This latest edition of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is the second and final part of a Special Issue focusing on “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”, and is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee. This Part includes the following articles: “Reviewing the Citibank securitisation case: Did it really challenge the integrity of equity?” – Helen M Dervan; “Reforming insolvent trading to encourage restructuring: Safe harbour or sleepy hollows?” – Jason Harris; “Minimising the risk of shadow directorship: Advice for distressed debt investors” – Adam Watterson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Commercial and Finance Law; Insolvency Law and Management; Wealth Management; Hong Kong and China; New Zealand; and Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Licensee versus trespasser: Hill v Tupper resuscitated” – Oscar S Han; “Regulation and private property: The cautionary tale of Ukraine” – Paul Babie; Consumer Issues: “It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life … : PEXA, electronic conveyancing, and consumers” – Lynden Griggs; Strata and Community Title: “Tragedy of the anticommons?” – Michael Kleinschmidt; New Zealand: “Are resource consents property? – Ongoing issues” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Resulting trusts, common intention constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel and equitable accounting” – Kelvin Low; Queensland: “Sharing your home in Queensland: Host, landlord or innkeeper?” – Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan; South Australia: “The meaning of ‘residential tenancy agreement’ in South Australia: Schaffer v Usca” – Paul Babie; Western Australia: “Recent developments: Boarders and lodgers; real estate agents code of conduct; priority between unregistered interests; the Oswal saga” – Eileen Webb.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Three contemporary issues in civil litigation: Discovery, expert evidence, and alternative dispute resolution” – The Honourable Thomas Frederick Bathurst AC; “Civil justice: Haves, have-nots and what to do about them” – Justice Stephen Kós; and “Disaster & resilience: The Canterbury earthquakes and their legal aftermath” – Justice Stephen Kós. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments on “Experts and Opinion Evidence” – Damien J Cremean; and “A Question of Malice: United Kingdom Supreme Court Justices Split 5-4 in Willers v Joyce (Executors of Albert Gubay Deceased)  UKSC 43” – Roderick Joyce.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine include a Guest Editorial: “Where to Now for Reform of Global Health Governance?” – Professor Belinda Bennett; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Current Challenges for the Regulation of Chemical Restraint in Health Care Settings” – Bernadette McSherry and Juan José Tellez; Medical Issues: “Solitary Confinement: Going Down the Rabbit Hole” – Danny Sullivan and Adam Deacon; Complementary Health Issues: “The Need to Develop a Regulatory Body for the Practice of Al-Hijama” – John F Mayberry; and Medical Law Reporter: “Corporatisation of Community Pharmacy and the Constitutional Prohibition of Civil Conscription for Medical Service Providers” – Caitlin Yazidjoglou and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Parents’ Opposition to Potentially Life-saving Treatment for Minors: Learning from the Oshin Kiszko Litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Legal Vacuum Surrounding Access to Gene-based Research Materials and Data” – Jane Nielsen and Dianne Nico; “Disclosure of Individual Research Results and Incidental Findings in Biobank Research: Why We Need an Evidence-based Approach” – Jennifer Fleming, Margaret Otlowski, Cameron Stewart, Christine Critchley and Ian Kerridge; “Open Access DNA, RNA and Amino Acid Sequences: The Consequences and Solutions for the International Regulation of Access and Benefit Sharing” – Charles Lawson and Michelle Rourke; “Access to Experimental Treatments: Comparative Analysis of Three Special Access Regimes” – Barbara von Tigerstrom and Emily Harris; “Regulation of Non-consensual Genetic Testing in Australia: Use of Samples from Deceased Persons” – Rebekah E McWhirter and Margaret Otlowski; “Translating Knowledge from Research to Outcomes: Pharmacogenomics in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Some Legal Issues Regarding the Patenting of Human Genetic Materials” – Peter MacFarlane and Betty Kontoleon; “Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: The Problem with ‘Fast Cars'”– Jeanne Snelling, Nikki Kerruish and Jessie Lenagh-Glue; “Medical Abortion in Australia: What Are the Clinical and Legal Risks? Is Medical Abortion Over-regulated?” – Anne O’Rourke, Suzanne Belton and Ea Mulligan; “New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Decisions 2004-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Michael Ip and Kate Kersey; and “Cloak and Dagger? Statutory Privilege for Quality Activities in New Zealand” – Meenal Duggal. There is also a review of the book “Health Law in New Zealand” by Peter Skegg and Ron Paterson (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The Strathclyde Review on Secondary Legislation and the Primacy of the House of Commons: Possible Lessons for Australia” – Stephen Argument; “Plaintiff