The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Seriously Considering ‘Seriously Considered Dicta’: Precedent after Farah Constructions” – Bernice Chen; and “Leadership Spill Rules from the Constitutional Perspective” – Greg Taylor. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Options for the Voice to Parliament Released”; “From ‘young’ to ‘one’ by Proclamation”; “Constitutional Unwritten ‘norms’ in the United States”; “Courtroom Drama in England”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “Ben-Pelech v Royle: Adverse Possession Alive and Well in Western Australia”; Admiralty and Maritime: “‘World in a Box’ What Legal Issues Might Yet Need to Be Resolved and by What Mechanism?”; Equity and Trusts: “When Is an Express Trust Not a ‘Trust’?”; Family Law: “Pell v The Queen, Unacceptable Risk and Relevant Findings as to the Risk of Harm”; Recent Cases: “Negligence – Public Authorities – Costs – Plaintiff Succeeded against Council and Trust but Failed against State and Grandparents – Trial Judge Declined to Make Bullock or Sanderson Order – Whether Error in Failing to Find That Council Caused Plaintiff to Join Other Parties – Non-acceptance of Calderbank Letter – Whether Trial Judge Erred in Making Partial Indemnity Costs Order”; and Book Reviews: “Church, State and Family: Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties”, by John Witte; “Victor Windeyer’s Legacy – Legal and Military Papers”, edited by Bruce M Debelle AO QC; “Interpreting Executive Power”, by Janina Boughey and Lisa Burton Crawford (eds); “The Foundations and Future of Public Law”, by Elizabeth Fisher, Jeff King and Alison L Young (eds); “Statutory Interpretation in Private Law”, by Prue Vines and M Scott Donald (eds); “Rectification of Documents”, by John Tarrant; and “Lord Devlin”, by Justice John Sackar.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following articles: “Reasonable and proportional discovery in the digital paradigm: The role of lawyers and judges in the context of the New Zealand discovery rules” – David Harvey; “‘A different day in court’: Exploring the place of judicial mediation in Ontario’s alternative dispute resolution landscape” – Nicole Aylwin and Trevor C W Farrow; and “The system of employment rights dispute in Ireland” – Caroline Bergin-Cross. There is also a Comments section and case notes for the following cases: Cash Converters International LTD v Gray and Electricity Generation Corporation (t/as Verve Energy) v Woodside Energy Ltd.
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 first ever issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes several interesting articles and sections on a wide range of topics. There are articles on the importance of early identification of issues in litigation, efficiency and cost in different legal cultures, security for costs against impecunious plaintiffs and preliminary discovery, discovery to identify a party and non-party discovery. There is also a book review and a Comments section. This new journal is not to be missed!