Christine Smyth

Lawyers must learn to run their own race

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Finding a way to forge your own path in law can be difficult, but in the experience of Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth staying true to yourself will pay dividends. Ms Smyth is Queensland Law Society’s (QLS) 59thelected president, and the fifth woman in the organisation’s history to hold office. Not seeking out what […]

Successful Succession – Taxation in Australia | VOL 51(9)

Australian Tax Institute Journal: Successful Succession – Taxation in Australia | VOL 51(9) -Loan accounts and estoppel

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Loan accounts and estoppel by Katerina Peiros and Christine Smyth A recent case from the Tasmanian Supreme Court, Dennis v Denis, is a magnificent illustration of troubled family dynamics being played out via complex accounting and legal principles before a senior judge.  Partner Christine Smyth and Katerina Peiros of Hartwell Legal discuss the seemingly minor […]

Lack of Gold Coast magistrates ‘a nightmare’ with some forced to work after hours

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TWO out of three summary trials listed daily on the Gold Coast cannot be heard because of a chronic shortage of magistrates at the Southport Courthouse. As a result, prosecutors are forced to discontinue or negotiate to lesser charges to encourage defendants to plead guilty in an effort to finalise matters, legal experts say. Overworked […]

Crime and Corruption Commission hearing into three Queensland local elections

Crime and Corruption Commission hearing into three Queensland local elections

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THE Fadden Forum fundraising arm at the centre of a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into last year’s local council elections was “a tool for the re-election of a Liberal government” a hearing has been told. Lobbyist Simone Holzapfel, a one-time press secretary of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, offered consultancy services for several candidates […]

Millenials – The revolution will be tweeted, liked & shared

Millenials – The revolution will be tweeted, liked & shared

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Millenials – ‘The revolution will be tweeted, liked & shared’ – what we need to do about it, and why In this month’s proctor edition, QLS President Christine Smyth’s President’s Report is titled Millenials – ‘The revolution will be tweeted, liked & shared’ – what we need to do about it, and why. Christine states […]