WA: The 2022 Robert French AC Oration – 20 July 2022

The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association WA Chapter, in conjunction with the the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the WA Society of Jewish Jurists and Lawyers, streamed online the 2022 Robert French AC Oration, presented by Justice Craig Colvin of the Federal Court on 20 July.

The Oration topic is: “There runs the quick perspective of the future: What next for the courts?”

Download Justice Colvin’s paper or watch a replay of the Oration below held in the old Supreme Court building in Perth.

The Robert French AC Oration 2022

WA Robert French AC Oration – 31 Oct 2019

Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon Peter Quinlan, delivered the HAL (WA) Chapter’s Robert French AC Oration in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 31 October.

HAL WA Chapter members and guests attended the annual Oration, which was followed by a reception.


The Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon Peter Quinlan, delivered “The common law, contemporary values and Sophocles’ Antigone”.

Pictures from the Event

WA: HAL Chapter Information Evening – 4 April 2019

The Western Australian Chapter of HAL held an information evening on 4 April 2019 for members to learn more about Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

It also provided an opportunity to thank Mr Wayne Martin AC QC for his support of HAL as the outgoing WA Chapter Patron and thank the new HAL WA Chapter Patron Chief Justice Quinlan.

The information evening was held in the offices of Jackson McDonald Lawyers.

Photographs from the Event

Those interested in joining HAL or renewing a lapsed membership can find out more at this link.

Contact HAL WA Chapter Chair George Georgiou on (08) 9227 7866 for more information.

WA: Robert French AC Oration by The Hon Justice James Edelman, Justice of the High Court of Australia – 27 September 2018

Aristotle and the equity of statute law featured prominently in the recent WA HAL Chapter Robert French AC Oration.

The Hon Justice James Edelman, Justice of the High Court of Australia, delivered the Oration to a large crowd of HAL members and guests on 27 September 2018 in Court No. 1 at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

His Honour’s Oration, titled “Aristotle and the Equity of Statute Law”, was followed by a reception for members and guests.

The National President of HAL, Mal Varitimos QC, said in his address that it was an honour and fitting to have the Robert French AC Oration delivered by Justice Edelman. Both Justice Edelman and Mr French AC were both recognised as outstanding jurists from Western Australia.

Mr Varitimos observed that Mr French AC was regarded by HAL members as a great Philhellene and it was a privilege to name the WA Chapter Oration after him.

Thanks were also extended in the evening to the generous sponsorship provided by Vertannes Georgiou Lawyers.

Papers from the event

Pictures from the Event