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icon_from_ed.jpgThis issue marks the sad passing of yet another giant of the Queensland Bar and Bench, the Hon. Cecil (Bill) William Pincus QC. A special tribute is included in this edition. Judicial Appointments. On 18 December 2014 the following appointments were announced: The Hon Justice ...  read more

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Issue 71: December 2014
The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC, QCAustralians are generally not ones to naval gaze. However, the passing of Gough Whitlam has seen the nation contemplate, not only our current crop of politicians and leaders, but also our direction an...Read More >> The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC, QC
Queensland Barrister recognised for outstanding work Queensland Barrister recognised for outstanding workAwarded Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year 2014 On 24 October 2014, Cairns Barrister, Laura Neil was the only barrister shortlisted as a finalist for an award at the 36th Annual Women Lawyer of the Ye...Read More >>
In This Issue
Swearing in Ceremony Judge DP Morzone QCAs Judge Of The District Court Of Queensland Your Honours, retired judges and magistrates, Mr Solicitor, distinguished guests, practitioners, ladies and gentlemen, I am humbled and honoured by your a...Read More >>
CLA Professional Liability ExemptionIn this article Richard Douglas QC addresses the operation of s 22 of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) which affords a defence to professional liability claims, founded on the touchstone of peer pra...Read More >>
Case Note: Tidal Energy Limited v Bank of Scotland plcThis recent decision of the English Court of Appeal will be of interest to all lawyers (whether in-house or in private practice) who advise financial institutions on their contractual relationships wi...Read More >>
Justice Pincus tribute - Qld Bar News August 2001We were all saddened by the news of the passing of the Honourable Bill Pincus QC, former Judge of the Court of Appeal and former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia; legendary silk and former Pres...Read More >>
How to prepare the case and the client for mediationMany people, both clients and lawyers, approach mediation as something which must be complied with, simply because the Courts (and the Federal law) now expect some bona fide attempt at resolution of d...Read More >>
Lexis for Microsoft Office, an overview.The purpose of this article is to draw your attention to a new facility available through LexisNexis. We all know that researching authorities and legislation is fast moving to online because, in...Read More >>
The Holt PrizeThe passing of Christopher Holt is a significant loss to the world of legal publishing in Australia, and to honour his lasting achievements and contributions to publishing, Federation Press is announc...Read More >>
Supreme Court Library SaleThe Supreme Court Library is offering the Supreme Court of Queensland: A Concise History publication for $69 (RRP $100). This is an excellent publication offered at a very attractive price. Get in q...Read More >>
CPD Events The following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events.  Read More >>
Library and research services for BAQ memberssclqld.org.au The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is Queensland’s principal legal information provider, and is pleased to offer its information services to Bar Association of Queens...Read More >>
Accountability and the Law ConferenceA unique and timely conference will be held on Monday 9 February 2015 at Customs House in Brisbane. The conference, entitled Accountability and the Law: safeguarding against corruption in Quee...Read More >>
The Children ActMany Queensland community legal centres are supported by our members, either by way of accepting briefs or participating in Management Committees.  The Youth Advocacy Centre is one of those CLCs,...Read More >>
Book Review: The Signal and the NoiseAuthor: Nate Silver Publisher: Penguin Books Reviewed by: Stephen Keim I first became aware of Nate Silver in the lead up to the first Obama election in 2008. Denise, who is an assiduous re...Read More >>
Book Review: The Last Utopia– Human Rights in History Author: Samuel Moyn Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England 2010) Reviewed by Sarah Poon Th...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 >>
Legal Articles of InterestABA JOURNAL Readers may find the following items published in the American Bar Association Journal of interest. Man Who Fell Out of Chair During Deposition Loses Negligence Case Against Law ...Read More >>
Federal Court Case Notes These case notes have been compiled by Joanna Fear, Federal Court Library, Brisbane and appear courtesy of the Federal Court, Brisbane.  Read More >>
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