigants, lawyers and other parties will no longer need to view hard copy files at the ..

Background - Legal Services Commissioner : Lawlink NSW

 

When a lawyer is admitted to practise, their name is entered on the Roll of Legal Practitioners of the Supreme Court in their State or Territory: ..

Arriving at court - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

Either the defence lawyer, the defendant or the prosecutor will arrange to meet their respective witnesses at the court and will take them to an ..

 

Registry Alternative Dispute Resolution in Supreme Court Civil Actions

 

COURTS. Information for lawyers. 2. Alternative Dispute. Resolution in Supreme. Court Civil Actions. Most lawyers in civil cases try to help their clients reach a ..

How do I apply for a divorce? - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

Family Law Courts logo links to the homepage .. Swear or affirm and sign the Application for Divorce before a lawyer, Justice of the Peace or other person ..

Applying for legal aid - Legal representation

 

For more information about duty lawyer services in. criminal cases see Duty Lawyers in criminal courts. Children's Court protection and care ..

Rules

 

Supreme Court | District Court | ERD Court | Magistrates Court | Wardens Court .. The compilations of the Rules of Court listed below have been prepared by ..

Before the first mention - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

Write it down and take your notes to court. However, if you prefer, your lawyer can speak for you. Information can include: your version of what ..

 

Magistrates Court Practice Direction - 13 of 2011

 

On 20 December 2010 BCI Lawyers Pty Ltd changed its name to .. prior to 20 December 2010 has been represented by BCI Lawyers Pty Ltd is ..

Family Law Courts - Complying with financial orders

 

Court staff can help you with questions about court forms and the court process, but cannot give you legal advice. If you need legal help, get advice from a lawyer ..

Duty lawyer services

 

Legal Aid Queensland is dedicated to providing quality representation to our clients, and quality assistance to our courts. Duty lawyer services ..

Magistrates Court : Lawyers Costs

 

Unlike fees charged by other professions, fees to lawyers are regulated by Acts of Parliament or Statutory Rules. Courts have exercised control ..

 

Hahertnann & Associates Family Lawyers,

 

Hahertnann & Associates. Family Lawyers,. PO Box 13027,. George St MC,. Brisbane, Qld, 4003. 30“ January, 2009. Federal Courts Branch,. Attorney-General's ..

Do I need a lawyer after all? - Legal Books Online

 

Guilty Your Honour: representing yourself in NSW Local Courts when charged with drink driving. Do I need a lawyer after all? When to consult a ..

Statutory Declarations - Department of Justice

 

You may also obtain a copy from most court houses and police stations. .. lawyer; the prothonotary or a deputy prothonotary of the Supreme Court, the registrar ..

Some Aspects of Privilege Concerning Communications with Lawyers

 

(1) Evidence is not to be adduced if, on objection by a party who is not represented in the proceeding by a lawyer, the court finds that adducing ..

Women Lawyers Association of NSW - Supreme Court : Lawlink NSW

 

The constraints of a luncheon address are such as to require concentration on no more than one or two subject matters. More would run the risk ..

 

CASE CONFERENCES IN THE FAMILY COURT : A summary guide ..

 

A summary guide for lawyers. 1. BACKGROUND. Case conferences are part of the Future Directions Committee initiatives introduced by the Family Court over ..

Internet Resource Guide:Family Law Resources

 

Legislation; Court and Tribunal decisions, law reports etc; Key National Bodies .. Current bills, Attorney-General's portfolio (provides links to Bills, Explanatory ..

Family Law and You

 

A lawyer can also help you reach an agreement with your former partner without having to go to court. For details of where to get further ..

FAQ's - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

How much will it cost? Do I need a lawyer to represent me? Where can I get help if I decide to represent myself in the ERD Court? What if I don't want to continue ..

 

Supreme Court Practice Direction - 8 of 2011

 

SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND. NOTICE OF .. On 20 December 2010 BCI Lawyers Pty Ltd changed its name to Macpherson + ..

Attorney General's Department - 16 June 2010 - Second Reading ..

 

The Bill recognises that the effective resolution of disputes is a matter for parties, the courts, and lawyers. Lawyers will therefore be required to ..

Court technology - Queensland Courts

 

Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts - Civil and Criminal. Queensland courthouses provide a range of technology options for lawyers and litigants during ..

Common Questions - Queensland Courts - Queensland Government

 

the Attorney-General; the Crown Solicitor; the registrar of the court; a person against whom another person has instituted or conducted a vexatious proceeding ..

Legal ethical obligations, misconduct and discovery | ALRC

 

4.32 These concerns are examined below against the backdrop of legal ethical obligations owed by lawyers to the administration of justice, including to the court ..

 

HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 6309 CHAMBERS OF THE ..

 

Such a person ceases to be an Australian lawyer if removed from the. Supreme Court roll for the admitting jurisdiction (cl 2.2.8(2)). The name and particulars of ..

Complaints about NSW court or departmental staff, judicial officers ..

 

Complaints about NSW court or departmental staff, judicial officers and lawyers. What can I do if I have a complaint about the way a court staff ..

Case flow - Queensland Courts

 

Parties (lawyers and self-represented litigants) will be advised that certain actions must take place within set timeframes to ensure the timely ..

Courts and Tribunals - Victoria (eGovernment Resource Centre)

 

Online justice will undermine courts, lawyers say: by Mex Cooper. The Age, May 31, 2011. "The Baillieu Government is undermining the judiciary by allowing a ..

The Courts - Attorney-General's Department

 

It establishes the High Court of Australia and empowers the Commonwealth Parliament to create other federal courts and to vest federal judicial ..

Department of Attorney General and Justice - Lawlink Corporate ..

 

The Department of Attorney General and Justice NSW administers the courts, tribunals, laws and justice programs of the State. Our Role ..

 

“THE AUSTRALIAN FAMILY LAW SYSTEM: BETTER ACCESS TO ..

 

ensure that all of the components of the system including the courts, lawyers, family relationship services and government work more effectively together to ..

 

Going to the Magistrates Court - Department of Justice and Attorney..

 

Defendants in custody will be brought to court by correctional officers or by police in regional areas. Witnesses. Either the defence lawyer or the prosecutor will ..

Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Applying for an Intervention Order

 

If there are family or criminal law matters you want to discuss, you can talk to your lawyer at court, the duty lawyer or ask the applicant support worker for more ..

WOMEN LAWYERS - High Court of Australia

 

The article in the Washington Post concluded that of the 203 lawyers who had appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1997 Term, only ..

Community Info - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

Complaint handling; Court Judgments; Crime; Death or Incapacity; Debt .. and Senior Citizens; Law and Young People; Lawyers and Judges ..

Search civil files (eCourts) - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Electronic trials (eTrials) - Queensland Courts

 

This user-friendly portal allows the judge, counsel and instructing solicitors to share, view and search documents 24 hours a day, prior to and during a trial.

Family Law Courts - Children's Matters

 

Family Law Courts logo links to the homepage .. The Attorney-General's Department has a fact sheet on the role of grandparents. To read more go to Family ..

 

Going to the Supreme Court or District Court

 

Defendants in custody will be brought to court by correctional officers or by police in regional areas. Witnesses. Either the defence lawyer or the prosecutor will ..

What's new - Federal Court of Australia

 

5. changing the term 'legal practitioner' to 'lawyer' as a consequence of the insertion in 2010 of this latter term into the Federal Court of Australia Act; ..

Admissions | A.C.T Supreme Court

 

Federal Magistrates Court

 

For more details about the first court date, see Division 10.1 of the Federal Magistrates Court Rules. You (and your lawyer, if you have one) must attend the first ..

 

MOCK MAGISTRATES COURT HEARINGS

 

The Defendant is entitled to have a lawyer present during the Police interview and in court. · Where a defendant chooses to plead guilty admit to the offence), ..

Courtroom Features - Victims Services : Lawlink NSW

 

There are sometimes several defence lawyers representing the accused person. In the District and Supreme Courts the defence barrister may ..

 

Environment, Resources & Development Court

 

Can be adjourned. Settlement binding (order of Court). Usually chaired by a Commissioner. (specialist, non-lawyer). Up to 60% parties unrepresented at ..

 

Brisbane District Court Callover

 

Wolfe at 2:30pm on 15 September 2011 in Court Number 11 on the 2nd .. Civil - Magistrates Court .. SCHULTZ TOOMEY O'BRIEN LAWYERS ..

Family Court of Australia - Complaints and feedback (Family Law ..

 

The Court does not handle complaints about lawyers, including lawyers acting as Independent Children's Lawyers. You should seek advice about your rights ..

 

Going to court

 

should see a lawyer. You can organize for a lawyer to appear in court on your behalf. To do this you will either have to pay a private lawyer or apply for legal aid ..

Office of the Sheriff NSW - CaTS Corporate New South Wales

 

Skip to the content. Skip to the navigation. Courts and Tribunal Services | Department of Attorney General and Justice. Lawlink: Home | Business Areas | Contact ..

Family Court of Australia - Commonwealth Courts Portal

 

The Portal provides free web-based access to information about cases that are before these courts. After registering, lawyers and litigants can keep track of their ..

 

This information is general and not a substitute for legal advice. The ..

 

DUTY SOLICITORS and DUTY LAWYERS. Duty solicitors are legal aid lawyers at the Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts who help people on criminal charges ..

 

The Role of the Legal Profession in Civil and Criminal Proceedings 5.4

 

courts has been described which has as one element a change in lawyers' .. An orthodox account of the role of lawyers in court proceedings is as follows.

Court Services for Lawyers and Unrepresented Parties ..

 

URL: http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/lawyers/index.html. Information on the courts that lawyers and people representing themselves may find useful.

Practice directions - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

Going to court - Department of Justice and Attorney-General ..

 

lawyer works in most Magistrates Courts, with different lawyers being on 'duty' in court on different days. A defendant can call the courthouse to find out if a duty ..

News 2011 - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

The NSW Attorney General, Greg Smith SC, today announced the appointments of a Judge of Appeal, two Supreme Court Judges and a ..

 

Courts, Hot Topics No 71

 

Hot Topics 38: Courts by Honor Figgis. Updates to the text have been provided by the Federal Courts Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General's ..

 

The responsibility of lawyers for the prevention, detection and ..

