Celebrating the 30th Volume of Building & Construction Law Journal

Celebrating the 30th Volume of Building & Construction Law Journal

The Building & Construction Law Journal started publishing in July 1985, and has now reached its 30th volume. The first issue opened with an Editorial which noted: Building and construction law is a rapidly evolving and very complex field. It was felt timely to produce a publication which would provide an overview of the entire area, keeping informed ...more

From Travellers’ Cheques to Bitcoin: Marking the 25th Volume of JBFLP

From Travellers’ Cheques to Bitcoin: Marking the 25th Volume of JBFLP

The Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) was first published in April 1990, and this year has reached its 25th volume. The first ever issue opened with a foreword by the Hon Mr Anthony Murray Gleeson AC QC, who was then Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court. He commented: It is ...more

Book Review: Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources - The Laws of Australia

Book Review: Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources – The Laws of Australia

Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources – The Laws of Australia, Perry Herzfeld, Thomas Prince and Stephen Tully, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2013, 764 pages + cvii tables: ISBN 9780455230979. Softcover $139.95. Reviewed by the Hon Mr Dyson Heydon AC. This work deals with the principles applying to the construction of the Commonwealth, State and Territory ...more

Australian Law Journal update: April 2014

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Raising the flag: Revisiting choice of law rules for shipboard torts” – Nigel Rein; “The immunity of leaders of constituent territories: The generosity of the Australian position” – Lucas Bastin; and the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Overseas Law; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.

The Tort Law Review update: March 2014

The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes two articles from Natalie Morrison and John Devereux exploring the ethical and legal dimensions of the law which governs the use of tissue or organs donated by one child (“the saviour sibling”) to another, an article by Chris Bailey which analyses what conduct gives rise to liability for inducing or procuring a breach of contract, and an article by Michael D Green and William C Powers Jr explaining the need for and formation of the American Law Institute and traces the development of the torts restatements from 1934 when the first one was completed through to today, explaining the intricate process developed by the ALI for its restatement projects.

Journal of Judicial Administration update: April 2014

The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “In defence of “take-down” orders: Analysing the alleged futility of the court-ordered removal of archived online prejudicial publicity” – Isaac Frawley Buckley; “Hearing-med in Australian super-tribunals: Which cases and what process?” – Cady Simpson; “Population, crime and courts: Demographic projections of the future workload of the New South Wales Magistracy” – Brian Opeskin and Nick Parr; and “Collaborative problem solving in a community court setting” – Jay Jordens and Elizabeth Richardson. There is also a review of the book “Aboriginal Ways of Using English”.

Sensational journalism and the fair trial: From the ALJ Archive

Recently there has been much debate on whether defendants can receive a fair trial in high-profile cases. It is now a matter of course that trials involving celebrities or public figures such as Oscar Pistorius, or the infamous OJ Simpson prosecution will attract public interest. However other crimes and cases grip the public attention from ...more

Journal of Law and Medicine update: March 2014

The March Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine contains a range of articles and sections covering such broad topics as coronial law and practice, voluntary euthanasia, restriction of liberties of people with impaired capacity, Australian mental health legislation, medical practitioner regulation, manufacturers’ liability for pharmaceutical drugs, ethical, legal and social issues surrounding surrogacy law, sexual misconduct by health practitioners, sexual violence in armed conflict, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner regulation, health system privatisation directives, and much more!