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Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Hearsay. Appointments. Her Honour Judge Fleur Kingham was appointed as the President of the Land Court of Queensland effective from 8 August 2016. The Honourable Margaret White AO, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, has been appointed ... read more

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Issue 76: August 2016
Preserving the independence of the judiciary Preserving the independence of the judiciaryPreserving the independence of the judiciary The Hon Catherine Holmes Chief Justice Thank you for inviting me to speak tonight. I know that Justice Keane spoke here a couple of years ago on the ...Read More >>
Planning & Environment Court - Innovation in ActionDelivered by Judge Rackemann DCJ to the 2016 Annual Conference of the Queensland Environmental Law Association The conference theme – innovate or renovate – challenges us to examine what, ...Read More >> Planning & Environment Court - Innovation in Action
In This Issue
Selden Society Lecture Series 2016 The 2016 Selden Society Lecture Series features a number of interesting topics presented by distinguished speakers. Below is a brief synopsis of the lectures presented so far this year along with link...Read More >>
Address by the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western AustraliaThe Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (Queensland Chapter)  Embracing Diversity in the Law: solutions and outcomes Brisbane, Friday 10 June 2016 I am greatly honoured to have been...Read More >>
Judicial Review of Decisions By Matt Black This paper has been drafted for the purposes of a seminar designed to assist administrative decision-makers to produce decisions that are fair, appropriate and clearly articulated w...Read More >>
QELA 2016-2017 Memberships Now Open!QELA members receive access to up to date information regarding the ever-changing area of planning and environmental law and associated issues.  QELA is a multidisciplinary non-profit organisatio...Read More >>
Embracing Diversity in the Law: solutions and outcomesThe Honourable Justice Philippides Chief Justices, your Honours, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – In closing this evening’s seminar, I wish to acknowledge and pay my respects ...Read More >>
French Quarter ChambersIntroducing the Newest Chambers to Open on the Gold Coast French Quarter Chambers is bringing a collective of predominantly Brisbane-based Barristers who are expanding to the Gold Coast in a new, cen...Read More >>
A Plea for PragmatismThe use of extrinsic evidence in aid of construction: a plea for pragmatism[1] By the Honourable Justice Bond Under the objective theory of contract the meaning of a contract is to be decided in ...Read More >>
Public Examinations Under The Bankruptcy Act And Corporations Act: A Practical OverviewBy Paul McQuade QC and James GreenIn the last paper delivered pursuant to the Bar Association’s CPD program,1 the importance of the liquidator’s role in the recovery assets of an insolve...Read More >>
The Costs Effect of “Rules Offers” v “Calderbank Offers”By Rob Ivessa Summary The general rule as to costs is that they follow the event[1] and are determined on the standard basis[2] unless the Court orders otherwise. An offer to settle m...Read More >>
Hanrick Curran Specialised accounting advice for barristers  Hanrick Curran has over 30 years experience helping legal professionals create and execute strategies to achieve greater success.  Read More >>
Family Law Opt-In EmailsThe Bar’s Chair of the Family Law Committee of Council, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, operates an opt-in email list, through which she sends copies of communications from the Family Law Act courts, the L...Read More >>
Upcoming eventsThe following upcoming events may be of interest to members. Links to the further conference details and registration forms are also included below. Read More >>
Hellenic Australian Lawyers AssociationHellenic Australian Lawyers Association The Clayton Utz Alexander Christy Freeleagus Oration The Queensland Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) will hold the 2016 Clayton Ut...Read More >>
Book Review: EurekaAustralia’s Greatest Story Editors:  David Headon and John Uhr Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewer: Michael Campbell, Barrister at Law This is a book for those with an inter...Read More >>
Book Review: Adjudication on the Gold Fields In New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th Century(Hard Cover edition 260 pages)Author: John P Hamilton Publisher: The Federation Press  Reviewer: Brian Morgan Do you remember that excellent Australian TV series in 1974 called Rush? (...Read More >>
Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneMercedes-Benz vehicles are renowned for quality, safety, luxury and performance. That's why cars with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star are the choice of those who demand the best.   &nb...Read More >>
Book Review: R v MurdochThe Falconio case - A study in Identification and Circumstantial Evidence (325 pages paperback) Author: Dean Mildren Publisher: LexisNexis Reviewer: Brian Morgan I suspect that mo...Read More >>
Speeches and Legal Articles of InterestCIVIL LITIGATION BRIEF Proving Things 27: Burdens of Proof, Hearsay Evidence and… Attempted Murder The Arroyo Judgment 2: Experts, Oh Experts COUNSEL MAGAZINE Be Upstanding in Cou...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. 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 >>
ClassifiedsChambers for RentVacancy available at Quay 11 Chambers (level 11, Quay Central, 95 North Quay).  Large external room, with extensive built-in shelving and partial river view, available for new me...Read More >>
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