LegalWise Seminar - Family Law Conference on 22 November 2018

Michelle McMahon and Madeleine Bridgett will be presenting at the Legalwise Seminar - Family Law Conference on 22 Nov 2018.

Michelle McMahon is presenting on emerging family law issues in the LGBTIQ community and Madeleine Bridgett will be presenting on substance abuse in parenting matters.

Please click here for more information on the conference and how to register. 

Dr Christopher Ward SC elected to global Presidency of ILA

6 St James Hall Chambers is delighted to announce that senior counsel Dr Christopher Ward SC was last week, elected to position of global President of the International Law Association.  The ILA, which has almost 5,000 members world-wide, works to develop and publicise rules of private and public international law.  Dr Ward’s extensive work over many decades in both fields of international law and related commercial law will ensure that the Association’s work is strengthened during his 2 year term.  The ILA last week, successfully gathered from around the world in Sydney for the 78th Biennial Conference, hosted by Dr Ward and the Australian Branch of the ILA. The Conference was addressed by dignitaries including the Right Honorable Lord Mance, Chief Justice Kiefel, Chief Justice Allsop, Chief Justice Bathurst, the Hon Mark Speakman and Chief Justice Pascoe as well as other Australian and foreign judges, counsel and arbitrators.  The Conference was greatly assisted by 6 St James Hall Barrister Ms Madeleine Bridgett.

78th International Law Association Biennial Conference

6 St James Hall is very pleased to be a supporter of the 78th International Law Association Biennial Conference, to be held in Sydney from 19-24 August 2018.  

Dr Christopher Ward SC, as President of the host branch of the International Law Association, heads the conference organization and will address the Conference, and barrister Sandrine Alexandre-Hughes will also speak on private international law.  

The Conference is a major international event, and will be opened by the Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and will also be addressed by the Chief Justices of the High Court, Federal Court, Family Court and New South Wales Supreme Court, as well as the Right Honorable Lord Mance of the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

For any inquiries or registrations, please see the Conference website,, or contact Dr Ward SC directly at

Dr James Stellios presenting at ANU's 40th Anniversary of the Federal Court

From ANU College of Law:

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. Current and former Federal Court Justices, and leading academics and practitioners will consider the Federal Court’s contribution to the development of Australian law.

Dr James Stellios will be co-presenting on the Friday morning with Justice John Griffiths on the Federal Court's contribution to Australian constitutional law. Dr Stellios will also chair a session on  the Saturday, before delivering the closing remarks of the conference.

You can register for the conference here.