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Welcome to the May 2017 edition of Hearsay. Yet again, there have recently been some significant developments relevant to the Bar. On 5 May 2017 the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced that the Senior Judge Administrator, Justice John Byrne AO RFD, will retire in August ... read more

Dinner for the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC

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Issue 79: May 2017
Dinner for the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC Dinner for the Honourable Susan Kiefel ACOn 21 April 2017, the Bar Association of Queensland held a dinner to mark the appointment of the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC as Chief Justice of Australia. The event took place at the Queensland Art Ga...Read More >>
Proving the Plaintiff’s or Prosecution’s Case PersuasivelyBy the Honourable Justice HenryThe plaintiff’s lawyer and the prosecutor share the same role at trial – proving their case persuasively.  The legal issues vary.  The standard of ...Read More >> Proving the Plaintiff’s or Prosecution’s Case Persuasively
In This Issue
Chief Justice John Marshall and the establishment of judicial reviewThe Honourable Justice John Bond presented the first Selden Society lecture for 2017 on 25 May 2017 in the Banco Court.  His Honour’s paper is available here.   The paper is also ...Read More >>
Advocacy in the District Court By the Honourable Judge Robertson   I am honoured to speak to you this morning, although I have to say that my credentials to speak on advocacy are not as impressive as a number in this roo...Read More >>
Maximising your impact as an advocate: A view from the BenchBy President Fleur Kingham, Land Court of Queensland Good evening and thank you to the QLS for the invitation to speak tonight. I was pleased and honoured to be invited to address the first semin...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 >>
The Outer Limits of Vicarious Liability and Agency in Tort By Rob IvessaAt the broadest definition of “agency”, when a person is tasked with doing something for another person they are the agent of that person. The dividing line between wh...Read More >>
Predicting the Outcome of Negligence Claims for Relational or Secondary Economic LossBy Dr Norman Katter  The oft cited dictum of Lord Macmillan in Donoghue v Stevenson that ‘the categories of negligence are never closed [1] resonates in the varied circumstances in which...Read More >>
Case Note – Preparation of SubmissionsBarristers ought take careful note of the recent observations of the President of the Court of Appeal in Bowman v Brisbane City Council [2017] QCA 84, a decision handed down on 9 May 2017. The pr...Read More >>
Selden Society 2017 lecture seriesSupreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is pleased to host the annual Selden Society lecture series. The 2017 program comprises five engaging lectures from high calibre speakers: Le...Read More >>
Supreme Court Library Queensland collection display: Legal Dress in QueenslandThe library’s new display on level 12 of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law draws together items from our legal heritage collection and explores the history, custom and traditions of legal dre...Read More >>
Book Review: Specialist Courts for Sentencing Aboriginal OffendersAuthor: Paul Bennett1 Publisher: Federation Press Reviewed by James McNab2 This text (“Specialist Courts”) is a succinct, informative and offers a great insight into these littl...Read More >>
Transcript Highlights   Below is a selection of transcript extracts and articles from some of the more colourful moments in court.     Read More >>
Book Review: Ministerial Advisers In Australia The Modern Legal ContextAuthor: Yee-Fui Ng Publisher: The Federation Press: Sydney, 2016 Reviewer: Dominic Katter The Commonwealth Constitution has provided relative legal ‘stability’ since Federat...Read More >>
EventsThe following is a summary of events, past and future, which may be of interest to readers.        Cairns Bar/Bench Dinner 2017 The Cairns Bar/Bench Dinner was held in honour...Read More >>
Speeches and Legal Articles of Interest The following is a selection of links to articles, papers and other items which may be of interest to readers.        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 >>
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