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A great job by Wayne Sharwood of Key Chambers successfully defending his client in a succession claim in the NSW Supreme Court, which he ran entirely by videolink from our boardroom. Congratulations Wayne! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6686924218887745536-9ohj
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We urge you to read this compelling article on sexual harassment in the legal profession by Josie Dempster of Key Chambers, published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on the weekend. Thank you Josie for your insightful and powerful words on this critical issue. https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-m-a-young-barrister-let-me-tell-you-about-the-ubiquitous-nature-of-sexual-harassment-20200626-p556kp.html
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To add to recent interesting decisions about casual employees, well done Prue Bindon of Key Chambers in the recent decision of Shillingford v Comcare [202] FCA 775 which examined whether incapacity payments can be reduced to nil when a casual employee would not have been offered work even if had they not been injured. http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCA//2020/775.html
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Congratulations to Dan Crowe of Key Chambers on his expert handling of the difficult issue of pure mental harm in Ivers v Mehdi [2020] ACTSC112. Success on all fronts for his plaintiff today. https://www.courts.act.gov.au/supreme/judgments/ivers-v-mehdi
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She’s done it again! Well done Josie Dempster of Key Chambers for making the finalists in the 30Under30 Barrister Award 2020. Well deserved – go Josie! https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/lawyersweekly-30under30/winners/2020-finalists
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Thank you to Josie Dempster of Key Chambers for her important commentary in the recent special edition of the ACT Bar Bulletin discussing the removal of right to trial by jury in the ACT during the “COVID-19 emergency period” . Read it here: https://lnkd.in/fNjX8uh
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Key Chambers congratulates Dan Crowe and visiting counsel Campbell Bridge SC FCIArb and Geoffrey Diehm QC on making the Best Lawyers List for Australia 2021. Congratulations on this fantastic recognition from your peers!
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Congratulations to Seyi Onitiri of Key Chambers on his outstanding 2019 Churchill Fellowship award. Seyi will travel to New York for two months in 2020 to evaluate the success and transferability of their court navigator program that provides assistance to self-represented litigants. https://lnkd.in/fu-sqqs
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Great to see Karl Pattenden locking in indemnity costs awards and orders for security for costs for his clients in a series of recent Federal Court decisions by Justice Griffiths. Nice work Karl!https://lnkd.in/fgueWwzhttps://lnkd.in/fu8PiAuhttps://lnkd.in/fFVAqrj
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