From the Editor
Welcome to the revamped Hearsay magazine of the Bar Association of Queensland. Given recent events, this is a ‘bumper issue’!
The farewelling of Holmes CJ and the swearing-in of Bowskill CJ assume prominence in the feature articles. Many Association members in the regions but also in Brisbane may have been unable to attend these ceremonies. The key speeches appear for your reading and enjoyment.
New regular sections have been added, in particular ‘Regional Bar’ – addressing Regional Bar issues and also ‘Advocacy’ and ‘Professional Conduct’ sections.
In particular, I strongly encourage all to read ‘The Art of Written Submissions’ by Justice Martin AM SJA – as given at the annual BAQ conference earlier this year – it is masterclass material, and provides many salient reminders to Counsel at all levels of experience.
John Meredith (T: 3218 0650; M: 0403 278 585; E: email@example.com) and Megan Brooks (T: 3333 9933; M: 0434 145 245; E: firstname.lastname@example.org) are the deputy editors and the sub-editors include Stephen Kiem S.C. (T: 3229 0381; M: 0433 846 518; E: email@example.com) who looks after the book reviews and Margaret Forrest (T: 3333 9940; M: 0422 542 706; E: firstname.lastname@example.org) who looks after podcast reviews. My spouse Rosemary enjoys (only) the book review section of Hearsay!
Make sure you read the first interview in a new section ’10 minutes with …’ which in this edition features Andrew Philp QC. He managed to get through the interview without taking a ‘ciggie break’.
I do request your contributions to the deputy editors, or me (T: 3218 0620; M: 0417 788713; E: email@example.com).
R J Douglas QC