 

The competing ideals are firstly the overriding lawyer's duty as an advocate and a duty to his client, as against the lawyer's role as an officer of the court owing ..

Family Law Courts - Complying with orders about children

 

A lawyer can also explain and help you reach an agreement without going to court. You can get legal advice from a: legal aid office; community legal centre, or ..

 

Submission 6 - Name withheld - Attorney-General's Department

 

When my sister and I first went to court, around 1996 to1998, with the aid of a good lawyer, I was very impressed with the court's ability to ensure justice, ..

General questions - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

Jump to ‎: The court can give permission for a lawyer to appear for you in certain circumstances, such as if the other party is a ..

Supreme and District Courts Benchbook - Queensland Courts

 

You are here: Home · For lawyers · Benchbooks and UCPR Bulletin; Supreme and District Courts Benchbook. Share ..

Children's Court of Victoria - Information for Children - Criminal Cases

 

If there's anything else you want to know, ask your lawyer or contact the court you will be attending. Why do I have to go to court? You have ..

 

Criminalisation of Cartel Conduct – Can .. - Federal Court of Australia

 

will differ between the States and Territories and the Federal Court, and potentially between registries of the Federal Court. It also means that a lawyer for a client ..

Youth Court

 

The Youth Court is a court of record. Neither judicial members nor lawyers appearing in court are required to wear legal robes. Court proceedings are closed to ..

Obtain a trial date (Supreme Court) - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Court and registry releases - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE IN AUSTRALIA OF OVERSEAS ..

 

admission of overseas qualified lawyers to practise the law of Australia. .... 22 Supreme Court of Tasmania, Overseas Lawyers Admission to Practice Law in ..

Courthouse information for Adelaide Magistrates Court

 

If you don't have a lawyer, you should report to the Court Staff in the nominated Court Room, 5 minutes prior the commencement time of when the matter is to be ..

Witnessing Documents - Court & Tribunal Services

 

Affidavits (including Family Court documents) can only be witnessed by a justice of the peace, lawyer or public notary. The Department of the ..

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Civil Matters 3.2

 

One issue is whether ADR should be conducted by the courts, lawyers or the litigants themselves. One submission suggests having specialist tribunals conduct ..

Supporting partners - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

LAQ's Criminal Law Services represent children and adults charged with criminal offences before all courts in Queensland. From magistrates court duty lawyer ..

Commonwealth Courts Portal - Federal Magistrates Court of ..

 

It provides secure web-based access to information about cases that are before these courts. Through this service, lawyers can: keep track of their cases; identify ..

find LEGAL answers - Courts and Tribunals - Representing yourself ..

 

Jump to ‎: About: Written for Legal Aid lawyers, provides links to .. in the Local Court, domestic violence information and resources, ..

Commonwealth Courts Portal - Federal Magistrates Court of ..

 

It provides secure web-based access to information about cases that are before these courts. Through this service, lawyers can: keep track of ..

Criminal cases in the magistrates Court

 

It is always a good idea to speak to a lawyer before you go to court. .. If you haven't already seen a lawyer, ask to see the duty lawyer before court starts.

Obtain a trial date (callover) - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Who's who in the courtroom - Victims Services : Lawlink NSW

 

10+ items – Accused The accused person is the person who was arrested ..

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

See a picture of the CCTV room

Defence Lawyer

More information

Electronic lodgement (eLodgement) - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Unrepresented litigants and lay advisers — Judicial Commission of ..

 

A party cannot, by way of power of attorney, grant a lay advocate a right to appear in court, on his or her behalf: Giniotis v Farrugia (unrep, 19/8/85, NSWCA).

Vexatious litigants - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

ÿþ1 N e e d L e g a l H e l p . p u b

 

DUTY SOLICITORS and DUTY LAWYERS. Duty solicitors are legal aid lawyers at the Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts who help people on criminal charges ..

 

FAMiLY LAWYERS

 

The Federal Courts Branch 6' 5%'. Australian Attorney-General's Depanment 'Q a. Robert Garran Offices 95 7 E -4 t 'll. 3-5 National Circuit ..

 

MINOR CIVIL CLAIMS WEB PAGE - Courts Administration Authority ..

 

I don't understand some of the legal words. 6. Do I need to get a lawyer? 7. How can I contact the court? 8. Where are the Magistrates Courts in South Australia?

 

Index Page to Australian government law sites, including courts and tribunals, legislation, case law and commonwealth, state and territory Attorneys-General ..

Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Attending Court - FAQs

 

Duty lawyers from Victoria Legal Aid are available at the Court every sitting day. If you wish to obtain the services of a duty lawyer you should attend court earlier ..

Who's who in the Courtrooom - Courts & Tribunals

 

The judge presides over the court and deals with any legal issues that arise .. There are two types of lawyers involved in a trial: barristers (also ..

Common questions - Queensland Courts - Queensland Government

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALA v ..

 

Further enquiries may be directed to the Registry of the Court in which it was generated. ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH ..

Lawyers - Legal Books Online

 

Lawyers. Many people represent themselves in court either because they see some advantage in doing so, or because they are not eligible for ..

Family Court of Australia - Launch of the Commonwealth Courts Portal

 

The way to do that was through a portal, or single doorway, into each of the three courts so that lawyers with cases before any or all of the ..

 

A Guideline for Family Law Courts and Children's Contact Services

 

Legal Aid Commissions. •. The NSW Local Court. •. The Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section. •. Australian Government Attorney-General's Department ..

Transcripts and recordings - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Fact sheet and Practice directions - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

Family Court Tour – Audio Script - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

appear in Court before a judge, federal magistrate or other judicial officer and who do not have a lawyer to represent them. If you are representing yourself, you ..

Common Questions - Queensland Courts - Queensland Government

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Speeches by The Hon Michael Kirby - High Court of Australia

 

Neville Wran – A Lawyer Politician – Reflections on Law Reforms and the High Court of Australia, Inaugural Neville Wran Lecture, The Parliament of New South ..

 

NADRAC — CIVIL PROCEEDINGS REVIEW ISSUES PAPER ..

 

Q2.2 How does inconsistent use of ADR terms affect consumers and referral to ADR processes by courts, lawyers and others? Consumers can be very confused ..

Justice Services - Queensland Government Executive Directory

 

Hon Paul Lucas MP, Attorney-General, Minister for Local .. Victim Assist Queensland; Magistrates Courts; Magistrates Courts Service; Justice ..

Launch Commonwealth Courts Portal - Attorney-General's Department

 

In particular, the internet has changed the way in which courts and lawyers have operated for centuries and presented new opportunities for ..

find LEGAL answers - Courts and Tribunals - Courts

 

Jump to ‎: The general part covers the whole ambit of litigation in the Supreme Court. It would be possible for a practitioner to read ..

Forms - Queensland Courts

 

Form 01 - Application for a court order relating to a foreign adoption ... Notice to Attorney-General of application (MS Word Document, 26.0 KB) ..

Guide to searching - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Appearing in Court - Pleading not guilty in the Magistates Court

 

Y ou should not enter any plea until you have discussed your case with the lawyer who will be representing you in the District or Supreme Court ..

Glossary

 

The protection given to parliamentary and court proceedings that any .... A power of attorney (q.v.) or guardianship which continues to have effect even if the ..

Legislation - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Courts fees - Queensland Courts

 

Lawyers Professional Costs Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 - refer to Schedule 1 - Supreme Court (page 607) - refer to Schedule 2 ..

Affidavits and statutory declarations

 

An affidavit is a written form of evidence used in court proceedings. .. either a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or a lawyer.

Label Generation - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

Australian Lawyers Alliance - Supreme Court of Western Australia

 

to the courts. The courts must play a role in imposing disciplines on the lawyers in this regard. Self-Represented Litigants. The high cost of legal ..

Steps to follow - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

FAMILY LAW COURTS

 

The Court recognises that the pre-action procedure cannot override a lawyer's duty to his or her client. It is accepted that it is sometimes impossible to comply ..

Aboriginal Court days

 

This is a day set aside in a Magistrates Court to sentence adult Aboriginal .. The offender sits at the bar table with his/her lawyer and may have a relative sitting ..

Appointment of senior counsel - Queensland Courts

 

The Chief Justice advises that following receipt of the views of the Senior Counsel Consultation Group (constituted by the Bar Association of ..

 

6 for pdf

 

The partisan ethic of lawyers is one characteristic of the adversarial system which is fairly constant. Subject to some fairly unobtrusive duties to the court, the civil ..

 

Family Court Tour – Audio Script - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

Judges, federal magistrates, other judicial officers, and often lawyers, wear robes in Court: - judges wear a wig and a gown. - federal magistrates usually wear a ..

Support for children in court - CaTS Corporate New South Wales

 

Courts and Tribunal Services | Department of Attorney General and Justice .. The Children's Court deals with criminal cases where the person, ..

Fact Sheets - Supreme Court : Lawlink NSW

 

Supreme Court Pro Bono Scheme Sources Of Legal Advice Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Preparing For Court Without A Lawyer Mediation Vexatious ..

 

The District Court of Queensland Fact sheet

 

tier in the Queensland court system after the. Magistrates Court .. court system in which a jury can be involved. .. The defendant is represented by two lawyers, a ..

Publications - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Where to get legal advice and information - Courts and Tribunal ..

 

Legal Aid NSW provides free legal advice and help in court. Legal Aid duty lawyers are available at Local Courts and many other courts and tribunals. Support ..

 

The Supervised Case List - Queensland Courts

 

QUEENSLAND. COURTS. Information for lawyers. 4. The Supervised. Case List. What is the supervised case list? It is a list of civil cases, or groups of civil cases ..

find LEGAL answers - Courts and Tribunals - Family Court

 

Jump to ‎: About: Commentary on the Family Law Act and practice and procedure and procedure in the Family Court and the Federal ..

 

SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

In the early years of New South Wales as a Colony there were no Court fees and because there was no lawyers, litigants did not have to pay any professional ..

 

How is mediation different from going to court?

 

Courts only operate during business hours. Mediations can be organised after hours and on weekends. Lawyers need to be paid if they are hired. No need for ..

FOR TODAY'S LAW STUDENTS - THE .. - High Court of Australia

 

Judges are proposing that courts be empowered to fine and otherwise penalise lawyers for inefficient performance such as stringing out court cases to make ..

