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19 November 2010 – Client Relations Centre now at Legal Services Commission

On Friday 10 December 2010, responsibilities held by the Queensland Law Society’s Client Relations Centre will be transferred to the Legal Services Commission (LSC).

9 November 2010 – New swimming pool legislation information now available

Queensland Law Society has published valuable information regarding the new Pool Safety Certificate disclosure regime.

28 October 2010 – Family Law Regulations, Family Court form and fee changes

The Family Law Amendment Regulations 2010 (No.2) will take effect from 1 November 2010.

26 October 2010 – Review decisions of Q-Comp - new procedures

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has advised of procedures to take effect from 1 November 2010 when the QIRC assumes responsibility for appeals against review decisions of Q-Comp under the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010.

26 October 2010 – New tax system for managed investment trusts

Queensland Law Society calls for comments on the new tax system for managed investment trust discussion paper.

4 October 2010 – Agnes McWhinney Award goes to Judge Fleur Kingham

Judge Fleur Kingham was awarded the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award for her contribution to access to justice.

1 October 2010 – PAMDA and BCCMA amendments commence today

Amendments to the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 made by the Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 commenced today, 1 October 2010.

21 September 2010 – PAMDA transitional arrangements

Queensland Law Society has developed an introduction to transitional arrangements for the Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010.

20 September 2010 – Pool safety reforms

Queensland Law Society ensures flexible post-settlement period is included in pool safety reforms passed on 15 September 2010.

20 September 2010 – Land Valuation Bill 2010 passed

The new Act changes the way land valuations are determined.

13 September 2010 – Go Red for Women Heart Health Challenge

Our charity of choice, the Heart Foundation, is conducting the 10-week Go Red for Women challenge.

9 September 2010 – Land Valuation Bill 2010 introduced into Parliament

The Land Valuation Bill 2010 has been introduced after the Government's close consultation with Queensland Law Society.

31 August 2010 – Financial aspects of civil jurisdiction reform - guidance released

Queensland Law Society has released guidance material that outlines the transition to the changes to the financial jurisdiction of the civil courts.

27 August 2010 – Start dates of stage one Moynihan reforms announced

The start dates of the staged introduction of the Moynihan reforms have been proclaimed - with some introduced from 1 September 2010.

26 August 2010 – Improved court access for solicitors

Queensland Law Society members can obtain a special access card for the Brisbane Law Courts complex.

25 August 2010 – Queensland Government confirms National Occupational Licensing System not to bring conveyancers to Queensland

Queensland Treasurer confirms the Queensland Government does not intend to license conveyancers.

13 August 2010 – Queensland Law Society responds to National Legal Profession Reform Draft Bill and Rules

Queensland Law Society has lodged its submission to the National Legal Profession Reform Taskforce in response to the draft Bill and Rules.

9 August 2010 – Civil and criminal reforms passed by Parliament

The Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament on 3 August 2010.

4 August 2010 – Integrity Act reform to help legal practitioners

Queensland Law Society has successfully lobbied Government for amendments to the Integrity Act 2009 to assist legal practitioners in dealing with government agencies.

5 July 2010 – Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010

The Queensland Law Society recently made submissions to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee regarding the Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010, which proposes to implement sanctions that may have a practical impact on legal practitioners who engage in transactions that involve international entities.

1 July 2010 – Franchising Code updated and commencing 1 July 2010

Amendments to the Franchising Code announced by Minister Craig Emerson on 4 June 2010 come into force today.