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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Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice Stephen Estcourt as the Section Editor for a brand new Tasmania Section in The Australian Law Journal. Justice Escourt was appointed as a Magistrate in 1990, after 15 years as a barrister and solicitor with the firm of Archer Bushby in Launceston. He left ...more
The last Part for Volume 88 of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The defaulting executor” – Hon Peter W Young AO QC; and “Equity’s obligation to perform: Efficient breach and the inadequacy of common law damages” – Samuel Kang and James Nguyen. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Environmental Law; Personalia; Admiralty and Maritime; Overseas Law; Human Rights; Administrative Law; and Recent Cases.
The November Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Equity: The soul and spirit of all law or a roguish thing? – Lehane Lecture 2014″ – Lord David Neuberger; and “ACCC compulsory examinations: Does the “accusatorial” principle of criminal justice affect them?” – Peter Strickland; and the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Administrative Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; International Focus; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following material: “The anti-deprivation rule in Australia” — Nishad Kulkarni; “Response to the 2013 Whitmore Lecture by The Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia” — Chris Wheeler; Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, Around the Nation: Victoria, Admiralty and Maritime, International Focus, Recent Cases, Book Reviews and an Obituary of Hon John Patrick Slattery AO KGCSG QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The best interests duty and the standard care for superannuation trustees” – Paul Collins; ““Confusion hath now made his masterpiece”: Federal jurisdiction, State tribunals and constitutional questions” – Gim Del Villar and Felicity Nagorcka; “Reading words into statutes: When Homer nods” – Stephen Lumb and Sharon Christensen; and the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Human Rights; Constitutional Law, Admiralty and Maritime; Equity and Trusts; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; Book Reviews and an Obituary for Hon Barry O’Keefe AM QC.
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