5:15 pm17:15

Advocate for Change: In conversation with Richard Weinstein SC

Michelle McMahon, interviews Richard Weinstein SC at 5:15pm, Thursday 15 February 2018.

'The Advocates for Change program provides role models who are excellent practitioners and who, through the example of what they do and say in their professional lives as barristers, represent the full width of diversity and inclusion that the NSW Bar Association wishes to promote at the Bar.'

Please click here for further details.

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40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia
to 9 Sep.

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Professor James Stellios, along with the Honourable Justice John Griffiths, will be delivering a presentation at ANU's conference later this year in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia.

The conference runs from 9:00 am Friday 8 September to 1:00 pm Saturday 9 September. Early bird registration closes by Friday 14 July.

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4:30 pm16:30

Freedom of Speech & Defamation in an "Alternative Facts World" | 30 March 2017

Post-truth, alternative facts, Russian hacking, fake news...has technology trumped defamation legislation? Matthew Richardson features as a speaker at this important forum which will review recent decisions both in Australia (Toben v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 296; Google Inc v Trkulja [2016] VSCA 333) and around the increasingly shrinking globe.

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to 24 Feb.

VIII Congreso de Arbitraje Internacional Cámara de Comercio Internacional Costa Rica | 22-24 February 2017

Rashda Rana SC will join the VIII Congreso de Arbitraje Internacional Cámara de Comercio Internacional Costa Rica (International Arbitration Conference - Costa Rica) and host the ArbitralWomen Breakfast with the topic “Diversity Initiatives around the globe: Will they achieve the goal of equality & diversity?” 

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8:30 am08:30

Trade Law Forum - 50 Years of UNCITRAL

The TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, UNCITRAL, UNCCA and the Australia Attorney General’s Department are proud to host the 2016 Trade Law Forum - 50 Years of UNCITRAL.

The one day Symposium will be held at the Supreme Court Library on the 2 December 2016, commencing with a welcome reception on 1 December at Old Government House, QUT. Presenters will include international and local speakers as well as members of UNCITRAL.

Registration: https://law.uq.edu.au/trade-law-forum-50-years-uncitral

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:30

Session 1 - 50 years of UNCITRAL and International Trade: An Australian Perspective

9:00 - 9:10

  • Welcome by Professor Sarah Derrington, Dean and Head of School, TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

9:10 - 9:35

  • Jeffrey Chan Wah Teck SC - Deputy Solicitor-General, Singapore - Former UNCITRAL Working Group Chair and former Chair of UNCITRAL

9:35 - 10:00

  • The Honourable Justice James Douglas - Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland

10:00 - 10:30

  • Jenny Clift - Senior Legal Officer UNCITRAL Secretariat Vienna; Secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency) and Head of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Unit

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - UNCCA and Australian's Engagement with UNCITRAL in 2016

  • Chair - Tim Castle - Founding Chair of UNCCA, Barrister Sydney - Role of UNCCA in Support of UNCITRAL Working Groups and the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
  • Future Direction in Arbitration and Conciliation - Dr Dalma R Demeter
  • Future Directions in Cross-Border Insolvency - Prof Rosalind Mason
  • UNCITRAL's Adoption of the Model Law on Secured Transactions - Bruce Whittaker

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:50

Session 3 - International Commercial Arbitration - The UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (2014)

  • Chair - Khory McCormick, Partner, MinterEllison
  • Speaker - Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
  • Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock, Faculty of Law, Bond University
  • Jeremy Shelley - Private International Law and Commercial Policy Unit - Attorney-General's Department

2:50 - 3:10 Break

3:20 - 4:40

Session 4 - Electronic Transferable Records and the Implementation of the Electronic Communications Convention

  • Chair - Dr Alan Davidson - TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland
  • Luca Castellani - Legal Officer in the Secretariat of UNCITRAL Vienna; Secretary of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce)
  • Dr Adrian McCullagh, Director, DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Wendy Hau – Attorney General’s Department

4:40 - 5:00

Closing Remarks - Suzanne Howarth, Deputy Chair, UNCCA

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6:30 pm18:30

The shifting sands below the sea: the South China Sea in a rapidly changing region

Gilbert + Tobin and the International Law Association host 6 St James' International's Dr Christopher Ward SC and Professor Tim Stephens at this evening seminar to discuss the consequences of recent developments in international law regarding the South China Sea (including the recent arbitral award from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, and its implications for Australia) in the context of a rapidly changing geo-political environment in our region.


6.30pm for a 7.00pm start Tuesday 29 November, 2016


Gilbert + Tobin
L35, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney
200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo


Simone Walsh
+61 2 9263 4095

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9:00 am09:00

33rd Governance Institute of Australia National Conference

"Advocating the Complexity of Corporate Law"

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join other leading Sydney corporate law barristers at the Governance Institute's panel at its Annual National Conference to be held on 29 November 2016 in Sydney.

