Winners are Grinners; Well Almost!
Since assuming editorial control of Hearsay in early 2022, the current editorial team have been remiss in not reporting on sporting activity undertaken by the Bar. So much changes in this Issue. Caite Brewer, of Callinan Chambers, was the manager of the BAQ team, in a 16 team competition (the other 15 teams being solicitors) in the recent inaugural Bar v Solicitors Netball Carnival. Her team of Bar women and men achieved third place – as good as a win so far as Hearsay is concerned, and properly explained by the Bar contingent being so busy in their practices that they had insufficient time to undertake more intensive training.
Members are encouraged to make further contributions to Hearsay on “sport and recreation” activities undertaken by BAQ members, in what we hope will be a permanent section of Hearsay.
Inaugural Barristers v Solicitor Netball Competition
November 2022 saw the first ever Bar v Solicitors netball comp.
It started as a small dream of perhaps 1 or 2 teams. The response was overwhelming, with 16 teams registering before it was full and many teams had to be turned away, disappointed.
Unfortunately, only one of those teams was a Bar team, but it was a strong one! With Caite Brewer and Holly Blatman KC out injured, we recruited young Bellah Brewer – our honorary barrister – so we had someone who could actually shoot!
Our submission that, being the only Bar Team, we should go straight to the grand final for true representation was rejected, so we were required to play all the rounds.
We came second in our Pool B and advanced through to the quarter finals, then the semis, but unfortunately then going down to Littles Lawyers, so we didn’t reach the grand final.
Littles, in turn, were beaten by the ODCPL (Child Protection) in the grand final to take line honours.
Jane Menzies was the Bar’s player of the night.
Many thanks to the Queensland Law Society for organising the logistics of the night, which was a wonderful success.
The Bar’s “Netty” team next plays in a periodic competition. New players, and spectators, of all genders – are always welcome.
Please contact Caite Brewer of Callinan Chambers/Hemmant’s List [07 3218 0648 / 0466 908 863] if you are interested in playing, or coming along to cheer.