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John Tarrant

Professor John Tarrant

Professor
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2967
Email
john.tarrant@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA BSc LLB NE, BCom Melb., GradDipEd Murd., GradDipTax C.Qld, DipFinMgt NE, LLM ANU, SJD W.Aust.
Biography
John's tertiary qualifications include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Master of Laws, Master of Defence Studies and Doctor of Juridical Science. John also has a certificate in Law Teaching and diplomas in Taxation, Finance and Adult Education. The topic of his doctoral thesis was: What is ownership?

Office: Law Building Room 2.02
Key research
- Contract
- Equity
- Trusts
- Personal Property
- Military Law
Publications
BOOKS
Amending Final Judgments and Orders, The Federation Press, Sydney, 2010.

Disqualification for Bias, The Federation Press, Sydney, May 2012.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Thieves as Trustees: In Defence of the Theft Principle (2009) 3 Journal of Equity 170.

Company Deregistration and Reinstatement: Part 1 (2008) 22(4) Commercial Law Quarterly 3.

Company Deregistration and Reinstatement: Part 2 (2008) 22(4) Commercial Law Quarterly 14.

Partial Failure of Consideration (2008) 34 University of Western Australia Law Review 59.

Duties of a Bailee for Reward (2008) 22(3) Commercial Law Quarterly 18.

Australian Defence Force Powers to Arrest and Detain Civilians (2008) 177 Australian Defence Force Journal 44.

Characteristics of Property Rights (2008) 16 Australian Property Law Journal 51.

Construing Undertakings and Court Orders (2008) 82 Australian Law Journal 82.

Contracting in Different Capacities (2008) 24 Journal of Contract Law 99.

Unlawful Killing of a Joint Tenant (2008) 15 Australian Property Law Journal 224.

Rectification of ASIC Registers and Databases (2007) 25 Company and Securities Law Journal 544.

Mistaken Payments: Obligations of a Recipient (2007) 21(2) Commercial Law Quarterly 13.

Equitable Ownership after the Judicature Act (2007) 15 Australian Property Law Journal 26.

Mareva Orders: Assisting Foreign Litigants (2006) 27 Australian Bar Review 314.

Theft Principle in Private Law (2006) 80 Australian Law Journal 531.

Preliminary Agreements (2006) 3 University of New England Law Journal 151.

Total Failure of Consideration (2006) 33 University of Western Australia Law Review 132.

Tenant’s Fixtures: A Landlord’s Duty to Cooperate (2006) 13 Australian Property Law Journal 217.

Unit Trusts in the 21st Century (2006) 20(3) Commercial Law Quarterly 12.

Agreements to Co-operate at Common Law (2006) 25 Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal 281.

Teaching Time-Savvy Law Students (2006) 13 James Cook University Law Review 64.

Property Rights to Stolen Money (2005) 32 University of Western Australia Law Review 234.

Ownership of Mining Product, Tailings and Minerals (2005) 24 Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal 321.

Limitation Legislation and Loans Repayable on Demand (2004) 1 University of New England Law Journal 249.

CASE NOTES AND OTHER

Bailments for Work and Labour (2008) 22(2) Commercial Law Quarterly 6.

Application for Reinstatement of Deregistered Company (2007) 25 Company and Securities Law Journal 60.

Retention of Title Clause not a Security Interest (2007) 21(1) Commercial Law Quarterly 48.


Liability for Conversion of Cheques (2006) 14 Tort Law Review 132.

From Maggots to Shakespeare: Dogs as Weapons in the Northern Territory (2006) 30 Criminal Law Journal 391.

Queensland Judge Buries the Hanel Ghost (2006) 27 The Queensland Lawyer 7.

The Complex Interaction of Limitation of Actions and Bankruptcy Legislation (2006) 14 Insolvency Law Journal 192.

Co-operatives and a Liquidator’s Power to Examine (2006) 14 Insolvency Law Journal 194.

The Limits of Rectification (2006) 20(1) Commercial Law Quarterly 55.

Contingent Debts and Deeds of Company Arrangement (2006) 24 Company and Securities Law Journal 62.

Trust Property Vesting in ASIC (2006) 24 Company and Securities Law Journal 63.

Ready, Willing and Able to Perform (2006) 26 The Queensland Lawyer 185.

The Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline: The Case of Unidentified Property Rights (2006) 12 Australian Property Law Journal 262.

New Guidelines for the Debt Collection Industry (2006) 34 Australian Business Law Review 154.

Injunction Triggers 20 Years of Litigation (2006) 17 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 56.

Continued Erosion of the Rule in Houldsworth's Case (2006) 24 Company and Securities Law Journal 183.

Narrow Exclusion Clause Fails to Protect Insurer (2006) 17 Insurance Law Journal 81.

The Hit and Miss of Statutory Interpretation (2006) 3 University of New England Law Journal 83.

Remedial Constructive Trust in Corporate Insolvency (2006) 14 Insolvency Law Journal 50.

Court of Appeal Closes the Door on the Brethren (2006) 26 The Queensland Lawyer 294.

Property, Contract, Restitution and Statute Intersect at The Dog Depot (2006) 13 Australian Property Law Journal 101.

No Absolute Discretion to Fix Interest Rate (2006) 17 Journal of Banking Finance Law and Practice 121.

Draconian Legislation Brings Plaintiff Down to Earth (2006) 34 Australian Business Law Review 237.

Court Upholds an Injunction that Prohibits an Otherwise Lawful Activity (2006) 34 Australian Business Law Review 241.

Mining Claim Declared Invalid (2006) 25 Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal 116.

Calculation of Renewable Energy Baseline (2006) Mining and Petroleum Legislation Service 302.

Sirius Shipping Corp v The Ship Sunrise (2006) 20 Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal 58.

ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd v Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2006) 20 Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal 52.

Corporate Suicide: David Defeats (a deceased) Goliath (2005) 2 University of New England Law Journal 97.

The Parol Evidence Rule: Delivering the Goods (2005) 19(3) Commercial Law Quarterly 22.

Privacy Restrictions on the Use of Public Share Registers (2005) 23 Company and Securities Law Journal 457.

The Implications for Bankruptcy of the Severance of a Joint Tenancy (2005) 13 Insolvency Law Journal 243.

Trust Beneficiary not a Contingent Creditor (2005) 13 Insolvency Law Journal 242.

BOOK REVIEWS

On Villainy (2007) 33 University of Western Australia Law Review 437.

Government Contracts (2005) 79 (04) Law Institute of Victoria Journal 60.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Prior to joining UWA, John worked in the mining and petroleum industries as a company director with an emphasis on developing junior mining companies.

John is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and has been admitted as a legal practitioner in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand.

Honours and awards
Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Teaching) 2005

Defence Studies Prize (Petro Fedorczenko Legacy) UNSW @ ADFA 2008
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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