With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “An empirical study of Australian judicial decisions relating to insolvency practitioner remuneration” – Stacey Steele, Vivien Chen and Ian Ramsay; and “Receivers and employees: An analysis of receivership and its effects on employee contracts and entitlements” – Lewis Gentry and Christopher Symes; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “At the coalface of corporate insolvency and Phoenix activity: A Survey of ARITA and AICM Members” – Helen Anderson, Jasper Hedges, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; “Personal and corporate insolvency doing the same thing for the business end of town: why so complicated?” – David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Insolvency practitioners in the spotlight” – Lynne Taylor.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2014 includes an editorial on drug law reform, an article by David Lusty which presents a comprehensive analysis of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, drawing upon historical precedents and contemporary case law from around the world, a sentencing review for 2013-2014 by Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases, a comment on the animal cruelty case of New Zealand Police v Heka and a Phillips’ Brief section.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal publishes an article by Peter Williams arguing for consistency of State government policy in the area of property and development rights, and that, irrespective of State government intransigence, effective transferable development rights schemes are possible. It also includes an article by Sarah Withnall Howe which discusses how the multiple heads of local government within WA hinders the monitoring of local government corruption issues. There is also a Digest of Cases and Merits Appeals section.