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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the latest edition of Hearsay. With the year now in full swing, we have been able to bring readers an interesting variety of papers, book reviews and other items of interest. There are also a number of very important events coming up that will be of interest to readers ...  read more

ABA Silks Dinner 2014, Canberra

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 67: May 2014
Supreme Court Oration Supreme Court OrationThe 2014 Supreme Court Oration was delivered on 23 April in the Banco Court by Dame Hazel Genn QC, Dean of the Faculty of Laws at the University College London. Dame Hazel’s address was titled &...Read More >>
Administrators and the rule in Saunders v VautierIntroduction The rule in Saunders v Vautier1  is well known: an adult beneficiary (or a number of adult beneficiaries acting together) who has (or between them have) an absolute, vested and ...Read More >> Administrators and the rule in Saunders v Vautier
In This Issue
Citation of AuthorityIn October last year, the Supreme Court issued a new Practice Direction governing the Citation of Authority (No 16 of 2013). This Practice Direction applies to all proceedings in all divisions of...Read More >>
 
Good Faith in Contract: Why Australian Law is IncoherentContext Introduction As an underlying concept, good faith plays a crucial role in the law of contract. However, on the basis that good faith ought to be more than that, over the past 20 year...Read More >>
 
Keeping up with the lawFor busy practitioners, keeping up with developments in the law can be a real challenge.  Fortunately, there are a number of tools available via the Supreme Court Library website designed to prov...Read More >>
 
Can Witness Preparation Interfere with Judicial Decision Making? Jeremy Gordon asks whether a barrister’s interaction with a witness prior to their evidence should be limited to putting the witness at ease with the court surroundings and process. Read More >>
Queensland Sentencing Information ServiceIf you practice in criminal law and aren't already subscribed to Queensland's foremost online sentencing database, I encourage you to apply for access today.  The Queensland Sentencing Informat...Read More >>
 
Case Note: Darveniza V Darveniza & Drakosas Executors of the Estate of Bojan Darveniza & Ors [2014] QSC 37 Judgement was handed down on 18 March 2014 in favour of an applicant for further and better provision out of the estate of his de...Read More >>
 
Path to Abolition- A history of execution in Queensland More than a century after the last hanging in Queensland, the Supreme Court Library is pleased to present a new exhibition which traces the path to the abolitio...Read More >>
 
Bar Association Reconciliation Action Plan LaunchThe Bar Association of Queensland will launch its Reconciliation Action Plan on 29 May 2014. The Reconciliation Action Plan is designed to continue past efforts and to provide a structure ...Read More >>
Australian Academy of Law LectureThe Australian Academy of Law1  will be presenting a lecture by world-renowned expert, Professor Lucia Zedner FBA on 29 July 2014 on the topic “Preventative Justice and the Rule of Law: Wha...Read More >>
 
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events.      Read More >>
 
Queensland Legal WalkTuesday 13 May 2014   Put your best foot forward during Law Week 2014 and join colleagues from across the legal profession, including leaders from government, the courts and judiciary, law ...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 >>
QUT Law Alumni Chapter LaunchJudge Paul Howard, President of the QUT Law Alumni Committee and Professor John Humphrey, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, invite all QUT Law alumni to their launch event, taking place on Thursda...Read More >>
 
2014 Children’s Law AwardsPromoting the Rights of Children and Young People. Nominations now open The National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) and King & Wood Mallesons are pleased to announce the 2014 Chil...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 >>
 
Book Review: Mornings in MexicoAuthor: D.H. Lawrence Publisher: Taurus Parke Paperbacks1 Reviewer: Stephen Keim It was my younger brother, Laurie, a writer of fiction and voracious reader, himself, who responded to my won...Read More >>
New titles now available at the Supreme Court LibraryEach week, a selection of important titles recently added to the Library’s collection are reviewed by members of the level 16 Quay Central chambers. The reviews are featured on the Library&rsquo...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Fortunate Voyager- The Worlds of Ninian Stephen Author: Philip Ayres Published by Random House Reviewed by Dominic Katter Read More >>
 
Book Review: Statutory Will Applications - A Practical GuideAuthor: Richard Williams and Sam McCullough Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths Reviewed by R M Treston QC As Justice Thomas Gray records in the forward to “Statutory Will Applications...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 >>
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 >>
 
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