MEMBER BENEFITS

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.

E-mail: c.haynes@legalhomeloans.com.au

Phone: 0499 913 930

To find out more please visit https://www.legalhomeloans.com.au/

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 morag@barbooksaustralia.com.

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 www.barcover.com.au

For more details please contact Steve Kerbal on (02)  9413 8481 or email office@bsaf.com.au.

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

Ludlows is the largest and leading provider of legal attire in Australia.  Ludlows provide the finest quality wigs and regalia, tailored to personal specifications. Their stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane showcase their full range and have friendly staff available to provide professional advice.

Contact Ludlows for the below services and more:

  • Jackets, Gowns, Wigs, Jabots, Tabs, Shirts, Trousers & More
  • Women Specific and Free Maternity Hire
  • Wig Cleaning & Repairs Service
  • Gifts & Accessories

ACT Bar Association Member Benefits – 10% off one full price purchase every 12 months and free express shipping on all purchases. Joining the ACT Bar Association as a Reader? Call or email to obtain exclusive Reader prices.

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

To peruse all products; please visit their website: www.ludlows.com.au

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

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

Wine Conversations

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, reconnect with your colleagues, clients or friends over a Wine Conversation.  David draws on his expertise to host a wine experience for groups of 10-12 people at your workplace or home.  Participants also bring their own knowledge to the table to create a fun and informative session.  You will taste 8 wines which can be an introduction to wine tasting or tailored to a theme (for example, new grape varieties in Australia).  David provides the wine, individual antipasto plates, sparkling water and easy-to-read tasting notes.  At the end of the session, you will better understand your wine preferences, and the interaction between wine and food.

David offers members a 10% discount on sessions.  To book a Wine Conversation, contact David at david.metcalf@internode.on.net or phone 0408 491 192.