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.
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Potocnik, Foreword (2019) 3 WLJ 1
Denis-Smith, First 100 Years (2019) 3 WLJ 7
Ellison, Coercive and Controlling Men and the Women Who Kill Them (2019) 3 WLJ 21
Gani, Negotiating Like A Diva: Preserving Creative Autonomy in the Music Industry (2019) 3 WLJ 37
Jacobs, Legal Feminism and Insolvency Theory: A Woman's Touch? (2019) 3 WLJ 49
Llewelyn, Celebrating 100 Years of Women in Law (2019) 3 WLJ 59
Walton, The "Deserted Wife's Equity" - Forged in the Black Country: Bendall v McWhirter (2019) 3 WLJ 61
Potocnik, Book Review: Susan Harris Rimmer and Kate Ogg (eds), Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law (2019) 3 WLJ 69
Potocnik, Book Review: Robin West and Cynthia Grant Bowman (eds), Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence (2019) 3 WLJ 77
Dunn, The First 100 Years Colloquium 'Celebrating Women in Law and Criminal Justice' (2019) 3 WLJ 83
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Contents: 2. Contents
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
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  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  ZASCA 180;  1
All SA 317 (SCA); 2018 (2) SA 399 (SCA)
by Dr Lézelle Jacobs and Dr David Burdette: 8. Lezelle Jacobs and David Burdette
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
Foreword: WLJ Foreword
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.
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
Sukhninder Panesar (Head of Law School)
Professor Peter Walton (Head of Law Research)