This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Class Actions”. Against the backdrop of the ALRC and VLRC inquiries into class actions and litigation funding currently underway, this very timely issue covers the following articles: “Class Actions: Historical Highlights” – John Basten; “Class Action Commencement in Australia: A Practical Approach” – Nick Beaumont SC; “The Use and Abuse of Security for Costs in Class Actions” – Peter Cashman; “Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification” – Michael Legg; and “Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements” – Samuel J Hickey and Michael Legg.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Refugee Protection and State Security in Australia: Piecing Together Protective Regimes” – Peter Billings; “Characterising Migration Directions as Legislative Instruments: Implications for Judicial Review” – Christopher Chiam; and “Planning and Soft Law” – Greg Weeks and Linda Pearson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Conscience, Fair-Dealing and Commerce: Parliaments and the Courts” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO; and “The Decline and Fall of Australia’s Law Reform Institutions – And the Prospects of Revival” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The May 2011 Issue of the Australian Law Journal includes articles on government duties to provide diplmoatic protection and the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. It also includes some interesting section notes, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property and Recent Cases.