A Warm Welcome to 2017

A Warm Welcome to 2017

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The New Year Profession Drinks on 2 February was a fitting launch for the 2017 QLS events program, with a record crowd of more than 200 attending the function in the Gallery at the QEII Courts of Law. An address by QLS president Christine Smyth explaining her plans for raising the profile of the profession […]

A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR

A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR

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A SMOKE machine was probably the only thing missing at the Queensland Law Society Legal Profession and Awards Dinner on Saturday night. A four-piece band, coloured overhead lights, BMW cars on display either side of the stage and celebrity speaker Tara Moss made for a lively evening – a step up from previous years apparently […]

QLS President and Partner of Robbins Watson Solicitors Christine Smyth discusses parole concerns

QLS President Christine Smyth discusses parole concerns

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Christine Smyth, President of the Queensland Law Society discusses the proposed parole reform by the State Government – “no body, no parole”.  Christine Smyth said the proposed policy could be unfair to convicted people who maintain their innocence.  “If this particular legislation was in place, Lindy Chamberlain, whose baby was never found, would have been […]

Our Night of Nights

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Our night of nights This year’s Queensland Legal Professional Dinner and Awards on 17 February was certainly a night to remember. With a new venue – the Royal International Convention Centre – a new format and three new awards, more than 240 guests dined and danced, also enjoying presentations by Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath, guest speaker Tara […]

President Christine Smyth addresses a record-attendance crowd …

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Sizzler smoulders over bun fight with burger chain! A Brisbane burger chain is accused of trade mark infringement and misleading and deceptive conduct over the alleged misuse of the name Sizzler and their trademarked Cheesetoast. Our Christine Smyth discusses why Sizzler is cheesed off and whether they have a Gouda case! Media Link https://www.facebook.com/qldlawsociety/videos/

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QLS voices concern over aspects of proposed DV bail law changes

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Queensland’s peak lawyer group has voiced concerns about the state LNP’s proposed changes to domestic violence bail laws – saying they were unlikely to improve public safety. Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth acknowledged there was some urgency in discussing this extremely important issue given the horrific domestic violence murder-suicide on the Gold Coast last […]