The Land Court of Queensland (Q170719)

5:00pm Wednesday, 19 July 2017
6:30pm Wednesday, 19 July 2017
HopgoodGanim Lawyers - Level 7
Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

The Australian Property Institute is pleased to present a unique opportunity for Members and guests to hear from the President of the Land Court of Queensland as she presents her plans for the future direction of the Land Court. Joining President Fleur Kingham will be James Ireland, Partner, HopgoodGanim Lawyers who will present on giving expert evidence in court.

This new and highly anticipated event on the API's calendar has strictly limited numbers so register today to avoid missing out.

The Presenters

Fleur Kingham 
President, Land Court of Queensland

Fleur Kingham was appointed the President of the Land Court of Qld in August 2016, after serving 10 years as a Judge of the District, Children’s and Planning and Environment Courts of Queensland. Prior to those appointments, she served 6 years as Deputy President of the Land and Resources Tribunal.  Before her judicial career, she was a commercial litigation and environmental lawyer; advised governments on environmental and resources law and was the Director of the Masters of Environmental Management at the University of Queensland. She mediated complex disputes, including indigenous land and governance issues.  In 2009, Judge Kingham was appointed the inaugural Deputy President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. In 2011, she was awarded the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award for her contribution to making justice more accessible to the community and bridging the gap between land and resources issues and Indigenous communities. In July 2016, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Griffith University. 

James Ireland
Partner, HopgoodGanim Lawyers

James is well regarded as a trusted advisor specialising in the areas of planning and development approvals, planning litigation and dispute resolution, infrastructure, land valuation and the compulsory acquisition of land. James has over 20 years’ experience advising developers, local government and State government authorities on all aspects of planning and environment law.  James provides front end advisory services, assisting in strategically framing the approvals processes, through to representing both public and private sector entities in planning litigation in both the Planning and Environment Court and Court of Appeal. He also has extensive experience in negotiating infrastructure agreements. James is the Immediate Past President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA), and is a member of the  Planning Committee for the Property Council of Australia.  He is named as a Leading practitioner by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, in Leading Planning & Environment Lawyers – Queensland, 2016 Recommended in Leading Environment & Heritage Lawyers - Queensland, 2017 and Leading in Leading Planning & Development Lawyers - Queensland, 2017. He has also recently been listed in the Australian Financial Review's Best Lawyers in Australia -2018 for his work in Planning and Environment Law. 

Program of Events

4:45pmRegistration opens 
5:00pmPresentations commence
6:30pmExpected close and networking function

Registration fees 

Early Bird fee (available until Friday 2 June)
API Members $62.00
API Student Members$44.00

Standard Registration fee (available from Saturday 3 June until sold out)
API Members$72.00
API Student Members$54.00
 All fees include GST.

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Full attendance at this event accrues 1.5 CPD points

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