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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the July edition of Hearsay. It was announced on 1 July 2015 that the Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Tim Carmody, had resigned his office as Chief Justice, while remaining a judge of the Supreme Court. The President of the Association, Shane Doyle QC, wrote to members that ... read more

Old Queensland Courthouses

Courthouse architecture and history in Queensland
Issue 73: JULY 2015
Judge Vaux Nicholson - Soldier, Sportsman, Barrister, Judge Judge Vaux Nicholson - Soldier, Sportsman, Barrister, Judge  Wallaby 1939 2nd Australian Imperial Force – Lieutenant 3 July 1940 – Honorary Major 18 February 1946 Prisoner of War 15 February 1942 – 22 September 1945 - Changi, Sing...Read More >>
The Bar at GallipoliIn April the writer enjoyed the privilege of visiting the Gallipoli Peninsula for the centenary commemoration of the Anzac force landing. A number of BAQ members were in attendance. For those who have...Read More >> The Bar at Gallipoli
In This Issue
Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Incorporated Queensland Chapter Launch- Alexander Freeleagus Oration The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) organised a successful Oration on 22 May 2015, in the Supreme Court of Queensland, in honour of the late Alexander Ch...Read More >>
 
Alexander Christy FreeleagusJustice John H Byrne AO RFD  [1] In about a fortnight, on the 3rd of June, a decade will have passed since Alex Freeleagus departed this life. It is a testament to the high esteem, and great ...Read More >>
 
Attributes of a Good Lawyer And Judge*Alexander Christy Freeleagus Oration delivered by Justice Emilios Kyrou on 22 May 2015 at the Banco Court, Brisbane I never had the pleasure of meeting Alex Freeleagus, whose full name in Greek was ...Read More >>
 
Online Copyright Infringement – Unplugged!In practice Your client conducts an online store on eBay for motor cycle parts. The client complains to you that a competitor has also opened an online store on eBay and copied hundreds of photos y...Read More >>
I Spy with my Little DroneThe need for statutory recognition in Australia for a right to privacy The intensity and complexity of life, attendant upon advancing civilization, have rendered necessary some retreat from the world...Read More >>
 
Causation under the CLA- Westpac Banking Corporation v Jamieson & Ors 2015 QCA 50 (10 April 2015) The Jamiesons borrowed and invested $5 million on the advice of a financial planner employed by Westpac (the Bank)...Read More >>
 
Insurance Claims Fraud In Australia: Criminology and the Case for Amending Section 56 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 The requirement under Australian law that insurers still pay claims tainted by fraud at a court’s discretio...Read More >>
 
Reining in the Rule in Baker v BoltonWhile there seems no inclination either by the Courts or Legislature to abolish the rule in Baker v Bolton, it is suggested below that there is scope for further confining the ambit of the rule, and a...Read More >>
Raising the Bar in AlterationsConveniently located on George Street, in the heart of Brisbane's Legal and Financial Precinct, Tiktak Clothing Alterations and Dressmaking are the professional attire specialists.  ...Read More >>
 
Hand Heart Pocket Gala EveningThe Hand Heart Pocket Gala Evening is holding a gala evening with classical music and opera at Customs House on Friday 31 July 2015. The Hand Heart Pocket Gala Evening raises funds for Alzheimer&rsqu...Read More >>
 
From the Supreme Court LibrarySelden Society 2015 Lecture Series The Selden Society–Australian Chapter and Supreme Court Library Queensland present the 2015 Lecture Series. The lectures are devoted to seven key English ...Read More >>
 
UQ Pro Bono Centre: an untapped resource?Pro bono work now occurs in a more structured, targeted, measurable and visible way than ever before. This is not just the case for practitioners; law students now also have a greater opportunity to b...Read More >>
Speeches and Legal Articles of InterestJUDICIAL SPEECHES Welcome at the Valedictory for Wilson J – by the Hon Justice John H Byrne A RFD, Senior Judge Administrator, Supreme Court of Queensland, 26 March 2015 Notes for Speech ...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Re-Interpreting Blackstone’s CommentariesAuthor: Wilfred Prest  Publisher: Hart Publishing  Reviewer: David Marks  Read More >>
 
CPD Events The following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
 
Mercedes-BenzIntroducing the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Programme for Queensland Bar Association members. When you own a Mercedes-Benz, you become a part of a culture of excellence. It’s what defines us ...Read More >>
Book Review: The Economics of Just About Everything Author: Andrew Leigh Publisher: Allen & Unwin  Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
 
Book Review: Stewart's Guide to Employment Law 5th Edition  Author: Andrew Stewart Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewer: Dominic Katter Read More >>
 
Book Review: In the Company of Cowards Author: Michael (“Dan”) Mori  Publisher: Viking (an imprint of Penguin)  Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Multitasking Judge- Comparative Judicial Dispute Resolution.   Edited by Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski Publisher: Thomson Reuters Reviewed by Mehera Saunders, Solicitor and Andrew...Read More >>
Book Review: Intellectual PropertyText and Essential Cases 5th Edition   Authors: Rocque Reynolds, Natalie Stoinanoff and Alpana Roy Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewer: Brian Morgan   I have had the pleasure...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Pedro Padramo Author: Juan Rulfo Publisher: Serpent’s Tail Reviewer: Stephen Keim  Read More >>
 
Book Review: Commonwealth Criminal LawAuthor: Troy Anderson Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Associate Professor Louise Floyd For those of us who do not often practise criminal law, thoughts of that area of practice ...Read More >>
 
Book Review: ISTANBUL - Memories and the City Author: Orhan Pamuk  Publisher: faber and faber  Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
Book Review: Principles of International Law 4th Edition, 2014.  Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths Author: Stephen Hall  Reviewer: Robert QuirkRead 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 >>
 
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 >>
 
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