The following Journal update articles where posted originally in the Journals Talk blog.
The latest Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes an article by George Williams AO which addresses the place of the Northern Territory under the Australian Constitution, and the status of Territorians as “secondclass citizens”.. This Part also includes an article by Patrick Bolton which considers the development and juridical basis of a doctor’s duty of care after Young v Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc and argues that its extension to preventable conditions is both contrary to principle and unachievable. There is also a “Current Issue” section looking at the content of double jeopardy in Crown appeals and a “Case notes” section.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on the corporate veil and whether it is a rebuttable presumption of independence, the US fraud-on-the-market theory and its applicability in Australian law, direct investment by State-owned enterprises in Australian public companies and the regulation of Australia’s credit card industry.
The April 2012 issue of the Australian Law Journal features articles on the demise of civil litigation, the ways in which appellate courts discharge their functions in civil cases and the civil standard of proof and the “test” in Briginshaw v Briginshaw (1938) 60 CLR 336. The sections cover a diverse range of topics including overseas adoptions, “independent” hospital boards, contract interpretation and conveyancing, personal equities, state immunity, property in preserved sperm, effect of dissolution on partnerships and vicarious liability, plus much more!
The April 2012 issue of Online Currents includes the usual interesting mix of articles and sections. Matt Moore looks at alternatives to email for companies, Sherrey Quinn outlines AANRO’s history and fate, and briefly notes services which have taken its place, Bill Browne discusses the online union of data, maps and activism and Jon Jermey describes some types of geolocation and how they are currently being put to use, from games to serious commercial applications. The sections include Company News, Bookshelf and Journals, Web Watch and much more.
The April 2012 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different areas of criminal law. The first article comes from the Hon Michael Kirby and discusses Homosexual law reform in the Commonwealth of nations. The second article is by Matthew Groves and focuses on the rule against bias in criminal trials and the challenges involved in maintaining impartiality. The final article, by Roxanne Burd and Jacqueline Horan, explores the level of prejudicial impact of publicity on high profile trials. There is also an editorial, book review and “Case and comment” and “Digest of criminal law cases”.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes articles on the desirability of making expert determinations final and binding and the requirement for builders to pay rectification damages irrespective of the plaintiff’s intention or ability to rectify. Also included in this issue is a book review and four Reports.
The April 2011 Issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains articles on a range of topics, including vicarious liability in the law of tort, corporate group structures and their legal status, whether or not a managed investment schemes or trusts can be “insolvent” and insurance coverage after natural disasters. There are also sections on Environmental Law and Contracts and Restitution.
The April 2011 Issue of the Australian Law Journal contains articles on differential advocacy in appellate courts, parallel importers of trade-marked goods and the keynote address to the 2010 conference of the Charity Law Association. It also contains several interesting sections, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, International Focus and Recent Cases, among others.
The April 2011 issue of Journal of Judicial Administration contains articles on court governance, Queensland’s self-representation services and improving access to justice. It also includes the Table of Authors and the Index for Volume 20.
The April 2011 issue of The Tort Law Review contains articles on public authority liability in negligence, recovery for pyschiatric illness in Canada, the law of nuisance with reference to the Scottish planning regime and the liability of schools in cases of bullying, together with a comment on the meaning of defamation.
The April 2011 issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal contains articles on rectifying defects in legal doctrine in relation to the repudiation of contracts, a review of the court rules around expert evidence and construction delays. There are also several case reports on relevant building and construction cases.
The April 2011 issue of Online Currents contains articles on the art of conversation, the semantic web, charity via the internet and bibliographic software. There are also sections providing updates on the latest company news, what’s happening around the blogs, recommended publications and the latest databases, aggregators, conferences, meetings and seminars.