Negligence Claims against Pilots in Light Aircraft Accidents – Peter Carter, March 2009

47th Annual QLS Vincent’s Symposium 27/03/09

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A Bill of Rights for Air Passengers: Does Australia Need One? – Joseph Wheeler, June/July 2007

This comment was prompted by two particular pieces of news which occurred within a few weeks of each other, earlier this year, and on different sides of the world.

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ALAANZ Aviation Briefs “Airports” – Joseph Wheeler, 29 December 2005

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ALAANZ Annual Conference “David Boughen Memorial Address” – Peter Carter, 17 March 2005

David Boughen was first and foremost a talented Barrister with a broad commercial and common law practice. He was a senior practitioner and to put things in perspective would, in the ordinary course, have taken silk well before now…

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QLS conference address – Peter Carter, 4 February 2005

My Update will concern landlords and the aftermath of Northern Sandlbasting Pty Ltd -v- Harris…

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BOOK REVIEW: My Life: Bill Clinton – Peter Carter,December 2004

Born in 1946 after his father was killed in a road accident, Clinton was a ‘nerd’ at his local schools in regional Arkansas often teased about his weight. He graduated to Georgetown University in Washington DC studying international relations during the Johnson presidency…

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BOOK REVIEW: R. Cocks, Ethics Handbook – Questions and Answers, Law Institute of Victoria, First Edition, 2004 – Peter Carter, July 2004

This handbook is an excellent guide to most practical ethical dilemmas facing solicitors. It is not an intellectual treatise on ethical theory – of which there are many. Its value is in its practicality.

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BOOK REVIEW: Compensation in Europe – Marco Bona and Philip Mead (editors), Kluwer, 2003 – Peter Carter, September 2004

The benefits being delivered to consumers as a result of the economic success of the EU single market and the removal of national barriers include cheap travel, property ownership opportunities abroad and international employment.

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APLA Case Law Update – 7 September 2004

Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994, Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002.

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“Ethical dilemmas – some old and new issues” – Peter Carter, October 2003

According to Yasiah Ross in his book Ethics in Law: Lawyer responsibility and Accountability in Australia, Ethics derives from two Greek words, ethikos which means practice and custom’ and ethos which refers to character’. To conform to the customs and character of the community meant that you were acting ethically.

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How to use the ISV Scale – 3 September 2003

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PIPA Notice Provisions & Obligations for the Parties – 19 May 2003

This paper will be limited to the effect of the amendments to the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act through the Civil Liability Act in so far as those amendments impact upon the notice provisions and the obligations of the parties in Chapter 2, Part 1, Divisions 1, 1A and 2 of the PIPA. Reference in this paper to various sections of the PIPA refers to Reprint 1A (the Act as amended at 9 April 2003).

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 Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 “Case Law Update” – 3 April 2003

Justice Philippides considered the application of s.6(2)(b) of PIPA and whether the section operated to exclude an employee’s claim against an alleged concurrent tortfeasor. Philippides J also considered whether s.253(3) of the WorkCover Queensland Act 1996 abolishes a worker’s entitlement to sue a concurrent tortfeasor.

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 Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 – 22 January 2003

This paper is a brief summary of recent developments in four key areas of practice relating to PIPA.

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 ETHICS FOR CONSUMER LAWYERS – Peter Carter, October 2002

I was asked to speak on ‘Ethics’. I wasn’t instructed whether to speak about the topic as an academic topic – the theory of ethics – or whether I was supposed to speak about what is expected of ethical legal practice. It soon became clear to me after I started to research the paper, that an intellectual investigation of the theory of ethics is required before any exposition on ethical conduct can proceed. So the paper is a mix of both theory and some views, including my own.

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 CLE Insurance Intensive “Liability Exposure to Obvious Dangers” – 7 August 2002

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GITSHAM -v- SUNCORP METWAY – 9 April 2002

Gitsham, Edwards & Jensen vs Suncorp Metway.

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Update on Motor Vehicle Law in Queensland – 8 January 2002

1 October 2000 saw the introduction of the substantive amendments to the MAIA.

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 ‘The Cost of No Justice’ on OnlineOpinion.com.au – 15 July 1999

On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit e-journal that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues.

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Submission to the Select Committee on a New Tax System – APLA – Peter Carter, 29 January 1999

The current Bill will unfairly discriminate against public access to the civil justice system. Tax reform should not unfairly burden any sector of the community or disadvantage any person in the conduct of their personal or business affairs. Yet the GST proposal will significantly disadvantage a group which already suffers inequitable tax treatment.

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The Cost of No Justice – Peter Carter, Plaintiff Issue 33

One of the most frequent arguments against the Common Law system is that we simply can not afford it.

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 The year ahead – Peter Carter, Plaintiff Issue 31

The new year rings in a number of important changes to APLA’s operations.

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On Fear And Grief – Peter Carter, Plaintiff Issue 30

Medical Defence Organisations have for a long time promoted a culture of denial among doctors called to account in the courts. This reached a new low earlier this year when the UMP placed a series of medical magazine ads featuring Dr Black, a Defendant in the Lipovac case.

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Education, Reflection, Celebration – Peter Carter, Plaintiff Issue 29

The annual conference concentrates our minds on one of the major functions of the Association, education and information exchange.

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Media Articles

Peter Carter’s article “The Cost of No Justice” on Onlineopinion.com.au

Online Opinion is a not-for-profit ejournal that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues.

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