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

Criminal law expert joins Criminal Law Journal

Criminal law expert joins Criminal Law Journal

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the Criminal Law Journal team. Beginning with Issue 40(3) of the Journal, we warmly welcome criminal law expert Professor Luke McNamara as the State Editor for New South Wales and Christoph Liedermann as the Section Editor for the Digest of Criminal Law Cases. Professor Luke McNamara is a professor of law at the University of New ...more

Australian Tax Review Special Edition – the retirement of Justice Richard Edmonds

Australian Tax Review Special Edition – the retirement of Justice Richard Edmonds

A special event was recently held to mark the retirement of the Honourable Richard Edmonds. Members of the legal and academic profession attended a reception at the Allens office in Sydney on Monday 2 May to pay tribute to Justice Edmonds, who retired from the Federal Court of Australia in February 2016. The latest issue ...more

Journal of Law and Medicine update: June 2016

The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medically assisted suicide: Recent jurisprudence and the challenges for law reform” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Mental health legislation (civil) in Australia and China: A comparative perspective” – Danuta Mendelson and Nuannuan Lin; Medical Issues: “Family violence and clinical forensic medicine – The forgotten service?” – David Ranson, Angela Williams, Barbara Thorne and Jennifer Ryan; Bioethical Issues: “Justice, restoration and redress: Error, no-fault and tort-based systems” – Georgina Richardson and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “NuCoal Resources Ltd v New South Wales: The mining industry and potential health impacts of investor-state dispute settlement in Australia” – Thomas Faunce and Shaneel Parikh. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Refusal of potentially life-saving treatment for minors: The emerging international consensus by courts” – Ian Freckelton QC and Simon McGregor; “How should Australia respond to media-publicised developments on euthanasia in Belgium?” – Neera Bhatia, Ben White and Luc Deliens; “Aid in dying in New Zealand: Recent legal developments” – Andrew Geddis and Colin Gavaghan; “End-of-life decision-making in a health services setting: An access to justice lens” – Katherine Curnow; “Lawyers and advance care and end-of-life planning: Enhancing collaboration between legal and health professions” – Nola M Ries; “Does Australia need compulsory immunisation?’ – Wendy Jane Nixson; “Discharge against medical advice” – Audrey Laur; “The role of photographic and video documentation in the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault” – Annie Cossins, Amanda Jayakody, Christine Norrie and Patrick Parkinson; “Consent to innovative treatment: No need for a new legal test” – Bernadette Richards and Katrina Hutchison; and “Rethinking the “harmonisation” of international trade and public health” – Ania Lang. There is also a review of the book “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.

Australian Business Law Review update: July 2016

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Investigating the goodwill issue in franchising: An exploratory analysis” – Maurice Roussety, Lorelle Frazer and Evan Douglas; “Registration errors, priority rules and the policy behind the PPSA: In pursuit of certainty or fairness?” – Linda Widdup; “Misleading premium claims” – Stephen Corones; and “Forensic accounting: Professional regulation of a multi-disciplinary field” – Jeanette Van Akkeren, Sherrena Buckby and Julie-Anne Tarr. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Recent successes for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission” – Robert Baxt AO; Company Law and Securities: “Assessing the capabilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and other issues” – Robert Baxt AO.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 90 Pt 5

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal introduces the first “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. This Part contains the following articles: “Retirement of the Hon Peter W Young AO QC: Seventh Editor of the Australian Law Journal” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “The Interaction of Statute Law and Common Law” – Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; and “How Should Academia, the Practising Profession and the Courts Assist Each Other in the Education of Australian Lawyers?” – Ailsa McKeon. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; Overseas Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Human Rights; and Recent Cases.

Online Currents update: June 2016

This will be the final issue of Online Currents, and includes the following content: “‘Law via the Internet’ 2015 conference” – Glenda Browne; “The Silicon Valley Consensus and what it means for information professionals” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Learning to read and compose music: Online resources” – Jon Jermey; “Social media and the library: A refresher” – Jane Douglas; Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.

Property Law Review update: June 2016

The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Developing the ultimate cadastre: Using indefeasibility to guarantee geodetic defined land boundaries” – Lynden Griggs; “Towards women’s equal right to property: Recent judicial developments in India” – Archana Mishra; “Succession and inheritance law in Nigeria: Resolving the discriminatory proprietary rights of widows and children” – T Kehinde Adekunle; New Zealand: “Developments in easements – or easements in development?” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Leases, interests of specific legatees, indefeasibility and collective sales” – Kelvin Low; South Australia: “Is native title a defence to a mortgagee’s right to possession?” – Paul Babie; Western Australia: “Legislation and case law developments: Strata title; residential parks; rent review provisions and uncertainty” – Eileen Webb.