Donal Nolan

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Professor of Private Law

St Cross Building

St Cross Road

Oxford , OX1 3UL

United Kingdom

http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/people/donal-nolan

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Offer and Acceptance in the Electronic Age

Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Contract Formation and Parties (OUP 2010) 61-87
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Contract Law, Contract Formation, Offer and Acceptance, Electronic Commerce, Email, Internet

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The Distinctiveness of Rylands v Fletcher

(2005) 121 Law Quarterly Review 421-451
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, Rylands v Fletcher, strict liability, private nuisance, negligence

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'A Tort Against Land': Private Nuisance as a Property Tort

Donal Nolan and Andrew Robertson (eds), Rights and Private Law (Hart 2011) 459-490
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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private nuisance, rights in land, property law, law of obligations, trespass to land

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Deconstructing the Duty of Care

(2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 559-588
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,007 (27,834)
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negligence, duty of care, structure of negligence law

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Alcock v. Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (1991)

Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds), Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (Hart Publishing 2010) 273-309
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, negligence, nervous shock, psychiatric injury, primary victims, secondary victims

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The Duty of Care After Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Daniel Clarry (ed), The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 9: 2017–2018 Legal Year (Appellate Press, 2019) 174-205, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 49/2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2020
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort; negligence; duty of care; liability of public authorities; Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police; general duty of care tests

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The Liability of Public Authorities for Failing to Confer Benefits

(2011) 127 Law Quarterly Review 260-287
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, duty of care, liability of public authorities, omissions

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Hongkong Fir Shipping Co. Ltd. v. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., the Hongkong Fir (1961)

Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds), Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (Hart 2008) 269-297
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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contract law, breach of contract, discharge, intermediate term, frustration

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Contributory Negligence in Practice

James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, 'Contributory Negligence in Practice' (2016) 166 (July) New Law Journal pp.11-13, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 50/2016
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 09 Aug 2016
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Tort; negligence; contributory negligence; fault; apportionment of damages

Contributory Negligence in Practice

James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, 'Contributory Negligence in Practice', Inner Temple Yearbook 2016-2017, pp.141-143, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 60/2017
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 136 (262,547)

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Contributory negligence, comparative fault, empirical study, apportionment, fault

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Varying the Standard of Care in Negligence

(2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 651-688
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Negligence, Standard of Care, Subjective Standard, Gross Negligence, Wednesbury Unreasonableness, Recklessness

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The Page v Smith Saga: A Tale of Inauspicious Origins and Unintended Consequences

(2010) 69 Cambridge Law Journal 495–528
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan and Stephen Bailey
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Nottingham - School of Law
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negligence, duty of care, psychiatric injury, primary victims, remoteness, foreseeability

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Strict Product Liability for Design Defects

(2018) 134 Law Quarterly Review 176-181, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22/2018
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Jun 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Tort, Product Liability, Consumer Protection Act 1987, Defectiveness, Design Defect

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A Public Law Tort: Understanding Misfeasance in Public Office

Kit Barker et al (eds), Private Law and Power (Hart Publishing 2017) 177-205
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, misfeasance in public office, public law, private law

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Causation and the Goals of Tort Law

Andrew Robertson and Tang Hang Wu (eds), The Goals of Private Law (Hart 2009) 165-190
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 295 (128,909)
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tort law, negligence, causation, causal indeterminacy, loss of a chance, instrumentalism

Negligence and Human Rights Law: The Case for Separate Development

(2013) 76 Modern Law Review 286-318
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Negligence, Human Rights Law, European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights Act 1998, Omissions, Remedies

Negligence and Human Rights Law: The Case for Separate Development

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 76, Issue 2, pp. 286-318, 2013
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort, negligence, human rights law, Human Rights Act 1998, public law/private law divide

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The Fatal Accidents Act 1846

TT Arvind and Jenny Steele (eds), Tort Law and the Legislature (Hart 2012) 131-157
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, English legal history, wrongful death, occupational death, Fatal Accidents Act 1846, legislative reform

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Nuisance and Human Rights

David Hoffmann (ed), The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law (CUP 2011) 165-194
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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private nuisance, human rights law, European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights Act 1998, vertical effect, horizontal effect

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Contributory Negligence on Appeal

James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, "Contributory Negligence on Appeal" (2017) (April) New Law Journal pp.18-19, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 57/2017
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Mar 2017
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, contributory negligence, appeals, appellate review, apportionment

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Contributory Negligence on in the Court of Appeal: An Empirical Study

Legal Studies, 2017, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 56/2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 May 2017 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2017
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Tort; Contributory Negligence; Comparative Fault; Apportionment; Appeals; Appellate Review

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A Critique of Chester v Afshar

