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background as a barrister Overall, 32% of court judges and 63% of tribunal judges were from non-barrister backgrounds (mostly solicitors). However, in the more senior court posts (High Court and above) only 3% of current judges were non-barristers. In both courts and tribunals, the proportion with a non-barrister background has
of the barrister’s duty of candour to the courts in New South Wales Bar Association -v- Thomas (No 2) (1989) 18 NSWLR 193, a matter involving a failure of counsel to disclose during criminal proceedings how certain statements had been obtained. Kirby P said at p204: “The rank of barrister is one of status. With it go obligations which cannot be
* Barrister, 20 Essex Street; Member of the International Law Commission; Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. 1 This article is based upon a lecture given at the Indian Society of International Law on 13 September 2013. It draws upon and updates earlier talks and writings, including M. Wood,
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9.1.2 a barrister or an employee of, or person otherwise engaged by, the solicitor’s law practice or by an associated entity for the purposes of delivering or administering legal services in relation to the client, EXCEPT as permitted in Rule 9.2. 9.2 A solicitor may disclose information which is confidential to a client if: