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  • 24 April, 2015 - ANZAC Ceremonial Sittings of the Supreme Court

    List members, Paul Willee QC, Andrew Kirkham QC, Andrew Crozier-Durham, Gary Hevey, Nik Dragojlovic and Doug Laidlaw, all of whom, are serving or have served in the Aus... read more

    List members, Paul Willee QC, Andrew Kirkham QC, Andrew Crozier-Durham, Gary Hevey, Nik Dragojlovic and Doug Laidlaw, all of whom, are serving or have served in the Australian Defence Force, attended the  Ceremonial Sitting of the Supreme Court of Victoria to acknowledge the Centenary of the Landings at Gallipoli. Among those honoured at the Ceremony were the many members of the legal profession who served in the First World War from 1914-1918. Close to 800 men made up Victoria’s legal profession at that time. About 300 barristers and solicitors enlisted in armed services, 23 of whom never returned

     

     From left: Andrew Kirkham AM, RFD, QC, Paul Willee RFD, QC, Gary Hevey RFD.


  • 23 April, 2015 - ANZAC Ceremonial Sittings of the Supreme Court - Part 2

    List members Doug Laidlaw, Andrew Crozier-Durham, Nik Dragojlovic read more

    List members Doug Laidlaw, Andrew Crozier-Durham, Nik Dragojlovic.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From left: Doug Laidlaw, Andrew Crozier-Durham RFD & Nik Dragojlovic


  • 10 April, 2015 - Australia's Best Lawyers 2015

    We congratulate George Golvan QC and John Karkar QC who were again recognised by the 2015 Best Lawyers publication read more

    We congratulate George Golvan QC and John Karkar QC who were again recognised by the 2015 Best Lawyers publication as being eminent in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. John was also recognised in the fields of litigation, bet-the-company litigation and intellectual property.

     

     

  • 07 April, 2015 - Melinda Richards SC appointed Crown Counsel

    We have much pleasure in congratulating list member Melinda Richards SC on her appointment as Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria effective from 7 April 2015. read more

    We have much pleasure in congratulating list member Melinda Richards SC on her appointment as Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria effective from 7 April 2015.

    Melinda Richards was admitted to practice in 1993, signed the Bar Roll in 1996 and was appointed SC in 2013. Melinda has enjoyed a significant and diverse practice for more than 20 years, specialising in administrative law, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination law, employment and industrial law, personal injuries work, freedom of information and privacy.  Melinda is also noted for her work in human rights.

    Melinda has appeared in a number of high profile matters including Cubillo v Commonwealth. She was junior counsel assisting in the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and counsel assisting the 2011 Rush Inquiry into Victoria Police. More recently she has appeared in Aitken v Victoria [2012] VCAT 1547; Ashby v Commonwealth (No 4) (2013) 298 ALR 308 and was senior counsel assisting the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry in 2014.

     

     

     

  • 05 March, 2015 - International Women's Day breakfast

    Gordon & Jackson was a major sponsor in the Rotary run International Women's Day breakfast held at the Palladium Crown on 5 March. read more

    Gordon & Jackson was a major sponsor in the Rotary run International Women's Day breakfast held at the Palladium Crown on 5 March. Approximately 1,300 people were in attendance. The highlight was a panel discussion on gender equality expertly chaired by Geraldine Doogue with panelists including Judge Frances Millane, Kate Jenkins, Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner, Mary Barry, CEO, National Heart Foundation, Peta Searle, St Kilda Football Club coach and Prof Andrew McLeod, Good Super Australia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From left: Peter Booth - List Chair, Marie Wilkening-Le Brun, Ross Gordon, Alison Umbers & Anne Sheehan.

     

  • 20 February, 2015 - Congratulations Julian Snow!

    We congratulate Julian Snow who won the Australian Open doubles title at real tennis in January 2015. read more

    We congratulate Julian Snow who won the Australian Open doubles title at real tennis in January 2015.

    Julian benefited from partnering American professional Camden Riviere, currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. In the final, they beat two Australians – Kieran Booth & Bret Richardson – by 3 sets to 1.

    Julian, now 50 years old, and himself a previous No.1 ranked player (as long ago as 1992/93) is the oldest player ever to have won such an event. This win was his 15th (and probably final) such victory stretching back to the French Open doubles in 1985.

     

     

  • 19 February, 2015 - Parade the Musical – 23-28 February 2015 – presented by BottledSnail Productions

    Gordon & Jackson is a Gold Sponsor and principal partner in this production which runs at the Coopers Malthouse Theatre from 23-28 February. Sponsorship funds go to sup... read more

    Gordon & Jackson is a Gold Sponsor and principal partner in this production which runs at the Coopers Malthouse Theatre from 23-28 February. Sponsorship funds go to support mental health awareness in the legal community.

    The cast is made up of members of the legal profession, including List member Hadi Mazloum. Also a cast member and Second Assistant Director is List Member Nicholas Kanarev. It is expected that over 1300 members of the legal profession, family and friends will attend.

    Tickets are available at www.parade.bottledsnail.com

  • 22 December, 2014 - Office Hours - January 2015

    Gordon & Jackson will be closed from 1.00pm 24th December 2014 until 9am 5th January 2015. read more

    Gordon & Jackson will be closed from 1.00pm 24th December 2014 until 9am 5th January 2015.

    Office hours January 2015

    Monday 5 January to Friday 9 January: 9am until 4pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
    Monday 12 January to Friday 16 January: 9am until 5pm
    Monday 19 January to Friday 23 January: 8.30am until 5.30pm
    Tuesday 27 January to Friday 30 January: 8.30am until 6pm