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 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.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following articles: “Coercion in Crime Commissions and the abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination” – Dan Rogers; ” “Consequential incongruities” – legal professional privilege and disclosure under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002″ – Ashley Jones; and “The importance of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder for criminal law in practice: Views of Queensland lawyers” – Heather Douglas, Janet Hammill, Elizabeth Anne Russell and Wayne Hall. Also included in this Part is a range of section notes including Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Industrial Law, Book reviews, Reports and much more.
The second Part of Volume 32 of The Queensland Lawyer publishes an article by Dr Bill Dixon which examines the recently introduced Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011 (Qld) with particular focus on the interrelationship of the disclosure obligations imposed by the Act with the operation of standard contractual warranties in Queensland. Also included in this Part are several section notes, including Conveyancing and property law, Health and guardianship law, Tort law, Book reviews, Reports and much more.
The first Part of Volume 32 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article on recently made proposals for law reform on jury directions and jury selection by the Queensland Law Reform Commission and sections covering a diverse range of topics including Commonwealth criminal matters in the Magistrates Courts, long term exposure to asbestos, jurisdictional error, reform of guardianship laws, plus much more.
The final Part for 2011 of The Queensland Lawyer includes articles on the practical impact of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) and pool safety in Queensland. There are also several section notes on a wide variety of subjects, including Administrative Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Industrial Law and Tort Law. There is also a book review and two reports.
The March 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer contains comments and articles on a range of topics relevant to Queensland practitioners, including the meaning of “material prejudice”, the Moynihan reforms, guardianship reforms, NK Collins Industries Pty Ltd v President of the Industrial Court of Queensland, medical negligence, PIPA disclosure and police “move-on” powers.