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Welcome to the April 2017 edition of Hearsay. This edition goes to press following some significant developments relevant to the Bar. On 30 January 2017, Justice Susan Kiefel AC was sworn in as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. ... read more

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Issue 78: April 2017
Swearing-in Ceremony for the Honourable Susan Kiefel ACChief Justice of the High Court of Australia Court 1, High Court of Australia, 10:15am, Monday 30 January 2017 Your Excellency, Mr Attorney for the Commonwealth, your Honours, members of the legal p...Read More >> Swearing-in Ceremony for the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC
Supreme Court Oration Supreme Court OrationBanco Court, Supreme Court, 16 March 2017 Judicial Methods in the 21st Century The Hon Susan Kiefel AC Chief Justice of Australia This topic, "Judicial Methods in the 21st Cent...Read More >>
In This Issue
Valedictory Ceremony for the Honourable Margaret McMurdo ACFRIDAY, 24 MARCH 2017 BANCO COURT Chief Justices, fellow judicial officers, Attorney, Shadow Attorney, retired judicial officers, members of the legal profession, officers of the Departmen...Read More >>
 
Advocacy in ArbitrationsBy the Honourable Richard Chesterman AOI am pleased to have been invited to give this address. The arbitration of commercial disputes is more common than is usually realised and professional advocates...Read More >>
 
Advocacy and the Litigant in PersonBy Bernard Porter QC Paper delivered to the BAQ Conference 25 March 2017 Advocacy is the art of persuasion.  As barristers, we practice that art within the framework of the rules and pract...Read More >>
 
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Case Note: Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd (in liq) v SakrBy Declan Kissane Earlier this month the New South Wales Court of Appeal delivered its decision in the much awaited Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Sakr [1] ap...Read More >>
 
Energy & Resources UpdateBy Kelly McIntyre Citigold Corporation Limited v Chief Executive, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 5) [2016] QLC 62 This is the first opportunity that the Land Court has...Read More >>
 
Who is a “professional”?By Richard Douglas QCThose engaged in vocations affording specialised services would covet being characterised as a “professional”. The primary reason for that, no doubt, would be the cach...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The DryAuthor: Jane Harper Publisher: Macmillan Reviewer: Stephen Keim A phone call in March changed the course of my year in 2016. I accepted an item of work which took up the next five months. Its...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 >>
 
Book Review: Sicilian SummerA story of honour, religion and the perfect cassata Author: Brian Johnston Publisher: Allen & Unwin Reviewer: Stephen Keim Just over 5 years ago, in the dying days of 2011, D and I,...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Sicilian VespersAuthor: Steven Runciman Publisher: Cambridge University Press Reviewer: Stephen Keim In 2016, for various reasons, D and I found ourselves, with four other people, spending eight days in a hou...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Ghost EmpireAuthor: Richard Fidler Publisher: ABC Books Reviewed by Stephen Keim I have read other books about Istanbul. Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul – Memories and the City is a wonderful piece o...Read More >>
Book Review: As in memory longAuthor: Peter Millett Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing Reviewer: David W Marks QC Peter Millett’s wry memoir takes us from his days at Harrow, through his early steps at t...Read More >>
 
Speeches and Legal Articles of InterestTHE NEW JURIST America First and the Harmon Doctrine’s Demise – A History Lesson Making Human Dignity Central to International Law Equity Upholding the Rule of Law: How We Preserve...Read More >>
 
Upcoming EventsGold Coast Conference 2017 22 April 2017 Venue: Southport Court House, corner of Davenport and Hinze Streets, Southport Presenters include : The Honourable Justice Philip Morrison, Her Honour Ju...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Rules of Backyard CricketAuthor: Jock Serong Publisher: Text Publishing, Melbourne Reviewer: Stephen Keim It was not a surprising thing that, for my birthday, I might receive a book called “The Rules of Back...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary Notes The 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 >>
 
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