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 the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “A Code of Conduct for Supermarket-Supplier Relations: Has it Worked?” – Caron Beaton-Wells and Jo Paul-Taylor; “Non-profit? It’s Not What You Think it Means” – Jason Mitchell; “A Critical Assessment of Shareholder Class Action Settlements – The Allco Class Action” – Michael Legg. Also in this Part are the following sections: Company Law and Securities: “Commentary on Aspects of The Murray Report and the Proposed Whistleblowing Legislation” – Bob Baxt AO; Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Ten Years On, There is Still a Need to Modernise Regulation of Australian Business” – Professor Bob Baxt AO.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Litigation Funding and Liquidators – The New Zealand Court of Appeal Takes a Permissive Approach” – Victoria Stace; “Who Bears the Burden for Business Losses: To What Extent Are Liability Issues of Business Structures Taught in Australian Accounting Degrees?” – Dale Boccabella and Dr Brett Freudenberg; “Whistleblowing Reforms: A Critical Analysis of the Current Law and the New “Bells and Whistles” Proposed” – Jim Apollo Mathiopoulos, Katrina Hogan and Jean Jacques du Plessis; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “No “Silver Bullet”: A Multifaceted Approach to Curbing Harmful Phoenix Activity” – by Jasper Hedges, Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “‘Hogan Orders’: Interim property settlement for litigation funding” – Justin Thomas; and the following Sections: Conveyancing and Property law; Criminal law; Industrial Law; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Sutton v Tang  QDC 191.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “A trial of preliminary issues” – Katja Levy; and “From NW Frozen Foods to CFMEU via Ingleby and Barbaro: Changing judicial attitudes to ‘agreed’ civil penalties” – Grant Mason. Also in this Part are the following case notes: Blairgowrie Trading Ltd v Allco Finance Group Ltd (Receivers & Managers Appointed) (in liq)  FCA 811 – by James Argent; Pavlovic v Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd  NSWCA 313 – by Domenico Cucinotta; and a presentation delivered at the Commercial Law Association Judges’ Series on 26 June 2015, Sydney: “Construction of contracts: The High Court’s approach” – by The Hon Justice Robert McDougall.
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The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Circular priority conundrums – cutting the Gordian knot” – Bruce Whittaker; “Extraterritorial application of Pt IV of the Competition and Consumer Act” – Ian B Stewart; and “Businesses are people too? Anomalies in widening the ambits of “consumer” under consumer credit law” – Franci Cantatore and Brenda Marshall. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation; Commercial Litigation; and Contracts and Restitution.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “The non-uniformity of the “uniform” Evidence Acts and their effect on the general law” – JD Heydon; “Dealing with querulous litigants – part two” – Judge Roderick Joyce QC and William Fotherby; “The regulation of conflicts of interest in Australian litigation funding” – Wayne Attrill; and “Section 63 of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic): A new test for summary judgment?” – Peter Booth and Eleanor Madden.