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Higgins Chambers
When you’re doing a contract law update one of the most difficult things is to decide which cases to review. Sometimes cases select themselves. The High Court case of Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32 was one such case. The Victorian Court...
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You’ll Never Walk Alone: Thoughts on the Ups and Downs of engaging in Socially Constructive Legal Work: notes for a talk at the launch of the University of Queensland Law School Pro Bono Centre’s Indigenous Deaths in Custody Database at the TC Beirne School of...
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The Court of Appeal’s decision in Bell v Brisbane City Council [2018] QCA 084 (Sofronoff P and Philippides and McMurdo JJA), delivered 4 May 2018, is a very significant appeal for planning law in Queensland which emphasises the importance of development complying with the planning scheme. The appeal...
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Advocacy is almost a secret art. It is one of those skills about which a teacher can say many things. But none of those things that are said about advocacy tells you how to be an advocate. The paper available at this link tells of...
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State of Queensland v Noble concerns an application for a forfeiture order against an elderly man guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. The parties agreed that the property in question was “tainted” and subject to possible forfeiture but differed on what the court should...
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