(2014) 34 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 659-692
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Tamsyn Clark and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Worcester College and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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medical non-disclosure, informed consent, negligence, scope of liability, causation, autonomy

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Nuisance, Planning and Regulation: The Limits of Statutory Authority

Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith (eds), Defences in Tort (Hart 2015) 183-206
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, private nuisance, defences, statutory authority, planning permission, regulatory compliance

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Assumption of Responsibility: Four Questions

(2019) 72 Current Legal Problems 123–158
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Negligence, Duty of Care, Assumption of Responsibility, Hedley Byrne, Reliance

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Reforming the Privity of Contract Doctrine

Mads Andenas and Nils Jareborg (eds), Anglo-Swedish Studies in Law (Iustus Förlag 1999) 288-325
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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contract law, privity of contract, third party rule, reform

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Rights and Private Law

Donal Nolan and Andrew Robertson (eds), Rights and Private Law (Hart 2011) 1-33
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan and Andrew Robertson
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Melbourne - Law School
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private law, tort law, tort theory, rights-based analysis, rights, corrective justice

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Rights, Damage and Loss

(2017) 37 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 252-275 , Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18/2018
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jun 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Private Law, Tort Law, Negligence, Rights, Damage, Loss

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Reining in Vicarious Liability

(2020) 49 Industrial Law Journal 609
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 05 Feb 2021
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort, vicarious liability, employee, akin to employment, course of employment

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The Essence of Private Nuisance

Ben McFarlane and Sinéad Agnew (eds), Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 10 (Hart 2019) 71–88
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, property theory, private nuisance, definition, interference with usability of land

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Tort and Public Law: Overlapping Categories?

(2019) 135 Law Quarterly Review 272–293
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, public law, misfeasance in public office, exemplary damages, malicious prosecution, legal taxonomy

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Preventive Damages

(2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 68-95
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Tort law, negligence, preventive damages, pure economic loss

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Damage in the English Law of Negligence

(2013) 4 Journal of European Tort Law 259-281
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 08 May 2019
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, damage, personal injury, property damage, impairment

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Pioneers, Consolidators and Iconoclasts: The Story of Tort Scholarship

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Sep 2019
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort; tort theory; scholarship

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Contributory Negligence and Professional Negligence: An Empirical Perspective

Kit Barker and Ross Grantham (eds), Apportionment in Private Law (Hart Publishing 2019) 161–195
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, contributory negligence, professional negligence, empirical study

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Economic Duress and the Availability of a Reasonable Alternative

(2000) 8 Restitution Law Review 105-114
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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economic duress, illegitimate pressure, reasonable alternative, causation

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Risks and Wrongs: Remoteness of Damage in the House of Lords

(2001) 9 Tort Law Review 101-104
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, remoteness of damage, risk principle

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Scholars of Tort Law: Professor Sir Percy Winfield (1878-1953)

James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan (eds), Scholars of Tort Law (Hart 2019) 165–201
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Dec 2020
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, intellectual history, tort scholars, Sir Percy Winfield

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The Liability of Public Authorities for Omissions Revisited

(2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 21-24
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, duty of care, public authority liability, omissions

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The Liability of Financial Supervisory Authorities

(2013) 4 Journal of European Tort Law 190-222
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 08 May 2019
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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tort law, comparative law, liability of financial supervisors, governmental liability

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New Forms of Damage in Negligence

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 59-88, January 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jan 2007
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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New Forms of Damage in Negligence

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 59-88, 2007, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3/2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2017
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, damage, personal injury, negligent imprisonment, wrongful conception, educational negligence

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Suing the State: Governmental Liability in Comparative Perspective

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Negligence Liability for Suicides in Custody

(2000) 8 Tort Law Review 91-94
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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negligence, wrongful death, legal causation, volenti, suicide

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Horrifying Events and Their Consequences: Clarifying the Operation of the Alcock Criteria

(2014) 30 Professional Negligence 176-179
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Negligence, Psychiatric Injury, Secondary Victim, 'Horrifying Event'

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Reforming Liability for Psychiatric Injury in Scotland: A Recipe for Uncertainty?

Modern Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 983-995, November 2005
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Dec 2005
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Contributory Negligence in the Twenty‐First Century: An Empirical Study of First Instance Decisions

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 79, Issue 4, pp. 575-622, 2016, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 61/2017
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Jul 2016
James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Psychiatric Injury at the Crossroads

[2004] Journal of Personal Injury Law 1-20
Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

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negligence, psychiatric injury, nervous shock, reform

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Following in Their Footsteps: Equitable Estoppel in Australia and the United States

(2000) 11 King’s College Law Journal 202-223
Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Donal Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

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Equitable Estoppel, Promissory Estoppel, Proprietary Estoppel, Detrimental Reliance, United States Law, Australian Law