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Congratulations to the following members who were the recipients of honours in the Australia Day List: Ralph Devlin QC – Member of the Order of Australia (AM) – for significant service to surf lifesaving, particularly as an administrator, and to the law...   read more 

Annual Bar Conference 2016

2015 Silk Bows before the High Court & Dinner
Issue 75: June 2016
Irene Winifred Paten LLB - Queensland’s First Woman BarristerBy Tony Cunneen i Research into the Queensland legal profession in the First World War for the In Freedom’s Causeii  project uncovered many hitherto unknown stories. One previously ove...Read More >> Irene Winifred Paten LLB - Queensland’s First Woman Barrister
Voidable Transactions under Division 2 Part 5.7A Voidable Transactions under Division 2 Part 5.7ACorporations Act  Paper delivered to Queensland Bar Association CPD Program 14 April 2016 A liquidator’s primary task in carrying out the winding up of a company is simple: get in all the a...Read More >>
In This Issue
Public Authority Liability in the Wake of Ipp - Confusion Confounded Bar Association of Queensland Annual Conference 27th Feb, 2016 Justine Bell-James and Kit Barker* Public authority liability for negligence has long been a vexed ques...Read More >>
Bar Practice Course Final AddressThe Honourable Justice JA Dowsett AM The 20th Century – the Courts Quiescent! The 21st Century – the Courts Militant? Ladies and Gentlemen, First, I should congratu...Read More >>
Luck, ‘Black Spider’ Letters and the Law of Unintended Consequencesby Peter Roney QC  Lord Neuberger President of the UK Supreme Court In December just past Lord Neuberger, the UK’s most senior judge, held an audience in the palm of his hand at London&r...Read More >>
New National DayThe Australia Day public holiday yet again led to discussion about Australia becoming a republic. The response by the Prime Minister (Mr Malcolm Turnbull) a notable advocate in the past of Australia b...Read More >>
Good Faith in Commercial AgreementsFrom Elusive Concecept to Transactional Practice (An Update) By Professor Bryan Horrigan (Dean, Faculty of Law, Monash University)[1] Presentation for the Bar Association of Queensland Annual Confer...Read More >>
Current Legal Issues Seminar 1 PhotosThe Banco Court Seminar 26 May 2016.Read More >>
Hellenic Australian Lawyers AssociationHellenic Australian Lawyers Association “Embracing Diversity in the Law– Solutions and Outcomes” The Queensland Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) is h...Read More >>
High Court Preserves, But Modifies, Advocates’ ImmunityOn 4 May 2016, the High Court handed down its decision in Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Limited [2016] HCA 16. There were two main issues on the appeal. The first was whether the advocate's ...Read More >>
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Speeches and Legal Articles of InterestThe following articles may be of interest to readers: CIVIL LITIGATION BRIEF The Role of the Expert Witness in Litigation: Supreme Court Guidance THE STANDARD Brexit Could Threaten London's Pos...Read More >>
Hanrick CurranSpecialised accounting advice for barristers Hanrick Curran has over 30 years experience helping legal professionals create and execute strategies to achieve greater success. Read More >>
Book Review: Veterans' Entitlements and Military Compensation Law3rd Edition Authors: Robin Creyke and Peter Sutherland Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewer: Kate Blackford Slack As an annotated version of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (&lsqu...Read More >>
Book Review: Collection of Inside Stories 2010–2014Author: MATTHEW BURGESS Self Published: http://www.matthewburgess.com.au/inside-stories_2/ Reviewed by David Marks Mr Burgess is a principal at a Brisbane law firm. He has compiled his blog pos...Read More >>
Book Review: Creating New Futures, Settling Children and Youth from Refugee BackgroundsEditor: Mary Crock Publisher: The Federation PressReviewed by Alexis N. Gage“Knowledge is Power!” – Auntie Mame [1] I was given an opportunity to review Creating New Futures S...Read More >>
Book Review: Corporate Information and the LawSecond Edition, 201 6 Author: Leif Gamertsfelder Publisher: Lexis Nexis Butterworths Reviewer: Michael Green SC [1] This concise and coherent book displays the author's mastery of compl...Read More >>
Book Review: Intentional Tort Litigation in AustraliaAuthor: Corrie Goodhand, Peter O’Brien Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Brian Morgan The 20th Century saw a substantial increase in claims against public officers for what this b...Read More >>
Book Review: Defamation LawAuthor: Dr. David Rolf Publisher: Thomson Reuters Reviewer: Brian Morgan This very recently published book strikes me as being akin to a “user’s handbook”. It provides an overvi...Read More >>
Book Review: Monash the Outsider Who Won a WarPaperback edition Published 2014 Author: Roland Perry Publisher: Random House Reviewed by Brian Morgan I am the first to admit that I have, until recently, shown little interest in the history of ...Read More >>
Book Review: Inside Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws and TrialsAuthors: Andrew Lynch , Nicola McGarrity and George Williams Publisher: NewSouth Reviewed by Stephen Keim The introduction to Inside Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials states tha...Read More >>
Book Review: LilaAuthor: Marilynne Robinson Publisher: Virago Reviewed by Stephen Keim In my review of Andrew Leigh’s The Economics of Almost Everything, I mentioned that the other half of my Chr...Read More >>
Book Review: Public Law in the Age of StatutesEssays in Honour of Dennis Pearce Editors: Anthony Connolly and Daniel Stewart Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Charles Wilson Our system of public law is a response to a...Read More >>
Book Review: Walking HomeAuthor: Lynn Schooler Publisher: Bloomsbury Reviewed by Stephen Keim When the Blokes’ Book Club was offered the chance to read Lynn Schooler’s tale of walking across a sizeab...Read More >>
Book Review: Guantanamo DiaryAuthor: Mohamedou Ould Slahi Editor: Larry Siems Publisher: Cannongate Reviewed by Stephen Keim Guantanamo Diary is an extraordinary publishing story. It is not a diary in the sense of a rec...Read More >>
Book Review: Australia as a Good International CitizenAuthor: Alison Pert Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Dan O’Gorman Australia as a Good International Citizen attempts to outline what constitutes being a good international...Read More >>
Book Review: ONG on RescissionAuthor: Denis SK Ong Publisher: The Federation Press : Sydney, 2015 Reviewed by Dominic Katter After the death in 2004 of the then Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, ...Read More >>
Book Review: Administrative Justice and its Availability Edited by Justice Debra Mortimer , Federal Court of Australia Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Kate Blackford Slack Administrative Justice and its Availability is a collection ...Read More >>
Book Review: Seddon on DeedsAuthor: Nicholas Seddon Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Dan Butler ‘“Get a life” responded some of my friends when I said I had embarked on a legal text on deeds.&rsq...Read More >>
Book Review: Revolution JustifiedAuthor: Roger H J. Cox Translator: Elizabeth H D Manton Publisher: Planet Prosperity Foundation Reviewed by Stephen Keim Revolution Justified is an unusual call to arms. The words of the...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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