Proctor : July 2017
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Submissions with legal content are subject to approval by the Proctor editorial committee, and guidelines for contributors are available at qls.com.au Advertising deadline: 1st of the month prior. Subscriptions: $110 (inc. GST) a year (A$210 overseas) Circulation: CAB, 31 March 2017 – 10,121 (print) plus 850 (digital) What’s cooking at Carter Newell? Carter Newell’s 12th annual Bake Off on 26 May raised funds for the Cancer Council – and provided staff participating in the Biggest Morning Tea event with a selection of tasty treats. The best savory dish award went to partner Bronwyn Clarkson for her mini quiches, while the best sweet dish was provided by marketing coordinator Ella Donlevy-Morrison with a five-layer butter cake layered with homemade raspberry coulis and fresh raspberry buttercream frosting. The team division award was won by the combined resources and corporate teams, and the overall winner was partner Luke Preston who presented his tarte aux fruits – a fruit flan. Entries were judged by the Cancer Council’s Rebecca Lawrence, 2016 overall winner special counsel Amy Gill, filing clerk Michael Peel and CFO Daren White. Law school plans statelessness centre The University of Melbourne Law School is to establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness. The centre, which will open next year, is intended to conduct research, teaching and training, to support public policy and law reform, and to raise public awareness and understanding of statelessness. It will be led by refugee and human rights law scholar Professor Michelle Foster and is being funded by a donation by alumnus Peter McMullin. New national mortgage form The Queensland Titles Registry has introduced a new national form for mortgages. The National Mortgage Form is intended to standardise the content and presentation of mortgages lodged for registration through all lodgement channels with land registries in all Australian states and territories. It is replacing the current Queensland Form 2 mortgage document, which will be phased out by 1 January 2018, and will be used for paper transactions as well as eConveyancing. It is available under Titles Registry forms at business.qld.gov.au.