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The Queensland Law Reporter (QLR) has been published since 1908 as a weekly supplement to the Queensland Reports.
It is published every Friday, in electronic format, save for a period during the court vacation (from late December to early January).
From 1 January 2013, subscriptions to the electronic version of the QLR have been available free of charge. To receive a free copy of the QLR to your email inbox every Friday, as well as the online set of new Queensland Reports (on the last Friday of every month) and new developments in connection with the Queensland Judgments website, click here.
The QLR is intended to serve two main purposes:
Previously, the QLR had published the headnotes of reports which were about to be published in the Queensland Reports, but it was published in print format only. This ceased at the end of 2012. The QLR was significantly modernised under the editorship of Roger Derrington QC (now Derrington J of the Federal Court) in 2013.
A weekly online version of the Queensland Law Reporter commenced on 11 January 2013. Not only did this produce copies of the headnotes of the cases being reported but it also provided notes of cases considered noteworthy but not being reported and other information in addition to formal notices, including book reviews, judicial speeches, news of upcoming events and other material of interest to the legal profession.
The QLR is a publication approved under r 599(4) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 for the purposes of giving notice of intention to apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration under Ch 15 Pt 2. The QLR is also approved under r 12A of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004, for the purposes of giving notice of intention to apply for admission as a legal practitioner.