Courts

Some thinking about insolvency pre-packs, panels and more

In a newspaper article of 20 April 2020* promoting a new ‘restructuring business’, some ‘new thinking’ is offered on changes …

Modern justice – exploring beyond the edge of the known legal world

A recent article by Mr Ken Hayne has offered a strong critique of many aspects of the justice system in …

Does Political Criticism of Judges Damage Judicial Independence?* a paper by Dyson Heydon

This is the title of a recent article written by Dyson Heydon AC QC on contempt of court, with a …

The Federal Court and the Constitution – public lecture, 15 March, Canberra

A free public lecture on the Federal Court and the Constitution is being given at the ANU on this Thursday …

Avoid misleading cases – cite the latest court decisions

With all the numerous decisions being delivered by the higher courts, some attention is needed to ensure the latest case …

The Courts’ Insolvency Rules – their harmonisation and modernisation

The Courts could usefully conduct a review of their corporate and personal insolvency rules, both to address the recent ‘harmonising’ …

“in a daily newspaper circulating generally”

Our ’21st century’ corporate insolvency courts have reintroduced a 19th century rule requiring liquidators and others to place notices in …

A less than “radical change” to Australia’s court structure

Given the Attorney-General’s openness to “radical change” in the structure of Australian courts, one small but significant reform would be …

Why does the Federal Circuit Court not have corporate insolvency jurisdiction?

This is not a plug for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, which sits below the Federal Court, but it …