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9 PROCTOR | July 2019 THE SAME TEAM AND EXPERTISE YOU KNOW NOW PART OF A REGIONAL APAC FIRM • Leading QLD intellectual property firms Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans and Cullens have merged under the Spruson & Ferguson brand • Our Engineering & ICT patent team has 80+ years of experience assisting businesses in QLD maximise the value of their intellectual property • Contact our expert team: 07 3011 2200 Sunshine Coast raises $5000 at Justin Crosby Gala The Sunshine Coast Law Association (SCLA) welcomed more than 180 legal eagles and friends to the Maroochy Events Centre on 17 May for the sixth annual Justin Crosby Memorial Gala Dinner. Guests donned their black ties for a night of fine wine, gourmet food, entertainment by Tenori and The Vibe, and gave generously to raise more than $5000 for the Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary. The bursary was established in December 2013 by the SCLA to honour the memory of lawyer Justin Crosby for his outstanding legal service to the Sunshine Coast community. Event MC Travis Schultz, QLS Councillor and Principal of Travis Schultz Law, opened the event with his personal story about Justin Crosby, a gentle, compassionate soul with a humorous and generous spirit. Travis had even managed to find and bring along a second-hand, dog-eared book called Schultz that Justin had found at a local flea market and gifted to Travis by post with a personal note back in about 1993. Not even Justin’s wife Cate and daughter Emma, who were in the room, were able to easily decipher Justin’s handwriting! The bursary is open to students enrolled in the University of the Sunshine Coast Bachelor of Laws Program. This year’s winner was Lynda Langton, who shared her story about her dream to study law, despite the challenges of being a single mum with two children. An annual life membership award was also presented to Magistrate Stephen Courtney, a former barrister who has made a significant impact on the Sunshine Coast legal community. He helped to start Sunshine Coast Barristers Chambers (with former Magistrate John Parker) and was instrumental in establishing the Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary. This year’s event was proudly sponsored by Herron Todd White, Pippa Colman & Associates, Finnigan Santoso, Sunshine Coast Barristers Chambers and Go To Court Lawyers. Appointment of receiver for Harding Lawyers, Newmarket On 16 May 2019, the Executive Committee of the Queensland Law Society Incorporated (the Society), as Council’s delegate, passed a resolution to appoint officers of the Society, jointly and severally, as the receiver for the law practice, Harding Lawyers. The principal, Robert Blair Harding passed away on 17 April 2019. The role of the receiver is to arrange for the orderly disposition of client files and safe custody documents to clients and to organise the payment of trust money to clients. Enquiries should be directed to the Society’s Sherry Brown on 3842 5837 or Bill Hourigan on 3842 5845. NEWS FCC releases new RAP The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) has released its second reconciliation action plan (RAP). FCC Chief Judge Will Alstergren said the 2019–2021 RAP provided practical measures to promote reconciliation and addressed some of the barriers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in interacting with the court. The FCC was the first court in Australia to enter into a RAP, which was originally released in 2014. See federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/rap.