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Swearing-in

justice_alan_wilson_icon_space.jpgOn 26 October 2009, the Honourable Justice Alan Wilson was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in the Trial Division during a ceremony in the Banco Court. The Association was represented at the ceremony by the President, Michael Stewart SC, ...read more

Annual Bar Dinner 2009

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 38: November 2009
From the President From the PresidentBar Association of Queensland - Pro Bono Scheme   The on-going need for pro bono legal services   It is a well acknowledged fact that members of the Bar Association of Queen...Read More >>
Obituary: Brigadier Thomas Parslow RFD, ED, QCHis Military Service to Australia Brigadier Tom had many titles and civil academic awards for his many achievements.  His military awards were for either long, meritorious service or actua...Read More >> Obituary: Brigadier Thomas Parslow RFD, ED, QC
In This Issue
Annual Bar Dinner 2009The Annual Bar Dinner took place on 10 September 2009 at the Queensland Museum, Southbank. It was a wonderful evening, featuring speeches from the Honourable Chief Justice French of the High Court of ...Read More >>
 
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   News, views, In the Courts, Practice Directions, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD Seminars, and more ...  Read More >>
 
Proportionate Liability in PracticeAILA Seminar 17 September 2009 On Thursday, 17 September 2009, the Honourable Justice Chesterman and Jeremy Sweeney, presented a workshop seminar for the Australian Insurance Law Association re...Read More >>
 
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied...Renowned cineaste Roman Polanski’s decision to skip bail in the United States to avoid a jail term in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful intercourse with a 13-year old girl, and his arrest l...Read More >>
Wearing a WigIn 1973 Sir Bernard Sugarman addressed this topic in an Article in Volume 47 of the Australian Law Journal at page 39 et seq. One of the areas of special interest to him at that time was the response ...Read More >>
 
The Prism - John Baulch SCAfter being admitted tot he Bar in Tasmania at the age of 21, John Baulch SC practised for period before taking up an appointment in the Public Solicitor’s office in Papua New Guinea where he re...Read More >>
 
Family Law Practice Note  Contravention Hearings: Formalities are not Mere Formalities     Because of their quasi-criminal nature, contravention applications are stricti juris.  The f...Read More >>
 
To Send or Not to Send?How many times do we shoot off an email and then pause and think that maybe we hit the send button a little too quickly? In a perfect world, we would check the email, and then have our digit hover ove...Read More >>
Townsville BAQ-JCU Continuing Professional Development SeriesOn 14 October 2009, Peter Davis SC gave the third presentation in the four part Bar Association of Queensland – James Cook University CPD Series. He spoke about appellate advocacy and gave inval...Read More >>
 
Sport Can Ruin Your LifeThere are many things in this world that I do not understand but I suspect that, aside from quantum physics, the thing I understand least is a passionate and overpowering commitment to sport of any de...Read More >>
 
QUT Learning Potential FundThe LPF is a perpetual fund providing scholarships, bursaries and other financial support to low-income students.  Initially established in 1998, QUT aims to grow the fund to a minimum of $20 mil...Read More >>
 
Redkite Charity Dinner 2009A number of members attended the Annual Redkite Dinner on 21 August 2009, the highlight of which was the hotly contested Brisbane Corporate Quiz where almost 50 corporations battled each other (and, i...Read More >>
Medico Legal Insurance Group Pty LtdIncome Protection, Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance Read More >>
 
Cricket ReportBar Association of Queensland v Bar Association New South Wales 3 October 2009 The first of many annual cricket matches between the Bar Association of Queensland and the Bar Association of New S...Read More >>
 
Guess Who? Answer RevealedIn the last edition of Hearsay we published this image  - and then asked whether anyone could identify him with the aid of a clue - male, not Everson DCJ. The correct answe...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 >>
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 >>
 
Book Review: Every Assistance & Protection - a history of the Australian passport By Jane Doulman and David Lee Published by The Federation Press, Sydney Reviewed by Elizabeth Gass Read More >>
 
Book Review: Fit to Print  By Joris Luyendijk Published by Scribe Publications Reviewed by Dan O’Gorman S.C.   This publication argues that, because of poor reporting as a result of filters, bias...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The RoadBy Cormac McCarthy Published by Picador1 Reviewed by Stephen J. Keim   The Road is a little book. My Picador edition has 307 pages but the pages are small; the writing is big; and wit...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 >>
 
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 >>
 
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