The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Concurrent liability: Where have things gone wrong?” – Lord Justice Rupert Jackson; “Qualified privilege in defamation and the evolution of the doctrine of reportage” – Sarah Gale; “The ghost in the machine: Legal challenges of neural interface devices” – Scott Kiel-Chisholm and John Devereux; and “Googols of liability and censoring the internet – the liability of internet intermediaries for defamation: Part II” – Andrew Row. There is also a book review of The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts by Brandon D Stewart and Alexandra Mogyoros.
The latest Part of ABLR includes the following articles: “The ACCC: Roots and branches – proposals to enhance ACCC effectiveness” – Caron Beaton-Wells; “Roots, branches and other objects – one step beyond the Harper Review?” – I S Wylie; “Online dispute resolution: The advantages, disadvantages, and the way forward” – Anthony John Sissian; “Challenges facing the notariat in Australasia in the 21st century” – Noel Cox; and “Dashed expectations? The impact of civil liability legislation on contractual damages for disappointment and distress” – Sonia Walker and Kate Lewins; and the following sections: Intellectual Property Law: “Why is an isolated segment of human DNA patentable under Australian law but not under United States law?”; Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Competition Policy Review: Draft recommendations on competition laws”; and Company and Securities Law: “The government response to the Senate Economic References Committee Report into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission”.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation Law and Practice publishes the following articles: “Project management in legal practices: Practical lessons from the e-Discovery workflow” – Tomoyuki Hachigo; “Playing fair: When advocates’ immunity is out of court” – Linda Haller; “Class action settlement in Australia: A regulatory work in progress?” – Anna Harley; and “Client legal privilege, discovery and Expense Reduction in the information age” – Michael Legg. There is also a Comments section.