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For some matters, costs may be awarded in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), even though there is a policy of avoiding costs. This month’s Proctor reveals the why and when of costs in QCAT. Our cover story looks at Bevan and Bevan, a Family Court Full Court case which raises the level of uncertainty in regard to orders altering a couple’s property interests. There’s also a portrait of life as a Queensland rural, regional or remote practitioner, and an interesting Court of Appeal case note on Nielsen v Capital Finance Australia Ltd & Ors, which highlights the often-overlooked importance of the signing process for documents, particularly when it involves the exercise of a power of attorney. There’s all this and much more in the September edition of Proctor, available now.


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What is Proctor?

Proctor, our flagship publication, is the pre-eminent magazine for the Queensland legal profession.

Published 11 times a year, it educates its readers with information they must be aware of, including changes in legislation, significant case law, practice directions and more.

It informs its readers with articles on legal topics and people, providing them with a clearer perspective of the functioning of the law in Queensland and their role within the profession.

It entertains its readers with social news and events, humour and interests such as wine and dining.

Proctor also provides a monthly portrait of the QLS, its activities and the services it provides to its members.

Members also receive access to an online version, a decade of archived issues and a searchable index providing citation for more than 9000 articles published in Proctor since 1982.