Books and Journals

New approaches to proof of foreign law: a practitioners' assessment” chapter in Commercial Issues in Private International Law: A Common Law Perspective, Hart Publishing, 2019

“Minutes of directors’ meetings: minimising the risk” (2019) 71:1 Governance Directions, journal published by the Governance Institute of Australia

Computer says 'No'”: Automation, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Government Decision-Making (2017) 13 The Judicial Review 345, published by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales

International Law Developments in Australia  (2017) 51 International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2016 at 579-82, published by the American Bar Association Section of International Law

The Problem of Lost Trust Deeds (2017) Retirement and Estate Planning Bulletin (Vol 19, Issue 10) published by Lexis Nexis

Recent Presentations


Post-Hayne: The State of Financial Regulation in Australia
NSW Labor Lawyers Seminar (Sydney, 9 April 2019)
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Computer Says No: Government Decision Making
The Ethics of Data Science Conference, University of Sydney (Sydney, 28 March 2019)
Link to transcript of Oral Remarks + Slides (embedded)
Link to PowerPoint Presentation
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Current Thinking on the Sole Purpose Test
Paper | Transcript & Slides
Law Council of Australia Superannuation Lawyers’ Conference (Gold Coast, 8 March 2019)
PowerPoint Presentation
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Superannuation Policy Planning Day (Sydney, 3 April 2019)

The Regulators Panel
Transcript -|- Listen on SoundCloud
Australian Bar Association National Conference (Sydney, 16 November 2018)

Responding to Crisis: Royal Commissions in Australia
Slide Deck -|- Listen on SoundCloud
South Australian Bar Association (Adelaide, 20 Mar 2018)

Enforcing the new Banking Executive Accountability Regime
Slide Deck -|- Transcript
UNSW Centre for Law, Markets & Regulation (Sydney, 2 May 2018)

Women Who Lead -|- Transcript
SCEGGS Darlinghurst SPAN Alumni Network Panel (Sydney, 28 Aug 2018)

What role has good advocacy in mediation?
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International Bar Association Annual Conference (Sydney, 10 Oct 2017) 

Challenges for the Legal Profession: Data Management, Confidentiality and Cyber Security
Fiji Law Society Annual Convention (Fiji, 2 Sept 2017)

In Conversation with His Excellency His Honour Judge James Crawford, International Court of Justice
Transcript of Q&A -|- Listen on SoundCloud
Australian Bar Association Bi-Annual Conference  (London, 3 Jul 2017)

Accountability Mechanisms - Beyond Merits Review And Jurisdictional Error 
Law Council of Australia Annual Immigration Law Conference (Sydney, 24 Feb 2017)

Advocating The Complexity of Corporate Law
Governance Institute of Australia National Conference (Sydney, 29 Nov 2016)

For more papers go to the Thematic Listing.

Personal reflections

2017: a lawyer’s year in prose and pictures - published on