Judge Michael Shanahan
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.
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 September 2011 Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes articles and sections on an interesting range of topics, including, but not limited to, the changes made to the objection and appeal process available to landowners, the ethical principles that underpin the need to obtain consent for “do not resuscitate” orders, pre-sentence reports and the commercial surrogacy dilemma.