 

SUPREME COURT DISTRICT COURT GUIDE FOR ..

 

You could be a person who wants to start proceedings in the Court; or you may be someone who has already started a civil action in the Court without a lawyer; ..

 

FS 4: Who's who in a Magistrate's Court - Courts Administration ..

 

The Magistrate's Court. Graphic by Katrina Sonter. Magistrate. Magistrates are lawyers who have worked for at least five years. A magistrate hears evidence and ..

 

Family Law In-House Practice 2010-11

 

Duty Lawyer service, assists unrepresented parties at all sitting days of the Family Law. Courts. In addition, the Family. Dispute Resolution Unit and ..

Practice Direction 17 - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

(1) If the person entitled to payment of any money out of any funds in Court, whether periodically or otherwise, or the attorney of any such person, appointed ..

Attorney General's Department - 29 July 2011 - Australia's changing ..

 

As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a .. The reality is that the cost of court proceedings puts litigation out of the ..

 

Handbook and Services Guide 2012 - Department of the Attorney ..

 

These legal services include: s s s s contracts, agreements and court documents. The office also advises the Attorney General on legal matters, including those ..

Hearing

 

The judge's or commissioner's secretary and other court staff may also attend – usually sitting in front of the judge or commissioner at a lower desk. Lawyers and ..

Media releases - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

16/04/09, NSW seeks to fine overcharging lawyers [ Small PDF icon 40kb]. 16/04/09, Judge appointed President of Children's Court [ Small ..

 

The Supreme Court of Queensland Fact sheet

 

The Supreme Court hears criminal cases such as murder, attempted .. Supreme Courts are located in Brisbane, .. lawyers, go to court to present their side of the ..

Supreme Court

 

Of lawyers of another era it has been said that they were for the “most part .. Court and the Supreme Court where barristers and solicitors have been held liable ..

Our legal system .. Information for Women

 

What is a lawyer? When do I need a lawyer? Which courts can I go to? When do I go to a state magistrates court? When do I go to the Federal ..

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - Getting your ..

 

These Tribunals/Courts can provide quick, simple solutions which are legally binding, without having to use a lawyer or deal with difficult court ..

 

Drug Court lawyer

 

Drug Court lawyer. Criminal Law Services. Status. Full time. Location. Brisbane. Contact. Penny Williams (07) 3238 3496. Salary details. Classification. PO4 ..

Justice Portfolio - Careers in Justice - Work Experience

 

Work Experience. | Attorney-General's Department | Courts Administration Authority | Department for Correctional Services | ..

Contact us - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

 

Cost of Litigation and Contingency Fees 1.7

 

The issue of how much it costs to use a lawyer to access the courts dominates the submissions on costs. Several submissions claim the price of legal advice ..

 

Mental Health Court - Making a statement fact sheet

 

be sworn before a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or a lawyer. A sworn statement is equivalent to giving evidence on oath in court. There ..

 

 

Mock Environment Resources & Development Court ? Script

 

Please state your full name, residential address and occupation for the court. Philpotts: Philpotts responds. Lawyer proceeds to ask a few questions re how long ..

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Civil Justice System Issue ..

 

processes by courts, lawyers and others? Inconsistent use of terms can be confusing to consumers and practitioners alike. Defining processes will assist in a ..

 

To

 

C That will not happen as long as the judges of the family court and lawyers are involved. Both groups are “self interest groups” the judges, to justify their egos ..

Judges' Speeches - Federal Court of Australia

 

In the State Administrative Tribunal in Western Australia, many government lawyers appeared before me. As a judge of the Supreme Court of ..

 

Conference Paper – Criminal Lawyers

 

[16] The Attorney-General in the second reading of the l905 NSW Bill in the Assembly read from an article on the success of separate courts in New York dealing ..

Legal costs - LawAssist : Lawlink NSW

 

When he received court papers saying that the other driver was suing him in the .. Marco could not afford a lawyer so he represented himself.

Going to court & getting a lawyer

 

A direct representative generally becomes involved when they have been directly asked for help by you (like at court through the duty lawyer). You need to be of ..

 

3 Promoting public awareness — Questions

 

2.2 How does inconsistent use of ADR terms affect consumers and referral to ADR processes by courts, lawyers and others? 2.3 What are the advantages and ..

Attorney General's Department - 17 June 2008 - Launch ..

 

In particular, the internet has changed the way in which courts and lawyers have operated for centuries and presented new opportunities for ..

Legal Services Commission of South Australia - Duty Solicitors

 

Duty Solicitors. The Commission provides a duty solicitor service to all the Magistrate and Youth Courts throughout the metropolitan area and in Mount Barker, ..

 

speeches_kennyj8.rtf - Federal Court of Australia

 

Rich Text Format - The statistics show however that women are seriously under represented at senior levels in solicitors' firms and in the courts. The New South Wales Law Society ..

 

I AM THE MAGISTRATE”S CLERK

 

Police Prosecutor. Defence Lawyer. *Witness. *Sheriff's Officer. The Court Process. At the beginning of the court session the magistrate's Clerk will announce the ..

District Court

 

warden's court. How do I commence an Action? What happens once an application is filed? Where can I get assistance? Can a lawyer represent me? Do I need ..

Judges' Speeches - Federal Court of Australia

 

Justice David Ipp in his well read article, "Lawyers' Duties to the Court" (1998) 114 Law Quarterly Review 63, at 65, concluded it could be said ..

Costs as between lawyer and client | ALRC

 

9.54 The Hon Chief Justice James Spigelman of the NSW Supreme Court has noted that the difficulty with legal costs is that a lawyer 'does not have a financial ..

 

Best practice guidelines for lawyers doing family law work

 

by FL Council - 2004 - - The guidelines do not create new duties, or override lawyers' duties to their clients or their duties as officers of the court. These duties are set out in the Family ..

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE (DIVORCE) Part A The ..

 

Filed in: Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. Family Court of Australia. Family Court of Western Australia .. I am the lawyer for the person served. On behalf of ..

Probate grants - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

v Visit our website (http://www.courts.sa.gov.au - Link “For Lawyers and Unrepresented Parties” then “Rules & Forms”) where access may be gained to “The ..

Court cases - the trial process - Victims Services : Lawlink NSW

 

More serious cases are heard in the District and Supreme Court. .. Sometimes the prosecutor and the defence lawyers will argue about legal ..

 

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT BY AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS

 

understanding between the Supreme Court of New South Wales and two overseas courts; writing letters to Attorneys-General and giving speeches to a variety of ..

 

history of court etiquette

 

or solicitors in Great Britain. They therefore had no wigs as only barristers in Britain wore them in court, and there was nowhere to buy them in Australia. Charles ..

Internet Resource Guide:Civil and Human Rights Law Resources

 

Provides summaries of recent human rights decisions from national courts in .. A network of Australian lawyers interested in furthering awareness and advocacy ..

Family Law Courts - Forms in alphabetical order

 

An alphabetical listing of all forms used in the Family Law Courts, with explanations as to .. Notice of intention to withdraw as lawyer (Federal Magistrates Court) ..

About the Northern Territory Magistrates Court

 

Courts are constituted by a single Stipendiary (receiving a salary) Magistrate, ... It comprises a legal member (a qualified lawyer or Magistrate), a medical ..

 

Untitled - National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council

 

ADR processes by courts, lawyers and others? Inconsistent terminology means that parties may come to an ADR process with different expectations as to the ..

Admission Rules Supreme Court - Preliminary

 

By virtue and in pursuance of section 72 of the Supreme Court Act 1935 .. of Barristers, Attorneys, Solicitors and Proctors of the Supreme Court: ..

International Decisions of Interest - Lawyers - Supreme Court ..

 

Lawlink Supreme Court Court of Appeal International Decisions of Interest - Lawyers, Print page. International Decisions of Interest - ..

 

Attorney General's opening speech for the Australasian Conference ..

 

Attorney General's opening speech for the Australasian. Conference of Planning and Environment Courts and Tribunals. (ACPECT) Conference 2010 ..

find LEGAL answers - Legal System (see also: Courts and Tribunals ..

 

Jump to ‎: Title: NSW Solicitors Manual. About: Covers the solicitor/client relationship, duties of legal practitioners to court, fidelity fund, ..

 

My Court book - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

the accused. (or defendant) prosecutor the defence lawyer. You can learn more about other court words if you turn to page 25.

 

Civility and Professionalism - standard of courtesy and Rule 25 of ..

 

[39] In the majority of these cases the courts have relied on Rule 8.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (discussed above), to sanction the lawyers.

 

ch 18 S-Rep Litigants

 

that lawyers will represent litigants in court. People representing themselves are less likely to be adequately informed or prepared. They may lack knowledge of ..

 

DINNER ADDRESS - Family Court of Australia

 

THE 1999 CHILDREN'S LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. By. The Honourable Alastair Nicholson, AO RFD. Chief Justice. Family Court of Australia ..

 

the leading lawyers to government

 

the leading lawyers to government. Australian .. in Federal Courts and Consultation Paper released on 15 November 2010, inviting feedback ..

Disciplinary structures and court imposed sanctions | ALRC

 

4.111 The Supreme Court in each jurisdiction has inherent jurisdiction over all practising lawyers and hears appeals from the relevant disciplinary tribunals.

If you agree on arrangements - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

It is different from a parenting order, which is made by a court. For a copy of the Attorney-General's fact sheet 'Parenting plans' visit Family Relationships Online ..

During court - CaTS Corporate New South Wales

 

Usually only a lawyer can represent a defendant at court or you can represent yourself. As a defendant you need to attend court even if you ..

Key interaction issues | ALRC

 

This results in duplication as parties attend multiple court dates in different courts, get advice from different lawyers (family violence duty lawyers and then family ..

 

Justice of the Peace Handbook

 

preparing powers of attorney, wills and other documents for use overseas;. ■ administering oaths and affirmations for use in overseas courts;. ■ witnessing ..

Supreme Court of Victoria - Speeches by the Hon. Chief Justice ..

 

Marilyn Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 24 August 2006 on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Victorian Women Lawyers.

