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The August 2013 Part of C&SLJ includes the following articles: “Directors’ fiduciary duties and oppression in closely-held corporations” – Ryan J Turner; “A year with the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth): The Personal Property Securities Register, amendment demands and judicial proceedings” – Nicholas Mirzai; and “Equitable remedies for participation in a breach of directors’ fiduciary duties: The mega-litigation in Bell v Westpac” – Dan Butler. Also included are the following sections: Current Developments: Legal and Administrative, Directors’ Duties and Corporate Governance, Takeovers and Public Securities,
The latest Part of Crim LJ includes the following: Editorial: “Biffing with impunity: Reflections on boxing, rugby and State of Origin” – Simon Bronitt; Articles: “Jurisdiction over criminal acts on cruise ships: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps?” – Kate Lewins and Nick Gaskell; and “Involving juries in sentencing: Insights from the Tasmanian jury study” – Kate Warner and Julia Davis. Case and Comment: Field v The Queen – Anita Killeen; Phillips’ Brief: The severest provocation – Amanda Nettelbeck; and Digest of Recent Criminal Cases.
The August Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Judicial stress and judicial bullying” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “The Victorian Bar: Some history and a little lore” – Hon Peter Heerey AM QC; “Issues and challenges in settling class actions” – Ken Adams; “Corporations and the aggregation of knowledge” – Andrew Eastwood. Not to be missed!
The July 2013 issue of The Tort Law Review includes an article by Swati Jhaveri uses wrongful conceptions as a case study to illustrate judicial strategies in recognising new areas for recovery in negligence, an article by Charles Feeny which considers the state of the law in relation to mesothelioma claims and an article by Sarah Alexandra Holloway that asks whether a plaintiff recover for loss of a less than even chance in medical negligence cases after Tabet v Gett.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes two interesting articles and several section notes. The first article comes from Michael Nicholls QC and describes the rules about jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement in the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention and the effect of them on cases in Australia. The second article is by David Fryer who assesses a parent’s ability to protract proceedings within family law litigation by knowingly making a false allegation of sexual abuse against the other parent. There is also an International Family Law section about surrogacy in California, a book review comments on the following recent cases: Roda v Roda, Craig v Rowlands, Valentine v Lacerra, Wilson v Wilson.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Part IVA: An international perspective” – A H Slater; “Prior to being bankrupt, superannuation is a claimable asset – characterising and shaping the nature of a member’s interest” – Peter Bobbin; and “CGT event K7 provides loss recognition for personal consumption expenditure: History, anomalies and policy basis” – Dale Boccabella. There is also a review of the book “Incentivising Employees: The Theory, Policy and Practice of Employee Share Ownership Plans in Australia”.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal publishes the following articles: “PPSA and construction law” – Matthew Broderick; “Common exclusions to liability caps in construction contracts: Gross negligence, fraud and wilful misconduct” – Roman Rozenberg and Cameron Ross; and “Subsequent purchasers and defective buildings: Making a case for greater clarity in Australia” – Rami Marginean. There is also a Report: Cordon Investments Pty Ltd v Lesdor Properties Pty Ltd.