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Welcome to the October edition of Hearsay. This month we have a focus on the Cairns Bar, to recognise the significant events occurring in that fine city since the time of our last edition. First, there was the retirement of Justice Jones after a long and distinguished career ... read more

Annual Bar Dinner 2011

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 52: 2011
Swearing-In of Mr James Dawson Henry S.C. Mr James Dawson Henry S.C. was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court and as Far Northern Judge in Cairns on 14 September 2011. The following is a copy of the speech delivered at the ceremony b...Read More >> Swearing-In of Mr James Dawson Henry S.C.
Opening of the New Office of the BAQ Opening of the New Office of the BAQThe opening of the new office of the Bar Association of Queensland was held on the evening of 7 October 2011. A copy of the speeches given by Richard Douglas S.C. and The Honourable Chief Justice...Read More >>
In This Issue
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ...       The Honourable Justice Kiefel awarded an ...Read More >>
Valedictory Ceremony for the Hon. Justice Jones AOThe following speeches were delivered on the occasion of the retirement of the Far Northern Judge, the Honourable Justice Stanley Graham Jones AO.   The first speech was given by the Honour...Read More >>
Bar Dinner Introductory SpeechThe following is a copy of the introductory speech by Richard Douglas S.C. at the Annual Bar Dinner held on 23 September 2011. Read More >>
Toast to the Judiciary In his toast to the judiciary at the recent Bar Dinner Chris Hughes S.C. reflected upon the importance of respect in building relationships between members of the Ba...Read More >>
Response to Toast to Judiciary The Honourable Justice Chesterman AO RFD presented the following speech at the recent Annual Bar Dinner in response to Christopher Hugh's S.C. toast to the judiciary. Read More >>
Liability for Dangerous Recreational ActivityBy Richard Douglas S.C. The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation Miguel de Cervantes “Don Quixote” Book IV Chapter 21, Pa...Read More >>
CPD Events The following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
Case Note on Judicial HumourAs Dean Morzone observes, script writing for the famous Goons series has been revived by Judge Harrison in a desperate, perhaps ingenious judicial attempt to get the criminal system moving in real tim...Read More >>
Too much or not enoughThe adequacy of reasons as a ground of appeal The following article by Tracy Fantin explains how the duty to give reasons can vary in different circumstances and sets out the relevant principles to b...Read More >>
Fitness First Exercise Boosts Brainpower and Productivity A recent clinical trial performed by Swinburne University and the Body-Brain Performance Institute showed that investment in a Workplace Vitality progr...Read More >>
The Proposed Business Names Register This article by Dimitrios Eliades explains how the proposed national registration scheme may help minimise existing problems associated with the current legal framework. Read More >>
The Lost or Missing Testamentary Instrument This article by Joseph Jacobs examines relevant legislative provisions and case law to determine the key factors in proceedings where the testamentary instrument is either los...Read More >>
Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneIntroducing the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Programme for Queensland Bar Association members. When you own a Mercedes-Benz, you become a part of a culture of excellence. It’s what defines us ...Read More >>
Settlement Agreements - Two Cautionary Tales Chris Ryall has prepared the following case notes regarding Associated Retailers Limited v Toys Unlimited Pty Ltd & Anors and Blue Moon Grill Pty Ltd v Yorkeys Knob Boating Club Inc.&nbs...Read More >>
The Law Report Presented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of ju...Read More >>
The World Game - Southport 2011On Saturday 10 September 2011 the Bars of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland met up for the annual football challenge. Peter Agardy of the Victorian Bar Association has provided an overview of t...Read More >>
Book Review: Statutory Interpretation in Australia (7th ed)Publisher: Lexis Nexis (June 2011) Authors: Dennis Charles Pearce and Robert Stanley Geddes Reviewed by Dominic Katter and Andrew QuinnRead More >>
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Book Review: BetrayalsAuthor: Ian Callinan Publisher: Boolarong Press, Brisbane Reviewed by: Stephen Keim This review has been republished here with the kind permission of the Courier Mail. Read More >>
Barcare Bootcamp   CBD FITNESS is the specialist holistic corporate fitness provider for sedentary and time poor executive people within the Brisbane CBD and Metropolitan locations.     The Holist...Read More >>
Book Review: Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy Author: Lindsay Tanner Publisher: Review by Dan O’Gorman S.C.Read More >>
Book Review: Case Management and Complex Civil LitigationAuthor: Michael Legg Publisher: Federation Press Reviewed by Brian Morgan 276 pages, hard cover Read More >>
Medico Legal Insurance Group Pty Ltd Income Protection, Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance Read More >>
Book Review: NeuromancerAuthor: William Gibson Publisher: Harper Voyager Reviewed by Stephen KeimRead More >>
SILQ Barrister SILQ Barrister: Australia’s leading software for barristers. SILQ takes care of your business so you can spend more time on your business. Available on both Mac and PC ...Read More >>
Book Review: Occasions of Sin Author: Cedric Hampson Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers Reviewed by Stephen Keim This review has been republished here with the kind permission of the Courier Mail. Read More >>
Book Review: Griffith Review 32Wicked Problems, Exquisite Dilemmas Editor: Julianne Schultz Publisher: Griffith University in Association with Text Publishing Reviewed by James McNabRead 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. For...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia provide a brief overview of each case. For more detailed information, please consult the Reasons for Judgment which may b...Read More >>
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