CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Special Issue on the 10th Anniversary of the Victorian Civil Procedure Act 2010
The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) was enacted 10 years ago and commenced operation on 1 January 2011. It was an Act aimed at reforming and modernising the laws, practice, procedure and culture for the resolution of civil disputes in Victoria. The Editors invite submissions on the ground-breaking reforms encapsulated in the State of Victoria’s Civil Procedure Act.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Decision to Prosecute: A Comparative Analysis of Australian Prosecutorial Guidelines” – Natalie Hodgson, Judy Cashmore, Nicholas Cowdery, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk, Patrick Parkinson, Martine B Powell and Rita Shackel; and “The Devil You Know Is Not Better – The Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images and Sentencing” – Marilyn Bromberg. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Ensuring the Reliability of Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials”; Case and Comment: “Re Broes  VSC 128” – Dr Brendon Murphy; Book Review: “Expert Evidence, by Dr Ian Freckelton QC” – Reviewed by The Hon Justice Christopher Beale; and Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Security for Costs in Unfunded Federal Class Actions: Back to the Future” – Vince Morabito and Naomi Hatcher; and “The Unresolved Problem of Expert Evidence” – Thomas Kearney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Statutory Interpretation; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Family Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Three contemporary issues in civil litigation: Discovery, expert evidence, and alternative dispute resolution” – The Honourable Thomas Frederick Bathurst AC; “Civil justice: Haves, have-nots and what to do about them” – Justice Stephen Kós; and “Disaster & resilience: The Canterbury earthquakes and their legal aftermath” – Justice Stephen Kós. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments on “Experts and Opinion Evidence” – Damien J Cremean; and “A Question of Malice: United Kingdom Supreme Court Justices Split 5-4 in Willers v Joyce (Executors of Albert Gubay Deceased)  UKSC 43” – Roderick Joyce.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “The privilege against self-incrimination in coroners’ inquests” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Updating Australia’s pandemic preparedness: The revised Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI)” – Belinda Bennett; Medical Issues: “Cruise control: Prevention and management of sexual violence at sea” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Clayton’s compromises and the assisted dying debate” – Malcolm Parker; Medical Law Reporter: “Professional misconduct: The case of the Medical Board of Australia v Tausif (Occupational Discipline)” – Caroline Colton; Letters to the Editor; and Book Review: “Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law” by Charles Foster. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Health care justice for temporary migrant workers on 457 visas in Australia: A case study of internationally qualified nurses” – Paula O’Brien and Melissa Phillips; “A delayed inheritance: The Medical Board of Victoria’s 75-year wait to find doctors guilty of “infamous conduct in a professional respect”” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Correcting the record: Australian prosecutions for manslaughter in the medical context” – David J Carter; “Adapting to concurrent expert evidence in medical litigation” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; ““Loss of situation awareness” by medical staff: Reflecting on the moral and legal status of a psychological concept” – Hugh Breakey, Roel D van Winsen and Sidney W A Dekker; “Coroners’ guidelines for health practitioners: Help or hindrance?” – Sarah Middleton; “Unfair employment discrimination of previously depressed individuals” – Kenneth Wei-Qiang Choo and Wei-Liang Lee; “The decision-making of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in New Zealand” – Katey Thom, Stella Black and Graham Panther; “Re-visiting Re X: Hysterectomy, removal of reproductive capacity and the severely intellectually disabled child in New Zealand” – Jeanne Snelling; “An alternative to Zoe’s Law” – James Dalmau.
The Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is vital reading for all civil dispute practitioners. It uniquely brings together analysis and discussion of many issues in practice, procedure and litigation, and provides a forum to address fundamental change in those areas. The Journal has a broad, practical scope, and is now welcoming articles, comments, case notes and ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following articles: “The future for employment dispute resolution” – Caroline Bergin-Cross; “Recent developments in expert evidence in Victoria” – Albert Monichino SC; and “Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty Ltd v Armstrong Strategic Management & Marketing Pty Ltd: Implications for case management obligations and the doctrine of waiver” – Jocelyn Williams. Also in this Part is a Comments section and a case note.
The September 2013 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Causation and statutory determinism: The Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 5D” – Justice M J Beazley AO; “The injured plaintiff: Contemporary Canterbury tales” – David Ashley; “Private international law problems in succession” – Jane Needham SC and Pamela Suttor; and “Ethics of expert evidence” – Stephan Millett.
The last Part of Volume 22 of JJA publishes the following articles: “Misconceptions or expert evidence in child sexual assault trials: Enhancing justice and jurors’ “common sense”” – Annie Cossins and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Mind the gap: Making evidence-based decisions about self-represented litigants” – Elizabeth Richardson and Tania Sourdin; “Solution-focused court programs for mentally impaired offenders: What works?” – Michelle Edgely; and “The constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes: A rejoinder” – Andrew Hemming.
The final Part of Volume 1 of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following material: “Civil procedure and commercial arbitration reforms in Victoria” – Hon Robert Clark, Attorney-General of Victoria; “Appellate judgments – the need for clarity” – Justice James Allsop; “Some ethical issues: A view from the bench” – Hon Justice John Griffıths; “Remedies in commercial litigation” – Justice Robert McDougall; “How to conduct a hearing” – Hon Peter Heerey AM QC; and “In locals we trust – foreigners pay cash: Rethinking security for costs against foreign residents” – Michael John Raine.