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Wolverhampton Law Journal

We are extremely pleased to welcome you to the Wolverhampton Law Journal (WLJ). WLJ is a peer-reviewed, gold open-access academic journal published by the Law Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (ISSN 2517-8121).

WLJ aims to contribute to the vibrant research community at the University of Wolverhampton, and equally, to the dissemination of research regionally, nationally and globally. In order to assist with the wide dissemination of internationally recognised and world-leading research, WLJ follows a complete, gold open-access policy, which allows for dissemination of research not only to academics in the UK, but also to the general public across the world. For transparency and connectivity, all WLJ authors are invited to link their contributions to their individual ORCID-iD numbers.

WLJ Editors welcome the submission of manuscripts in English for consideration for publication. Topics under discussion should have relevance to the discipline of Law and/or Criminal Justice and be of interest to academic and/or professional readers. WLJ is a Bi-annual General Law and Criminal Justice Journal with articles appearing online and in printed form in May and October each year.

Call for Papers to the Special Edition of Wolverhampton Law Journal: Celebrating Women in Law and Criminal Justice (October/November 2019)

The Editors of the Wolverhampton Law Journal (WLJ) welcome the submission of manuscripts in English for publication in the Special Edition. As part of the celebration of the First 100 Years of Women in Law, contributions in this edition should broadly follow the theme of Women in Law and Criminal Justice and may include gender studies of any area of law or criminal justice or focus on relevant female voices in the respective two areas. The Special Edition will be published in October/November 2019.

WLJ is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Law Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton, the United Kingdom. WLJ is published in hard copy (ISSN 2517-8121) and online (www.wlv.ac.uk/wlvlawjournal and SSRN; ISSN 2632-1343).


Contributions ready for publication (articles (between 4,000 and 8,000 words, excl. references), contemporary notes, contributions from practice, book reviews) should be submitted together with your CV and ORCID-iD to wlsj@wlv.ac.uk by Monday, 16 September 2019. All contributions will be subject to the normal double-blind peer-review process, upon which the editorial team will inform the authors of the outcome of the process.

Authors should please take note of the Wolverhampton Law Journal house style.

Further information

Should you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Editor in Chief for the Special Edition, Dr Metka Potocnik at wlsj@wlv.ac.uk or m.potocnik@wlv.ac.uk directly.

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Inside cover: 1. Inside cover

Foreword: 1B.Foreword

Contents: 2. Contents

Research articles

Family Mediation in England and Wales: A Focus on Children by Amel Ketani and John Reynolds 3. Amel Ketani and John Reynolds

The Legal Obligations of the UK to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking by Dr Matthew Davis 4. Matthew Davis

Transitional Justice and counter-terrorism in Iraq by Dr Muhanad Seloom: 5. Muhanad Seloom

Case notes

Directors’ duty to act in the interests of creditors under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 – Aussie Rules Gone Walkabout
BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and others by Professor Peter Walton: 6. Peter Walton

Taking the wrong track? Arthur and good character directions? R (on the application of Arthur) v Blackfriars Crown Court [2018] 2 Cr App R 4 (DC)
by Richard Glover : 7. Richard Glover

Queue Politely! South African Business Rescue Practitioners and their fees in Liquidation.
Diener N.O. v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and Others [2017] ZASCA 180; [2018] 1
All SA 317 (SCA); 2018 (2) SA 399 (SCA)
by Dr Lézelle Jacobs and Dr David Burdette: 8. Lezelle Jacobs and David Burdette

Book reviews

The Law Relating to International Banking Andrew Haynes (author) by Matthew Barnes: 9. Matthew Barnes

Insolvency Law Conference Report: 15 Years of the Enterprise Act 2002
Insolvency Reforms: Reflection and thoughts on future reform. (15 November 2018) by 10. Pride Chanakira

Types of manuscripts we accept

We accept four types of manuscripts. Please note that all submissions must adhere to the Wolverhampton Law Journal house style.

1. Articles

Articles are the feature pieces of the journal. They provide a detailed, if not seminal, analysis of the topic under discussion. Articles should have between 4000 and 8000 words (excluding references/footnotes). Special permission will have to be sought from the editors to consider pieces longer than this. All references in articles must be footnoted. Each article must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should summarise rather than introduce the argument of the article and should contain a list of the appropriate key words.

2. Case notes/notes/recent developments

Analyses and case notes are shorter, more focused pieces. Traditionally, many notes are case notes that analyse a particular recent judgment (or judgments) of the courts, whereas analyses (notes) can discuss any specific issue of legal interest, and are not limited to judicial matters, and may, for example, focus on analysing the status quo pertaining to a particular topic. Notes and analyses should be between 1500 and 4000 words long. Notes and analyses longer than this are seldom accepted. Notes and analyses do not require an abstract. All references in notes and analyses must be footnoted.

3. Book reviews

Book reviews are critical discussions of scholarly books on any topic related to Law and/or Criminal Justice. These should not exceed 2000 words. All references in book reviews must be footnoted.

4. From practice

Articles submitted in this category should be of practical relevance in any area of Law and/or Criminal Justice. From Practice submissions should be between 1000 and 3000 words. All references must be footnoted.

The WLJ Editorial Team

Editor in Chief: Dr Lézelle Jacobs

Editorial Board:

Dr David J. Cox

Sukhninder Panesar (Head of Law School)

Dr Metka Potocnik

Professor Peter Walton (Head of Law Research)

Contact us

Email: wlsj@wlv.ac.uk

Tweet us: @WlvLawSchool and @wlvfoss