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The unrepresented (or self-represented) litigant is an increasingly common sight in Australian courts and tribunals. While some people choose to represent themselves in legal proceedings, others are compelled to do so by cost, chance, or some other reason. Whatever their motivation, unrepresented litigants present a unique set of challenges to the administration of justice, and ...more
The first Part of Volume 24 of the Journal of Judicial Administration is a special issue on assisting unrepresented litigants and includes the following articles: “Litigants in person: Guidelines for the Federal Circuit Court” – Stephen H Scarlett RFD; “The self-represented litigant in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland” – The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC; “Self-represented parties and court rules in the Queensland courts” – Iain McCowie; “Self-represented litigants and strata title disputes in the State Administrative Tribunal: An experiment in accessible justice” – Bertus de Villiers; “Model no more: Querulent behaviour, vexatious litigants and the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 (Qld)” – Narelle Bedford and Monica Taylor; and “The dilemmas posed by self-represented litigants: The dark side” – Tania Sourdin and Nerida Wallace.
The latest Part of Prop L Rev is a special issue on research methods in property law and includes the following articles: “A theoretical approach: The lens of progressive property” – Laura S Underkuffler; “A doctrinal approach to property law scholarship: Who cares and why?” – Martin Dixon; “Socio-legal approaches to property law research” – Sarah Blandy; “The empirical approach to research in property law” – Lisa Whitehouse and Susan Bright; “Critical legal studies and the politics of property” – Brenna Bhandar; “Serendipity and care: Cultural and social history in property law” – Kali Murray; “The comparative method in property law” – Bram Akkermans; “The law and economics approach to property” – Daniel H Cole; “Applied property research: A transactional approach” – Robin Paul Malloy; “Property, law and space” – Nicholas Blomley; “Law and anthropology: The unhappy marriage?” – Simon Young; and “Feminist approaches to property law research” – Helen Carr and Simone Wong.
The latest part of Online Currents includes the following articles: “State Library of Queensland: Leading the evolution” – Jane Douglas; “Individual decision-making and information management” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Who’s minding the desk?” – Neale Towart; and “Eat Your Books: A delicious database” – Denise Sutherland. Also included in this Part are the following sections: Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.
The latest Part of ABLR includes the following articles: “The CAMAC report on charitable trusts and trustee companies – listed financial services providers or benevolent institutions?” – Eve Brown; “Infringement notices and federal regulation: Wolves in sheep’s clothing?” – Anne Rees; and “Identifying and evaluating mavericks in Australian and US merger analysis” – Ben Morawetz. Also in this Part are the following sections: Company Law and Securities – “Where to next for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission?”; Competition Law and Market Regulation – “Behaviour v Structure: Tribunal’s AGL Energy Merger Authorisation”; and Insurance and Transport Law – “Controlling insurance contract terms: Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act – compliance, recovery and accountability”.
The latest Part of The Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Liability in misfeasance and the doctrine of malice” – Zia Akhtar; “Reconciling medical and legal conceptions of surgery – an exercise in futility?” – Roy G Beran and John A Devereux; “The impact of the changes to the New South Wales workers compensation law: A betrayal of the compensation bargain?” – Michael Peters; and “Tortious liability of corporate groups: From control to coordination” – Christian Witting and James Rankin.
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The latest Part of AT Rev includes the following articles: “The Hatter’s watch: Tax benefit in Part IVA” – Mark Brabazon SC; “The “economic benefits model” for trusts – fool’s gold?” – Alex Evans; and “The Commissioner’s power to issue creditor’s statutory demands: Implications for corporate rescue post insolvency” – Sylvia Villios. There is also an editorial and a review of the book “Sham Transactions” edited by Edwin Simpson and Miranda Stewart.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The knowledge element for accessories to strict liability and limited cognition offences: Revisiting Tabe v The Queen” – Malcolm Barrett and Joachim Dietrich; “The Patel trials: Further evidence of the need to reform the Griffith Codes” – Andrew Hemming; and “Fraud and consent in Australian rape law” – Jonathan Crowe. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.
The latest Part of ADRJ includes the following articles: “Information, power and relationships: Minimising barriers to access to justice for end of life disputes” – Katherine Curnow; “Representing clients from courtroom to mediation settings: Switching hats between adversarial advocacy and dispute resolution advocacy” – Donna Cooper; “Court connected dispute resolution – whose interests are being served?” – John Woodward; “Multiple party mediation: Complexities and strategies” – Helen Shurven; and “Loss and hope in family dispute resolution” – Mieke Brandon.