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Dinner for Keane CJ 

keane_icon_r.jpgThe address delivered by Chief Justice Keane at the Queensland Bar Dinner held on 29 April 2010 is reproduced below. Hearsay is grateful to His Honour for granting permission to publish the speech.

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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 42: July 2010
From the President - Report to MembersHearsay The Association is indebted to Martin Burns S.C. and his hardworking personal assistant Emma Macfarlane for their longstanding role in the production of this quality electronic publication. M...Read More >> From the President - Report to Members
Valedictory Ceremony for His Honour Judge Pack Valedictory Ceremony for His Honour Judge PackThe Valedictory Ceremony for His Honour Judge Robert Pack took place at Townsville on 18 June 2010. The addresses to the Court from His Honour Judge Pack, His Honour  Judge O'Brien and Richard Do...Read More >>
In This Issue
Retirement of Wendy Pack SCWendy Pack commenced practice at the Bar when women barristers were regarded with great scepticism by other lawyers, particularly the older male lawyers who handed out the briefs. The historian, Mrs....Read More >>
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   Events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ... Read More >>
2010 Mayo LectureOn 26 May 2010, as part of the Court of Appeal's Northern sittings, the President of the Court, the Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC*, gave the Mayo Lecture at James Cook University (JCU) Law School - ...Read More >>
Interview with the President - Patel Case  The following is a transcript from ABC Radio's PM program of 30 June 2010 during which Richard Douglas S.C., President was interviewed regarding the Dr Jayant Patel case.    ...Read More >>
The 2010 Sir David Williams Lecture: 'A View from the Bar'The Sir David Williams Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest lecturer in honour of Sir David Williams, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor of Cambridg...Read More >>
Supreme Court of Queensland - Practice Direction No.2 of 2010The Chief Justice has recently issued Practice Direction No 2 of 2010 which solely concerns the Court of Appeal and is comprehensive. It replaces Practice Direction No 1 of 2005. Practice Direction N...Read More >>
North Queensland Law Association Conference 2010   The address delivered by the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland at the North Queensland Law Association Conference on 28 May 2010 is reproduced below.  Read More >>
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Current Legal Issues Seminar - Causation in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)The first Current Legal Issues Seminar in 2010, 'Causation in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)' took place in Brisbane on 10 June 2010. Liam Kelly SC was the speaker and Professor Jane Stapleton the...Read More >>
Managing Your Client's Expectations of MediationI dedicate this article to His Honour Judge David Reid.  In my years of appearing against him in mediations when he was at the bar, I marveled at the apparent confidence which his clients seemed ...Read More >>
Red Kite Corporate QuizThe 8th Annual Redkite Corporate Quiz will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Brisbane on Friday 3rd September.  Hosted by Adam Spencer, this is Redkite’s major annual fundraising...Read More >>
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Santos Place - Last Remaining Half FloorSince its completion in 2009, the landmark 6 Star Green Star Santos Place located in Brisbane’s North Quarter precinct has inspired the relocation of as many as ninety of Brisbane’s barris...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 >>
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Torts in Commercial Law: A Conference Not To MissOn 17-18 December 2010 the University of New South Wales will host a conference entitled ‘Torts in Commercial Law’. Read More >>
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