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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the first edition of Hearsay for 2013. Particular highlights in this edition are a written copy of the paper delivered by Justice Douglas for the 2012 WA Lee Equity Lecture on trusts and their equivalents in civil law systems  ... read more

Silks Ceremony 2012

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 59: Feb 2013
Taking Life Seriously: the legacy of Ronald Dworkin Taking Life Seriously: the legacy of Ronald DworkinProfessor Ronald Dworkin died on 14 February 2013. The Hon Justice Peter Applegarth has prepared the following obituary to commemorate the life and work of the late Professor Dworkin.  ...Read More >>
Death, taxes and computer assisted review!How computer assisted review is changing the eDiscovery landscape In this article, Craig Macaulay and Harvinder Singh of KordaMentha discuss the effect of technology on eDiscovery practices in Austr...Read More >> Death, taxes and computer assisted review!
In This Issue
In Brief  News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ...     Supreme Court of Queensland Library: News Bulletin ...Read More >>
Trusts and their Equivalents in Civil Law SystemsWhy did the French introduce the fiducie into the Civil Code in 2007? What might its effects be? The WA Lee Equity Lecture on trusts and fiducie was presented by The Hon Justice James Douglas* and...Read More >>
An Inquisitorial Cuckoo in an Adversarial Nest: Five Years of Coronial Reform in New ZealandJudge Neil MacLean presented the following paper at the 2012 Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society Annual Conference on 21 November 2012. Judge MacLean was appointed the first Chief Coroner of New Zeal...Read More >>
United Kingdom Supreme Court in Important Judgment As James O'Neill observes, the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor v Yunus Rahmatullah [2012] UKSC 48  (judgment 31 October 2012) ha...Read More >>
“To rent a mat in a shelter.”Each year, many Queensland Barristers kindly donate to the Underprivileged Children's Education Program (UCEP) in Bangladesh. Jacoba Brasch and David Keane recently visited the Mirpur UCEP School in D...Read More >>
Pro-Bono Refugee Law and Practice: The Barrister's RoleNitra Kidson presented the  following paper at a CPD session held on 27 November 2012. Read More >>
ABA JournalThe ABA Journal website provides current legal news on a range of topics including the business of law, careers, law in popular culture, legal ethics, legal technology, litigation, Supreme Court and w...Read More >>
10 Years of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)Richard Douglas S.C. presented the following paper at the annual Australian Lawyers Alliance Conference on 15 February 2013. Read More >>
Some like it hot!Expert views on judicial orders to hear expert evidence concurrently In this article John Temple-Cole and Samantha Farthing of KordaMentha highlight the ways in which concurrent evidence can be used...Read More >>
International Perspectives: Letter to the Supreme Court Judges, Sri LankaBy way of international legal news, the following letter was signed by Seniors in the profession and  sent to all the Judges of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. The letter...Read More >>
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
The Law ReportPresented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of ju...Read More >>
Book Review: After the Future: Australia’s New Extinction Crisis Author: Tim Flannery Publisher: Black Inc (Quarterly Essay) Reviewed by Stephen KeimRead More >>
Book Review: Much Ado about Employment and More - Workplace, Health and Safety Law in Australia Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths (2012) Author: Neil Foster Reviewed by: Julian Wagner Read More >>
Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneIntroducing 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: Sweet ToothAuthor: Ian McEwan Publisher: Jonathan Cape London1 Reviewed by Stephen KeimRead More >>
Book Review: Fly Away Peter Author: David Malouf Publisher: Vintage Reviewed by Stephen KeimRead More >>
Stuart Bywater Fine FurnitureStuart Bywater Design is widely recognised throughout Queensland and Australia as one of the leading furniture designers and makers in the country. www.bywaterdesign.com.au    Read More >>
Book Review: Control of Government Action: Text, Cases and Commentaries Authors: Creyke and McMillan Publisher: LexisNexis Reviewed by Dr Louise Floyd Read More >>
Book Review: The Haunted Book Author: Jeremy Dyson Publisher: Allen & Unwin Reviewed by Stephen Keim RRP: $35.00 A version of this review appeared in the Courier-Mail Read More >>
Book Review: Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research (5th Ed 2012) Authors: Bott and Talbot-Stokes Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths Reviewer by Dr Louise Floyd 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. For...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary Notes The 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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