Thomson Reuters is pleased to publish a special issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine on issues relating to COVID-19. It incorporates international perspectives, including from Brazil, Canada, Russia and New Zealand, as well as from Australia. The Journal carries an important multi-disciplinary review (by Mendelson et al) of issues arising from the use ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Challenges for Regulatory Reform in the Finance Sector: Learnings from the Last Decade” – Alice Klettner; “Rights in Collateral under the PPSA: Rebutting the Minimalist Approach” – Craig Wappett and Anthony Duggan; and “The Evolution and Consolidation of External Dispute Resolution Schemes in the Financial Sector: From the Banking Ombudsman to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster. Also in this Part are the following Sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; New Zealand; and Tokyo.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Asset Protection and NSW Stamp Duty: A Symbiosis” – Rebecca Barbou; “Overriding Statutes and Torrens – Developing a Response to Torrens’s ‘Greatest Legal Enemy'” – Lynden Griggs; “Improving Housing Security through Tenancy Law Reform: Alternatives to Long Fixed Term Agreements” – Chris Martin; “Public Nuisance Claims in Climate Change Litigation: How Useful Are They?” – Jana Norman; “Sharing Property: Multi-owned Property Workshop – Sarah Blandy, Clare Mouat and Cathy Sherry; Queensland: “The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting” – Sharon Christensen; New Zealand: “The Land Transfer Act 2017 – Part 1” – Thomas Gibbons; and United States: “Joint Bank Account Held by Husband and Wife – Presumption of Tenancy by the Entirety – Severance on Withdrawal by One” – John Orth. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors’ Duties to Respect Human Rights in Offshore Operations and Supply Chains: An Emerging Paradigm” – Riana Cermak; and “Consumer Protection and Life Insurance Claims” – Andrew J Serpell. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “Harmful Phoenix Activity and Disqualification from Managing Corporations: An Unenforceable Regime?” – Jasper Hedges, Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; and New Zealand – Gordon R Walker: “McIntosh v Fisk  NZSC 78: New Zealand’s Largest Ponzi Scheme and the Liquidator’s Clawback Powers: The Supreme Court Decision” – Trish Keeper.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the tribute: “Professor Robert (Bob) Baxt AO” – Ruth Baxt; and the following articles: “Australian Regulation of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology in Banking and Finance” – Annabelle Simpson; “Disclosures and Reporting of Financial Derivatives: Evidence from Australia’s S&P/ ASX 50 Listed Firms” – Tony Ciro and Bulend Terzioglu; “Voluntary Arrangements and the “Clean Slate” Mess” – Paulina Fishman; and “Deposit Insurance: Friend or Foe?” – Crosby Radburn. Also in this Part are the following sections: Commercial and Financial Law; Insolvency Law and Management; and New Zealand.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Imposing Fiduciary Duties on Credit Rating Agencies Towards Investors” – Meena Hanna; “Whistleblowing and Corporate Governance: Regulating to Reap the Governance Benefits of ‘Institutionalised’ Whistleblowing” – Sulette Lombard and Vivienne Brand; and “From Damages to Disgorgement: Civil Remedies for Insider Trading in Australia” – Mark Watts. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Vale: “Bob Baxt” – Rosemary Langford; Current Developments – Legal and Administrative: “Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Flugge: Section 180 Strikes Again” – Tim Bednall; Corporate Finance: “Refinancing Purchase Money Security Interests: A Note on Allied Distribution Finance Pty Ltd v Samwise Holdings Pty Ltd” – Anthony Duggan; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Confucian Teaching as an Ethical Compass in Business” – Charles KN Lam and Professor SH Goo; Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: “An Analysis of the Business Objectives of the Largest Listed Companies in Australia, The United Kingdom and the United States” – Ian Ramsay and Belinda Sandonato; and New Zealand: “Crowd-Sourced Funding, Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Australia and New Zealand” – Dr Gordon Walker.