Chris Ronalds AO SC appointed as Chair to Independent Swimming Panel

Chris Ronalds AO SC has been appointed as the Chair of the Independent Panel of Female Experts to investigate issues relating to women and girls’ experience and the advancement of swimming for all athletes across the sport. Chris is a highly regarded and prominent barrister in discrimination and harassment law, employment law and administrative law. She played a pivotal role in the development […]

Multiculturalism in Australia Post COVID-19 by Lee-May Saw

It is very easy to be labelled a ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ for being a Chinese Asian Australian member of the New South Wales Bar. I do not consider that contemporary obsessions with Australia’s trade relations with China assist this phenomenon. Nor do community tensions on issues of race in the wake of the virus that […]

Self-styled healer Serge Benhayon leads ‘socially harmful cult’: jury. Tom Molomby SC and Louise Goodchild

Former Sydney tennis coach turned self-styled spiritual healer Serge Benhayon has suffered a spectacular loss in his Supreme Court defamation case against a former client, after a four-person jury found it was true to say he led a “socially harmful cult”, “intentionally indecently touched” clients and made “bogus healing claims”.   Read the full article HERE

Spiritual healer cross-examined – Tom Molomby SC and Louise Goodchild

A former Sydney tennis coach turned spiritual healer who is suing a former client for defamation over social media posts branding him a sexual predator and cult leader has told the NSW Supreme Court he “always” had full consent before touching patients. Serge Benhayon, 54, is suing acupuncturist and former client Esther Rockett for defamation over a […]

Tony McAvoy was named QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and also received the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

On 7th August 2018 Tony McAvoy was named QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and also received the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Alumnus Award. 

NT Court of Appeal – Chris Ronalds SC & Craig Longman

In the recent decision of Munkara v Bencsevich & Ors, the Northern Territory Court of Appeal appears to have adopted an interpretation of s 10 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) that could limit First Nations people’s protection against racial discrimination in the Northern Territory CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

The Estate of Colleen McCullough – David Murr SC and David Ash

Colleen McCullough

One barrister’s battle to increase Indigenous lawyer numbers – Chris Ronalds AO SC

Feb 1 2018 One barrister’s battle to increase Indigenous lawyer numbers – Chris Ronalds AO SC, Katie Walsh. View article    

Fresh twist in battle for author Colleen McCullough’s estate – David Murr SC and David Ash

22 May 2018 Fresh twist in battle for author Colleen McCullough’s estate 2, Michaela Whitbourn.   View article