Speeches by the Honourable A S Bell, Chief Justice of NSW


01 Feb 2023

Opening of Law Term Dinner Address 2023 -
'The State of the New South Wales Judicature 200 years on from the Bigge Report'

​07 Dec 2022
Remarks on the occasion of the 10th John Lehane Memorial Lecture
​09 Nov 2022
Speech on the occasion of the Court of Appeal sitting in Wagga Wagga​
19 Oct 2022
Remarks on the Occasion of Silk Bows
28 Sep 2022
Remarks on the retirement of Mr Ross Anderson
17 Sep 2022
Innovative Justice - Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture, University of Newcastle
​29 Aug 2022
A Model of Judicial Sustainable Development: The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales at 40 – Opening Address to the Land and Environment Court Anniversary Conference 
​25 Aug 2022
Remarks Introducing Mr David Gonski AC 
​17 Aug 2022
The Importance of Institutions in Modern Society – Lunchtime Address at The Moriah Foundation Trusted Advisors Network 
21 Jul 2022
Launch of Stata Law in New South Wales and Joske’s Law and Procedure at Meetings in Australia
​18 Jun 2022
“Amongst the Portraits” – Speech to St Paul’s College Union 
01 Jun 2022
‘When an accused goes into evidence’ – Keynote Address to the Legal Aid NSW Criminal Law Conference
20 Apr 2022
‘Some Key Decisions of the Court of Appeal in 2021’ - District Court of NSW Annual Conference
14 Apr 2022
The Hon. Justice John Basten: an appreciation
​07 Mar 2022
Swearing-in ceremony of the Hon. A S Bell as Chief Justice of New South Wales
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28 Feb 2022
Farewell Ceremony for the Hon. T F Bathurst AC
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​17 Feb 2022
“Strata Title in the NSW Court of Appeal” - Address to the Australian College of Strata Lawyers Annual Conference
​16 Nov 2021
Gambling, the Law and the 21st Century - LAWASIA 2021 ‘Virtual’ Annual Conference 
​29 Oct 2021
‘Disputes with International Dimensions’, Supreme Court of Western Australia Annual Conference
​23 Jul 2021
‘The rule of law and the Constitution – a short overview’, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne Law School, Constitutional Law Conference 2021
​21 Jun 2021
‘Foreword’ in Mohammud Jaamae Hafeez-Baig and Jordan English, The Law of Tracing, (Federation Press, 2021)
​15 Apr 2021
NSW Court of Appeal: A Year in Review – 2020
13 Apr 2021
Occasional Address to the Newcastle University College of Human and Social Futures Graduation Ceremony
​06 Apr 2021
Recent Recurring Issues in the Court of Appeal - District Court of NSW Annual Conference
​15 Oct 2020
​'The Rise of the Anti-Arbitration Injunction', Third Annual Supreme Court ADR Address
​18 Aug 2020
The Court of Appeal and the Coronavirus [2020] (Winter) Bar News
21 Feb 2020
The Federal and State Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2019 Term
​26 Nov 2019
​International Commercial Dispute Resolution: an Australian perspective
​25 Oct 2019
EPLA Conference - Court of Appeal update
​21 Oct 2019
Delivering Reasons in the Tribunal Context
​05 Sep 2019
​Launch of Heydon on Contract: The General Part
​02 Sep 2019
What Albert did and what Albert did next: Albert Bathurst Piddington - the High Court judge who never sat

​23 Aug 2019
​Private International Law in Practice Across the Divisions: some recent developments and case law
​12 Jul 2019
An Australian International Commercial Court – Not a Bad Idea or What a Bad Idea?, Australian Bar Association Biennial International Conference
​28 Jun 2019
Occasional Address, Legal Profession Admission Board Graduation Ceremony
28 Feb 2019
Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honourable Justice Andrew Bell as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and President of the Court of Appeal