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To mark the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference is sponsored by the AAL and ALJ publisher Thomson Reuters, and is supported by ...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
This Special Issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee, focusing on the theme of “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”. It includes the following articles: “Regulating financial institution culture: Reforming the regulatory toolkit” – Ann Wardrop, David Wishart and Marilyn McMahon; “Bitcoin: Consumer protection and regulatory challenges” – Louise Parsons; “Small amount credit contract reforms in Australia: Household survey evidence and analysis” – Gill North; “Making prudence: Consumer credit and twin peaks, a comparison of Australia and South Africa” – Gail Pearson; and “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur – on the recent attempts to harmonise the law of intermediated securities” – Matteo Solinas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note by the Guest Editors.
The Family Law Review is pleased to congratulate Editorial Board member Dr Anna Parker on completing her doctorate and joining the Victorian Bar. Anna’s latest contribution to the journal, “Comparable Cases and the Section 79 Discretion” (2016) 6 Fam L Rev 127, co-authored with Paul Glass, Barrister, Victorian Bar, considers the relevance of previously decided cases ...more
The Family Law Review journal is pleased to welcome two new members to the Editorial Board. Welcome Dr Bridget Cullen Dr Bridget Cullen joins the Family Law Review in the role of Contributing Editor, focusing on the area of Practice and Procedure. In her first contribution to the journal “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not ...more
Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year. Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It contains the following articles: “The Australian Law Journal: Volume 90 and Beyond” – Justice François Kunc; “The State of the Australian Judicature” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; “The Future of Lawyers: Blue Sky or Dark Clouds Ahead?” – Fiona McLeod SC; “Change Drivers and their Likely Effects: Shifting Sands Beneath Australian Solicitors” – S Stuart Clark AM, Robert Leeder and Nicholas McBride; “The Evolving Role and Future of In-house Lawyers” – Gillian Wong and Emma Langoulant; “The Changing Environment in the Legal Profession and Legal Education: The Best of the Old World and the New” – Carolyn Evans; and “The Law and the Legal Profession in the Next Decade: The Student’s Perspective” – Paul Melican, Alex Bell-Rowe, Albert Patajo and Hannah McDonald. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Recent Cases, Books Received and a Book Review.
Contract formation, implied terms, contractual interpretation, damages, duties of care – these are all areas of the common law whose development has been influenced by construction law cases. In some of these cases the eminent British jurist, Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, had a front row seat. In his 2015 Keating Lecture he ...more
Amid the renewed debate on repealing or amending section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), former Federal Court judge and acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Ronald Sackville AO has proposed key amendments to the legislation. In an upcoming article in Thomson Reuters’ Australian Law Journal, entitled “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Part 2A of ...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