Penalties in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore - storm-warnings, statutes and style

Event date
13 October 2022
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Oxford week
MT 1
Faculty Members
Members of the University
Postgraduate Students
Law Board Room - St Cross Building / Online - Microsoft Teams
The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming

An important aspect of the recent divergence in the law of penalties in decisions of ultimate appellate courts in three 'common law' jurisdictions reflects the pervading influence of statutes. 'Common law and statute are more fully integrated than has traditionally been thought', and in the area of penalties, the interaction is deep and operates in multiple dimensions. The main theme of this presentation is that rather than arguing which outcome is 'better', much that is of value may be observed from how the differences have emerged.

The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming, Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Challis Lecturer in Equity at the University of Sydney Law School.

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A sandwich lunch will be available outside the main entrance to the IECL from 12.30.



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Comparative Law