The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, today welcomed the state government’s decision to provide additional funding to address criminal trial delays in the District Court. The attorney general, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, has announced a $20 million package to assist in addressing current backlogs in the court.
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The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Jane Needham SC, today announced the names of 26 barristers who have been appointed as senior counsel (SC).
The Law Council’s Equitable Briefing Policy has been the subject of a review by the New South Wales Bar Association. A working party was commissioned by President Jane Needham SC and chaired by Junior Vice President Arthur Moses SC and Kate Eastman SC. The working party included members from across the legal profession, including barristers, solicitors at law firms, in-house counsel and government.
The New South Wales Government must act to ensure that the NSW Local Court has sufficient resources to deal with its increasing workload, the president of the New South Wales Bar Association Jane Needham SC said today.
Additional judges must be appointed to the District Court to address chronic delays in the disposal of criminal trials, the president of the New South Wales Bar Association Jane Needham SC said today.
The following comments can be attributed to Jane Needham SC, president of the New South Wales Bar Association.
The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Jane Needham SC today expressed concern at reported comments by the prime minister criticising the Federal Court after it set aside, by consent, the Australian Government’s approval for the Carmichael mine development in Queensland.
The protocol on guns in court announced by the government earlier this week obscures the real problem relating to court security, the president of the New South Wales Bar Association Jane Needham SC said today.
‘If there are concerns regarding the security of our courts they should be directly confronted, rather than through a patchwork agreement that enables police officers to now carry their guns in courthouses’ Ms Needham said.
The Australian Government’s cuts have had a major impact on some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community. The effects have no better illustration than their consequences for war veterans and their families.