Australian Law Journal, The (ALJ)
About the Journal
As one of the most cited legal journals in Australia, The Australian Law Journal is the pre-eminent legal journal covering important current and historical legal issues. First published in 1927, each monthly Part contains the “Current Issues”, “Conveyancing and Property”, and “Recent Cases” Sections, along with a number of other informative and interesting Sections, as well as two or three substantial articles written by leading legal practitioners, academics, or prominent members of the judiciary.
Acting Justice Peter W Young AO of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has held the post of ALJ General Editor since 1992.
Assistant General Editors
Angelina Gomez, Lawyer, Perth.
Sienna Merope, Lawyer, Sydney.
Administrative Law – Justice Melissa Perry
Admiralty & Maritime – Dr Damien Cremean
Around the Nation:
Northern Territory – Acting Justice Dean Mildren RFD
Queensland – John McKenna QC
Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft
Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
Book Reviews – Angelina Gomez
Competition & Consumer Law – Robert Baxt AO
Corporations & Securities – Robert Baxt AO
Common Law – Professor Barbara McDonald and Barbara Peden
Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
Conveyancing & Property – Professor Peter Butt
Crime & Evidence – Justice Priest
Elder Law – Pam Suttor
Environmental Law – Justice Rachel Pepper
Equity & Trusts – Justice Mark Leeming
Family Law – Dr Anthony Dickey QC
Human Rights – Professor Simon Rice
International Focus – Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz
Overseas Law – Professor Colin Picker
Personalia – Sienna Merope
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The individual judge” – Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC; ““Delivery”, “escrow”, recitals and estoppel, and attestation: Current questions with deeds” – Lee Aitken; and “The prerogative writs and the origins of English administrative law” – Clare Langford. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Corporations and Securities; International Focus; Overseas Law; Recent Cases; and an Obituary for The Honourable Bruce Harvey McPherson CBE.
In last month’s editorial for The Australian Law Journal, General Editor Acting Justice Peter W Young AO wondered whether law schools are producing too many lawyers: read the full text here. In the July Part of the ALJ, Stephen Magee writes a letter to the editor, suggesting that great results in tertiary entrance exams don’t necessarily make great lawyers: ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Gaining public confidence in the judiciary: Sir William Portus Cullen, Chief Justice of New South Wales, 1910-1925″ – Tony Cunneen; and “The negation of venting in Australian sentencing: Denouncing denunciation and retribution” – Professor Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Personalia; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases. There is also a letter to the editor and an obituary for Kevin Maurice Waller.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Foss v Harbottle: Alive and well in the public sector?” – Marco Bini; “Limiting the nature and scope of a beneficiary’s entitlement to receive trust information” – Elizabeth Bishop; and “The rise of the information barrier: Managing potential legal conflicts within commercial law firms” – Ian Dallen. Also in this Part are several section notes, including several brand new ones: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Constitutional Law; Crime and Evidence; Environmental Law; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews
In his June editorial, Acting Justice Peter W Young AO, General Editor of The Australian Law Journal, wonders whether law schools ought to become more selective: Chief Justice Marilyn Warren spoke of her concerns about the quality of legal education in her Fiat Justicia lecture on 25 March. She expressed the fear that universities, in endeavouring to ...more
Did you know that our local FirstPoint team also writes the headnotes for the Australian Law Journal Reports? (by John Carroll and Colleen Tognetti*) As well as providing timely and accurate digest notes for all significant decisions of the High Court of Australia, the Thomson Reuters FirstPoint Cases Team is responsible for reporting those decisions ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “A response to Professor Finn’s “Fiduciary reflections”” – Andrew Eastwood and Luke Hastings; “The principle in Suttor v Gundowda Pty Ltd: Back to the drawing board” – Paul A Walker; and “Under the oak tree: Institutional reform in the deep north” – Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, Overseas Law, International Focus and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Raising the flag: Revisiting choice of law rules for shipboard torts” – Nigel Rein; “The immunity of leaders of constituent territories: The generosity of the Australian position” – Lucas Bastin; and the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Overseas Law; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
Recently there has been much debate on whether defendants can receive a fair trial in high-profile cases. It is now a matter of course that trials involving celebrities or public figures such as Oscar Pistorius, or the infamous OJ Simpson prosecution will attract public interest. However other crimes and cases grip the public attention from ...more
The Australian Law Journal has been recording and analysing legal developments since it started publishing in 1927. Alongside wide-scale changes in the law, it also includes some of the law’s more interesting quirks and unexpected developments. We’ve had a look through the online backset on Westlaw AU to find some highlights. In 1951, the ...more