About CommBar Matters

This blog is a forum for discussion of recent cases and other legal developments in commercial law.

From Members of CommBar

All members of CommBar are able to contribute articles, including: a case note, a summary of recently enacted or proposed legislation or law reform, a summary of an inquiry, a book review, or a public event notification in any of CommBar’s areas of specialty.

Dissemination of contributions

CommBar Matters is publicly accessible.   Members of the public can also subscribe to receive notifications of posts in particular areas of commercial law. All contributions to the blog will be published in the CommBar’s regular newsletter, and will also be re-published by Lexology and disseminated to its subscribers.

How to become a contributor

In order for your by-line to appear with your contributions, you will need to set up a profile with WordPress. Once you have set up your WordPress profile, send an email requesting an invitation to join CommBar Matters.

Once you receive the invitation, click on the ‘Accept Invitation’ button and use your WordPress login details. Once you are accepted as a CommBar Matters contributor, you will be sent the template for blog posts.


All content is moderated before it goes “live” on the blog.  There are three stages to the moderation of posts to CommBar Matters.

First, send your contribution to the monitor for the practice area(s) relevant to your contribution.  (The monitors of each practice area can be found on the CommBar website officebearers pages).

Once your contribution has been checked by the relevant monitor(s), submit the blog entry using the Contribute form.

The Victorian Bar reserves the right to withhold content that is:

offensive, defamatory, discriminatory racist, sexist, infringes copyright, constitutes a contempt of court or is otherwise unlawful.

Click here for a full copy of the Victorian Bar blog publishing policy.

When accessing social media platforms via The Victorian Bar Inc’s Internet, Intranet and Extranet systems, employees and members must do so in accordance with guidelines stipulated in the Ethics Committee Bulletin 2 2010.

The Fine Print

The views expressed on this blog are the views of the individuals who have posted them and are not to be taken as the view of CommBar. The  moderation process does not include linked material or cross referenced websites. CommBar does not condone or endorse any views expressed in material contained in links within blog posts.