Launch of Melbourne Centre for Commerical Law: The New Regulatory AgendaLaunched by The Hon. Chris Maxwell AC
On Monday 28 November, the Melbourne Law School launched the new Melbourne Centre for Commercial Law (MCCL), with keynotes by the Hon Chris Maxwell AC KC, followed by Centre Director, Professor Miranda Stewart chairing a panel discussion with program directors from the MCCL on new challenges in commercial law and regulation in Australia
The MCCL brings together leading commercial and regulatory expertise from across the Law School especially corporate and financial law and regulation, construction law, commercial arbitration, consumer protection, and taxation law and policy. The MCCL will facilitate collaborative research in an era with a new regulatory focus on cross-cutting issues of risk, transparency, data protection, dispute management, and environmental sustainability. Centre director Professor Miranda Stewart chairs a panel discussion on the latest challenges and developments in these areas with program directors in the MCCL.
The Hon. Chris Maxwell AC
The Hon Chris Maxwell is a highly respected Justice especially known for his advocacy for individual rights. In 1981 he interrupted his legal career to take up an appointment as Principal Private Secretary to Senator Gareth Evans, then Commonwealth Attorney-General. As a Barrister, he appeared in High Court cases relating to environmental law, industrial law, copyright, and taxation. His Honour commenced practice at the Bar in 1984 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998. In June 2015, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for eminent service to the law and to the judiciary. After being appointed the second President of the Court of Appeal in July 2005, he retired on 15 July 2022 serving 17 years in the role.
Professor Miranda Stewart
Professor Stewart is the Director of the Melbourne Centre for Commercial Law and Taxation Studies at the Melbourne Law School. She is also an Honorary Professor at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Miranda is the author of several books, including Income Taxation Commentary and Materials (with Graeme Cooper, Michael Dirkis, and Richard Vann, Thomson Reuters, 9th ed., 2020) and Tax and Government in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 2022).