 

Hobart Magistrates Courts Mental Health Diversion List

 

Microsoft Powerpoint - Monthly case management meetings between the prosecution, lawyers and Court Liaison staff to review progress. Evaluation. “It is an open court and the public ..

Appointment of Senior Counsel - Courts Administration Authority ..

 

During the selection process, the Chief Justice consulted with the Attorney-General, Judges and Masters of the Supreme Court, the Senior ..

 

Solicitors' Undertakings - LawLink NSW

 

(2) Proceedings in a summary jurisdiction in which the court can compel compliance by lawyers with undertakings or the payment of ..

Court and Tribunal Transcripts - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

All proceedings in NSW Courts, being courts of record, are recorded. The Reporting Services Branch of the Department of Attorney General ..

 

Scanned Document

 

processes by courts, lawyers and others? 2.3 What are the advantages and disadvantages of adopting common process models for ADR processes, adopting ..

News 2010 - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

Lights off at court for Earth Hour Issued: Monday 29 March 2010. All the State's courthouses as well as Department of Attorney General and ..

Ministerial media releases 2008 - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW

 

NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos said these “vexatious litigants” were a drain on court resources and the government's new Vexatious Proceedings Act ..

Victims of Crime - Words and meanings

 

In the County and Supreme Courts, the defence lawyer will usually wear a black robe and a wig. In the Magistrate's and Children's Courts the defence lawyer will ..

What we offer - Areas of law - Courts and tribunals

 

Our litigation lawyers have extensive experience in federal courts and tribunals, including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Magistrates Court and ..

Introduction | ALRC

 

4.6 At the same time, lawyers owe a series of concurrent legal ethical obligations to the administration of justice, including the court, their clients and other ..

Our legal system .. Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait ..

 

What is a Lawyer? When do I need a Lawyer? Which courts can I go to? When do I go to a state magistrates court? When do I go to the Federal ..

 

Judge Christine Trenorden served for almost 17 years as a judge ..

 

the State Attorney-General, Mr Rau, the President of the Law Society, Mr Richard. Mellows and remaining ERD Court Judge Susanne Cole, Judge Trenorden ..

Applying to the courts

 

Any affidavit you file in court to support your case must be served on all parties, including the independent children's lawyer (if appointed). When do you file an ..

Traineeships/training - Queensland Courts

 

Information for lawyers · Admissions · Oaths/affirmations .. Supreme and District Courts Benchbook · Case flow · Fact sheet and Practice ..

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Civil Justice System

 

ADR processes by courts, lawyers and others? 2.3 What are the advantages and disadvantages of adopting common process models for ADR processes, ..

Women in Law - Doldrums or Progress? Women Lawyers of ..

 

I follow in Justice Mary Gaudron's footsteps in addressing Women Lawyers of Western Australia. When she retired from the High Court, ..

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions: An Overview of the ..

 

The Director has the same functions as the Attorney General in relation to: .. Court of Criminal Appeal Unit - The Unit specialises in preparing and instructing ..

 

Duty of disclosure - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

lawyer before making a decision about what to do or applying to the Court. The Family Law Courts cannot provide legal advice. Duty of disclosure requires all ..

Attorney General's Department - 12 September 2008 - Anglo ..

 

One of my most important responsibilities as Attorney-General is to identify suitable candidates for appointment to the federal courts. For this ..

Less Adversarial Trials - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

The judge, rather than the parties or their lawyers, decides what information is put before the Court and how the trial is run. What you must do before the trial ..

 

Self-represented Litigants 2.10

 

will be represented in court by lawyers. People representing themselves may or may not be adequately informed or prepared. As a consequence, ..

 

About the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

 

This duty lawyer service operates every day at Darwin and Alice Springs. Magistrates Courts. Duty lawyers regularly attend other sittings of the Magistrates Court ..

Attorney General's Department - 15 February 2010 - Speech to the ..

 

Access to justice is not just about access to a court or a lawyer. It is about providing practical, affordable and easily understood information and ..

Legal Services Commission of South Australia - Family Law

 

Duty lawyers are available at the Family Law Courts to provide advice and assistance to self represented litigants who are currently involved in court ..

Lawlink NSW: Police prosecutions and Courts

 

Usually there is a duty solicitor in the Local Court. The duty solicitor is a lawyer paid by the Legal Aid Commission who represents people who are granted legal ..

Law and justice in education - Department of Justice and Attorney..

 

LAQ's Criminal Law Services represent children and adults charged with criminal offences before all courts in Queensland. From magistrates court duty lawyer ..

 

Executive Summary - Attorney-General's Department

 

The paper focuses on ways of managing federal civil disputes, how litigants interact with the system, and the role of courts and lawyers in the system. The federal ..

Practice Direction No. 55 - Courts Administration Authority South ..

 

(4) The parties to the action are jointly and severally liable for the payment of the Mediator's fees and the solicitors on the Court record for the parties are to use ..

 

NADRAC Response Final 15.5.09 corrected - District Court of ..

 

ADR processes by courts, lawyers and others? Inconsistent terminology means that parties may come to an ADR process with different ..

 

FRAMEWORK FOR THE DELIVERY OF - Courts and Tribunal ..

 

using court orders if necessary. Advocacy can also involve 'hired gun' experts who will support the cause. This can drive up costs considerably. Lawyers are ..

Speeches and Papers - Legal Services Commissioner : Lawlink NSW

 

The courts have recognised that, as a matter of public interest, family law matters will impose upon lawyers, in certain circumstances, a duty to ..

How will an independent children's lawyer help my child?

 

Jump to ‎: .. lawyer's role will end from when the court makes ..

Benchbooks and UCPR Bulletin - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Areas of expertise

 

the role of the duty lawyer; when the duty lawyer is available; who can use the duty lawyer services; which courts the duty lawyer operates from.

equal opportunity tribunal - Courts Administration Authority South ..

 

The application needs to be signed by the applicant or their lawyer and then filed with the District Court Civil Registry. There is no fee required when applying for ..

 

ANDREW PAVONE CONSULTING 6 February 2009 Federal Courts ..

 

ANDREW PAVONE CONSULTING. 6 February 2009. Federal Courts Branch. Australian Attorney-General's Department. Robert Garran Offices ..

Attorney General's Department - 9 September 2011 - 'kon gres ..

 

In Abraham Lincoln's day, if you asked someone what the justice system consisted of, courts and lawyers would have immediately sprung to ..

 

SUBMISSION BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE NATIONAL ' i ..

 

the time and expense involved in Australian courts and lawyers trying to understand these various different [overseas human rights] provisions and instead trying ..

 

Submission of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

 

Statute of the International Criminal Court. Submission of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Inc (ALHR) is a network of ..

 

Attorney General's Department of NSW

 

maintaining the rolls of lawyers and public notaries, and assisting the Supreme Court in the conduct of admission ceremonies. What it achieved in 2005–06 ..

Children's Court of Victoria - FAQ's

 

There are duty lawyers from Victoria Legal Aid at all Children's Courts in the Melbourne metropolitan area and on mention days at all other ..

THE FUTURE OF COURTS - DO THEY HAVE ONE?

 

Perhaps because of the increasing public, judicial and professional outcry, the abolition of courts and tribunals has abated somewhat. Attorneys-General have ..

Federal Court of Australia - information for litigants

 

Usually the lawyer for the person who wants you to give evidence will contact you to tell you when you need to come to Court. If the person ..

Lawlink NSW: 10. Court Dress

 

Solicitors, however, do not wear special court dress when they are appearing as advocates in the higher courts or on any other occasion.

 

ch 16 Civil Costs

 

Reductions in legal aid funding have made the situation worse. From court filing fees, fees owed by a litigant to his or her lawyer (solicitor/client costs), fees owed ..

 

Victim-offender Mediation – Information for lawyers

 

Magistrate Courts, including the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court (SGMC). Lawyers can contact the mediation officer directly, or via court welfare or security.

FAMILY LAW COURTS

 

Both the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court are 'family law courts' .. then it may be better to have a lawyer help with your application to the court.

Lawlink NSW: 5. Courts

 

5.2 Most people tried before the courts are represented by a lawyer. Few lawyers will have received instruction in the special needs of clients ..

Speeches - Supreme Court : Lawlink NSW

 

20 February 2004, Unfinished Matters: The Federal And State Supreme Courts On Constitutional Law: The 2003 Term. 19 September 2003, Women Lawyers in ..

Judicial Attributes - Supreme Court : Lawlink NSW

 

Although he or she is sometimes called the “first law officer”, the Attorney rarely appears in court, or gives legal advice to the Government, but rather acts as a ..

Disclaimer - Queensland Courts

 

If you have a legal problem or question, you should seek legal advice from a lawyer. Queensland Courts makes no statements, representations, ..

Consent orders

 

Although you do not need a lawyer to complete the consent order document, you should get legal advice before filing this document in court.

 

Preliminaries - Supreme Court of Western Australia

 

not represent any official views of Department of the Attorney General WA, nor are they necessarily shared by all judicial officers of the courts. While all ..

find LEGAL answers - Courts and Tribunals - Local Court

 

Jump to ‎: Title: Local Court criminal practice NSW. About .. Title: Criminal law: resources and tools for Legal Aid NSW lawyers. About ..

 

cover 222.indd - Attorney-General's Department

 

disputes, how litigants interact with the system, and the role of courts and lawyers in the system. The federal civil justice system has become increasingly ..

If I am being sued

 

Should I have a lawyer? .. If you don't respond to the claim, the plaintiff can go to the court and ask for judgment to be entered against you for ..

 

False Section S347 Certificate Declarations signed by Lawyers to ..

 

Rich Text Format - In reality Lawyers have carriage of a matter. Yet the Court requires Lawyers to act on instructions from clients. Acting on Instructions can be a mischievous ..

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia

 

The full terms of the Commission's reference from the Attorney General are set out .. Magistrates or Justices of the Peace preside in the Courts Of Petty Sessions ..

Home - Queensland Courts

 

Site navigation. Home · About us · Courts · Tribunals · Representing yourself in court · For jurors · For lawyers · Media and the public ..

Judges' Speeches - Federal Court of Australia

 

In French administrative law there is an approach which is quite surprising for a common lawyer. The ordinary courts of law are prohibited from ..

