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The AALS was established in 1998 as a non- profit making unincorporated association with chapters in Australia (Sydney) and London.  The Australian Chapter was subsequently incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1984 (NSW). The Victorian branch of the Australian Chapter was subsequently established in 2006. A Chapter in Western Australia was also established in November 2012.

The objectives of the Society are:

  • to preserve and promote the existing good relations between members of the legal profession in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

  • to uphold the common law and principles of equity

  •  to preserve and enhance the rule of law in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

  •  to promote the exchange of information and knowledge between members of the legal profession

  • to provide academic and social functions for members and their guests. 

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