Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

In the context of a range of available models competing with each other as alternatives to litigation for resolving commercial disputes in the construction industry – driven in part by court-led demand for expedition in litigation – Leigh Duthie in the Building and Construction Law Journal (Vol 32 No 6) considers the future of expert ...more

Ashleigh Mills becomes 2016 McCallum Medal winner

Ashleigh Mills becomes 2016 McCallum Medal winner

It was a very full house at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw in Sydney last Thursday evening for the presentation of the 2016 McCallum Medal, now in its 12th year. This prestigious annual public speaking competition, named in honour of eminent industrial relations lawyer and leading disability rights advocate, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, was ...more

Call for Papers: The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference

Call for Papers: The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference is sponsored by the AAL and ALJ publisher Thomson Reuters, and is supported by ...more

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

The presumption of innocence is as old as law itself. When Lord Blackstone postulated that it is “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”, his Lordship was drawing on a long and distinguished line of legal jurisprudence including Genesis, the Code of Hammurabi and the Codex Justinianus. To protect against wrongful convictions, the criminal ...more

Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

The Family Law Review is pleased to congratulate Editorial Board member Dr Anna Parker on completing her doctorate and joining the Victorian Bar. Anna’s latest contribution to the journal, “Comparable Cases and the Section 79 Discretion” (2016) 6 Fam L Rev 127, co-authored with Paul Glass, Barrister, Victorian Bar, considers the relevance of previously decided cases ...more

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

The Family Law Review journal is pleased to welcome two new members to the Editorial Board. Welcome Dr Bridget Cullen  Dr Bridget Cullen joins the Family Law Review in the role of Contributing Editor, focusing on the area of Practice and Procedure. In her first contribution to the journal “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not ...more

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

Australia has been a world leader in water law and governance reform. However, after 20 years of progress, water is quickly slipping from the national agenda. Despite many remaining implementation challenges and drought risks, there has been little detailed intergovernmental direction about the “next steps” in Australia’s water strategy. At this critical juncture, this Special ...more

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the ALJ, commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team. The May issue of the ALJ opens with his Honour’s appreciation for the remarkable achievements and tenure of the previous General Editor, the ...more

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice Update: Special Issue (Part 2) - December 2016

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice Update: Special Issue (Part 2) – December 2016

This latest edition of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is the second and final part of a Special Issue focusing on “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”, and is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee. This Part includes the following articles: “Reviewing the Citibank securitisation case: Did it really challenge the integrity of equity?” – Helen M Dervan; “Reforming insolvent trading to encourage restructuring: Safe harbour or sleepy hollows?” – Jason Harris; “Minimising the risk of shadow directorship: Advice for distressed debt investors” – Adam Watterson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Commercial and Finance Law; Insolvency Law and Management; Wealth Management; Hong Kong and China; New Zealand; and Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The Queensland Lawyer update: Vol 36 Pt 3

The Queensland Lawyer update: Vol 36 Pt 3

The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “‘Hogan Orders’: Interim property settlement for litigation funding” – Justin Thomas; and the following Sections: Conveyancing and Property law; Criminal law; Industrial Law; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Sutton v Tang [2015] QDC 191.

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 27 Pt 2

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 27 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “Whose Fair Dealing? Third-Party Reliance on the Fair Dealing Exception for Parody or Satire” – Jani McCutcheon and Simon Holloway; “The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act 2001 (In) and New Plant Varieties, Extant Varieties and Farmers’ Varieties: A New Form of Property?” – Emma Trustum-Behan and Charles Lawson; “Some Observations on Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Law” – Paul Sumpter.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 34 Pt 1

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 34 Pt 1

This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Towards an international emissions trading scheme: Legal specification of tradeable emissions entitlements” – Hope Johnson, Pamela O’Connor, Bill Duncan and Sharon Christensen; “Commissions and inquiries into the nuclear fuel cycle: Public participation and attitudes to risk and process” – Simon Marsden; “Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: Part I – Sustainability and regulatory theory” – Rhett Martin; “Risk-based regulation: Examination of the adoption of risk-based regulation reforms in Western Australia” – Eleanor Stoney; and Comment: “The war on solar and wind: Australian renewable energy policy” – Kate McCallum.

Property Law Review update: Vol 6 Pt 2

Property Law Review update: Vol 6 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Licensee versus trespasser: Hill v Tupper resuscitated” – Oscar S Han; “Regulation and private property: The cautionary tale of Ukraine” – Paul Babie; Consumer Issues: “It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life … : PEXA, electronic conveyancing, and consumers” – Lynden Griggs; Strata and Community Title: “Tragedy of the anticommons?” – Michael Kleinschmidt; New Zealand: “Are resource consents property? – Ongoing issues” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Resulting trusts, common intention constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel and equitable accounting” – Kelvin Low; Queensland: “Sharing your home in Queensland: Host, landlord or innkeeper?” – Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan; South Australia: “The meaning of ‘residential tenancy agreement’ in South Australia: Schaffer v Usca” – Paul Babie; Western Australia: “Recent developments: Boarders and lodgers; real estate agents code of conduct; priority between unregistered interests; the Oswal saga” – Eileen Webb.