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Fiona McLeod SC   LCAPres

3 January 2017

Fiona McLeod SC practises at the Victorian Bar, appearing in trials and appeals in public law, human rights, commercial, constitutional and common law matters. She has practised at the Victorian Bar since 1991 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.

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Cyber Precedent, a new information campaign by the Law Council of Australia to assist the legal profession further defend itself against growing cyber threats.

20 January 2017:  Law Council backs amendments to help bring slavery out of the shadows
Amendments aimed at strengthening the nation’s criminal justice legislative response to human trafficking, slavery, and slavery-like offences are strongly supported by the Australian legal profession.

3 January 2017:  Death of the Hon. Justice Richard Gee
The Law Council of Australia today expressed sadness at the loss of a former Family Court Judge, the Hon. Justice Richard Gee, who passed away overnight.

15 December 2016:  Appointment of new Solicitor-General
“Dr Stephen P Donaghue QC is an eminently qualified barrister who will fulfil the role of the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth with distinction,” said Stuart Clark AM, President of the Law Council of Australia.

14 December 2016:  Campaign to strengthen legal profession's defence against cyber threats launched
Cyber Precedent
, a new information campaign by the Law Council of Australia to assist the legal profession further defend itself against growing cyber threats, has been launched in Sydney today.