Shannon Kelly is a Senior Legal Editor with The Laws of Australia encyclopaedia and the Product Editor of the Criminal Law Journal and Company and Securities Law Journal.
The following Subtitles were updated in April 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU: Update 328 – April 2017 Equity 15.12 “Delivery Up, Cancellation and Rectification” Updated by David Wright, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Adelaide and current to 22 March 2017 This updated Subtitle concerns discretionary remedies granted on equitable principles. ...more
This year we added to The Laws of Australia (TLA) with new subtitle 6.9 Communications “Internet Law”, covering topics such as online content regulation, spam, online gambling, copyright infringement, cybercrime and domain names. The December update to TLA includes both 5.10 Civil Procedure “Table of Limitation of Actions”, which will feature in Limitation of Actions: The Laws of Australia (4th edition, forthcoming 2017), and 35.9 Unfair Dealing “Unconscionable ...more
In Australia’s humble beginnings as an Imperial colony, judicial authority was vested overseas. Even after Federation, the fledgling nation’s decisions were subject to appeals to the Privy Council, sitting across two oceans on the near antipodes of Australia’s shores. That all changed with the passing of the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth) and Privy ...more
“Revolutions in Private Law” was the theme for the 8th Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations. Scholars, jurists and practitioners gathered at the University of Cambridge, UK from 19–22 July 2016 to discuss the various paradigm shifts in private law and torts. Coincidentally, it was also a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Goff and Jones’ Law of ...more
Recent legislation introduced by the Federal parliament will automatically terminate Australian citizenship for multinationals if convicted of certain offences. This includes hacking offences, introducing viruses into a Commonwealth computer, or the unauthorised modification of information within a public authority’s network. On 24 June 2015, the Federal parliament introduced the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 (Cth) ...more