Law Handbook- legal documents

 

Finding a witness. A justice of the peace is usually available at a Local Court or a bank, among many other places. Lawyers are avail- able at legal aid offices, ..

Unrepresented Parties

 

It is not essential to be represented by a lawyer when going to court. If you choose to represent yourself you should familiarise yourself with the information about ..

find LEGAL answers [NSW Solicitors Manual.. ]

 

Location number Ref/NQ349.944/4. Subjects: Legal System (see also: Courts and Tribunals): Lawyers · Legal System (see also: Courts and ..

Attorney General's Department - 17 May 2010 - Speech at the ..

 

The Taskforce identified that the traditional view of access to justice as simply access to courts and lawyers was no longer an adequate ..

Legal Services Commission of South Australia - Legal research links

 

State specific legal portal providing links to legal materials for lawyers and the general public .. Courts Administration Authority (SA) - www.courts.sa.gov.au ..

 

Untitled - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

security officer judge or magistrate defendant defence lawyer prosecutor judge's associate or court clerk remote witness cameras and tv. There are many courts ..

 

Family Court Bulletin - Family Court of Australia

 

Rich Text Format - Supporting the strengthening of Zimbabwe's family law court system .. High Court of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Magistrates Court, women lawyers and human ..

Fact Sheet 9 - Legal Services Commissioner : Lawlink NSW

 

There is no court hearing because the decision is based on the written material that the lawyer and the client submit. There is an application fee ..

 

Costs in Civil Proceedings 2.9

 

winning the Court has upheld the right which I have claimed?' Another tension lies in the fact that lawyers still like to regard themselves as practising a ..

 

Family Court Bulletin - Family Court of Australia

 

Family Court judges be reduced from the current 36 to 25. I am pleased to say that, in spite of this, the. Attorney-General has decided to appoint a second ..

 

Less adversarial trials - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

may be less formal than is usually the case in a court. The judge, rather than the parties or their lawyers, decides what information is put before the Court and ..

 

Front panel REVISED - Family Court of Australia

 

The Court does not handle complaints about lawyers, including lawyers acting as Independent Children's Lawyers. You should seek advice about your rights ..

Mediation - Queensland Courts

 

Childrens Court of Queensland (District Court) ... If the mediator agrees, you can bring your lawyer and any experts who may be able to help ..

Probate Fact Sheet - Supreme Court : Lawlink NSW

 

Application forms can be downloaded from the Supreme Court website. ... Can the executor's attorney swear affidavits in an application for ..

Frequent Questions - Legal Services Commissioner : Lawlink NSW

 

Can the OLSC meet with me and my lawyer to sort out the problem? .. not influence court proceedings or the outcomes of court proceedings.

Lawyer

 

Solicitors provide legal advice, draft documents, conduct negotiations and appear in court and tribunal proceedings on behalf of clients. Solicitors deal directly ..

New Bail Laws 2008 - s.22A Bail Act 1978 - Public Defenders Office ..

 

A lawyer cannot make an application for bail on behalf of a client where a court has previously dealt with that person's bail application, unless ..

HTML - High Court of Australia

 

In decisions a decade ago, individual Justices of the US court referred to .. in the US Supreme Court, it presents the question whether Australian lawyers need to ..

Criminal trials - Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

It is advisable, even if you do not intend to be represented in court by a lawyer, to get some legal advice before your first court appearance.

2. Exchange of information - Child Safety Services, Department of ..

 

Table of contents: 2.1 Family consultants; 2.2 Independent Children's Lawyers; 2.3 Magellan case management model; 2.4 Court Services Unit ..

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW - High Court of ..

 

Where does this fit into the rule of law? For an Australian lawyer the power and duty of the courts to carry out these tasks of judicial review are central elements in ..

 

the resolve to resolve — embracing adr to improve access to justice ..

 

ADR services. 5.1 The Attorney-General support initiatives to encourage a diversity of ADR services both inside and outside courts and tribunals, with a view to ..

 

The Children's Court of New South Wales

 

The Children's Court Advisory Committee, established by the Attorney General under section 15A Children's Court Act 1987, is comprised of members from all ..

Justice Portfolio - Resources - Services and Information - Court ..

 

The website contains information for lawyers, those going to court without a lawyer, people who want to volunteer, jurors, the media and schools. For further ..

 

We help more people than you think.

 

Legal Aid WA has a specialist team of lawyers in the. Criminal Law section that provide legal assistance to young people by: • representing the person in court if ..

The Courtroom - Federal Court of Australia

 

[image of counsel addressing judge in court] Counsel are lawyers who usually specialise in presenting cases in court. They are also known as ..

List of Questions and Proposals | ALRC

 

If not, what has prevented the court, the parties and their lawyers from establishing practical and cost-effective discovery plans in advance of the search for ..

Criminal cases in the district and supreme courts

 

Your lawyer, the police or the magistrate will tell you and give you paperwork which you should keep. This will tell you which court to go to and when.

 

Appearing in court

 

all that long ago referred to as 'police courts'. Over the years the suggestion has been made that police prosecutors be replaced by lawyers from the Crown Law ..

 

Review of Future Governance - Attorney-General's Department

 

w institute of Victoria Legal Poiicy £1 Practice. Review of Future Governance. Options for Federal Family. Law Courts in Australia. Australian Attorney-General's ..

Dictionary - Victims Services : Lawlink NSW

 

The prosecution lawyers and the defence lawyers will offer opposing accounts of the crime. They will argue in court about the facts, witnesses ..

Lawyers, costs and legal aid

 

This Site: Going to court. Go Search .. It is a good idea to speak to a lawyer experienced in family law before making any important decisions.

Supreme Court of Victoria - Disputing Your Solicitor's Bill

 

Apart from negotiating directly with your solicitors, there are two ways of .. by the Costs Court in the Supreme Court (Family Court costs matters where you first ..

Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Police, courts and crime

 

police; legal; court; arrested; victim; crime; criminal; offence; warrant; youth; .. Offer your support when they go to the police, doctors, lawyers or ..

News and Events of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia

 

News and Events concerning the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. .. The demographic of the interviewee, excluding lawyers and ..

 

TOWARDS A NATIONAL BLUEPRINT FOR THE FAMILY LAW ..

 

9 Attorney-General's Department, A guideline for family law courts and children's contact services,. January 2007. The Guideline was developed in consultation ..

Family Court of Australia - Melbourne Rolling List

 

Melbourne Rolling List for the Family Court of Australia. .. ICL - Lampe Family Lawyers (03) 9326 3811, COUNSEL - TBA LRAPP - CAHILLS 03 5443 9344, ..

 

Self- represented people - Supreme Court of Western Australia

 

represented by a lawyer unless the person representing it is a director or other officer of the body corporate. Under the Rules of the Supreme Court 1971 (WA), ..

 

VICTORIAN CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ANTI ..

 

In my role as lawyer at this MMCLS I was responsible for delivering their Family Violence Intervention Order Court Support. Scheme, at the Mildura Magistrates ..

Courts Administration Authority South Australia

 

2004 Rules PDF Format (300kb). - top -. case lists| transcript| rules| admissions · caa| community| courts| media| schools| lawyers/unrepresented| sheriff's office| ..

Family Law Courts Homepage

 

Find my court date - Other client questions · Links to a page with other websites links · Attorney-General's Website · Commonwealth Court's Portal · Family Court ..

 

The Attorney-General's Department administers policy regarding family law .. The Family Court of Australia has jurisdiction over all matrimonial causes and ..

WOMEN LAWYERS' ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES - 26 ..

 

To this day, barristers in London are organized in Inns of Court. Attorneys and solicitors were the people who were licensed by the Courts of ..

Fact Sheet 11 - Legal Services Commissioner : Lawlink NSW

 

The Tribunal and superior courts have determined that negligence is a form of .. as a result of negligence proceedings against the lawyer).

ACTING JUDGES - A NON-THEORETICAL .. - High Court of Australia

 

It was interesting to hear the questions of the lawyers in training. Next year we hope to do this annual event by video-link. As you would know, the High Court has ..

WOMEN LAWYERS - MAKING A DIFFERENCE - High Court of ..

 

The article in the Washington Post concluded that of the 203 lawyers who had appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1997 Term, only ..

Common questions - Queensland Courts

 

Juveniles can access a duty lawyer by submitting a duty lawyer form before each court mention to ensure they are legally represented.

Children and family law - Family Matters - Journal article - Australian ..

 

.. His Honour Jim O'Donovan of the Family Court of New Zealand, and Justice Eric .. the attitudes of courts, lawyers and the services caring for children in need.

find LEGAL answers - Courts and Tribunals - Childrens Court

 

Jump to ‎: Title: Children, Vol 2, Lawyers practice manual NSW. About .. to children; Young Offenders Act 1997; The Children's Court.

 

Appointment of Federal Magistrates - Federal Magistrates Court of ..

 

for all cases with merit. “I am extremely pleased about the early appointment of a further eight high-quality lawyers to the Federal Magistrates Court,” Mr Ruddock ..

ARE THE PROFESSIONS WORTH KEEPING? - High Court of ..

 

Some practitioners would have gone off to consult lawyers, seeking advice as the .. But the underlying idea, that they were officers of the court exercising a ..

Traffic offences - Traffic offence penalties

 

There is a duty lawyer available at most Magistrates Courts and Children's Courts. Click here for more information about Legal Aid WA's Duty Lawyer Service.

 

pre‑action procedure for financial cases - Family Law Courts ..

 

lawyer before making a decision about what to do or applying to the Court. The Family Law Courts cannot provide legal advice. This brochure provides ..

 

Sexual Assault - Hot Topics 56

 

court room – namely the judge, lawyers and jurors as well as the community. Acceptance of these myths may mean that jurors have strong expectations about ..

Attorney General's Department - 23 September 2009 - 2009 Brad ..

 

The Concept of Access to Justice. The idea of access to justice has come a long way from being simply about access to the courts and lawyers.

GOING TO COURT

 

Chapter 19 of the Family Court Rules describes the costs solicitors may charge for work done in family law proceedings in the Family Court.

 

Family Court of Australia

 

(and updated 7 July 2008). Background to paper/topic. From 1 July 2008, the Family Court of Australia will no longer regulate lawyer/client costs in certain cases.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Adversarial System in Civil ..

