Samuel J Hickey
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 Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Purposes of Punishment: How Do Judges Apply a Legislative Statement of Sentencing Purposes?” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis and Helen Cockburn; “What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know about Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk and Annie Cossins; and “Recent Developments in New Zealand Criminal Law” – Warren Brookbanks. Also in this Part is an Editorial on resisting the temptation to impose harsher sanctions against young offenders; Case and Comment: “Cini v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  VSCA 227: Nothing Soft about Australian Proceeds of Crime Jurisprudence” – Samuel J Hickey; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.