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Welcome to the December 2017 edition of Hearsay. There has been a number of Judicial Appointments since the last edition: The Hon Justice Ann Lyons was appointed as Senior Judge Administrator on 24 August 2017. On 29 September 2017, Mr Peter Davis QC was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland ... read more

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Issue 81: December 2017
Who inspired Lord Atkin?Lord Atkin was born in Tank Street, Brisbane 150 years ago. A new exhibition at the Supreme Court Library explores the influences which made him a great jurist. One major influence was his remarkable ...Read More >> Who inspired Lord Atkin?
What the President Said What the President SaidA review of R v SCU [2017] QCA 198 In Woorabinda there once existed a vacant green-coloured building. Locals called it the ‘Shrek building’, but there is nothing to suggest they bore any...Read More >>
In This Issue
Everything You Wanted to Know About Appearing in the Supreme Court but Were Afraid to AskIt must be accepted that appearing in court even when you have a very well prepared case for an honourable client is always a very stressful experience. How much more so that is when your case is ill-...Read More >>
 
Vicarious Liability in Tort- a search for policy, principle or justification New South Wales Supreme Court Judges Conference Leura, 25 August 2017 Vicarious liability is something of an anomaly in the law of torts.  It ...Read More >>
 
Speeches and Legal Articles of Interest The following is a selection of links to articles, papers and other items which may be of interest to readers.   Read More >>
 
Queensland Legal Yearbook 2016Pre-orders are now open for the 2016 edition of Queensland Legal Yearbook. Now in its 12th year, Queensland Legal Yearbook 2016 , compiled by Supreme Court Library Queensland and edited by John...Read More >>
Book Review: The LacunaAuthor: Barbara Kingsolver Publisher: Griffin Press (Australian edition) Reviewed by Stephen Keim Barbara Kingsolver is, of course, a very accomplished writer of fiction and non-ficti...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Killers of the Flower MoonAuthor: David Grann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Franklin Richards Travelling somewhere to appear in something, I made a last-minute purchase from an airport bookshop. This...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Philosophy and Social HopePhilosophy and Social Hope Author: Richard Rorty Publisher: Penguin (1999) Reviewed by Stephen Keim Just over a year ago, my brother, L, gave me a book by a twentieth century, Amer...Read More >>
 
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Tonicstar Limited v Allianz Insurance PLC and Ors [2017] EWHC 2753 (Comm) The Claimants were underwriters of risks for the Port of New York, which claimed various losses arising from the attack on the World Trade Centre in September 2001. Un...Read More >>
 
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Court of Appeal Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Bruce Godfrey, Court of Appeal Research Officer. They provide a brief overview of each case. The...Read More >>
 
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia provide a brief overview of each case. For more detailed information, please consult the Reasons for Judgment which may b...Read More >>
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