The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Requiring proof of individual reliance to establish causation in disclosure-based shareholder class actions: The role of principle and policy” – James Argent; “Equitable subrogation of banks and other secured creditors for the recovery of statutory employee entitlements: A ‘new class of case’ or simply a different perspective?” – Dr Garry J Hamilton; “‘The easy way or the hard way’: Should directors cooperate with regulators?” – Emily Rumble; and the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Barbarians at the gate? Activist investors and s 249N of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Jason Harris; and Overseas Notes: Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Modernising company law: The Singapore experience” – Pey-Woan Lee and Christopher Chen.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Legislating for co-operative identity: The new co-operatives national law in Australia” – Ann Apps; “Corporate and personal liability for ‘culture’ in corporations?” – John HC Colvin and James Argent; and “Are directors liable in negligence for misstatements in a prospectus?” – Victoria Stace. This issue also includes the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Disclosure of non-financial information: A powerful corporate governance tool”; Directors’ Duties: “Corporate culpability, stepping stones and Mariner: Contention surrounding directors’ duties where the company breaches the law” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; and a Book Review: “Directors’ Duties: Principles and Application” – JH Farrar.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lord Denning: His Judicial Philosophy” – Justice James Douglas; and “Australia is Different: Restitution and the Australian Constitution” – Brian Mason. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Equity and Trusts; Admiralty and Maritime; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on crime in 2015: Analysis and jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “The vagaries of construction of the carriage service offence in s 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code” – Clive Turner; and “Recent developments in Canadian criminal law” – Gerry Ferguson and Benjamin L Berger. Also in this Part is an editorial on R v Pham (2015) 90 ALJR 13;  HCA 39 and its impact on the consistent application of sentencing principles; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Broadening the traditional use of mediation to resolve interlocutory issues arising in matters before the courts” – Adele Carr; “Should mediation be the first step in all Family Law Act proceedings?” – Judge Joe Harman; “Facilitating systemic outcomes through anti-discrimination conciliation and the role of the conciliator in this quest” – Rosalie Poole; and “Encouraging dialogue between large and diverse groups: the emerging field of facilitation” – John Woodward. It also contains Case Notes: “Developments in the USA – Contractual damages from a breach of a confidentiality clause in a mediation agreement; a lack of good faith in mediation; and mediation media-watch” – David Spencer; and a Book Review: “International Arbitration & Global Governance Contending Theories and Evidence” by Walter Mattli and Thomas Dietz – review by Magdalene D’Silva.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Financial counselling and the self-represented debtor in the Federal Circuit Court bankruptcy list: An analysis of a recent pilot service” – Paul Ali, Lucinda O’Brien and Ian Ramsay; and “Deeds of company arrangement and secured creditors” – David Morrison; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Never mind the law: Just hurry up and collect more tax! the ATO persists with unnecessary litigation” – David Morrison; Report from New Zealand: “Recent personal insolvency decisions” – Lynne Taylor; and a Book Review: “Insolvent Investments” – review by Michael Murray and Jason Harris.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Restorative justice intervention in a compulsory acquisition context: Applicability” – Mark Hamilton; “Human rights cities – how does Australia fare?” – Hanna Jaireth; and Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases.
This Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The long-run efficiency gains in public-to-private transfers – new evidence from earnings announcements” – Paul Docherty and Steve Easton; “Twin peaks – the legal and regulatory anatomy of Australia’s system of financial regulation” – Andrew Godwin and Ian Ramsay; “Debt for equity swaps and corporate restructuring under s 444GA of the Corporations Act” – Ryan J Turner; and “Surcharging for payment: Payment systems regulation and the constitution of a new economic norm” – Ann Wardrop.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Securities and Mortgages; Wealth Management; Recent Publications; United Kingdom and Europe; as well as a Forum piece by Alan O’Sullivan, which provides a practitioner’s market-based perspective to complement the article by Docherty and Easton in this Part.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Magna Carta and the Executive” – James Spigelman; “Much ado about nothing: Why accepting an invitation did not make Dyson Heydon AC, QC appear biased” – Louise Floyd; and “The tyranny of small differences: Culpability gulf between subjective and objective tests for extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Laura Stockdale. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Residential Tenancies: Law and Practice – New South Wales” (6th ed) by Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen and Sophie Bentwood.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Myth drives Australian Government attack on standing and environmental ‘lawfare’” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Strategic environmental assessment of Australian offshore oil and gas development: Ecologically sustainable development or deregulation?” – Simon Marsden; “Planning and development dilemmas in a minority government: Restoring community or held to ransom?” – Philippa England; “Governance of Tasmania’s private bushlands: Artful ensemble or hodgepodge?” – Benjamin Richardson and Tom Baxter; and “Blue carbon for reducing the impacts of climate change: An Indonesian case study” – Ajar Buditama. This Part also includes a book review: “The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers” by Charles Banner – reviewed by Jess Feehely.