Speeches by the Honourable T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW

2017

​03 AprWriting Judgments with the Parties in Mind : NJCA “Writing Better Judgments” Program Keynote Address​
​30 Mar​​Off with the wig: Issues that arise for advocates when switching from the courtroom to the negotiating table
​​25 ​MarOn to Strasbourg or back to Temple?: The future of European law in Australia post-Brexit
​01 Feb​Doing Right By "All Manner pf People": Building a More Inclusive Legal System - Opening of Law Term Dinner
2016
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​25 NovKeynote Address, Inaugural Sir James Martin Oration
​22 NovOpening Address, 4th International Arbitration Conference
​21 Nov​​The benefits of courts such as Singapore International Commercial Court
​11 NovLaunch of the NSW Branch of the Hellenic Australia Lawyers Association
​09 NovThe History of Contract Law
​21 OctPrying Open the Court Doors: Meeting the Challenges of International Commercial Litigation in Australia
​14 SepPacific Judicial Conference, Papua New Guinea - ​​Specialised Courts/Court Tracks - The Way to Go?
​20162016 Admission Ceremony Speech
​19 JulThe impact of the First World War on the NSW Judiciary​​
​21 JunTweeters, Posters and Grammers Beware: Discovery and Social Media Evidence
​04 JunCosts in Representative Proceedings, Costs Budgeting and Fixed Costs Schemes
​03 JunOpening Address: Future of Law Reporting in Australia Forum
​25 MayIntroductory Remarks, GC1000 Meet the Regulators
​02 MayLaunch of the Special Edition of the Australian Tax Review in Recognition of the Hon RF Edmonds SC
​19 AprAccess to Justice in Regional New South Wales, Newcastle Business Club
​11 AprJudicial Responses to Domestic Violence
​31 MarBook Launch: Insurance Contracts Act Handbook, 9th Edition
​21 MarStatutory Commissions, Compulsory Examinations and Common Law Rights
​08 MarBook Launch: Adjudication on the Gold Fields in NSW and Victoria in the 19th Century
​05 MarThree Contemporary Issues in Civil Litigation: Expert Evidence, Discovery and Alternative Dispute Resolution
​02 Mar​Illegally or Improperly Obtained Evidence: In Defence of Australia's Discretionary Approach
​10 Feb​​Remarks: Opening of Law Term Shabbat Dinner
​04 FebOpening of law term address: 'The Nature of the Profession: The State of the Law'​

Appendix & Search Results

2015​​

​18 Dec
​29 Oct​​College of Law Judge's Series: Lawyer/Client Privilege
​27 OctHistory of Equity - delivered at the Forbes Legal History Tutorial
​31 Jul50 years of Commercial Law
​09 JuliAdvocate v Rumpole: Who will survive? An analysis of advocates' ongoing relevance in the age of technology
​13 Jun​"Counting Ceorls and Eorls" - 20th Anniversary of the Evidence Act​​
​06 May​"Buttered Parsnips and a Damp Squib"
​20 AprSwearing Out Ceremony of the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett
​Feb2015 ​Admission Ceremony Speech
​18 FebAfter the Civil Procedure Act - 10 Year Anniversary of the Civil Procedure Act
​02 FebOpening of Law Term Dinner Address 2015

2014

​14 NovDuties to the Court, Duties of the Court - Law Society Planning Conference
​13 NovAccessing justice and dispensing it justly: some assorted thoughts - Salvos Legal Lecture Series
​08 NovAccessing justice and dispensing it justly: some assorted thoughts - Salvos Legal Lecture Series
​30 OctCommunity Awareness of the Judiciary Program - Opening Remarks
​05 Oct27th LAWASIA Conference - Environmental/Judicial Session
​03 SepThe History of Insolvency Law
​21 AugPanel discussion: privilege, confidentiality and privacy in the ADR forum
16 Jul Ramadan Iftar Dinner
18 Jun

A different judicial perspective on discovery - 8th Information Governance and ediscovery summit

22 May

The Bail Act 2013: Selected Scenarios - DVD Launch

07 Apr

Key Issues in Judicial Review - Book Launch

04 Apr

Justice in Arms: Military Lawyers in the Australian Army's First Hundred Years - Book Launch

29 Mar Duties of Bar and Bench: Some Reflections on Case Management and Judicial Bias
03 Mar Newcastle University address: The trials and tribulations of being a lawyer
21 Feb LawAsia Opening Address
13 Feb Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law - Book Launch
2014

2014 Admission Ceremony speech

03 Feb

 

Opening of Law Term Dinner Address 2014

2013

15 Nov ADT Members' Conference - Opening Remarks
08 Nov University of Western Sydney Law School Alumni Association - Annual Dinner Occasional Address
28 Oct The Importance of Developing Convergent Commercial Law Systems, Procedurally and Substantively
12 Oct Toongabbie Legal Centre Annual Fundraising Dinner
11 Oct Separation of Powers: Reality or Desirable Fiction - JCA Colloquium
19 Sep Insurance Law - A View From the Bench
03 Sep The Historical Development of Corporations Law
​31 Aug It Tolls for Thee: Accessorial Liability After Bell v Westpac
12 Jul LPAB Diploma in Law Graduation - Occassional Address (University of Sydney)
08 May  Insolvency Practitioner's Association of Australia - National Conference
06 May Aviation Law Conference
16 Apr Lawyers and Commercialism: Help or Hindrance?
2013 2013 Admission Ceremony speech
13 Mar The Importance of Public Service - Affinity Intercultural Foundation Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
28 Feb Superannuation Lawyers Conference Opening Remarks
29 Jan Opening of Law Term Dinner Address 2013

2012

03 Dec Formal Ceremony in Honour of the Re-opening of Banco Court and 100 Year Anniversary of the Court of Criminal Appeal
21 Nov Social Media: the End of CIvilization? - Warrane Lecture, UNSW
15 Nov Legal Education - Does It Make Good Lawyers
24 Oct Federalism and the National Legal Profession Reforms
13 Oct Director's, Trustee and Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Domestic Corporate Arrangements - Annual Family Law Conference
10 Oct Community Awareness of the Judiciary Program
01 Aug Beyond the Stocks - A Community Approach to Crime
26 Jul Justice for Hire: Have Gavel, Will Travel (Or, Arbitrators and the Judicial Duty)
21 Apr Commercialisation of Legal Practice
24 Mar The Legal Profession and the Defence Forces: Historical Connections
14 Mar Commonwealth Secretariat Pacific Judges Regional Forum
29 Feb The Australian Arbitration Option - Forum Mumbai and New Delhi
10 Feb Address to Law Shabbat Dinner
2012 2012 Admission Ceremony speech
30 Jan
Opening of Law Term Dinner Address 2012

2011

01 Dec Address to the University of NSW Law 40th Anniversary Conference
29 Nov Interpretation of Contracts in Australia - Book Launch
16 Nov Address to the City of Sydney Law Society Annual Dinner
27 Oct Address to the University of NSW Law School Book Celebration
19 Oct Address to Sydney Law School Foundation Reception
06 Oct 2011 Australasian Court Administrators Conference - Opening Address
21 Sep Address to the Continuing Professional Development Seminar
10 Sep Exchanging Ideas Conference - Welcome Address
09 Sep Address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
23 Aug Annual Corporate Law Conference - Welcome Address
20 Aug Annual Supreme Court Judges' Conference - Opening Address
13 Aug Advanced Altenative Dispute Resolution Workshop - Opening Address
09 Aug Speech on the Retirement of the Hon David Hodgson AO
01 Jun Swearing In Ceremony of the Honourable TF Bathurst QC

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