The Byers Lectures, 2000-2012

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In 2000, the NSW Bar Association established an annual lecture in honour of Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC, Commonwealth Solicitor-General 1973-1983; this volume contains the first 12 lectures, 2000-2012. Each lecture is introduced by Justices Nye Perram and Rachel Pepper who discuss the background to the lecture and developments which have taken place since it was delivered. In addition, there is a short collection of thoughts by Sir Maurice himself together with some further ...

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Overview

In 2000, the NSW Bar Association established an annual lecture in honour of Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC, Commonwealth Solicitor-General 1973-1983; this volume contains the first 12 lectures, 2000-2012. Each lecture is introduced by Justices Nye Perram and Rachel Pepper who discuss the background to the lecture and developments which have taken place since it was delivered. In addition, there is a short collection of thoughts by Sir Maurice himself together with some further pieces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781862878518
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Justice Pepper was appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW in May 2009. From 1997 until her appointment in 2009, Justice Pepper practised as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar.

She was a member of Bar Council from 2000-2009 and Secretary of the Bar Council from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to being called to the bar, Justice Pepper was the Associate to Justice McHugh in the High Court of Australia from 1996 to 1997.

Titles by Nye Perram: The Byers Lectures 2000-2012.

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Table of Contents

The Byers Lectures

Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE QC Strengths and perils: The Bar at the turn of the century MH McHugh AC QC Does Chapter III of the Constitution protect substantive as well as procedural rights? Professor Leslie Zines AO Legalism, realism and judicial rhetoric in constitutional law Keith Mason AC What is wrong with top-down legal reasoning? W M C Gummow AC Statutes D F Jackson AM QC The implications of the Constitution J D Heydon AC Theories of constitutional interpretation: a taxonomy Dame Sian Elias GNZM PC Judicial review today Stephen Gageler SC Beyond the text: A vision of the structure and function of the Constitution David Bennett AC QC Rules that ought not to be applied: The ultimate iconoclasm J J Spigelman AC Truth and the Law Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC Dictator or Dialogue? The relationship between the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the European Court of Justice

Individual pieces

Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE QC Eulogy for Sir Maurice T E F Hughes AO QC Obituary for Sir Maurice Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC An Advocate's View of the Judiciary Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC Speech on the occasion of his receiving a Knighthood Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE QC Speech in response on the occasion of a dinner given in his honour on 17 June 1994

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