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Issue 37: September 2009
From the President From the PresidentPRO BONO SCHEME The on-going need for pro bono legal services It is a well acknowledged fact that members of the Bar Association of Queensland make an enormous contribution to access to justice ...Read More >>
Farewell Speech to White DCJIn front of such a distinguished audience tonight I can identify with the feelings of the man who was invited to the palace to make love to the Queen – he felt very honoured by the invitation bu...Read More >> Farewell Speech to White DCJ
In This Issue
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   News, views, forthcoming national and international conferences, Annual Bar Dinner, CPD Seminars, and more ...Read More >>
The New De Facto LegislationThe new de facto legislation regime commenced in 1 March 2009. The Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Act 2008 now realises a much anticipated and far-reaching regi...Read More >>
An Award of Costs to the Respondent following a Section 222 AppealI wrote last year about the proper respondent under a s. 222 appeal (under the Justices Act)1. I pointed out that one of the reasons the proper respondent ought to be identified was to limit the appel...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 >>
Touting Iranian StyleIs this Mr No Friends? Just how much do the advertiser’s peers appreciate his explanation of why prospective clients should select him rather than them!? The scales of justice and the sword are...Read More >>
Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneRemarkable 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 >>
A Practical Guide to Dealing with Commonwealth OffencesThe aim of this paper is to address initial issues that legal practitioners might be confronted with when dealing with a client who has been charged with a Commonwealth offence i.e. Which court h...Read More >>
Work & Pleasure DichotomyThe members of the Cairns Bar, with much trepidation but encouraged by Jones J, were enthusiastic participants in a recent photographic project depicting members of the Bar enjoying their favourite le...Read More >>
Medico Legal Insurance Group Pty LtdIncome Protection, Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance   Read More >>
Judging in the TropicsThe Honourable Justice Stanley Jones AO, Supreme Court At the time of my swearing in I recounted with delightful anticipation my intention to visit the iconic beauty spots of the reef, ra...Read More >>
Momentous Marriages and Scandalous SeparationsBar members were invited to attend a "Momentous Marriages and Scandalous Separations” party by Clarissa Rayward, principal of Brisbane North Family Law Services in celebration of the firm&r...Read More >>
Case Note: Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd v Australian National University [2009] HCA 27“the torpid languor of one hand washes the drowsy procrastination of the other”. The landscape of interlocutory skirmishes about the amendment of pleadings shifted on its axis on 5 A...Read More >>
Visual Misrepresentation and Passing-OffMisrepresentation in the context of sections 52 and 53 of the Trade  Practices  Act 1974 (Cth)  (“the TPA”) prohibit in the former, conduct that is misleading or deceptive, ...Read More >>
Book Review: Administrative Law in AustraliaBy WB Lane and Simon Young Published by Thomson Law Book Company1 Reviewed by Gary Coveney Read More >>
Towards CoherenceIn their joint reasons in Bankstown City Council v Alamdo Holdings Pty Ltd,1 Gleeson CJ, Gummow, Hayne and Callinan JJ acknowledged the normative complexity of the legal system, given the interaction ...Read More >>
New Initiatives: The Current Legal Issues Seminar SeriesThe Current Legal Issues Seminar Series is a joint enterprise initiated in 2009 by the Queensland Bar Association and The TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, which aims to bring t...Read More >>
The Prism - Andrew Philp SCAndrew Philp SC was admitted to the Bar in 1985.  Moved to Cairns in 1993.  Took Silk in 2003.  The rest remains untold. What is your motto? Fly under the radar What i...Read More >>
Book Review: Arabian PlightsBy Peter Rodgers1 Published by Scribe Publications2 Reviewed by David Thomae3 Read More >>
Restaurant Review: Hanuman CairnsWith chefs now achieving rock star status, with shows like surfing the menu and, of course, master chef, there is all the more pressure on procuring innovative and exciting dining experiences....Read More >>
Book Review: Home By Marilynne Robinson Published by Virago Press1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe 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 >>
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. For...Read More >>
Guess Who?Can you identify the performer in this picture taken after a production of “CATS” in Cairns? Clue: Male, not Everson DCJ. Prize: Nothing.  Read More >>
Book Review: The Pleasures and Sorrows of WorkBy Alain De Botton Published by Hamish Hamilton Reviewed by Tracy Fantin There are many casualties of life at the Bar. Reading for pleasure is one of them. So on the rare occasions when y...Read More >>
Book Review - William Blackstone Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century By Wilfrid Prest1 Published by Oxford University Press2 Reviewed by Stephen Keim  SC Read More >>
Book Review: Heat How we can stop the planet burning By George Monbiot1 Published by Penguin Books2 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
Palliaer Antiques Antique and fine furniture restoration and conservation Traditional French polishers   Read More >>
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