The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding various recent developments. It also contains the following articles: “Retention of old titles: Pre-PPSA retention of title agreements and unfair preferences” – Chris Pearce; “Injunctions restraining the enforcement of letters of credit and performance guarantees: The Australian experience” – Thanuja Rodrigo; and “Data and information collected by genetically modified organism suppliers: For whose benefit? – Charles Lawson. Also in this Part is the following section: Company Law and Securities: “Judicial recognition of indirect causation and shareholder class actions” – Michael Legg and Madeleine Harkin.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Equal justice and cultural diversity: The general meets the particular” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “The United Nations report on North Korea and the Security Council: Interface of security and human rights” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; and “Magna Carta in Australia 1803-2015: Law and myth” – David Clark. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law, Around the Nation: Vic; Environmental Law; Human Rights; Competition and Consumer Law, Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; and a Book Review.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following articles: “To the Register and beyond? Restrictive covenants after Westfield Management Ltd v Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd” – Corey Byrne; “Joint tenancy, fraud, agency and volunteers under the Torrens system: Cassegrain v Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd” – Rosalind Acland; and “New real rights to land in South Africa: A twofold test” – PJ Badenhorst; and the following sections: New Zealand: “Developments in residential tenancies” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Sale of land, trusts and proprietary estoppel, conversion” – Kelvin Low; New South Wales: “Forgery, mortgages and indefeasibility: Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd v Cox  NSWCA 328” – Jennifer Stuckey-Clarke; Victoria: “Indefeasibility and the forged “all-moneys” mortgage” – Brett Harding; and Queensland: “Property law reforms in Queensland: Is the regulatory burden on land transactions reduced?” – Sharon Christensen.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The knowledge element for accessories to strict liability and limited cognition offences: Revisiting Tabe v The Queen” – Malcolm Barrett and Joachim Dietrich; “The Patel trials: Further evidence of the need to reform the Griffith Codes” – Andrew Hemming; and “Fraud and consent in Australian rape law” – Jonathan Crowe. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.
The September 2012 issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice publishes articles on a wide range of topics related to banking and finance law, including the characterisation of PPSA security interests, the duties of bank customers in minimising fraudulent or unauthorised account transactions, five different categories of cheque fraud and the High Court of Australia’s decision in Equuscorp. Also included in this Part are a range of Section Notes, including Banking Law and Banking Practice, Financial Markets, Securities and Mortgages, Recent Publications and reports from Tokyo and the United Kingdom and Europe.
Book review of Charlatan by Pope Brock 2008, Three Rivers Press, New York. Pages 1-325, incl index (pb) reviewed by Dr Ian Freckelton SC Brock’s biography of “Dr” John Brinkley is not the first account of arguably the most remarkable quack that the United States has produced but it is both absorbing and confronting. It ...more
The February issue of ABLR contains an interesting mix of articles and sections covering a range of topics. The first article comes from Thanuja Rodrigo and discusses the Australian divergence from English law in matters restraining demands under on-demand guarantees. The second article by Nicholas Mavrakis and Michael Legg, examines the US Dodd-Frank whistleblower reforms and concerns regarding the bounty provisions.Also included are Banking and finance, Company law and securities and Competition law and market regulation sections.
The October 2011 Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal has articles on continuous disclosure in Australia and the obligations and liabilities of the key players in managed investment schemes in the context of the Trio Capital/Astarra fraud investigation. This Part also includes a Corporate Finance section discussing mining joint ventures and securitisation of residential mortgage-backed securities. Finally the Note from New Zealand focuses on a new financial markets law.
The August 2011 Part of the Criminal Law Journal contains a range of interesting material on various topics related to criminal law in Australia. The first article provides an analysis of whether offences related to electronic transactions should be considered as theft or fraud. The second article considers the scope of the law of manslaughter to respond to deaths at work. There is also a Case and comment section on marital rape, a digest of criminal law cases and Phillips’ brief.