The inaugural NSW Chapter Oration explored the concept of truth within our common law system and the relationship between that concept of truth and the concept of justice.

The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC of the High Court of Australia delivered the Oration on 20 August 2018.

A large audience of HAL members and guests enjoyed His Honour’s Oration, titled “Truth and Justice and Sheep” at the Federal Law Courts Building in Sydney.

Following is an abstract from His Honour’s paper, titled “Truth and Justice and Sheep”:

The large and quite serious topic to be explored in this oration is the concept of truth within our common law system and the relationship between that concept of truth and the concept of justice according to the rule of law.

The HAL NSW Chapter Patron, The Hon Justice Melissa Perry, introduced the Hon Justice Gageler AC.

President of HAL, Mr Mal Varitimos CBE QC, speech of welcome to those at the inaugural NSW Chapter Oration, highlighting an important purpose of the Association: providing continuing legal education and the exchange of legal information.

Following the Oration guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception in the boardroom of Sparke Helmore Lawyers, who kindly sponsored the event.

Further papers from the event will be posted when available.

Pictures from the Event