From the Editor
Welcome to the latest edition of Hearsay.
With the year now in full swing, we have been able to bring readers an interesting variety of papers, book reviews and other items of interest. There are also a number of very important events coming up that will be of interest to readers, details of which are included in this edition. I commend them to you.
Appointment of Solicitor-General
Peter Dunning QC was appointed Solicitor-General on Thursday, 10 April 2014.
Mr Dunning was called to the Bar in 1992 and took silk in 2005.
He has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial matters including appellate matters, constitutional and public law and Royal Commissions and inquiries.
As an aside, Mr Dunning’s appointment comes almost 250 years after that of his namesake, John Dunning, the 1st Baron Ashburton, appointed solicitor general in England in 1768, who was notable for, among other things, having defended the radical John Wilkes against charges of seditious and obscene libel.
Many thanks to those that have contributed papers and other items for inclusion. As I mentioned in the last edition, contributions are welcome and I am happy to discuss proposed contributions at any time.
In the next edition we plan to include a review of the upcoming Federal Budget and how it will affect the profession, as well as some useful tips for the inevitable end of financial year rush.