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Completing the painting: Legislative innovation and the ‘Australianness’ of Australian real property law” – Paul Babie; “Blockchains, trust and land administration: The return of historical provenance” – Lynden Griggs, Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and James Scheibner; “Verification of identity: As simple as it seems?” – Brett Harding; “Compulsory acquisition without compensation and the Nigerian Land Use Act” – Akintunde Otubu; New Zealand: “Unit titles and bodies corporate: Simple questions and difficult answers” – Thomas Gibbons; Queensland: “Enforcing obligations in development conditions against successors in title: Heaven’s door remains closed” – Sharon Christensen; South Australia: “A never-ending story: Torrens title in South Australia and the 2015-2016 Amendments to the Real Property Act 1886 (SA)” – Paul Babie; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Doctors Suing Patients: Wrestling with Doing No Harm” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Supporting People with Decision-Making Impairments: Choice, Control and Consumer Transactions” – Yvette Maker, Bernadette McSherry, Lisa Brophy, Jeannie Marie Paterson and Anna Arstein-Kerslake; Medical Issues: “Novel Psychoactive Substances: The Challenges for Health Care, Analytical Science and the Law” – Victoria Bicknell, Dimitri Gerostamoulos and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Taking the Moral Measure of Mental Capacity: Interpretation and Implementation” – Grant Gillett; and Medical Law Reporter: “Public Health Legislation Prohibiting Sports-Embedded Gambling Advertisting” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Complementary Health Practitioners Disciplined for Misconduct in Australia 2010-2016” – Jenni Millbank, Miranda Kaye, Anita Stuhmcke, David Sibbritt, Isabel Karpin and Jon Wardle; “Professional Discipline of the New Zealand Nursing Residential Care Workforce: A Mixed Methods Analysis of HPDT Decisions 2004-2014” – Kate Kersey, Kate Diesfeld, Lois J Surgenor and Michael Ip; “The Legal System and the Legitimacy of Clinical Guidelines” – Fiona McDonald; “Wastewater Analysis of Substance Use: Implications for Law, Policy and Research” – Jeremy Prichard, Foon Yin Lai, Emma van Dyken, Phong Thai, Raimondo Bruno, Wayne Hall, Paul Kirkbride, Coral Gartner, Jake O’Brien and Jochen F Mueller; “Abortion Law in New South Wales: Shifting from Criminalisation to the Recognition of the Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls” – Christine Forster and Vedna Jivan; “Proprietary Rights in Stored Semen: ‘Roblin v Public Trustee’ and the Commonsense Approach to Stored Human Tissue of Significance” – Madeline Baker; “‘Treatment’ of Intersex Children as a Special Medical Procedure” – Skye O’Dwyer; “Life on the Liminal Bridge Spanning Fertility and Infertility: A Time to Dream and a Time to Decide” – Pamela M White; “Coercive Community Treatment in Mental Health: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?” – Sascha Callaghan and Giles Newton-Howes; “Blood Libel: An Analysis of Blood Donation Policy As It Affects Gay Men in Australia” – Edward Davis; “Stigma, Homosexuality and the Homosexual Advance Defence” – Anthony Gray and Kerstin Braun; and “The Role of Legal Proxies in End-of-Life Decisions in Italy: A Comparison with Other Western European Countries” – Denard Veshi and Gerald Neitzke. There are also reviews of the books “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics” by I Glenn Cohen – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC; and “Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope” by Alan Petersen, Megan Munsie, Claire Tanner, Casimir MacGregor and Jane Brophy – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The ‘Rule’ Against Subdelegation of Legislative Power: Is it as Relevant in the 21st Century as it was in the 20th?” – Stephen Argument; “Reverse Onus Provisions and Statements of Compatibility in the Courtroom” – Jeremy Gans; “The Statutory Implication of Reasonableness and the Scope of Wednesbury Unreasonableness” – Justice Chris Maxwell; Speech: “The Increasing Internationalisation of Australian Law – Justin Gleeson SC; and the following Articles: “Deliberation at the Founding: Deliberative Democracy as an Original Constitutional Value” – Ron Levy, Neomal Silva and Benjamin B Saunders; “Is the Crown Expected to be a Model Litigant in New Zealand?” – Anthea Williams; and Developments.