Professor Bob Baxt AO
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes tributes to the late Professor Bob Baxt AO. It contains the following articles: “Pre-contractual Due Diligence by Franchisees and Independent Small Business Buyers” – Lorelle Frazer, Jenny Buchan, Scott Weaven, Binh Tran-Nam and Anthony Grace; “The Enterprise Risk Theory of Vicarious Liability” – Anthony Gray; and “Lessons for Market Definition from Air Cargo” – Rhonda L Smith and Arlen Duke. It also contains the following sections: Competition and Consumer Law – Brent Fisse; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “What’s Equity got to do with the Environment?” – Justice Brian J Preston; “Regulating Humanitarian Assistance by Australian Charities: Legal Tools to Deter Funding of Terrorism Abroad” – Gregory Rose; and “The Liability Blind Spot: Civil Liability’s Blurred Vision of Conditionally Automated Vehicles” – Ella Pyman. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Family Law; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Implementing Competition Law in Developing Countries: Barriers to Success and the Role of Technical Assistance” – Kate James; “The Reasonableness of Restraints: An Analysis of the Enforcement of Post-Employment Restraints” – Ian Neil SC and Nicholas Saady; “Curing Defective Registrations in the Personal Property Securities Register” – Andrew Berriman; and “How Should Directors Tackle Cyber Risks?” – James Duffy.
Featuring an obituary penned by the Hon Reg Barrett, the Australian Law Journal has joined the legal profession in paying tribute to Professor Bob Baxt AO, one of the Journal’s most longstanding section editors and contributors, following the news of his passing on 11 March 2018.
Thomson Reuters was saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Bob Baxt AO on 11 March 2018. “Professor Baxt was renowned for his longstanding commitment and contribution to business law in Australia,” the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Legal ANZ, Jackie Rhodes said. “He was one of our leading authors and will be greatly missed by all.”
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 Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “The Law of Unintended Consequences: The Effects of Voiding Ipso Facto Clauses in Business Format Franchise Agreements” – Rob Nicholls and Jenny Buchan; “Empowering Workers: Avenues of Legal Redress for Victims of Workplace Cyberbullying” – Colette Langos and Mark Giancaspro; and “Recent PPSA Reform Initiatives in Canada” – Anthony Duggan. Also in this Part is the following section: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The First Cartel Offence Prosecution in Australia: Implications and Non-implications” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Section 46: Its Purpose and the Proposed New Effects Test” – Julie Clarke; “Beyond Lawyers: Legal Literacy for the Future” – Brett Freudenberg; “The Contract Risks to Universities of Work-Integrated Learning Programs” – Craig Cameron. Also in this Part is the following section: Insurance and Transport: “Insurance and Third-Party Litigation Funding in Australia: The Desirability or Otherwise of a Common Regulatory Framework?” – Julie-Anne Tarr.
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 Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Foreign Bribery Regulation in Australia and ‘Stepping Stones’ Director Liability” – Vivienne Brand; “Insider Trading, Materiality and the Reasonable Person: Who Must Be Influenced for Information to Have a ‘Material Effect’?” – Juliette Overland; “Termination for Convenience or Not?” – William Dixon; and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Public, Essential and Emergency Services” – Giuseppe Carabetta. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The Productivity Commission’s Recommendations on the Intellectual Property Exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act” – Brent Fisse; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Exercising the Wisdom of Solomon: The Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision” – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; and Intellectual Property Law: “The Death of Innovation (Patents) in Australia?” – Campbell Thompson.