Shannon Kelly is a Senior Legal Editor with The Laws of Australia encyclopaedia and the Product Editor of the Criminal Law Journal and Company and Securities Law Journal.
[Editor’s Note: Since publication of this article, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) has been given Crown assent, making it Commonwealth Act No 17 of 2017.] The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies ...more
The presumption of innocence is as old as law itself. When Lord Blackstone postulated that it is “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”, his Lordship was drawing on a long and distinguished line of legal jurisprudence including Genesis, the Code of Hammurabi and the Codex Justinianus. To protect against wrongful convictions, the criminal ...more
Thomson Reuters is pleased to welcome Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Editorial Board of the Criminal Law Journal. Sarah holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney, and joined the New South Wales Bar in 1996. She was appointed senior counsel in 2011 and, prior to her appointment as CDPP, was ...more
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
The 2016 meeting of the Criminal Law Journal Editorial Board was held on 22 March at Government House, Tasmania. Thomson Reuters and the Board are both grateful to Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, for hosting the event. This year marks the Journal’s 40th year in publication. The Journal was first published in 1977 and over ...more