Selden Society Lectures

Justices of the High Court of Australia—Justice Mary Gaudron, presented by the Hon Justice Roslyn Atkinson AO

24 August 2017 5:15pm7:00pm
Justice Atkinson will discuss the life and career of Justice Mary Gaudron—Australia’s first woman appointed a justice of the High Court of Australia, serving as one of its most influential members for 16 years.
Law book

Leading cases of the common law—McKenzie v McKenzie [1971] P 33, presented by Ian Hanger AM QC

22 June 2017 5:15pm6:30pm
In McKenzie v McKenzie [1971] P 33, the English Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the important principle that any person conducting proceedings in court is entitled to quiet assistance from a person of their choice. Mr Hanger will share his experiences of his role in McKenzie v McKenzie and discuss its subsequent influence on the modern practice allowing parties in a trial process the assistance of a ‘McKenzie friend’.