Judicial Review

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.

Bankruptcy and Family Law – Life after the 2005 Amendments

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.