This Special Issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee, focusing on the theme of “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”. It includes the following articles: “Regulating financial institution culture: Reforming the regulatory toolkit” – Ann Wardrop, David Wishart and Marilyn McMahon; “Bitcoin: Consumer protection and regulatory challenges” – Louise Parsons; “Small amount credit contract reforms in Australia: Household survey evidence and analysis” – Gill North; “Making prudence: Consumer credit and twin peaks, a comparison of Australia and South Africa” – Gail Pearson; and “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur – on the recent attempts to harmonise the law of intermediated securities” – Matteo Solinas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note by the Guest Editors.
The first Part of Volume 89 of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Unnecessary causation” – James Edelman; “A cattle lifter’s Bill: Nemo dat rule and the Indian Contract Act” – Gail Pearson; and “Possession of land: Missteps in the control analysis – Part 1” – Chris Boge.
The first Part of Volume 20 of the AJ Admin L publishes three articles of interest. The first comes from Amanda McBratney and Myles McGregor-Lowndes and looks at fair government contracts for community service provision. The second article is by Gail Pearson and examines some contemporary features of business self-regulation. The final article is by Kristy Richardson and examines the issue of the particularisation of occupational health and safety breaches in Queensland following the decision of the High Court in Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (NSW).