 

courts have inherent powers to discipline lawyers; powers that operate alongside the ethics regimes of professional bodies and statutory forms of regulation.

Requests for Documents or Inspection of a File

 

Who is entitled to copies of court documents or to inspect a file. Parties to a Case and their Lawyers All parties to a case and their lawyers on record are entitled ..

Family Court of Australia - Family Law Courts introduce eFiling - 13 ..

 

Lawyers with family law matters in the Family Court, the Federal Magistrates Court or the Family Court of Western Australia will be able to file ..

Specialist units and services - Youth law team

 

These lawyers are experienced working in the Children's Court and have a strong focus on juvenile justice. They specialise in providing legal ..

find LEGAL answers - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Offences - Traffic ..

 

Online; In your public library; Lawyers' Tools .. Explains penalty notices, court fines, the role of the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO), young ..

Forms and publications - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

This book explains how the courts work and introduces you to some of the people you may see there, such as lawyers, magistrates, judges and ..

Consultation Paper 13 (2011) - Security for costs and associated ..

 

Lawyers acting pro bono. Commercial litigation funders. Insurance. Self-represented litigants. New South Wales courts. Federal courts..

Criminal convictions

 

If you're not sure about whether you have to tell someone that you've been charged, been to court, been convicted etc, ask a lawyer for legal ..

Understanding Legal Professional Privilege | Victorian Government ..

 

There has been increased judicial scrutiny of the role and conduct of in-house lawyers. Courts have illustrated a greater willingness to examine the nature of ..

Costs — Judicial Commission of New South Wales

 

The Supreme Court, as a superior court, also has inherent jurisdiction to order costs against officers of the court, such as barristers or solicitors. It is worth noting ..

Children's Court of Victoria - Research Materials - Family - General

 

Section 524(8) prohibits a parent from representing a child in the Family Division but permits the Court to grant leave to a non-lawyer, other ..

How can I get legal assistance? - Office for Women's Policy

 

Private lawyers attend Court on AVO list days in 32 Metropolitan and Regional local courts. The DVPS currently operates in the following local ..

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions - Department of Justice ..

 

Search Justice and Attorney-General .. District, Supreme and Mental Health Courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

 

A new family law process

 

of lawyers and courts in family disputes. The current Family law jurisdiction in Australia. 4.6. There is currently a number of courts doing family law work in ..

 

FAMILY LAW COUNCIL Improving responses to family violence in ..

 

6.9.5.1 Family violence .................................................. 42. 6.9.6 Family violence and court proceedings - lawyers .............. 43. 6.9.7 Family violence ..

Power of Attorney - Department of Justice

 

A power of attorney is a document by which a person (called the ... donor revoking the power verbally or in writing; or; a Supreme Court order.

 

Hot Topics 60 - Australian Legal System

 

The judiciary's role in making law – courts and tribunals – precedent – appeals. 23 the legal profession. Barristers – solicitors – Who pays for solicitors and ..

Attorney General's Department - 23 October 2009 - Speech to the ..

 

I see lawyers as having three duties: to their client, to the Court and to the justice system. Members of the profession have a strong influence on ..

 

A Strategic Framework for Access to Justice in the Federal Civil ..

 

Wave 1: equal access to legal services (lawyers and legal aid) and courts. Wave 2: correcting structural inequalities within the justice system: changing the law, ..

 

the case assessment conference - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

lawyer before making a decision about what to do or applying to the Court. The Family Court cannot .. It is conducted by a registrar (a Court lawyer). The Case ..

 

FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA - Family Law Courts Homepage

 

It is conducted by a registrar (a Court lawyer). The Case Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for you and the other party to reach an agreement, with ..

 

Chapter 9. Parental responsibility and time: Perspectives and ..

 

What understanding do parents bring to their dealings with service providers, lawyers and courts about what the law says about parenting arrangements? ■ ..

What to do, say and wear in court - LawAssist : Lawlink NSW

 

Many parties in court will be represented by a solicitor or barrister. In some courts barristers may be heard first, followed by solicitors and then ..

INTERNATIONAL LAW - High Court of Australia

 

Down with international agencies and national courts in which, today, lawyers and judges increasingly witness the influence of international law. This is where I ..

 

PDF 59k - High Court of Australia

 

ETHICS AND THE PROFESSION OF THE LAWYER. The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel. High Court of Australia. Practising lawyers do not just run a ..

 

How will an independent children's lawyer help my child?

 

How is an independent children's lawyer appointed? The Family Law Courts will ask Legal Aid Queensland to appoint an independent children's lawyer in ..

Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Drug Court

 

Information for potential users of the Durg Court, including eleigibility conditions and .. lawyer and specialist community correction officers, assist the Drug Court ..

 

Criminal Law In-House Practice 2010-11

 

services of a private lawyer. Youth Legal Service. This service provides representation to children appearing before the Youth. Court charged with criminal ..

Frequently Asked Questions about the Court process - Land ..

 

Jump to ‎: The Court has prepared a Referral Guide for persons seeking free legal ..

My family is separating — what now? | Family Law Solicitors

 

The collaborative law process is where both parents, their lawyers and any other professionals involved, agree not to go to court or threaten to go to court to ..

 

The Influence of the Privy Council on Australia, Anglo-Australian ..

 

forceful presence for lawyers of my generation. Justices of the High. Court sometimes sat on the Privy Council. Sir Harry Gibbs and Sir ..

Duty Lawyer

 

If you have to go to court because you are in trouble with the police, there is usually a lawyer at the court who may help you for free, by giving you legal advice ..

Being ordered to go to court as a witness

 

Department of Justice and Attorney-General provide information about the court system, including a helpful guide to Going to court which ..

Attorney General's Department - 18 August 2008 - Transcript ..

 

Attorney, can you tell me first of all that question of efficiency in the courts, do you need to actually audit the way the courts are running?

 

Have you been charged with an offence?

 

This means the police and the defence (you and your lawyer if you have one) are opposing sides. Each side may give evidence to the court. When deciding if ..

Family Court of Australia - Less Adversarial Trial

 

This meant disputes often involved lengthy court battles, which created more conflict between the parties. Clients had little control over proceedings as lawyers ..

Queensland Law Society - Department of Justice and Attorney..

 

Information to assist clients with contacting their local court or specialist jurisdiction and to ascertain details about facilities available.

 

Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2011

 

SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND. CHANGE OF ADDRESS FOR SERVICE. 1. As of 28 February 2011, the Brisbane address of Hynes Lawyers will change ..

taxation of legal costs - Legal Costs Committee

 

Taxation is the process of examining and, if necessary, reducing the bill of costs of a lawyer by an officer of the court appointed for that purpose. Taxation may be ..

 

REGISTER OF APPROVED COST ASSESSORS - Queensland Courts

 

Supreme Court, Item 13 and currently (as at. 1/09/09) that .. Scale of Costs in the District Court, Item 13, currently .. Skuse & Co Solicitors & Costs Assessors ..

Supreme Court of Victoria - Speeches by Date

 

The Lawyer's simultaneous duty to Client and the Courts' was given by the Hon Justice Pagone on 20 November 2009 at the Monash Guest Lecture in Ethics.

Supreme Court of Western Australia : Admissions FAQ

 

Jump to ‎: You must provide the Court with your full name and date of ..

Appeals in criminal law matters

 

The lawyer you had in the district or supreme court should be able to help if they think you are likely to win your appeal. If your lawyer does not ..

JUDICIARY ACT 1903

 

Right of barristers and solicitors admitted in federal courts to practise in those courts 55B. Right to practise as barrister or solicitor in federal courts and courts ..

 

DIVIDED LOYALTIES? THE LAWYER'S SIMULTANEOUS DUTY TO ..

 

by GT Pagone - 2009 - DUTY TO CLIENT AND THE COURTS. Monash Guest Lecture in Ethics: 20 November 2009. G.T. Pagone. *. Lawyers are often the butt of jokes ..

 

Confidence in the Courts The Right Not to Have a Lawyer

 

Confidence in the Courts │ Canberra 2007 grasp of advocacy is generally non existent. This view is reiterated by lawyers who act for clients against an ..

Practical Ethics Seminar: A lawyers duties to the courts - TC Beirne ..

 

Need Help? UQ Answers · UQ Centenary. http://www.law.uq.edu.au/?page=77270&pid=77270. Practical Ethics Seminar: A lawyers duties to the courts.

 

Feathering their own nests? Should barristers and/or solicitors be sued

 

by W Ma - 2002 - What about movies such as Philadelphia, The Firm, Devil's Advocate,. Red China and Primal Fear? Most people have seen lawyers arguing in courts - that is, ..

"Law without lawyers, justice without courts: on traditional Chinese ..

 

by BC Goh - 2002 - - The Chinese have, since ancient times, professed a non-litigious outlook. Similarly, their preference for mediation has fascinated the West for centuries.

Lawyers ethics and society 506 - Monash University

 

Lawyers ethics and society 506. .. and elsewhere; reform issues; nature and significance of a profession; independence of courts and lawyers; ..

 

Hard bargainers beware! Cost traps for lawyers

 

by P Cavanagh - 2006 - expensive for lawyers. Most legal practitioners are aware of the fact that they could be liable for costs incurred by a successful defendant when the court finds ..

 

SELF-REPRESENTATION IN COURT ON A NOT GUILTY PLEA ..

 

Duty Solicitors. Most courts have lawyers on duty who can provide free, basic support for people. Duty solicitors are lawyers employed by Victoria Legal Aid who ..

 

FACT SHEET

 

In a similar way, judges of State courts are appointed by the State Governors, on the advice of the State Government, with each State Attorney-General playing ..

 

Lawyer, Social Worker, Psychologist and More: The Role of the ..

 

and More: The Role of the Defence. Lawyer in Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Deen Potter. Participation in problem solving court programs presents a particular ..

Lawyer - Office and Administration - On The Job

 

Lawyers provide advice, write documents and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings. Lawyers are ..

Lawyer - myfuture: Australia's career information service

 

Lawyers provide advice, write documents and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings. Lawyers are ..

Geelong Lawyers' Collection: Geelong Law Courts , Deakin University

 

Photograph of Law Courts at Lt. Malop St. Geelong 1983. Geelong Lawyers' Collection - Geelong Law Courts . Archive box, located at ..