Facilitated by Professor Michael Adams, Dean, Western Sydney University Law School, the panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from the barristers who advocate, advise and represent clients in intricate cases of corporate law. From the bar, hear the insider’s view of Australian corporate law.   

The 33rd Conference program covers a range of subject matters and topics including:

  • Beyond the business judgement rule
  • Hear from the regulators: What you need to know
  • Innovation in action
  • The current state of corporate culture
  • How cyber savvy is your organisation?
  • The pursuit of productivity
  • Reputational risk
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9:00 pm21:00

City of Sydney Law Society - Forgery and Mortgages

Forgery and Mortgages – Risks for Practitioners of Failing to Confirm Signatures under the new s.56C of the Real Property Act

Date: Nov 10 05:30 PM

Venue: The York, (formerly NSW Bowlers Club) Level 2, 99 York St, Sydney

Speaker: Mr Tim Castle, Barrister


  • Free to CSLS members
  • $60 non-members

Please click here to book online or contact the City of Sydney Law Society

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9:00 am09:00

Australian National University Public Law Weekend 2016

A leading administrative law conference will be held at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, 28 October 2016. The Public Law Weekend, run by the Centre for International and Public Law chaired by 6 St James' International's Dr James Stellios, is one of Australia’s preeminent public law conferences. 

The program this year will focus on a range of current and important administrative law issues and developments. The program features distinguished administrative law jurists, commentators and practitioners.

Program: (PDF 381.21 KB)


Government, Corporate & General Public: $300
Academic: $260
Full-time student & Concession rate: $60
Dinner at the National Museum of Australia (optional): $130pp



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6:00 pm18:00

Inaugural Seminar of the Australian Chapter of the New York State Bar Association's International Section

6 St James International's Tim Castle, in his role as co-chair of the Australian Chapter of the New York State Bar Association's International Section will welcome Gene Phillips, Director of PF2 Securities, New York, as guest speaker at the inaugural seminar to be held at Johnson Winter & Slattery in Sydney on 19 October 2016 a 6pm.

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6:30 pm18:30

NSW Law Society CLE: Ethical Issues for lawyers with government clients

David Rayment will join Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz and others in a panel discussion hosted by the NSW Law Society on "Ethical Issues for lawyers with government clients".

This discussion will cover the model litigant policy and other ethical issues for lawyers with government clients. This seminar will be chaired by two NSW Young Lawyers from the Public Law and Government committee.

David was admitted to the NSW Bar in 2004. He was a member of Frederick Jordan Chambers for 12 years before joining 6 St James Hall Chambers in February 2016. David was a member of the NSW Bar Council in 2009 and a Tipstaff to a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2003.

David advises and appears for commercial and government based clients in complex commercial and financial disputes. His major current cases include appearing for a respondent to the Caason Investments securities class action in the Federal Court of Australia and also appearing for the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on instructions from the Australian Government Solicitor in the Badgerys Creek tenancy litigation.

Register: http://eshop.lawsociety.com.au/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/3563

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6:00 pm18:00

Australian Institute of International Affairs (NSW Branch) "Reflections on International Law - the effects of recent developments"

Dr Stephen Tully will join a distinguished panel to address the NSW Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs at its upcoming seminar on Reflections on international law - the effects of recent developments in Sydney on 5 July 2016.

For more details, read our recent Update.

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to 2 Jul.

24th ANZSIL Conference

  • Australian National University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 24th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) will take place from Thursday 30 June 2016 to Saturday 2 July 2016 at University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

The Conference theme is 'International Law of the Everyday: Fieldwork, Friction and Fairness'.  In addition to a wide range of panels on topics reflecting this theme, the Conference program will feature from 6 St James' International Legal Practice Group:

Professor Tim Stephens - Professor of International Law, University of Sydney, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, President, Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law

Dr James Stellios - Chair of Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law, to be delivered by the Commonwealth Solicitor General

Kate Eastman SC - Speaker on Corporate Accountability & Fairness Panel: Business and International Human Rights

Link for registration details

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to 18 May

Trade Law Forum, Incheon, Sth Korea

  • Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), this forum is hosted by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific together with the Hague Conference on International Law, the Ministry of Justice of Korea, the International Bar Association, the Korea Legislation Research Institute and the Korea International Trade Law Association.

The Forum is an umbrella event encompassing a Flagship Conference, 3 seminars and a capacity building workshop, all covering a wide range of international trade law topics ranging from international contracts and carriage of goods to secured transactions and public procurement.

Tim Castle will join the Civil Society Roundtable in his role as National Co-ordintor of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee of Australia (UNCCA).

For more details visit the website: http://www.2016tlf.com

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