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The latest issue of the The Queensland Lawyer (Volume 38 Part 1) contains the following material:

EDITORIALGeneral Editor: Andrew M West

CRIMINAL LAWEditor: Andrew M West

  • Re-Opening A Guilty Plea A M West

INDUSTRIAL LAWEditor: Dr Kristy Richardson

  • Breach of Duty of Care: Failure to Establish a Safe System of Work Kristy Richardson


Priority Notices In, Settlement Notices Out – William Dixon

Since 1 January 2018, settlement notices can no longer be deposited in the Queensland Titles Registry, with the previous settlement notice regime replaced by a priority notice regime. This article examines differences between the two regimes and highlights the practical operation of the provisions of the new Pt 7A of the Land Title Act 1994 (Qld) dealing with priority notices.

Of Mantraps and Spring Guns: Section 327 of the Criminal Code (Qld) in the 21st Century – Xavier Goffinet, Harriet Lomas, James Meehan, Alexander Moore and Andreas Schloenhardt

Section 327 of the Criminal Code (Qld) creates an offence for the setting and placing of mantraps, spring guns and other devices. The archaic wording and oddly-specific subject matter seem, at first sight, out of place in a contemporary statement of the criminal law. This article explores the origins, elements and operation of this offence, and examines the contemporary relevance of s 327.

BOOK REVIEWSEditor: Judge Michael Shanahan DCJ

  • Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson Hugh Dillon reviewed by Georgina Morgan
  • Leading Cases in Contract Law Daniel Reynolds and Lyndon Goddard reviewed by Gabriella Smith
  • Public Law and Statutory Interpretation Lisa Burton Crawford, Janina Boughey, Melissa Castan and Maria O’Sullivan reviewed by Brydie Bilic
  • Regulation in Australia Arie Freiberg reviewed by Jessie Pomare

REPORTSEditor: Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett

  • Johnston v Safaris CC

For the PDF version of the table of contents, click here: Qld Lawyer Vol 38 No 1 Contents.

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