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The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes three interesting articles on different topics. The first article is by The Honourable Justice PA Bergin and looks at the objectives, scope and focus of mediation legislation in Australia. The second article comes from Tania Sourdin and Naomi Burstyner, who explore the impact of pre-action requirements on civil litigation. The final article, by Marilyn Krawitz, argues that uniform, standalone national guidelines about lawyers’ social media use are necessary. There is also a Comments section and a case note about Aquila Coal Pty Ltd v Bowen Central Coal Pty Ltd  QSC 82.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The judicial herd: Seduced by suave glittering phrases?” – Hon Peter Heerey AM QC; “Company directors as “super-fiduciaries”” – Michael Pearce SC; and “The categories of waiver” – Jeremy Stoljar. There are also several sections notes, including: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property, Overseas Law; Personalia; and Recent Cases.
The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!
The following is a brief look at some forthcoming articles from various Thomson Reuters journals in August: Journal of Judicial Administration – Vol 23, Pt 1 In this issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration, Chief Justice Robert French AC reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. In his article ...more
Judicial Bullying Extract from the June 2013 issue of the Australian Law Journal, “Current Issues” by PWY There arrived on my desk one morning recently a sample copy of Vol 4(1) of Thomson Reuters’ Workplace Review. That issue contained three contributions decrying “judicial bullying” apparently arising from the “Managing People in Court” Conference held in ...more
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Geraldine Dann to the Editorial Board of Workplace Review. Geraldine is a member of the Queensland Bar, practising from chambers at Level 19 of the Inns of Court. Her work involves advising corporations, governments and individuals on employment issues, equal opportunity law, privacy and workplace health and ...more
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Nash to the role of Assistant General Editor of the Local Government Law Journal. Scott is a barrister at Martin Place Chambers, practising in environmental (criminal and civil), planning, local government, compulsory acquisition, valuation, property and administrative law. He was called to the NSW Bar in May 2010 ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Do the Law Lords bind lower courts?” – Oliver Jones; “Building management statements and strata management statements: Unholy mixing of contract and property” – Cathy Sherry; “Civil penalties and procedural protections” – Matthew Lees; and “Contract, confidence, and the fiduciary relationship” – Lee Aitken. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Demanding a change: Time to act on statutory demands” – Colin Anderson and Catherine Brown; “Enforcing rights under the PPSA: Honestly and in a commercially reasonable manner” – Susan Colley; and “Development of bankruptcy process in the late Republic and its relationship to modern bankruptcy” – Michael Quilter. There is also a Recent Developments section and a Report from New Zealand. Not to be missed!
The latest part of the Australian GST Journal publishes an editorial, a case note: “Unit Trend – the High Court’s first decision on the GST general anti-avoidance rules” and an article by Kevin O’Rourke: “Incentives, rebates and third party adjustments after the AP Group decision”.