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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 35: June 2009
Eulogy: The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Connolly - 1920-2009 Eulogy: The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Connolly - 1920-2009The following eulogy for the Hon. Mr Justice Peter Connolly was prepared and delivered by the Hon. Bruce McPherson CBE at St John's Cathedral on 11 May 2009. Read More >>
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   Forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD Seminars, and more ...    ...Read More >> In Brief - News and Current Affairs
In This Issue
A Barrister's Life in RockhamptonIn this article, Tony Arnold of Trustee Chambers provides  us with a glimpse of practice at the bar in Rockhampton and, in the process, mounts a convincing argument for why Rockhampton may be the...Read More >>
Central Queensland Bar Conference -The Hon Justice McMeekin SpeaksThe Honourable Justice Duncan McMeekin, Central Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, delivered a very entertaining closing address at the Central Queensland Bar Conference on 9 November 2008.&nbs...Read More >>
Quantum Statements: A Quaint Northern PracticeFor as long as most practitioners in northern and central Queensland can recall, quantum statements have been admitted into evidence in personal injuries trials. As more than a few unsuspecting Brisba...Read More >>
Guess Who?    Hearsay would be delighted to receive correspondence from any member who can identify the two toddlers in this picture. Clue: Both are Silks.  Prize: Bragging rights. &nbs...Read More >>
Juries in the 21st Century: Making the Bulwark BetterIn this article, the Hon Justice Roslyn Atkinson, Chair of the Queensland Law Reform Commission, discusses the review currently being undertaken by the Commission into the directions, warnings and sum...Read More >>
Celebrating a 40-Year Commitment to Civil Liberties in QueenslandThe Queensland Council for Civil Liberties was established in 1966 to safeguard the civil liberties of the Queensland people. On 3 March 2009, at a special event in the Banco Court, the Supreme Court ...Read More >>
Book Review: Guardian of Your RightsQueensland Council for Civil Liberties: A History, 1966 - 2007 By Eddie Clarke Published by the Supreme Court of Queensland Library Reviewed by Roly O'Regan Read More >>
Bank of QueenslandExperience the difference of Bank of Queensland’s Private Bank. Bank of Queensland's Private Bank is designed to provide a high level of personalised service to a select group of highly valu...Read More >>
Recent Developments in Sentencing Commonwealth OffendersIn this article, Glen Cranny considers a number of recent judgments of the Queensland Court of Appeal which would appear to endorse a significant shift in the approach to sentencing Commonwealth offen...Read More >>
The Need to Legislate the Law on Similar FactIt has been over a one year since the High Court rendered its decision in HML v The Queen [2008] HCA 16 (24 April 2008). Leave was granted in order to clarify uncertainties in the law surrounding simi...Read More >>
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Expert Evidence Rules in ActionChapter 11 Part 5 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (“UCPR”) is often referred to as the “new expert evidence rules”.  Chapter 11 Part 5 is, however, hardly new as it r...Read More >>
The Jurisdiction to Order Security for Costs - Applications for Leave to Appeal or to Extend TimeIn this article, John Faulkner considers the possible sources of jurisdiction of the Trial Division to order security for costs in the event of an application for leave to appeal  to the Court of...Read More >>
Medico Legal Insurance Group Pty Ltd Income Protection, Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance  Read More >>
Case Note: Apotex Pty Ltd v Les Laboratoires ServierThe background of this case is in patent law however the case has a wider application for practitioners in intellectual property. It relates to circumstances where practitioners provide evidence in li...Read More >>
Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Remarkable operating leases across the E-Class & CLK Range   E280 Sport Edition from $288* plus $28.80 GST per week. CLK 280 with Avantgarde AMG Sports Package from $298* plus $29.80 GST ...Read More >>
The Role and Conduct of Mediation in Complex Commercial LitigationIn this article, Richard Douglas SC, discusses the part that alternative dispute resolution in the form of mediations can play in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. In doing so, the author...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. F...Read More >>
Book Review - Tom Wills: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic FallBy Greg de Moore Published by Allen & Unwin1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC  Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Information Officer, Fiona Hamilton. They provide a brief overview of each case. For mor...Read More >>
Book Review - Forecast: the consequences of climate change from the Amazon to the Arctic By Stephan Faris1 Published by Scribe Publications2 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
Book Review: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism By Kevin Phillips Published by Scribe Publications1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
Book Review: Fisheries Law in Australia By Warwick Gullett Published by LexisNexis Butterworths 2008 Reviewed by Dr Chris McGrath Read More >>
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