S99/2016 and the Expansion of the Principle of Legality” – Bruce Chen; and the following Articles: “The Making of New Zealand’s Foreign Fighter Legislation: Timely Response or Undue Haste?” – John Ip; “Regency in the Realms” – Anne Twomey; “Reconciling Hong Kong’s Final Authority on Judicial Review with the Central Authorities in China: A Perspective from ‘One Country, Two Systems'” – Shucheng Wang; Book Reviews: “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court” – Rosalind Dixon; “Soft Law and Public Authorities: Remedies and Reform” – Alan Robertson; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal includes the following content: Editorial: “Sooner or later, everything old is new again”; Article: “Justice Edmonds and interpretation of Australia’s GST legislation” – Richard Krever and Jonathan Teoh and GST Update: “The GST treatment of bodies corporate in New Zealand: uncertainty, change and leaky buildings” – Zena Razoki.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medically assisted suicide: Recent jurisprudence and the challenges for law reform” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Mental health legislation (civil) in Australia and China: A comparative perspective” – Danuta Mendelson and Nuannuan Lin; Medical Issues: “Family violence and clinical forensic medicine – The forgotten service?” – David Ranson, Angela Williams, Barbara Thorne and Jennifer Ryan; Bioethical Issues: “Justice, restoration and redress: Error, no-fault and tort-based systems” – Georgina Richardson and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “NuCoal Resources Ltd v New South Wales: The mining industry and potential health impacts of investor-state dispute settlement in Australia” – Thomas Faunce and Shaneel Parikh. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Refusal of potentially life-saving treatment for minors: The emerging international consensus by courts” – Ian Freckelton QC and Simon McGregor; “How should Australia respond to media-publicised developments on euthanasia in Belgium?” – Neera Bhatia, Ben White and Luc Deliens; “Aid in dying in New Zealand: Recent legal developments” – Andrew Geddis and Colin Gavaghan; “End-of-life decision-making in a health services setting: An access to justice lens” – Katherine Curnow; “Lawyers and advance care and end-of-life planning: Enhancing collaboration between legal and health professions” – Nola M Ries; “Does Australia need compulsory immunisation?’ – Wendy Jane Nixson; “Discharge against medical advice” – Audrey Laur; “The role of photographic and video documentation in the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault” – Annie Cossins, Amanda Jayakody, Christine Norrie and Patrick Parkinson; “Consent to innovative treatment: No need for a new legal test” – Bernadette Richards and Katrina Hutchison; and “Rethinking the “harmonisation” of international trade and public health” – Ania Lang. There is also a review of the book “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Developing the ultimate cadastre: Using indefeasibility to guarantee geodetic defined land boundaries” – Lynden Griggs; “Towards women’s equal right to property: Recent judicial developments in India” – Archana Mishra; “Succession and inheritance law in Nigeria: Resolving the discriminatory proprietary rights of widows and children” – T Kehinde Adekunle; New Zealand: “Developments in easements – or easements in development?” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Leases, interests of specific legatees, indefeasibility and collective sales” – Kelvin Low; South Australia: “Is native title a defence to a mortgagee’s right to possession?” – Paul Babie; Western Australia: “Legislation and case law developments: Strata title; residential parks; rent review provisions and uncertainty” – Eileen Webb.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Reforming parliamentary privilege in New Zealand” – Debra Angus; “Senate voting rules and the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 2016 (Cth)” – John Pyke; “Crafting a concept of deference for the implied freedom of political communication” – Murray Wesson; a Speech from the 2015 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture: “The use of proportionality in Australian constitutional law” – Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM; and the following Articles: “The Recognise campaign and constitutional relationships between Indigenous peoples and the state” – J L Birrell; “Prorogation: Can it ever be regarded as a reserve power?” – Professor Anne Twomey; Book review: “Public Law in the Age of Statutes: Essays in Honour of Dennis Pearce” – reviewed by the Hon Kenneth Hayne AC QC; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Turning to Chapter 11 to foster corporate rescue in Australia” – Ahmed Terzic; “Corporate rescue in the United Kingdom: Past, present and future reforms” – Paul J Omar and Jennifer Gant; and “Does CIP remuneration provide value for money?” – Jennifer Dickfos; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Maritime law and insolvency law: averting collisions?” – Scott Butler, Rosalind Mason and Michael Murray; “Forging or shaping the fundamentals around the PPSA in Australia?” – David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Consumer repossession reform in New Zealand” – Sascha Mueller.