Increasingly, the system of private certification of buildings is being slated, by those with expertise and knowledge in the area, as one of the main factors accounting for the crisis in the residential building industry in NSW. Construction lawyer, Jessica Rippon, is forthright in identifying private certification as a contributing factor, in her article “Closing ...more
“Corporate structures are a haven for those seeking to minimise payment of employee entitlements, and the mechanisms are diverse,” writes Professor Helen Anderson in the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Vol 36 Pt 7). In “Piercing the Corporate Veil to Reach the Money for Employees: Why, How and Where to Next?”, ...more
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Is harmonising tort law in the European Union possible? With comparative glimpses at the United States” – Helmut Koziol; “Rescuing Rylands: Strict liability and environmental protection in Canada” – Lynda M Collins and Laura J Freitag; “Contamination as a chemical interference with land: Where the (private nuisance) truck should stop after Antrim” – Brandon D Stewart; and “Limitation periods, constructive knowledge and the problem of corrective justice” – Keith Patten.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The knowledge element for accessories to strict liability and limited cognition offences: Revisiting Tabe v The Queen” – Malcolm Barrett and Joachim Dietrich; “The Patel trials: Further evidence of the need to reform the Griffith Codes” – Andrew Hemming; and “Fraud and consent in Australian rape law” – Jonathan Crowe. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes articles articles on the Federal Court’s exclusive jurisdiction under the Bankruptcy Act, whether leave of court is required to appeal against a decision in favour of a company in voluntary administration or liquidation, the relationship between the early English bankruptcy Acts and current Australian law and Shakespeare’s influence on contemporary perceptions, and whether s 420A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) imposes “strict liability” upon a controller for the failure of an agent or expert to take reasonable care. There is also a Recent Developments section, a book review and a Report from New Zealand.