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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the November 2010 edition of Hearsay, which we are pleased to have managed to publish in the last week of October. You should find within its pages a variety of interesting content. There are several interesting articles on a variety of issues relevant ... read more

Annual Bar Dinner

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 45: 2010
Response to Toast to Judiciary Response to Toast to Judiciaryby White JA Annual Bar Dinner – Brisbane Club – 10 September 2010     In giving the response to Philp SC's toast to the judiciary, White JA spoke of the importance of flatte...Read More >>
A Review of the Senior Counsel ProtocolIn recent years public criticism has increased over the protocol for appointing Senior Counsel in New South Wales and Victoria. At the request of the NSW Bar Association, the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC put...Read More >> A Review of the Senior Counsel Protocol
In This Issue
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ... Read More >>
 
Comments on Changes to Queensland Courts' Civil JurisdictionOn 1 November 2010, substantial changes will take place to the civil jurisdiction of the District Court and the Magistrates Courts. In this article Ken Barlow reviews the circumstances and reasons lea...Read More >>
 
Statutes and the Intention of the Lawmaker as the Ultimate Guide to their ApplicabilityHistory and Prospects On Friday 8 October Professor Horst Lücke presented the lecture: “Statutes and the Intention of the Lawmaker as the Ultimate Guide to their Applicability: History and...Read More >>
 
CBFC Limited v Corporate Consulting (Aust) P/L (in liq) & ANOR[2010] QSC 395 (22 October 2010, Boddice J) The decision of Boddice J in CBFC Limited v Corporate Consulting (Aust) P/L (in liq) & Anor is important as it raises a number of issues, includin...Read More >>
Assumption of Responsibility: A New Approach to Remoteness? In a recent decision, the House of Lords considered the concept of "assumption of liability" in remoteness of damages recoverable for breach of contract.  Peter Hastie has provided...Read More >>
 
Legal Documents of Ancient MespotamiaAndrew Lyons writes that clay tablets from the ancient Mesopotamia evidence that some legal concepts used by practitioners today are not new but have forebears in antiquity. Read More >>
 
Limitation of Liability for Maritime ClaimsRecent incidents off the Queensland coast have brought to attention the question of limitation of liability in the shipping context. But there is evident confusion about what the concept involves and ...Read More >>
 
Bar Association SoccerThe day after Philp SC told the attendees at the Bar  Dinner of the legal arrangements in the State of  Kattertonia, the Marauding Maroon Super Stars Queensland Bar soccer team (“the M...Read More >>
A Story that Must be ToldTony Williams shares his experience of undergoing a procedure dreaded by all -  the colonoscopy. Despite his initial trepidation, Tony explains the steps involved in the proce...Read More >>
 
Lawyers Acting OutThe  Brisbane Family Law  Centre recently hosted a charity event to raise much needed funding for SANDBAG (Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group). Fun was had by all as guests were treated...Read More >>
 
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Book Review: Writing for the Court By James C. Raymond Published by Carswell1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
Book Review: Mills, Mines and Other ControversiesThe Environmental Assessment of Major Projects1 Edited by Tim Bonyhady and Andrew Macintosh Published by The Federation Press 2010 Reviewed by Andrew Sinclair 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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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. For...Read More >>
 
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