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29 Nov 2022
Latest Courts updates
Updates for the ACT legal profession on recent court notices and cases.
27 Jun 2022
When rights collide: Does a witness intermediary unfairly disadvantage an accused?
The recent judgment in R v QX (No 2) marked the first reported challenge to the ACT Intermediary Program since its launch. Kevin Campbell outlines the influence of human rights arguments in the dismissal of this challenge, and the broader implications for the protection of the human rights of victims. From the Winter 2022 edition of Ethos.
27 Jun 2022
'Post-Pell' Intermediate appellate courts in evidence evaluation in the digital age
Can twelve heads judge facts better than one? The Hon Helen Murrell SC, former Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, explores this question in the 36th Annual Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture, "Post-Pell: Intermediate appellate courts in evidence evaluation in the digital age". From the Winter 2022 edition of Ethos.
11 Apr 2022
The Palladium in the Pandemic: The restriction of jury trials in the ACT
The right to be tried before a jury has been described as a ‘palladium of liberty’. But what happens when this hallowed right clashes with public health? This question was posed to the ACT Court of Appeal in Vunilagi v The Queen, and law student Kevin Tanaya examines the case in depth. From the Autumn 2022 edition of Ethos.
1 Apr 2022
New ACT Special Magistrates welcomed
The Law Society has offered a warm welcome to the ACT’s newly-appointed Special Magistrates.
11 Mar 2022
ACT legal profession welcomes new Supreme Court judges
The ACT Law Society extends its congratulations and welcomes the announcement of the appointment of two new resident judges for the ACT, Geoffrey Kennett and Belinda Baker.
25 Feb 2022
ACT profession welcomes new Magistrates
The Law Society offered a warm welcome to the ACT’s newest Magistrate, and congratulations to the two current Magistrates on their newly expanded roles.
13 Dec 2021
Law Society welcomes local appointment to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
The ACT Law Society congratulates local solicitor Gavin Mansfield on his appointment to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
23 Nov 2021
ACT legal profession welcomes new Chief Justice
The Society offered a warm welcome to Justice Lucy McCallum, who has been announced as the new Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court.