The following Subtitles were updated in February 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU:
Update 326 – February 2017
Updated by Professor Mirko Bagaric, Professor of Law, Swinburne University Law School
The updated chapter 8 of this Subtitle addresses two of the four requirements for criminal liability: the conduct of the elements of the offence and the presence of any fault elements which form part of the offence.
Updated by Professor Mirko Bagaric, Professor of Law, Swinburne University Law School.
This Subtitle examines the major defences and principles of responsibility in Australia’s criminal law. Updated chapters 5–12 look at the defences of necessity and emergency, mistake and ignorance, defence of persons and property, provocation, mental impairment (insanity) and fitness to plead, intoxication, automatism and involuntariness, and diminished responsibility. Recent case law and legislative developments are considered.
Updated by Meng Yen Phua, Legal Editor, The Laws of Australia
This updated Subtitle concerns declaratory judgments, which are orders made by courts which pronounce with finality the existence or non existence of legal rights concerning parties to proceedings. Declaratory judgments do not contain enforceable orders but have the advantages of being flexible and simple and offer relief not available through other means.
Updated by David Wright, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Adelaide
This update addresses changes in the law of damages in equity in Australia, in particular due to the introduction of s 8 of the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (Qld), which now provides a statutory basis for damages in equity in Queensland. It also compares the Australian requirements of causation with the recent English decision of in AIB Group (UK) Plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors  AC 1503;  3 WLR 1367;  UKSC 58.
Updated by Dr Paul Vout, Member of the Victorian Bar
The latest update examines many of the latest decisions on estoppel, including important decisions of the High Court of Australia and the New South Wales Court of Appeal on proprietary estoppel and estoppel by convention. It also deals with first instance decisions which appear significant for their novel facts or for departing from high authority.
March 2017 currently scheduled updates (subject to change):
28 Real Property 28.17 “Land Acquisition”
31 Revenue Law 31.11 “International Aspects”
9 Criminal Law Principles 9.1 “The Criminal Laws” (Ch 9)
14 Environment and Natural Resources 14.13 “Petroleum”