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From the President

icon_pres_hugh_new.jpg As this is the last issue of Hearsay for 2007, I start by wishing you all an enjoyable and festive Christmas and New Year.
It is timely to record that the collegiate spirit of the Bar is alive and well. It is evident in the enthusiastic attendance of so many at our recent ... read more

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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 23: December 2007
Bracton Chambers Bracton ChambersThis edition of Hearsay has been sponsored by Bracton Chambers. Our thanks are extended to the members of Bracton a...Read More >>
Thank You and Merry ChristmasAs this is the final edition for 2007, I would like to express my gratitude to the many contributors who have made ...Read More >> Thank You and Merry Christmas
In This Issue
Obituary - Ian Richie Perkins 1961-2007I have been asked to do many things since I became Chief Executive of the Bar Association, none harder than this obituar...Read More >>
In BriefCurrent affairs, news, Practice Directions, CPD Seminars, conferences and more ...         Su...Read More >>
To “put” (to sleep) or not?Narcolepsy.  Advocacy. Strange bedfellows? Perhaps not, as   David North SC of Bracton Chambers explains ...Read More >>
Cheesed OffBob Gotterson QC of Bracton Chambers recalls a landmark case in Queensland's legal history from a forensic as well as hi...Read More >>
Grand Council of the Bar - Minutes of Meeting - 23 November 2007 A.D Read More >>
The Books I didn’t read last Summer: Garner on ‘Issue-Framing’  In this article, Peter Applegarth SC of Bracton Chambers introduces us to Bryan Garner and "issue...Read More >>
The Perils of Settling CorrespondenceShane Monks of Bracton Chambers discusses the pitfalls associated with settling correspondence along with some potential...Read More >>
The Prism – Rob O’Regan AM QCRob O’Regan QC, a country boy from Mundubbera, was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1960 after graduating from th...Read More >>
Case Note: Westfield Management Ltd v Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd [2007] HCA 45 Craig Wilkins of Bracton Chambers discusses a recent decision of the High Court of Australia.Read More >>
Buying JudgesJames Crowley QC reflects upon the lapsed practice of "buying judges" and offers a thought provoking prop...Read More >>
2007 Bar & Bench Golf Day at Royal QueenslandThe E.J.D. Stanley Trophy was this year held on 28 October and was won by McMeekin J and Charrington who combined well&n...Read More >>
The Free Hugs CampaignThe Free Hugs Campaign is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a Sydney man whose sole mission was to...Read More >>
Opinion: The Re-introduction of the “Two Counsel” Rule   The following joint opinion of  David Jackson QC and Peter Franco on the re-introduction of the "Two...Read More >>
Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice by Julian Burnside Stephen Keim SC reveiws Watching Brief by Julian Burnside QC. Author: Julian Burnside Published by Scribe Pub...Read More >>
Media Release: The Australian Bar Calls for the Return of the Rule of Law in PakistanThe Australian Bar Association yesterday joined with the leaders of the Bars of England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ir...Read More >>
Election of Bar Council 2007/2008Details of office bearers elected together with the results of the 2007/2008 Bar Council Elections held during the Annua...Read More >>
New Legal Service for Litigants in PersonErin Thomas is the recently created Self-Representation Civil Law Service's first solicitor. The SRCLS was established b...Read More >>
Now Where Did They Put That Amendment? Compulsory Cumulative Disqualification Provisions Darin Honchin  provides members with helpful advice regarding the recent amendment regarding d...Read More >>
Electronic Discovery – In Pursuit of RelevanceSeamus Byrne, Director of Forensic Technology at Vincents Chartered Accountants, discusses the legal and technical aspec...Read More >>
A New Military CourtIn a significant milestone for military justice, in October the Australian Military Court was established and the inaugu...Read More >>
Swearing-in of Justice Duncan McMeekin as a Judge of the Supreme Court On 16 October 2007, the Honourable Justice McMeekin was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court in the Trial...Read More >>
Swearing-in of Justice Peter Murphy as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia On 11 October 2007, Justice Peter Murphy was sworn in as a Judge of the Family Court during a ceremony in the Fami...Read More >>
Swearing-in of Margaret Cassidy FMOn 5 November 2007, Federal Magistrate Margaret Cassidy was sworn in as Federal Magistrate during a ceremony in the Comm...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgments - Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Informat...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgments - Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Zenovia A. Pappa...Read More >>
Book ReviewsReviewed in this issue ... The Law of Real Property Mortgages by WD Duncan and WM Dixon Construction Claims (...Read More >>
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