As well as appearing as an advocate in a number of judicial review cases, I have also been a regular presenter on this topic (in the context of migration decisions).
“Judicial review is neither more nor less than the enforcement of the rule of law over executive action; it is the means by which executive action is prevented from exceeding the powers and functions assigned to the executive by law and the interests of the individual are protected accordingly”
Download a copy of the paper: Judicial Review of Migration Decisions.
The purpose of this paper (which I first presented in 2009) is to provide an “executive summary” of some of the issues (and pitfalls for the unwary) that arise in statutory demand cases.
Download a copy of the paper: Statutory Demands: Some practice tips & pointers.
One of the purposes of family law is to ensure that there is a fair and equitable distribution of matrimonial property between the parties to a marriage. The primary purpose of bankruptcy law has always been to realise the bankrupt’s property and distribute it for the benefit of unsecured creditors. Where the two intersect has always raised difficult questions of law, procedure and policy, which have in turn caused headaches (and probably heartaches) for litigants, judges, lawyers and trustees in bankruptcy.
Download a copy of the paper: Bankruptcy and Family Law.
I initially presented this paper as workshop on behalf of Legalwise. It gives a brief overview of some of the basic principles of res judicata, issue estoppel and the effect of releases.
Download a copy of the paper: Documenting a settlement.
In this paper which was presented as part of the annual Edmund Barton Chambers seminar series, I provide a quick overview of some of the basic principles of Australian Migration law. There is a particular focus on some of the questions that are frequently asked about the employment of overseas workers.
Download a copy of the paper: Migration Law – A beginner’s guide.