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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the last edition of Hearsay for 2013. This edition features a number of excellent articles, book reviews and other items that will hopefully be of interest. Since the last edition we have seen the sad passing of one of the luminaries of the law, the late the Hon Bruce McPherson CBE QC. ...  read more

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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 65: December 2013
In Memoriam: Bruce McPherson In Memoriam: Bruce McPherson23.9.1936 to 7.10.2013 Bruce McPherson was a great judge. In twenty years' time, barristers will still cite his judgments for their lucid and authoritative statements of principle; that is someth...Read More >>
Eulogy for the Hon BH McPherson CBELet us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renown...Read More >> Eulogy for the Hon BH McPherson CBE
In This Issue
The Honourable Neil John BuckleyNeil passed away peacefully at his home on 22 November 2013, aged 68, enveloped in the care and love of his remarkable wife Helen. Read More >>
MiscellanyNews, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ...         Bar Conference 2014 The Annual Bar confere...Read More >>
Welcome Our New Commonwealth Attorney-GeneralThe Queensland Bar has, over the years, produced many who have sought to turn their forensic skills to political advantage and to obtain high office. Senator James Drake succeeded Alfred Deakin as Com...Read More >>
Advocacy CourseFrom 20-24 January 2014 the Queensland Bar will host the Australian Bar Association’s Advanced Advocacy Course in the Supreme Court building. Read More >>
Remedies in Commercial Disputes: Barnes v Addy (The mega-litigation in Bell v Westpac)The extension of Barnes v Addy liability to breaches of fiduciary duty has proved significant in modern commercial life. Where this has occurred, directors, banks and advisers are often defendants to ...Read More >>
A Tribute to David Hall Former President of the Industrial Court of QueenslandDavid Ross Hall ceased being the President of the Industrial Court of Queensland on 4 October 2013. He had served as the President of the Industrial Court of Queensland from 2 August 1999 until 4 Octo...Read More >>
Australia: Hub for International ArbitrationAustralia is attractive as a venue for international commercial arbitration. It is a Model Law country and has been a party to the New York Convention for many years. International commercial arb...Read More >>
Obtaining Early Disclosure of Policies of InsuranceUnder the UCPR, disclosure, both between the parties and from non parties, is primarily limited to documents directly relevant to issues identified in the pleadings: r 211(1)(b) and r 242(1)(a) U...Read More >>
Through the Looking GlassAs the nature of practice at the bar changes with greater use of alternative dispute resolution and changing financial climates, advocacy experience doesn’t come as easily as it once did. While ...Read More >>
The Griffith Opinion BooksI The death of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith2 on 9 August 1920 produced a wave of striking tributes from all parts of the Australian federation3. The Judges of the Supreme Court in Brisbane adjourned t...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 >>
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 >>
Seasons Greetings From Your Library2013 has been a busy year for the Supreme Court Library, as we’ve worked to enhance services to all of our customers – including members of the Queensland Bar. It’s also been a year ...Read More >>
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2014. For further information on other CPD events, please visit the The Bar Association of Queensl...Read More >>
Some additional Advances in Digital Researching through Thomson ReutersIt is probably no surprise, readers, to hear that following my  article in the July 2013  Hearsay,  I was offered the opportunity to examine and report on where Thomson Reuters are goin...Read More >>
420 George Street - The ideal solution for your office requirement420 George Street occupies an enviable position within the North Quarter of Brisbane’s CBD. The new Supreme and District Court is located directly opposite 420 George Street and also close by ar...Read More >>
Suncorp Annual Bar Football Challenge CupThe annual Bar Football Challenge Cup was again combined with the Sports Law Conference held in Sydney on the weekend of 21st September 2013. Among the topics for the Conference, hosted by Supreme Cou...Read More >>
Cricket ReportThis year saw the fortieth anniversary of the annual cricket match between the Queensland and New South Wales Bars. At a time when it is difficult to find able adults willing to spend an afternoon in ...Read More >>
Book Review: Women and Power (Griffith Review 40: A Quarterly of New Writing and Ideas) Author: Julianne Schultz Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Reviewed by Dr. Louise Floyd Read More >>
Book Review: Promoting Justice Through Clinical Legal EducationAuthor: Jeff Giddings Publisher: Justice Press 2013 Reviewed by Alexis N. Gage “Knowledge is Power!” – Auntie Mame 1 This textbook is progressive in that it advances...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: Supreme Court of Queensland: A Concise History Author: John McKenna S.C. Publisher: University of Queensland Press Reviewed by R M Derrington Q.C 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 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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