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October 2020

Martin Place Chambers congratulates the following members of Chambers on their appointments to Bar Committees:

Ian Hemming SC (Chair) and Michele Kearns
Practice Development Committee

Janet McKelvey, Natasha Hammond and Michele Kearns
Climate Change Law Committee

Mark Seymour and Nick Eastman
Professional Conduct Committees

Andrew Pickles SC
Advocate for Change
 

September 2020

Martin Place Chambers congratulates our Clerk, Michele Kearns on celebrating her 30th anniversary as a Clerk.
We also welcome Tim Poisel and Lauren Sims as our new Readers.


May 2020

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to welcome Jeremy Farrell as a member of Chambers.


April 2020

We are pleased to announce that Scott Nash has been appointed as a Magistrate of the Local Court of NSW from 11 May 2020.
The members of chambers are delighted at his appointment and wish Scott well in his service to the State of NSW.

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Friday 13 March 2020: NSW Land and Environment Court: Minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Acting Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court has issued updated information relating to procedural changes in light of the latest Coronavirus recommendation. Click here or see below.

From today the Court is no longer providing access to interview rooms and the mediation room and is also removing water glasses and jugs from the courtroom. Practitioners are welcome to bring their own water, as many already do.

The Court is carefully monitoring the Commonwealth and State Governments' announcements and health advice relating to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In an endeavour to contain its effects and keep the Court operational as much as possible, parties in Classes 1, 2 (excluding tree dispute applications), 3, 4 and 8 are encouraged to use Online Registry and Online Court. Both Online Court and Online Registry will be operating 24 hours a day as normal and parties should avail themselves of these resources as much as possible.

Applications, appeals, notice of motion and subpoenas can continue to be filed by Online Registry. Online Court can be used to seek directions (including listing matters for conciliation conferences, mediations and hearings) and also access orders for subpoenas and notices to produce.

Parties in Class 2 tree dispute applications and Class 5, 6 and 7 criminal proceedings and appeals are encouraged to continue to seek directions and also access orders for subpoenas and notices to produce using the lecourt@justice.nsw.gov.au email address.

The Court also has telephone link services available and encourages the parties to seek to have matters listed for directions or mention by telephone if they would prefer.

The Court will continue to run a daily Registrar's list and the Friday Judge lists, however these small measures will minimise the need for parties to come to Court in the near future.

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September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Duggan SC, our Head of Chambers and foundation member has been appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW from 10 September 2019.

We are pleased to announce that Philip Clay SC, a foundation member has been appointed an Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court from 4 September 2019 to 3 September 2020

The members of chambers are delighted at their appointments and wish them well in their service to the State of NSW.


June 2016

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to welcome back The Hon Malcolm Craig QC as a door tenant.


September 2015

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Pickles to Senior Counsel.


January 2014

Martin Place Chambers relocated to 32/52 Martin Place, Sydney on Tuesday 28th January 2014.


October 2013

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Hemmings to Senior Counsel.


October 2011

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Clay to Senior Counsel.


September 2011

Scott Nash was elected Mayor of Randwick on 26th September 2011.


June 2011

We are pleased to announce that David Parry, formerly of Chambers has been appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia from 24 June 2011.


October 2010

Martin Place Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandra Duggan to Senior Counsel.


March 2010

We are pleased to announce that Malcolm Craig QC, our Head of Chambers from establishment in 2003, has been appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court from 2 March 2010.