Speeches by former judicial officers

Alphabetical list:

The Honourable Justice Adams​

​28 Jul 1998Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Michael Adams QC


The Honourable ​Justice RI Barrett​​​​​​​​

​Sep 2018Banking and Financial Services Law Association, 35th Annual Conference, Queenstown " Trust me: Does trust property go where it should after insolvency?"
​Aug 2015Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section Corporations Workshop, After Dinner Speech
20 Apr ​2​015Farewell Ce​​remony for the Hon Justice R I Barrett upon the occasion of his retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW
23 Jul 2014Book Launch - Nuncio D'Angelo, "Commercial Trusts"
30 Aug 2013Commentary on "Cross Border Insolvency - Judicial Assistance in the Post- Hoffmann Era
14 May 2013Book Launch - Everett and McCracken's Banking and Financial Institutions Law
22 Feb 2013Admission of Lawyers, Newcastle
11 Sep 2012Elder Law and Succession Committee - "Listen to the Judges" Series
19 Jul 2012Book Launch - Farid Assaff, "Statutory Demands and Winding Up in Insolvency"

15 Mar 2011

Judicial Views on Litigation Funding
13 Mar 2011Judicial Reflections on Insurance Insolvency
04 Apr 2010Sydney Law School Takeovers Panel Conference - Closing Remarks
26 Jul 2008Insolvency of Registered Managed Investment Schemes
23 Feb 2006The Principle in Re Hastings-Bass
24 Aug 2003The "Most Wrong" Equity Cases 1990 - 2003: Attorney General v Blake
07 Aug 2005Cross Border Insolvency - Aspects of the Unctral Model Law
19 Mar 2001Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Reginald Ian Barrett 

The Honoura​ble Justice PA Bergin, Chief Judge in Equity​

​20-22 Oct 2016Meeting challenges posed by modern international commercial litigation - Fifth Judicial Seminar on Commercial Litigation (Hong Kong)
​31 Jul 2​015
50 Years of Commercial Law: the Commercial Law Association of Australia Anniversary Conference
​20 Mar 2014The global trend in mediation; confidentiality; and mediation in complex commercial disputes. An Australian perspective (Mediation Conference, Hong Kong)
21 Jun 2013The new regime of practice in the Equity division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
​19 Oct 2012The Right Balance Between Trial and Mediation: Visions, Experiences and Proposals
​11 May 2012The Objectives, Scope and Focus of Mediation Legislation in Australia
04 Apr 2012Elder Law in Australia, by Rodney Lewis; Launch, Parliament House, Sydney
06 May 2011The Expert's Lament
28 Apr 2011Judicial Mediation in Australia
​21 Mar 2011Cross Border Issues in Discovery Disclosure Orders and Search Orders
18 Feb 2011The Repentant Trustee
​08 Nov 2010A Question of Dignity
​25 Oct 2010New South Wales Young Lawyers' Association State of The Profession Address
​28 Aug 20102010 Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop
​25 Nov 2009Executors/Trustees and Mandatory Mediations
​03 Aug 2008Case Management
​30 Nov 2007Mediation in Hong Kong: the Way Forward Perspectives from Australia
​31 Mar 2007Litigation and Globalisation
​26 Oct 2005Presentation of Commercial Cases in the Supreme Court of New South Wales
​05 May 2004Methodology of the management of construction disputes in the Supreme Court of New South Wales
​26 Nov 2003Equity in Practice
​06 Nov 2003Commercial Causes Centenary Dinner
​26 Aug 2003Commercial Litigation: Tips for Success and Traps for the Unwary: A Judge's Perspective on Case Preparation
​26 Jul 2003A Judicial Perspective on what the Court expects from legal practitioners in equity and commercial litigation
​17 Apr 2003Conferral of Degrees Ceremony, Division of Law, Macquarie University
​22 Oct 2002National Judicial Orientation Programme - Time Management
​28 Nov 2000Interlocutory Procedures
​04 May 2000Women in Health Law
​12 Nov 1999Professional Legal Education in the Multi-Disciplinary Corporate Environment
​29 Oct 1999Women on Statutory Boards
​​01 Mar 1999Swearing in Ceremony of Patricia Anne Bergin, SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW

The Honourable​​ Justice PJ Hidden, AM​

The Honourable Justice PD McClellan, AM

​08 Feb 2018
Swearing Out Ceremony of the Hon Justice Peter McClellan
​07 Feb 2018

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Speeches 2013-2017

06 Dec 2012Corruption: A Problem for the Public and Private Sector?
​03 Dec 2012A Matter of Fact: The Origins of the Court of Criminal Appeal
​10 Apr 2012Crown Prosecutor's Conference - Sentencing in the 21st Century
​29 Mar 2012Rule of Law Insitute of Australia - 2012 NSW Legal Studies Association Conference
​01 Dec 2011The Future Role of the Judge - Umpire, Manager, Mediator or Service Provider
​24 Nov 2011White Collar Crime: Perpetrators and Penalties
​22 Jul 2011Contamination of the Environment - Past Problems and Contemporary Responses
​05 Mar 2011Looking Inside the Jury Room
​19 Nov 2010The University of Western Sydney Law Alumni Dinner Occasional Address
​07 May 2010UNSW Graduation Ceremony Occasional Address
​15 Apr 2010Civil Justice Reform - What has it achieved?
​27 Mar 2010Changes in Civil Process - Toward a Phased Trial
​10 Dec 2009Environment Crime in Context: From Spcc V Caltex to Date *
​20 Nov 2009Seventh Annual Jury Research and Practice Conference Paper
​04 Nov 2009Eloquence and Reason - are juries appropriate for defamation trials?
​02 Oct 2009Admissibility of expert evidence under the Uniform Evidence Act
​29 Apr 2009A Discussion on Property Rights
​26 Mar 2009Litigation - Some Contemporary Issues
​25 Oct 2008The Australian Justice system in 2020
​17 Sep 2008Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century Mediate Or Litigate?
​07 Jun 2008Two Contemporary Challenges: The Role of Deterrence In Sentencing and the Effective Use of Experts
​Apr 2008Some Benefits of Mediation
​Apr 2008ADR - An Introduction
​25 Mar 2008Juries - Common Sense and the Truth
​29 Nov 2007Concurrent Expert Evidence
​20 Jul 2007Contemporary Challenges for the Justice System - Expert Evidence
​16 Apr 2007The New Rules
​04 Nov 2006Australian Administrative Law
​2006Terrorism and the law
​20 Oct 2006Expert Evidence - Aces up Your Sleeve?
​17 Aug 2006Australian Institute of Urban Studies Sydney's Water Supply - A Reality Check: Is There a Need for a Public Inquiry?
​02 Aug 2006Who is telling the truth? Psychology, common sense and the law
​19 May 2006The University of Sydney Graduation Ceremony 
​12 May 20062006 Economics & Business Educators Legal Studies Students Professional Development Conference: Law, Justice and Society
​24 Nov 2005Courts in the 21st Century - Should We Do Things Differently?   
​12 Sep 2005Access to Justice in Environmental Law - An Australian Perspective
​02 Sep 2005Judicial Conduct: Still a Live Issue, Some Thoughts On the Paper by Professor Peter A Sallman
​30 Jan 2001Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Peter David McClellan QC  

The H​onourable Justice CC Simpson​​​

​27 Mar 2018
Farewell Ceremony for the Hon Justice Carolyn Simpson upon the Occasion of Her Retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW
01 Feb 1994Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Carolyn Chalmers Simpson QC

The Honourable J J Spigelman AC, Chief Justice of NSW​ 

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