The Hon Justice S C Derrington
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Courts as (Living) Institutions and Workplaces” – Chief Justice James Allsop; “Law Reform – Future Directions” – The Hon Justice S C Derrington; “Law Schools and The Burden Of Bureaucracy: Release The Yoke (A Plea From The Coalface). Part 1: Over-Regulation in Australia” – Olivia Rundle and Lynden Griggs; and “The Animal as a Chattel? Conferring Equitable Rights on Nonhuman Animals” – Scott Wotherspoon. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law; Corporations and Securities; Statutory Interpretation; Around the Nation: Australian Capital Territory; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; and Book Review.
This month, the ALRC released its Discussion Paper on its Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (June 2018), inviting submissions and outlining its key proposals and questions around whether and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders should be subject to Commonwealth regulation. The President of the ALRC, the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington, identifies some of the ALRC’s early findings and emphasises the need to look to counterpart jurisdictions to ensure a global approach in developing the class actions regime in Australia.