Book Reviews

Books available for Review

 Author Guidelines

Book reviews are to be returned to the Society within 6 weeks of collection. If you would like to review any of the books please contact Wendy Nelson at the Law Society by email .  Please provide the review in word format and 350-400 words.  The review is forwarded to the publisher and may also be printed in the Society journal The Law Letter.  Titles in the first list are available in the office, titles on the second list will be ordered from LexisNexis and may take a couple of weeks to arrive.


New Titles are now added to the top of each list.


Book Title


No of Pages

Price rrp Publisher
Fighting for Enterprise Success David Sharrock 450  $74.95 Tiger Publications
This Whispering in our Hearts Revisited Henry Reynolds 274 $32.99 NewSouth Books
Constitutional Recognition First Peoples and the Australian Settler State Dylan Lino 336 $49.95 The Federation Press
Habeas Corpus Australia, New Zealand & The South Pacific, 2nd ed David Clark & Gerard McCoy 352 $150.00 The Federation Press
Heydon: Selected Speeches & Papers John Sackar & Thomas Prince (eds) 800 $180.00 The Federation Press
The Construction and Performance of Commercial Contracts, 2nd ed Christensen & Duncan 672 $165.00 The Federation Press
Douglas and Jones’s Administrative Law Douglas, Head, NG & Hyland 864 $155.00 The Federation Press
Encounters with Constitutional Interpretation & Legal Education: Essays in Honour of Michael Coper James Stellios (ed) 240 $135.00 The Federation Press
Blackshield and Williams Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, 7th ed. Williams, Brennan & Lynch 1568 $155.00 The Federation Press
Public Law and Statutory Interpretation Crawford, Boughey, Castan & O’Sullivan 352 $110.00 The Federation Press
Regulation in Australia Arie Freiberg 656 $95.00 The Federation Press
The Campaign Against the Courts: A History of the Judicial Activism Debate Tanya Josev 256 $49.95 The Federation Press
Health and Safety in Victoria, 4th ed. Breen Creighton & Peter Rozen 544 $150.00 The Federation Press
A History of Australian Legal Education David Barker 288 $59.95 The Federation Press

New Titles from LexisNexis

Many of the following are available in hard copy or Ebook.  Please advise when requesting if you prefer Ebook.


Book Title Publication Date
Taylor & Juchau Financial Planning in Australia, 8th ed. 2018
Gardner, et al Water Resources Law, 2nd ed. 2018
Kenny, et al Australian Tax 2018 2018
Bruce Australian Competition Law, 3rd ed. 2018
Tyree, Alan Banking Law in Australia, 9th ed. 2017
Naughton, Richard The Shaping of Labour Law Leg – Underlying Elements of Australia’s Workplace Relations System 2017
Colvin, Eric Criminal Law of Fiji 2017
Seddon & Bigwood Cheshire & Fifoot Law of Contract, 11th ed. (50th Anniversary ed.) 2017
Gray, Foster, Dorsett & Roberts Property Law in New South Wales, 4th ed. 2017
Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor Laying Down the Law, 10th ed. 2017
Hepburn, S Australian Property Law Cases & Materials, 4th ed. 2017
Gerkens, Fernandez, Yau, Ozyurek & Kenny Australian Immigration Companion, 7th ed. 2017
Stewart, van Caenegam, Bannister, Lawson & Liberman Intellectual Property in Australia, 6th ed. 2017
Radan, Gooley & Vickovich Principles of Australian Contract Law, 4th ed. 2017
Miller, Michael Personal Financial Services Essentials for Lawyers 2017
Crofts, Penny Criminal Law Elements, 6th ed. 2017
Bruce, Alex Animal Law in Australia, 2nd ed. 2017
Radan, Gooley & Vickovich Principles of Australian Contract Law, Cases & Materials, 4th ed. 2017
Martin, Rhett Understanding Sustainability Law 2017
Hanks, Gordon & Hill Constitutional Law in Australia, 4th ed (L) & (H) 2017
Pynt, Greg Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference, 4th ed. 2017
Van der Waarden, Natalie Employment Law: Concepts and Cases, 4th ed. 2017
Legg & McInnes Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation 2017
Barker & Grantham Unjust Enrichment, 2nd ed. 2017
Field Queensland Evidence Law, 4th ed. 2017
Patrick George Social Media and the Law (2nd ed) 2016
Baxt, Black & Hanrahan Securities & Financial Services Law, 9th ed. December 2016
Fernandez, Murray, Gerkens, Yau & Ozyurek Australian Migration Legislation Collection December 2016
Howie & Johnson LNAA Annotated Criminal Legislation NSW December 2016
Gamertrsfelder Governance & Conduct Obligations in Financial Services December 2016
Stoianoff Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge & Culture December 2016
Martinov-Bennie, Soh & Frohbus Auditing & Assurance: A Cases Studies Approach, 7th ed. December 2016
Taylor, Griffin, Cull, Seymour, Colley & Monahan Financial Planning in Australia 2017 Essentials Edition December 2016
Taylor, Walpole, Burton, Ciro & Murray Understanding Taxation Law 2017 December 2016

Book reviews are to be returned to the Society within 6 weeks. If you would like to review any of the books please contact Wendy Nelson at the Law Society by email