 

Sanctions for the recalcitrant lawyer and party

 

by G Dearlove - 1999 - order ADR, it will be intriguing to observe how the courts deal with parties or lawyers who treat court annexed ADR with less. Sanctions for the recalcitrant lawyer ..

Do you need your day in court? The evolution of dispute resolution

 

As satisfying as it may seem to announce that you'll see your adversary in court, a good lawyer may be duty bound to tell you otherwise.

special collection - family law

 

The Family Violence Best Practice Principles are part of the Australian Family Court's Family Violence Strategy and were launched by the Attorney-General on 6 ..

Wade, John --- "Don't Waste My Time on Negotiation or Mediation ..

 

Moreover, there is now at least sixty years of anecdotal and systematic published critiques of courts, lawyers and their servant law schools.

 

Conflicts of Interests between Claimholders, Lawyers and Litigation ..

 

by V Waye - 2007 - - For example, it provides little illumination for lawyers regarding the balance of their obligations to a range of clients (some with conflicting interests), to the courts ..

Geelong Law Courts site - Deakin University

 

30+ items – .. Courts; Arrangement of material; About the Geelong Lawyers' ..

1842

Photograph of sketch of original Geelong courthouse and stocks at cnr ..

1979

Legal year opening address by Mr. Justice O'Bryan re history of Courts ..

DISTRICT COURT OF QUEENSLAND ACT 1967

 

Seals of the court Division 2--Judges 10. Chief Judge 10A. Seniority 11. Travelling expenses 12. Leave of absence 13. Judge not to practise as lawyer, etc. 14.

 

Australian Lawyers and Social Change

 

by S Anleu - 2005 - Courts and social change: a view from the magistrates' court. Analyses of law and .... In Australian Lawyers and Social Change, edited by D. Hambly, and J.

 

Australian Lawyers and Social Change – 30 Years Later

 

Constitution is a political document, law, lawyers and the courts play an essential role in its operation. 14 Law's Empire, London, Fontana Books, 1986. 30 years ..

 

THE DUTY OWED TO THE COURT: THE OVERARCHING ..

 

impacts on the way lawyers discharge their duty to the court. In that paper, I also looked extensively at the content of the duty to the court and ..

 

If your lawyer sacks you- Can they get paid?

 

by K Lauchland - 2005lawyer contracts to continue working on the case until com- pletion, whether by early negotiated settlement or judicial determination in court'. Parties to any ..

Jane Goodman-Delahunty - Australian Graduate School of Policing ..

 

 

Professor - Charles Sturt University Jane, in association with Dr Lindsay Hewson, has created invaluable resources for courts, lawyers, jurors and policy-makers, clearly explaining ..

CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION BILL 2011 Explanatory Memorandum

 

"lawyer" is defined as having the same meaning as in the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976. This means a person enrolled as a legal practitioner of a federal ..

 

Confidence in the Courts Confidence in the Courts

 

courts. 4. All lawyers, the media, judges and governments have separate and complementary roles to play in .. Lawyers have an ethical duty to the courts which ..

Induction - Magistrates' Court

 

In the Magistrates' Court Defendants and Plaintiffs can represent themselves or be represented by a lawyer. In this case both the Defendant and the Plaintiff are ..

Geelong Lawyers' Collection - Deakin University

 

At the time I came to Geelong it was the practice of a number of solicitors to appear in various courts for their clients. In a sense Geelong had its ..

 

REGULATION OF THE ETHICS OF AUSTRALIAN LEGAL ..

 

by C PARKER - - inherent jurisdiction of the court to discipline lawyers as officers of the court) .. The courts of superior jurisdiction decide what the lawyer's duty to the court entails ..

FAMILY LAW RULES 2004

 

Responsibility of parties and lawyers in achieving the main purpose PART 1.3----COURT'S POWERS IN ALL CASES 1.09. Procedural orders in cases of doubt ..

Cyber courts

 

Clients will expect their lawyers, and the courts, to do the same. The Internet now provides a wide range of legal information and the benefits of information being ..

 

eLaw_Taking up the Cudgels_191010

 

by MR BENDER - owed by a lawyer to their client that continues beyond the end of a retainer and that this is another ground to support courts restraining lawyers from acting ..

Judge - Office and Administration - On The Job

 

In a similar way, Judges of State courts are appointed by the State Governors, on the advice of the State Government, with each State Attorney-General playing ..

 

The Path to Becoming a Lawyer

 

La Trobe Law Short Guide to Becoming a Lawyer. 6. Step 3: Get Admitted to Practice by Supreme Court. Once you have your academic qualification and have ..

 

Australian Lawyers and Social Change Conference,

 

interest in appointment to the Local Court, 500 lawyers applied. Presumably none of them were afraid of being regarded contemptuously by ..

Geelong Lawyers

 

When he made application for admission to these various courts as attorney or solicitor T.C. Harwood produced a certificate of examiners under ..

 

THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF THE GOVERNMENT LAWYER IN PRE ..

 

There are a number of aspects of vetting draft legislation that means that the role of the government lawyer in this context is quite different from that of the courts ..

Further Links - Australian Graduate School of Policing - Charles ..

 

Professor Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Dr Lindsay Hewson have created invaluable resources for courts, lawyers, jurors and policy-makers, ..

Research on juries and forensic DNA profiling evidence - Australian ..

 

Professor Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Dr Lindsay Hewson have created invaluable resources for courts, lawyers, jurors and policy-makers, ..

Non-adversarial justice - Monash University

 

Non-adversarial justice is a focus on non-court dispute resolution or on .. and how lawyers operate (and are perceived to operate) within it.

Traineeship Programs (Qld)

 

An entry level lawyer should be able to conduct civil litigation in first instance matters in one or more State or Territory courts of general jurisdiction, in both a ..

 

LEGAL ETHICS, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, ETC AT ..

 

services, duties to clients, duties to lawyers and duties to the courts. See also LAW00520 The Philosophy of Law, undertaken in final or penultimate year which ..

Anne Cossins | UNSW LAW

 

In 2010, she organised a group of judges and lawyers from Australia to visit the New York Sex Offenses Courts. In conjunction with the NY Center for Court ..

Legal Practice and Ethics - Legal Resources

 

.. staff and students including: Practice and Procedure - High Court and Federal Courts (LexisNexis) and Springvale Legal Service's lawyers ..

Access to the Courts and its Implications - [1999] UTSLRev 4; (1999 ..

 

by R CampbellSecond, a journalist's experiences with the court system often have more to do with his or her relationship with the lawyers who practise there than they do with ..

 

Critical Reflections on Australian Public Policy

 

that give rise to these decisions are conducted in the courts is, perhaps, not well understood by many politicians and political scientists, let alone lawyers.

Stephen Lancken - Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies - The ..

 

Courts Require Clarity from Lawyers Engaged in ADR, Law Society Journal Sept 2009. Lawyers as Conservationists, Law Society Journal Sept ..

 

Qualcomm v. Broadcom: Implications for Electronic Discovery

 

by MH Luoma - 2009 - - Electronic discovery has been the source of difficult challenges for courts, lawyers, and litigants from the beginning. The methods, document ..

 

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: THE MEANING OF MEANING

 

courts, lawyers and others need to make in a transparent, consistent and princi- pled manner. Secondly, the growth in the size and importance of the laws made ..

FEDERAL MAGISTRATES COURT RULES 2001

 

Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court 8.05. Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court PART 9--LAWYERS 9.01. Change ..

Kirby, Michael --- "The Future of Courts - Do They Have One?" [1998 ..

 

by M as JudgesPerhaps because of the increasing public, judicial and professional outcry, the abolition of courts and tribunals has abated somewhat. Attorneys-General have ..

Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Local Court ..

 

by BA Jill HowiesonJump to ‎: Does lawyer participation increase the cost of the mediation process? What happens in cases in which ..

WebLaw - Family Law

 

5+ items – Legislation : Cth | WA; Courts & tribunals and their decisions ..

Courts & tribunals and their decisions

Judgments of the Family Court from ..

Organisations

Australian Institute of Family Studies

 

SHOULD JUDGES BE MEDIATORS?

 

The Attorney General told the deputation very directly that no new judges would be appointed; the problem of delays in courts had to be solved ..

 

Anxious native title lawyers, waiting 18 months for last week's ..

 

by J Clarke - 2004Anxious native title lawyers, waiting 18 months for the High Court's August decisions on the Miriuwung-Gadjerrong (Kimberley) claim and NSW perpetual leases, ..

 

Access to justice: Lawyers' costs when acting pro bono in public ..

 

by K Lauchland - 2003 - lawyers in Australia brought action in the Federal Court to try to make the government bring the people to mainland. Australia. Ultimately, the people were taken ..

Jane Goodman-Delahunty - School of Psychology - Charles Sturt ..

 

 

Professor, School of Psychology - Charles Sturt University Jane, in association with Dr Lindsay Hewson, has created invaluable resources for courts, lawyers, jurors and policy-makers, clearly explaining ..

 

High Court Appointments: The Need for Reform

 

by G WILLIAMS - - nothing in the work of a High Court Justice that cannot be done by a first class woman lawyer who has the energy to cope with the workload … there are at least ..

 

The George Winterton Memorial Fund

 

superior courts, government lawyers and notable barristers, have received their foundation in constitutional law at the. Law School, studying ..

Experts and Lawyers: Papers - Monash University

 

It is not uncommon for these differences to be manifest in misunderstandings and difficulties between lawyers and experts in the course of court ..

 

Judges get court in the crossfire

 

In Sydney, Federal Court judges Geoff Flick and Kevin Lindgren are openly bellyaching about Commonwealth Attorney-General Robert ..

 

Confidence in the Courts KEYNOTE ADDRESS Public Confidence ..

 

consistent set of opinions about courts. Such people include some, such as lawyers, who participate regularly in the work of the courts and ..

 

Can Australian courts get their act together on international ..

 

commercial arbitration stakeholders – commercial parties, lawyers (whether they be .. Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the courts.

Overcoming legal culture shock - Academic Skills & Learning Centre ..

 

This is the cause of the popularity among lawyers of predicting how the High Court will decide on a particular matter, or of predicting what sort ..

 

Case management in the Commercial Court and under the Civil ..

