The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, and the president of The Law Society of New South Wales, Gary Ulman, have called upon the premier to review agency arrangements and administrative orders to reflect the independence of the attorney general as first law officer and her department.
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In his opinion piece ‘To avoid embarrassment, the Bar Should consult over complex matters’ published in The Australian on 22 April 2016, Mr Alister Henskens SC, MP, the NSW state member for Ku-ring-gai, criticises the NSW Bar Association’s submission of 13 April 2016 (the Bar Association’s submission1) in relation to the Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Bill 2016 (NSW) (the NSW Bill) for making ‘no reference to the fact that virtually identical provisions to the proposed NSW law have been the law of England of England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 2007 and Scotland since last year after the Scottish saw the success of the British laws.’
The NSW Government’s Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Bill 2016, which is scheduled for parliamentary debate in early May, constitutes an unprecedented attack on individual freedoms and the rule of law, the president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, said today.
The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, today called for the reinstatement of the use of juries in civil matters.
The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Noel Hutley SC, today called on the Commonwealth government to restore its funding contribution to legal aid to sustainable levels.