Personal details

Mr Alastair MacAdam
Visitor's position
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Other Law and Legal Studies, Law
+61 7 3864 2713
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LLB(Hons) (University of Queensland), LLB (University of Queensland), BCom (University of Queensland)


GST & real property, Law - doctrine of precedent, Legislation interpretation, Valuation & resumption of land

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Alastair MacAdam has qualifications in both Accounting and Law. He was originally a banker. Alastair then lectured at the Commerce Department at the University of Queensland from 1976-1980 when he joined the QUT Law Faculty.
His major publications include AI MacAdam & TM Smith, Statutes – Rules and Examples, 1st edn 1985, 2nd edn 1989, 3rd edn 1993, Butterworths; and A MacAdam & J Pyke, Judicial Reasoning and the Doctrine of Precedent in Australia, Butterworths, 1998.
Alastair has been extensively involved in the delivery of training courses for industry, government and the legal and accounting professions.
Research and consulting interests

  • Legislation
  • The Doctrine of Precedent
  • The Valuation & Resumption of Land.
This information has been contributed by Mr Alastair MacAdam.


This information has been contributed by Mr Alastair MacAdam.