Australian Bar Association

ACT barristers have access Australian Bar Association Member Benefits Program. By harnessing the combined purchasing power of Bar Members Australia wide, Members may access goods and services from participating suppliers at prices not normally available to individual Members.

The following benefits are available:

  • MBA Car Assist – New Vehicles Advisory, Acquisition and Disposal (all makes and models of new cars) with up to 5 years FREE service
  • ABA Travel Club – Business & Leisure (Domestic & International)
  • Health Insurance
  • Health & Wellbeing (Preventative & Special Medical Screening)
  • Lifestyle Activities and Fitness Centres
  • ABA Wine Club
  • Concierge Service (Whatever you want whenever you want it – we will find it for you)
  • Household and Electrical Products e.g. Fridges, Washing Machines, TVs etc
  • Car Rental
  • Finance – House and Business
  • Insurance – General, Life & Car
  • Telecommunications
  • Gas & Electricity
  • American Express Platinum Card

For more information go to the ABA’s website.

Legal Home Loans

Legal Home Loans is the only mortgage and finance broker firm in Australia that specialises in finance for legal professionals, using expert industry knowledge and access to over thirty lenders to achieve the best possible result.

As an elite barrister, your financing needs are bespoke, complex in nature, and differ to that of the average lawyer. Legal Home Loans can implement working capital facilities for your practice, organise loans for chambers, and get a great deal on your home loan at the same time.

Their vision is to empower all lawyers and barristers to achieve their personal and professional goals, allowing them to fully focus on the law and their careers whilst knowing their financial house is in order. Legal Home Loans is your conduit and will navigate the lending landscape on your behalf, saving you valuable time, money and stress.

Exclusive to ACT Bar Association members, Legal Home Loans is pleased to offer the following advantages:

  • $500 rebate to all members who transact with Legal Home Loans to cover any application fees charged by lenders
  • $0 service fees
  • Waived lenders mortgage insurance when borrowing up to 90% of property value (practising certificate required)
  • Personal meetings at locations chosen by members including before, during and after business hours
  • Preferential, tailored service and on-going 12 month check-ups for the life of the loan

If you’re looking for a complete debt advisor, for both personal and business matters, contact the ACT Bar Association’s dedicated specialist Cullen Haynes for a confidential discussion today.


Phone: 0499 913 930

To find out more please visit

BarBooks Australia

BarBooks is a practice management software for barristers. It is aimed at making a barrister’s life easier, and includes functionality for time tracking, matter organising, invoicing, expense recording and tax compliance.

Multi-device practice management solution created for barristers, by barristers.

BarBooks takes care of your general practice and matter management, giving you more time to focus on what you do best – your legal practice.


For more information contact Morag Latta on 0425 223 045 or email

Bar Cover

Bar Cover is an Australian insurer, set up in 1962 to provide insurance protection against loss of income due to sickness or accident exclusively to Australian practising barristers.  Their directors are all practising barristers who provide their services to Bar Cover on a voluntary basis. They authorised by APRA and licenced by ASIC.

  • MEMBERSHIP of Bar Cover is available exclusively to practising barristers. Class A (ACT) or Class B (Interstate) members of the NSWBA.
  • PREMIUMS are highly competitive, enabling you to insure 100% of your gross income, from $100 per week up to $10,000 per week.
  • CLAIMS are paid from day one – no waiting period.  You can claim up to 52 weeks off work due to sickness or accident.  Claims are paid promptly.
  • Your Bar Cover can be linked to other financial products such as life insurance and your mortgage.
  • READERS privileges apply. Speak to Bar Cover for more information.

Bar Cover is issued by Barristers Sickness and Accident Fund Pty Ltd ACN 000 381 617 AFSL 263 713, as Trustee for the Barristers’ Sickness and Accident Fund 1961 ABN 78 600 371 397.  To decide if their product is appropriate for you, please read the PDS available at

For more details please contact Steve Kerbal on (02)  9413 8481 or email

The Federal Golf Club

The Federal Golf Club Canberra is situated in one of Canberra’s premier golf venues and presents one of Australia’s best inland golfing experiences.

Formed in 1933, Federal Golf Club’s original location now lies at the bottom of Lake Burley Griffin. In 1949, the course reopened at its current location on the western side of Red Hill just two kilometres from the Parliamentary Triangle.

The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The course is set in beautiful bushland surrounds with grand views of the Brindabella Ranges making the Federal Golf Club a very special place.

The course has featured in the Golf Digest Top 100 Australian Courses and currently ranks 48th in Golf Australia’s best public access courses.

The Federal is offering our members fantastic membership opportunities with significant discounted rates.  They can also tailor packages to suit your requirements.

Click here to find out more

Club Lime

Are you wanting to get fit this year?  Our friends at Club Lime are offering our members discounted gym rates through their corporate program.  The corporate program entitles our members to attend the CISAC Belconnen, Braddon and Tuggeranong gyms.  For more information contact the CEO of the ACT Bar Association on 6257 1437 or email

Long Rail Gully

Long Rail Gully is a local Murrumbateman winery with a long history of association with the ACT Bar through Garry Parker who was a long term member of the ACT Bar.

They specialise in premium hand made cool climate wines.  Every step from vineyard, winemaking to bottling their elegant, award winning wines is undertaken at Long Rail Gully in ‘The Big Shed’.  Sixty acres of vines, beautifully located around a trout filled lake, produce Riesling, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot and our flag ship Four Barrels.

All the wines are available for tasting at the winery and for sale on their website.

To continue their close association with the Bar, Long Rail Gully is offering a 15% discount and free delivery to Canberra on all case orders to members of the ACT Bar.


Ludlows is the largest and leading provider of legal attire in Australia.  Ludlows stock the finest quality wigs and regalia, tailored to personal specifications. Their Melbourne and Sydney stores provide fittings and off-the-rack apparel.

Ludlows also offer the following services:

  • Made to Measure Jackets
  • Free Alterations for the lifetime of the jacket
  • Free Deliveries for any order over $100 AUD
  • Maternity Wear Services
  • Wig Cleaning & Repair Services

To peruse all products; please visit their website:

ACT Bar Association Members are entitled to 10% discount on all legal wear products.  To take up the offer; simply contact Ludlows directly on

A Ludlows representative will also meet with Canberra barristers when visiting. The ACT Bar Association will advise members of these proposed dates.

Emily Lawton Executive and Career Coaching

As an Executive Coach, Emily works with leaders and professionals who are seeking career development and the confidence to face challenges. Coaching takes the form of one-on-one meetings over a set period of time, where goals are established and an action plan is developed. The coaching process is completely flexible to accommodate the circumstances of each client. Before commencing a program Emily offers a half-hour meeting with prospective clients to discuss goals and work out a suitable program

Emily offers special coaching rates for ACT Bar Association members.  For more information regarding how Emily can assist you, email