Queensland Lawyer, The (Qld Lawyer)
Compelling insights and practical guidance for Queensland lawyers
About the Journal
The Queensland Lawyer (ISSN: 0312-1658) provides coverage of the latest legal developments in Queensland through topical articles, selected cases from the District Court, appeals from the Magistrates Court and decisions from State tribunals.
Regular sections include Conveyancing and Property Law; Commercial Law; Criminal Law; Tort Law; Insurance Law and Family Law.
Andrew West was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and his practice ranges across a wide variety of civil and criminal work. He currently holds a commission as a Crown Prosecutor. Mr West has also authored material on a variety of legal topics and presented the occasional seminar paper.
Administrative law – Bill Lane, External Consultant, Clayton Utz; Adjunct Professor, QUT; Eleanor Dickens, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz
Book reviews – Judge Michael Shanahan, District Court of Queensland
Commercial law – Dr Clive Turner, Honorary Associate Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
Conveyancing and property law – Dr Bill Dixon, Associate Professor, QUT
Criminal law – Andrew West, BCom, LLM (Adv), Barrister-at-Law
Health & Guardianship – Dr Malcolm Smith, Queensland University of Technology
Industrial law – Dr Kristy Richardson, Senior Lecturer, CQ University
Reports – Federal Magistrate Michael Jarrett
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The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Pleading guilty online in Queensland: Efficiency at the expense of justice” – Mikayla Brier-Mills; and the following sections: Administrative law: Uelese v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 15; Commercial law: A bank’s liability for the advice of its financial planner: Westpac Banking Corp v Jamieson  QCA 50; (2015) 294 FLR 48; Conveyancing and Property law: Compensation or consideration for a statutory right of user?; Criminal law: Particulars in workplace health and safety prosecutions; and Alleging previous convictions in the magistrates court; Health and Guardianship law: Children, consent and the refusal of blood: A recent Queensland case; and Industrial law: Fighting at work – Disentitling and serious and wilful misconduct?. Also in this Part is a Report on FCA v Commissioner of Queensland Police Service (Family law and child welfare, Magistrates) and reviews of the following books: The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct – Colin Lockhart; Native Title in Australia – Richard Barlett; Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases and Commentary – Eric Colvin, Justice John McKechnie and Jodie O’Leary; Law of Confidentiality – G E Dal Pont.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Family provision – emerging costs issues” – Michael Kelly; and the following sections: Administrative law; Conveyancing and property law; Criminal law; Industrial law; and Book reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Chaskel’s Emporium Pty Ltd v Capercorp Pty Ltd (Procedure).
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Health and Guardianship Law, Industrial Law, and Book Reviews. Also in this Part is the following article: “Major changes to property law in Queensland” – Bill Dixon and Reports for the following cases: Bilic v Nicholls and CPS v CNJ.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “When can a tenancy be terminated under s 129 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld)?” – WD Duncan and the following sections: Commercial Law: “The effectiveness of a donee’s signature on a contract of guarantee under a power of attorney in binding the donor to the contract: Nielsen v Capital Finance Australia Ltd  QCA 139” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “Compensation sought for an improper caveat” – Dr Bill Dixon; and “Black Diamond Group Pty Ltd v Manor of Maluka Pty Ltd  QSC 219” – Adam Khan; Criminal Law: “Aboriginality and deprived backgrounds as factors in sentencing” – AM West; Health and Guardianship Law: “Guardianship and administration application in the matter of MDC  QCAT 338” – Dr Malcolm Smith; Industrial Law: “Goldsborough v Bentley  QSC 141: Direction of the coroner to answer a question relating to the decision not to prosecute” – Dr Kristy Richardson; Book reviews: “Australian Anti-discrimination Law” by Neil Rees, Simon Rice and Dominique Allan – reviewed by Frances Sanders; and “Social Work in the Shadow of Law” by Simon Rice and Andrew Day – reviewed by Jessica Dale; and a Report: Madsen v Pope (Procedure, Equity, Limitation of actions).
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Punch and Jarrod: The pitfalls of Attorney-General (rather than judicial) activism and the need for an Attorney-General Code of Conduct” – Louise Floyd. Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law: “Buyer’s hardship precludes specific performance”; Criminal Law: “Bullying a juror”. There are also six book reviews and Reports of the following cases: Sunba v Hartnett Lawyers and Nominal Defendant v Star Motorcycles Pty Ltd.
What is The Queensland Lawyer? The Queensland Lawyer is a high quality refereed journal which has, for over 30 years, provided coverage of the latest legal developments in Queensland. Both intellectual and practical, The Queensland Lawyer publishes topical articles, comments, reviews and notes, as well as selected cases from the District Court, appeals from the Magistrates ...more
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer publishes an article by Dr Bill Dixon analysing the prospects of a successful application under s 180 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld), seeking to identify the factors underpinning successful applications, the obstacles that an applicant may encounter and the considerations that have guided the courts when considering the associated issues of compensation and costs. Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law: The cost of changing your mind!; Criminal Law: Impermissible submissions on sentence; Health and Guardianship Law: Posthumous conception in South Australia: The case continues in Re H, AE (No 3)  SASC 196; Industrial Law: Racial taunts and bullying and harassment in the workplace; and Tort Law: Hospital’s failure to detain patient was necessary condition of the harm. There is also a Report on the case Moores v Pearce and three book reviews.
The last Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article by Andreas Schloenhardt and Eloise Gluer which explores and outlines the background, evolution, and rationale of the defence of provocation, analyses its application and elements, and discusses the pros and cons of retaining, reforming, or repealing ss 268-270 of the Criminal Code (Qld). Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Health and Guardianship Law, Tort Law, Industrial Law, Book reviews and a Report.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer publishes the following articles: “Surrogacy – competing interests or a tangled web?” – Philippa Trowse and “The rule of law: Disparate application in disparate societies” – the Honourable Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC. Also included are the following sections: Administrative Law; Commercial Law; Conveyancing and Property Law; Criminal Law; Health and Guardianship Law; Industrial Law; Tort Law; Book Review; and Report.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the published version of a speech given by Justice Alan Wilson before the 7th Annual Government Lawyers’ Conference on 31 May 2013 on procedural fairness and modern tribunals. Also in this Part are several section notes, including Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Health and Guardianship Law, Industrial Law, Tort Law, Book Reviews and a Report.