Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 6

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 6

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Extending the Life of a Discretionary Trust” – Michael Flynn QC; “Unseen Networks: The Legal Professions’ Involvement in the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944 (NSW)” – Mark Lunney; and “Can There Ever Be Affordable Family Law?” – Patrick Parkinson and Brian Knox. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.

ALJ Tribute to Sir Laurence Whistler Street AC KCMG KStJ QC

ALJ Tribute to Sir Laurence Whistler Street AC KCMG KStJ QC

Commodore Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC, the fourteenth Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court and former Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, died on 21 June 2018, and a state funeral was held in his honour at the Sydney Opera House on 5 July 2018. This obituary and tribute was written by The Hon Arthur R Emmett AO QC, Acting Judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (to be published in the forthcoming July issue of The Australian Law Journal).

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 4 (Special Issue on Pesticides)

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 4 (Special Issue on Pesticides)

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on the regulation of pesticides. This Part includes the following content: “Special Issue Editorial: Regulation of Pesticides in Five National Contexts: The Need for a Paradigm Shift from Causation to Caution” – Professor Elisabeth Lambert, Dr Sally Knowles; “Constitutional Impediments to the Cooperative Framework for Pesticide Regulation in Western Australia” – Toby Nisbet; “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Compliance within Australia’s National Regulator of Pesticides” – Ann-Claire Larsen; “The Discord between International and Australian Approaches to Pesticide Regulation and the Precautionary Principle” – Mostafa M Naser, Toby Nisbet and Tanzim Afroz; “Pesticides, Disease, Causal Uncertainty and Standards of Proof: An Introduction to the Impact of Causal Uncertainty on Incapacitated Workers Seeking Compensation in Australia” – W Rupert Johnson; “Establishing Cause, What Does That Mean from an Epidemiological and Legal Perspective?” – J Oosthuizen and M Cross; “The Regulation, Control and Management of Pesticides in Singapore” – Lye Lin Heng; “A Critical Analysis on the Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Pesticides in the Philippines” – Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio; “Permitting Poison: Pesticide Regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand” – Catherine J Iorns Magallanes; and “Pesticides Law and Precautionary Principle in Canada: Does the Entanglement of Federal and Provincial Rules Adequately Protect Us from Environmental and Health Risks?” – Marc-Antoine Racicot.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 5

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 5

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Young’s ‘Fact finding made easy’ in Refugee Law: A Former Practitioner’s Perspective” – Douglas McDonald-Norman; “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil … and, Read No Evil: Confiscation of Literary Proceeds under Australian Criminal Property Confiscation Legislation” – Dr Natalie Skead; and “Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in Sentencing: Comparing the Views of Judges and Jurors” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis, Arie Freiberg, Caroline Spiranovic and Helen Cockburn. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Books.

The Australian Law Journal announces expanded Section Editor panel

The Australian Law Journal announces expanded Section Editor panel

The Australian Law Journal is delighted to announce the launch of two new sections, “Class Actions” (headed by The Hon Justice Michael B Lee) and “Technology and the Law” (co-edited by Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer), as well as the appointment of John Kettle for the “Competition and Consumer Law” section, and Associate Professor Jason Harris as the new “Corporations and Securities” Section Editor.

ALRC Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders

ALRC Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders

This month, the ALRC released its Discussion Paper on its Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (June 2018), inviting submissions and outlining its key proposals and questions around whether and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders should be subject to Commonwealth regulation. The President of the ALRC, the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington, identifies some of the ALRC’s early findings and emphasises the need to look to counterpart jurisdictions to ensure a global approach in developing the class actions regime in Australia.

Welcoming Professor Michael Legg as co-General Editor for Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice

Welcoming Professor Michael Legg as co-General Editor for Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice

Thomson Reuters is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Michael Legg has joined the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice as its new Co-General Editor, working alongside the current General Editor Roderick Joyce QSO QC. A Professor of Law at UNSW Sydney, Michael is the Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law, and Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law, having played a key role as the academic committee member on the ground-breaking FLIP Report launched by the Law Society of New South Wales in March 2017. The Journals Team warmly welcomes Professor Legg to the Journal looks forward to his insights and ideas in helping readers to navigate the current and future landscape of civil litigation and procedure in Australia and beyond.

