Current Legal Issues Seminars 2009

The Australian Law of Restitution: has the High Court Lost its Way?

Date 30 April 2009
Speaker Professor Andrew Burrows QC, FBA, Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law, University of Oxford.
Commentator Mr David Jackson QC  Comment to be delivered in absentia by Professor Ross Grantham, Dean, TC Beirne School of Law
Chair The Hon Justice de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland
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Estoppel by Convention and the Sanctity of Contract

Date 21 May 2009
Speaker Mr John McKenna SC
Commentator The Hon Justice Keane, Queensland Court of Appeal
Chair Professor Ross Grantham, Dean, TC Beirne School of Law
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Directors' Duties in the Zone of Insolvency

Date 11 June 2009
Speaker Mr John Sheahan SC
Commentator Dr Andrew Johnston, Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law
Chair Mr Ken MacDonald, Allens Arthur Robinson
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The admissibility and use of relationship and propensity evidence after HML v The Queen (2008) 245 ALR 204

Date 30 July 2009
Speaker Dr David Hamer, TC Beirne School of Law
Commentator The Hon Justice Holmes, Queensland Court of Appeal
Chair Mr Peter Davis SC
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Judicial attitudes to judicial review: A comparative examination of justifications offered for restricting the scope of judicial review in Australia, Canada and England

Date 17 September 2009
Speaker Dr Anthony Cassimatis, TC Beirne School of Law
Commentator The Hon Justice Kiefel, High Court of Australia
Chair Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, Solicitor General for Queensland
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Professor Andrew Burrows MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, DCL with The Hon Chief Justice Paul de Jersey and Mr Michael Stewart SC, at the 2009 inaugurual lecture.