Proctor : November 2018
28 PROCTOR | November 2018 Final 2018 Selden Society lecture Law and politics in McCawley’s case Presented by Professor Nicholas Aroney Thursday 22 November 5.15 for 5.30pm Banco Court Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane The appointment of Thomas William McCawley to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1917 was a decision destined to provoke controversy. The challenge to his appointment was based on what were called ‘purely legal and constitutional grounds’, but personal motives, partisan manoeuvring and ideological goals were never far from the surface. The case was heard by the Supreme Court, the High Court of Australia and ultimately the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and involved several layers of constitutional controversy. McCawley ultimately won the case and was soon after appointed Chief Justice. Sadly he did not live long to enjoy it. He died three years later while rushing to catch a train at Roma Street Station. Visit sclqld.org.au/selden for details and registration. Your free access to 225,000+ legal resources with Supreme Court Librarian David Bratchford Your library Acquiring and maintaining access to quality legal resources for a broad range of practice areas can be costly for many practitioners. Our collection provides free access to over 160,000 print items and more than 65,000 online resources. The bulk of the physical collection is located in the Brisbane library, with about 40,000 items housed in regional courthouses. Our online collection includes publications from major Australian and international legal publishers including LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, Oxford University Press, Federation Press, CCH Australia, Hein Online and ICLR Online. We continually review our collection to ensure it meets the needs our members and customers. We actively acquire works that: • relate to Queensland and Commonwealth jurisdictions • provide practical instruction in the law • are highly regarded by the legal profession • provide insight into the history of the law. We also catalogue freely available internet resources that are relevant to the Queensland legal profession, including online legislation sites, court websites, law reform commission reports, and publications from government agencies. Explore our new titles catalogue.sclqld.org.au We recently expanded our collection with more than 30 new online resources and over 70 eBooks, and we replaced 32 print subscriptions with their online versions, making them more accessible to our customers across Queensland. Some of the highlights of our latest round of acquisitions include: Butler and Holt’s Indictable Offences Queensland – Thomson Reuters “Your essential guide to criminal law in the District Court and Supreme Court of Queensland. As well as providing you with a unique navigation guide to criminal procedure in Queensland, Indictable Offences Queensland also provides concise, consistently structured annotations to the Criminal Code (Qld) and other key legislation.” Practical Guidance Criminal – LexisNexis “A ‘how-to’ resource for lawyers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland dealing with criminal law matters in the Local/ Magistrates Court. The module provides step- by-step guidance and best practice advice – supported by on-point cases, legislation, checklists, forms, precedents, tools and trusted LexisNexis deep research materials.” Halsbury’s Laws of England and Laws of Canada – LexisNexis “For over 100 years, Halsbury’s has been recognised as the premier legal reference in the world of common law. Halsbury’s Laws of Canada continues in the tradition, delivering an authoritative, reliable and elegant statement of Canadian law. Halsbury’s Laws of England is the only comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales, containing law derived from every source. It provides a trusted encyclopaedic source to answer questions across all areas of law.” Atkin’s Court Forms – LexisNexis “A unique encyclopaedia of forms and precedents of pleadings covering more than 130 practice areas. It provides practitioners with an unrivalled collection of the main procedural documents needed in every civil proceeding before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales.” Common Law Library – Sweet & Maxwell “Recognised over the world for its authoritative and comprehensive coverage of common law. These works, many of which are regarded as definitive texts on their subjects, bring together a wealth of knowledge from eminent practitioners and academics. The titles in the Common Law Library provide the last word on any common law question, clarifying complex legal issues and helping you to resolve disputes.” Visit sclqld.org.au to gain online access to these new works via the catalogue at our Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton and Townsville libraries. Not sure how to access or use the catalogue? Contact us via sclqld.org.au/ contact-us for free training and guidance.