Fairness for financial services customers: C&SLJ’s Special Issue

Fairness for financial services customers: C&SLJ’s Special Issue

With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 7 (Special Issue: Financial Services Protections)

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 7 (Special Issue: Financial Services Protections)

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Whither Customer Protection in Financial Services?” – M Scott Donald; “Regulating for Fairness in the Australian Funds Management Industry” – M Scott Donald; “Fairness and Financial Services: Revisiting the Enforcement Framework” – Pamela Hanrahan; “The Fairness Rationale for Customer Advocacy in the Financial Sector” – Dimity Kingsford Smith; and “Suitability” – Gail Pearson. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; Special Issue on Protections in the Financial Services Industry – Robert Baxt AO.

What Every Lawyer Should Know

What Every Lawyer Should Know

The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 29 Pt 1

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 29 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Will Somebody Please Think of the Children?! Child Focused and Child Inclusive Models in Family Dispute Resolution” – Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi; “Apologies, Mediation and the Law: Resolution of Civil Disputes” – Robyn Carroll, Alfred Allan and Margaret Halsmith; “The Field of Dreams” – Judge Joe Harman; “Default Proceedings in Arbitration” – Low Sze Hui Jasmine; “Costs, Claims and Counter-claims or Victims, Vindication and Victory: The “Real Issue” and the Case for Mediation in Von Marburg v Aldred (No 3)” – André Retrot; and “The Mediating Brain” – Benjamin Allen and Tania Sourdin. It also contains Case Notes: “Restraining Solicitors from Acting in Post-Mediation Proceedings; and Mediation Media Watch” – Professor David Spencer.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 2

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors’ Duties to Respect Human Rights in Offshore Operations and Supply Chains: An Emerging Paradigm” – Riana Cermak; and “Consumer Protection and Life Insurance Claims” – Andrew J Serpell. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “Harmful Phoenix Activity and Disqualification from Managing Corporations: An Unenforceable Regime?” – Jasper Hedges, Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; and New Zealand – Gordon R Walker: “McIntosh v Fisk [2017] NZSC 78: New Zealand’s Largest Ponzi Scheme and the Liquidator’s Clawback Powers: The Supreme Court Decision” – Trish Keeper.

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 42 Pt 3

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 42 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australia’s Child Abuse Material Legislation: What’s the Artistic Merit Defence Got to Do with It?” – Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi; and “Keeping Vulnerable Offenders Out of the Courts: Lessons from the United Kingdom” – Tamara Walsh. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the incomplete right to counsel in criminal trials; Legislation Comment: “Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Act 2017 (Qld): Rethinking the Rules of the Games” – Daniel Rigden; Case and Comment: “Appellate Authority on the Role of the Prosecutor” – Kieran Fitzgerald and “Sentencing Young People for Federal Terrorism Offences” – Aneta Peretko; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 4

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 4

The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “Loss of Property Ownership and Registered Trade Mark Law” – Rob Batty; “What Blockchain Can and Can’t Do for Copyright” – Annabel Tresise, Jake Goldenfein and Dan Hunter; and “Entitlement to Sue: The Rights of Non-exclusive Licensees in Patent Infringement Proceedings” – Andrew Mullane.

The Tort Law Review update: Vol 25 Pt 3

The Tort Law Review update: Vol 25 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Are the Torts of Trespass to the Person Obsolete? Part 1: Historical Development” – Dr Christine Beuermann; “Negligence, Discretion and the Liability of Municipalities for Building Regulation: The Case for Increased Deference” – Jonathan de Vries; “The Brave New World of Psychiatric Injury in Canada” – Dr Peter Handford; and “Challenges in the Evolution of the Doctrine of Non-delegable Duty” – Aaron Yoong.