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The Common Room Print E-mail

commonroom.jpgThe Common Room is a place where news and views from the regional Bars as well as other segments of the Bar may be found. Contributions from other segments and regions of the Queensland Bar would be appreciated for future editions of Hearsay.

The Sunshine Coast Bar 

The local branch of the Bar is alive and well. Literally. Compared with our southern kin, the Sunshine Coast Bar appear as virtual greyhounds. An overriding interest in all things to do with swimming, running, lifesaving, cycling and paddling infects not only most members but has reached as far as some judicial officers. Our Bruce Thiele has even been known to be very competitive in triathlons.

 
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(L-R) Sinclair, Middleton, Janelle Goodwin,
Wallace, Hurrey, McSwan, James

It’s part of the healthy and active lifestyle that has become so important for all Australians to strive for in these sedentary times. Fortunately as well as no water restrictions and regular rainfall, we have the time, the climate and the locality to balance our personal and legal lives a little easier than those in Brisbane. It’s a common thread running through the other regional bars.

There are three chambers groups on the Coast with the largest, the Inns of Court Sunshine Coast officially opened on 8 June by the very un-retiring Justices Davies and Pincus. While their wit and wisdom warmed those who braved the uncharacteristic and chilly westerly, it was the red wine that carried the day. The Inns joins the existing Mason Chambers, also situated at Level 2 Ocean Central and the Sunshine Coast Barristers' Chambers in Memorial Avenue.

Andrew Sinclair

 

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