 

An 'overarching purpose' for the courts...............................................................9. Obligations applying to parties, lawyers, and ..

Moot Court

 

The moot court allows lawyers to present their cases in new and better ways, harnessing the full benefits of technology. The Melbourne Law ..

 

A Bad Day at the Office

 

by S O'Toole - 2011 court, perhaps nodding sagely, certainly keeping the lawyers on task. Sometimes we imagine judges might get a bit cranky, especially when a ..

The Public Prosecutor and the Public Solicitor

 

The lack of lawyers and lack of experience mean that cases are regularly mishandled, overlooked and, in the case of the prosecution, dismissed by the court 'for ..

Legal Services - Witnessing Documents

 

Commissioners for Affidavits are lawyers who are authorised to take oaths, which can be used in court proceedings. Commissioner for Oaths is ..

 

JOINT LAW SOCIETIES ETHICS FORUM MELBOURNE

 

by CJOF VICTORIA - 2010commercialisation of legal practice. More particularly, lawyers face difficulties in discharging both the duty to the court and the duty to the client in this context.

 

Short Guide to Citing the Law

 

power and (ii) cases decided by the courts. Secondary sources are all the other materials lawyers might use. These include books, journal articles, news reports, ..

Admission in Australia - College of Law

 

To be admitted to practise as an Australian lawyer you must have completed: the necessary legal academic .. Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ..

Legal Practice and Ethics (MLL335) - Legal Resources

 

Available to Deakin staff and students including: Practice and Procedure - High Court and Federal Courts (LexisNexis) and Springvale Legal Service's lawyers ..

Samsung Galaxy Tab – an early Christmas present for consumers ..

 

Apple's lawyers have accordingly asked courts in Australia and overseas to stop Samsung selling devices claimed to infringe Apple's patents.

Jacqueline Horan, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Mark Israel, Blake ..

 

Project Summary, This inter-state, industry and research collaborative project will shed light on how courts, lawyers and experts can best work ..

 

Counting the Costs Forum Notes

 

The obligation to disclose (Form 4) is not enforced so the court can be ignorant of the violence in the relationship. • Women are sometimes told by lawyers not to ..

Defamation law and free speech

 

The defamation case can go to court, with a hearing before a judge or jury. .. Judges and lawyers have excessive power because outsiders cannot understand ..

Judge's Associateships : Law School Careers Office : The University ..

 

The balance of responsibilities varies as between courts and as .. Many prominent Australian lawyers are former associates including the Hon ..

Misrepresentation and Misleading or Deceptive .. - Lecture Notes

 

Lawyers are used to the idea of fault as a pre-requisite to liability. ... However, the courts are flexible about how they apply s 52 and it depends on the context ..

 

Foreign Legal Professional Privilege: A New Problem For Australian ..

 

by J MCCOMISH - - legal advice from a Paris lawyer about the French investments. Joan sues Nelly in the Federal Court of Australia and attempts to discover the French legal ..

E LAW | Japanese Small Claims Procedure: How Does It Work?

 

The counter-argument to this is that the major cause of reluctance to use court procedures is rooted in more practical concerns such as a shortage of lawyers ..

 

Goal #6 is to “develop effective means to inculcate in Australian law ..

 

(b) to the Courts; ... Lawyers and Clients .. Roles of lawyers, barristers, prosecutors, judicial, non-lawyers (12); Duties to court (14); Duties to other practitioners ..

 

LAWYERS, LANGUAGE AND LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ..

 

by N Jones - 2009 - during court proceedings or in any other public forum. The Roman poet Horace is said to have noted that 'lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger'.

 

LAWYERS AS ACTIVISTS

 

1 (G Evans, “The High Court and the Constitution in a Changing Society” in AD Hambly & JL. Goldring (eds) Australian Lawyers and Social Change, Law Book ..

 

THE LAST OUTPOST: AUTOMATIC CISG OPT OUTS ..

 

Rich Text Format - Australian lawyers and courts have tried long and hard to ignore the CISG. .. numerous freely available resources, and gives courts and lawyers guidance on ..

DD Units - Lower Sec. - Law

 

A court trial involves these main parties: The prosecution lawyer or lawyers, who present evidence in favour of the accused person's having committed the crime.

Wade, John --- "Mediation - Seven Fundamental Questions" [2001 ..

 

by J Wade ”Would we be more successful to file in court? Or to do nothing? Or to organize a meeting between just the lawyers? Or to employ a therapist or ..

WebLaw - Sports Law

 

Legislation : Cth | ACT | NSW | NT | Qld | SA | Tas | Vic | WA; Courts & tribunals .... mainly European based sports lawyers that was established under the laws of ..

JUDICIARY ACT 1903 - SECT 55E Attorney-General's lawyers

 

"Attorney-General's lawyer" means a person: (a) whose name is on: (i) the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court kept under the Rules of Court; or ..

 

When Does it End? The continuation of family violence through the ..

 

better lawyer that actually knew more about family law. Satisfaction with legal representation generally and with the court process. Women who ..

Legal Discovery

 

USQ receives, on a regular basis, instruments of legal discovery from third parties such as government agencies, the Courts, lawyers and insurance companies.

 

We Speak Your Language

Friday, 26 May 2017
Legal Advice News
Welcome to Australia’s number one legal advice website.
Do you need legal help? If so, then you have come to the right place.
We cover all legal matters in every legal area Australia Wide, including:
For a full list of all legal areas covered please visit our Legal Advice Areas page.
If you need legal advice then please complete your Free Legal Enquiry Form to be put in contact with the best lawyer for your legal matter.
NEW Family Law Section
Our new family law section covers every legal aspect of family law. If you are going through a separation and would like to know your rights entitlements with respect to property and children, then please complete your Free Legal Enquiry Form to be put in contact with the best lawyer for your legal matter.
A new family law section covers all aspects of Family Law & Relationships including:
We also cover all Other family law and legal relationship issues including:
  • Resolving problems with your relationship
  • Counselling and other support for your relationship
  • Domestic violence: protecting yourself and getting help
  • Ending a marriage or civil partnership
  • Planning and getting a divorce
  • Ending a civil partnership
  • Legal separation
  • Money, property and possessions when your relationship ends
  • If you're ending a marriage or civil partnership
  • If you're not married or in a civil partnership
  • Financial planning when your relationship ends
  • Working out money and property using financial orders - 'ancillary relief'
  • Looking after children if you divorce or separate
  • Looking after children if your relationship ends
  • Children, divorce, separation and courts
To seek legal advice and assistance from a specialist family lawyer regarding your particular legal situation, please complete your FREE legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.
Our Free legal enquiry service extends to every State and Territory Capital including:
  • Sydney Legal Advice
  • Darwin Legal Advice
  • Brisbane Legal Advice
  • Adelaide Legal Advice
  • Hobart Legal Advice
  • Melbourne Legal Advice
  • Perth Legal Advice
  • Canberra Legal Advice
IF you have a legal matter, whether it be family law, conveyancing, property law, compensation law or any other matter requiring personal legal services, then enquiry today - and get the legal help you deserve!

Conveyancing legal advice

Are you looking at buying or selling real estate? If so, then you need legal advice from a
Conveyancing Solicitor. A conveyancing solicitor will help guide you through the process of buying and selling real estate. If you are a purchaser or vendor then it's important you get legal advice regarding your contractual rights and obligations.  To seek legal advice pertaining to conveyancing, please complete free legal enquiry form or click on the following link for further information regarding conveyancing:

Family Law Legal Advice - Divorce Legal Advice
Do you need legal advice regarding any aspect of
family law? are you thinking about having a divorce?  If so then you need legal advice from a qualified family lawyer.  Family laws can be quite complex and difficult to navigate which is why it is important to obtain sound legal advice in order to protect your position. Our free legal enquiry service covers all aspects of family law. So if you need a family lawyer to give you the best legal advice regarding your legal situation, then don't delay enquire today!

Have you been in a car accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident, then the chances are that you could be entitled to claim compensation. It is important you seek legal advice immediately following are car accident as there are stringent time limits that apply to the making of CTP claims.

If you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident, either as a:  driver, passenger, cyclist, motor cycle rider or pedestrian, you could be entitled to claim compensation, whether you have minor soft tissue injuries, whiplash, broken limbs, head injuries or far more serious injuries. It is important you obtain sound legal advice without any delay. Enquire today to find out what compensation you could be entitled to.

To find out what compensation entitlements you could receive for your injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE Online legal Enquiry Form

Car accidents happen every day. If you have been affected from a road related incident, the chances are you could be entitled to claim a compensation payout. You should seek legal advice immediately. even if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident you could still be eligible to claim compensation. Please complete your free legal enquiry form to find out more.

There are time limits that apply to CTP claims and it is important to seek legal advice immediately to ensure that your rights entitlements are protected.

Have you been involved in an accident with uninsured vehicle?

If so then you could be Eligible to claim compensation against the nominal defendant.

It is important to seek legal advice immediately. - please complete your free legal enquiry form to be put in contact with a lawyer who can help you with your claim.

If you have been injured in a Road related accident either as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist, you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. You should seek legal advice immediately to find out what you could be entitled to claim.

Legal advice for family law matters

Do you need legal advice regarding family law? If so, please complete your free legal enquiry form. Going through a separation and divorce can be a difficult time for those involved and that's why the process needs to run as smoothly as possible. It is therefore important that proper legal advice be obtained from a qualified legal practitioner practising family law who can help you and give you the legal advice you need to guide you through your difficult situation and ensure that the matter is dealt with as fairly as possible. Please complete your free legal enquiry form to find out more.

Car Accident Compensation

Have you been in a car accident? where you a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. To find out more please complete your free legal enquiry form.

 

Cyclist Accidents and Injuries

Quite often cyclists are not given proper care and attention by other road users. This can result in accidents occurring between car, trucks and other motor vehicles with bicycle riders. Motorists often fail to give way to cyclists therby causing an accident with the cyclist.

If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident, then the chances are you could be entitled to receive a significant compensation payout from the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident.

To find out more, please complete your free legal enquiry form.

Looking for a specialist lawyer or legal information?

Please complete our fast and
free legal enquiry form or

Disclaimer: there are advertising laws affecting personal injury claims. By using this site you agree to the Terms of Use.