20 May 2010

Controversial issues currently confronting the legal profession, such as revisions to the Trade Practices Act 1974, aspects of the law of damages, and sentencing, will be topics for investigation in the 2010 Current Legal Issues (CLI) Seminar Series.

A joint initiative between the Bar Association of Queensland, UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law and the Queensland University of Technology, the first seminar on Thursday, June 10 will feature a paper by Mr Liam Kelly SC entitled “Causation in the Trade Practices 1974 (Cth)” .

The paper will be followed by brief expert commentary from Professor Jane Stapleton, Australian National University and the Chair for the evening will be the Hon. Justice Peter Applegarth, Supreme Court of Queensland.

TC Beirne School of Law Associate Dean of Research Kit Barker said the CLI Seminar Series was designed to foster genuine high-level interaction and debate about the law between the judiciary, legal practitioners and the legal academy.

“The inaugural series in 2009 was extremely successful and this year’s series will provide an ideal forum for the critical analysis and discussion of some of the current legal issues which need to be addressed by the profession.”

The format of the series is designed to highlight different legal perspectives. Each seminar includes a paper presented by a leading practicing or academic lawyer, followed by brief expert commentary, and debate and contributions from the floor facilitated by the Chair.

All seminars in the CLI Series take place from 5.30pm – 7pm at the Banco Court, Supreme Court Building, George Street, Brisbane and are followed by refreshments.
RSVP is essential, contact celeste@qldbar.asn.au

A full program of the CLI Seminars Series for 2010 is available online at http://www.law.uq.edu.au/cli-2010-program

Associate Professor Kit Barker, 07 3346 7609, k.barker@law.uq.edu.au
Lynda Flower, School of Law Marketing, 07 3365 2523, l.flower@law.uq.edu.au