Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
It's easy for foreign businesses in China to misstep when they don't understand the lack of a rule of law and the influence of the government.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
Contracts have governed the workings of the economy since ancient times. Contract theory is about ensuring they have the right incentives.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
Regardless of where the truth lies, we now have an extraordinary position where Australia's two law officers are in conflict.
The government is taking back control of British law with great eagerness. Here's what to look out for.
Clashes between student protesters and armed security (whether public or private) compel South Africans to consider the role of use of force in the context of protests.
Proposed laws will put corporate executives in the firing line when the law is broken on their watch.
There is strong evidence that cannabis is useful for treating a range of conditions. Legalising small-scale cultivation is a start to helping those in need.
We don’t have to love a process like a plebiscite, or think it ideal, to make the most of it.
The Archers's character may have been acquitted of attempted murder in the BBC radio show, but she now faces a battle over child arrangements.
South Korean Hanjin Shipping has ships and crews stranded in ports around the world as creditors and customers wait to see if the company can be saved.
What are ASIO’s powers in detaining and questioning terror suspects? Does it need more to be effective?
The internet and social media have expanded the potential for more enduring forms of non-judicial punishment by way of continued denigration, humiliation and abuse.
Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
Access to justice is still deeply unequal when it comes to low level disputes over bad service or faulty goods.
It's the plebiscite Australia doesn't have to have. But if the plebiscite on marriage equality goes ahead, how should it be designed?
The case of a man stripped of his EU citizenship offers some guidance for emigrants living in legally uncharted territory after the Brexit vote.