Winter 2020

Editor's Note

The COVID-19 Special Digital edition

President's Report

The Bar rises to meet the challenges of COVID-19


The COVID-19 Crisis
After COVID-19: marketing the Bar through and after the pandemic
Innovation in a pandemic: Reflections from the Great Pause
The profession giving back to the community
Report of the Witness Evidence Working Group in the UK

Recent Developments

High Court clarifies meaning of ‘officer’ in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King [2020] HCA 4
Adjournment in the time of the pandemic
COVID-19 and Detention
The hair dryer and the samurai sword - the impact of COVID-19 on bail determinations
Recovery of non-economic damages for breach of consumer guarantees in Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 17
A Significant Possibility that an Innocent Person has been Convicted in Pell v The Queen (2020) 94 ALJR 394, [2020] HCA 12
Black Lives Matter rally wins last minute appeal in Raul Bassi v Commissioner of Police (NSW) [2020] NSWCA 109


The Impact of COVID-19 on Sentencing
Courts in the Pandemic – A View from the Bench
The Court of Appeal and the Coronavirus
What have we learnt from enforced working from home?
Viability of Virtual Chambers: Can We? Would We? Should We?
Impact of COVID-19 on the Criminal Justice System
COVID-19: the Public Defenders perspective
COVID and Crime – A View from the Private Bar
Mercy in the time of COVID-19
How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Arbitration Hearing – Tips from the Battlefield
Video justice: ten years of progress for courts in eight weeks
Confessions of a Natural Introvert
You Are Not Alone
Fee recovery assistance available to members for fees unpaid after three months
No snapback for the Bar: court chiefs confirm some changes will remain post-Covid
Remote Hearings during the Pandemic
New Ways of Working: COVID-19’s Silver Lining
Reflections on Litigation in the time of COVID-19
Family Court Hearings by Video
A Personal Reflection on the practice of Family Law during COVID-19
Conducting Family Law Hearings from Home
Zoom Mediation
ADR in the COVID Age – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Education Programs in the time of COVID-19
The NSW Bar & COVID-19
A New Clerk and a Pandemic
How COVID-19 affected my Practice
Human Rights during a Global Pandemic
A Junior's Reflection
A Reader's Reflection
Maintaining a practice during COVID-19
Experiences during COVID
COVID-19 Anecdotes


The wearing of masks during the Spanish Flu
The 1918–20 influenza pandemic and the New South Wales legal profession
Reflections on the Influenza Pandemic of 1919


Philip Alan Selth OAM (1949 - 2020)
Terry John Joseph Willis (27 April 1952 - November 2019)


Letter to the Editor

Re: Bar News fakenews


Bullfry in the time of the Virus


It Just takes Practice (Notes)

The Furies

Can you wear trackies to court? What do junior barristers do when they can't tug the leader's gown? Misleading the court with virtual backgrounds?
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