The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “‘Why Not Litigate?’ – The Royal Commission, ASIC and the Future of the Enforcement Pyramid” – Michael Legg and Stephen Speirs; “The Lawfulness of the Dismissal/Termination of an Employee Who Has Expressed ‘Unwelcome’ Religious Views” – Anthony Gray; “Online Auctions and Consumer Protection in the United Kingdom and Australia: The Value of Transparency” – Jodi Gardner and Kanchana Kariyawasam; and “The Legal Implications of E-commerce for the Australian Franchise Sector” – Zhanna Kremez, Kanchana Kariyawasam and Lorelle Frazer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Consumer Protection: “Penalising the Inclusion of Unfair Terms in Standard Form Small Business Contracts – A Critical Analysis” – Mark Lewis; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Small Business and Unfair Dismissal: A Review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Proposed Reforms” – Victoria Lambropoulos; and Book Review: “The Legitimacy and Responsiveness of Industry Rule-making”, by Karen Lee – Reviewed by Rob Nicholls.
With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains speeches presented at the ALJ’s 90th Anniversary celebrations in the Banco Court of the NSW Supreme Court; a welcome to the co-editors of the “Conveyancing and Property Section” upon the retirement of Emeritus Professor Peter Butt; and a look back at the beginnings of the Journal, as covered by the press and media outlets of the day, in a fascinating piece by the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett. This Part contains the following articles: “The in personam exception to Torrens indefeasibility” – Hon William Gummow AC; “Artificial Intelligence in the courts, legal academia and legal practice” – Lyria Bennett Moses; “Taking advantage of advances in technology to enhance the rule of law” – Robert Size. It also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letters to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; Book Reviews and Obituary.
By David Perkis. Derivatives markets have attracted considerable attention recently, in the context of both the global financial crisis and equity derivative use in merger and acquisition activity. Yet limited consideration, especially in Australia, has been afforded to how the use of credit derivatives by lenders may affect the ability of a distressed borrower to restructure its debt.