Critics’ Reviews

A comprehensive overview of the significant areas of the corporations law that is ideal as a ‘ready reference’. It is easy to follow and includes summaries of the leading cases. … an excellent starting point for anyone seeking to keep up to date with this ever important and ever changing area of law. – CJ King, Victorian Bar News, Autumn 2006

Julie Cassidy, through her experience as a qualified barrister, lawyer and university professor, uses her knowledge of the Corporations Law to explain the complexities of this topic in a concise and comprehensive way. The purpose of this text is to use a plain English writing style to provide a brief but useful tool on important areas of the Corporations Law for both practitioners and students. …

The text is well referenced and the author uses a number of publications, legislation and case law to support each point. I particularly like the way in which the author provides the facts and outcomes of leading cases as examples of how certain areas of law have been judicially interpreted. Chapters have been organised in good order and the information has been set out in a clear format. This means that if, for example, information is needed on shares and dividends, you only have to read that chapter and not the whole publication. …

There is plenty of material to be found on the subject of Corporations Law … but given the coverage and detail of this publication it is a good introduction, especially for students. – Australian Law Librarian, Vol 14:2, Winter 2006

… it does well in its 367 pages to digest the complexity of both the Act and the seminal cases. Those cases are succinctly dealt with which allows the reader to get an immediate appreciation of the principles.

… A useful companion to have close by when considering issues concerning corporations law. – Law Letter, No 94, Summer 2006

Reviews of previous editions:Cassidy treats the subject in an orderly way and the 13 chapters cover the field. She gives a good mix of statute law, illustrations from the leading cases and an overall account of what the basic concepts are and how they came into being. … This would be a very useful book for most students of the subject. – Australian Law Journal, February 2004 [(2004) 78 ALJ 99]

Everyone needs reference material for corporations law. As a reference starting point for this area of the law, this is an excellent abstract. – Law Institute Journal Victoria, December 2003

Cassidy attempts to explain the complexities that face those who seek to study or practise in the area of Corporations Law, in a plain English writing style and a simple, clear format. This is quite a large claim, but it seems to me has succeed admirably. – Tasmanian Law Society Newsletter, September 1995

Concise Corporations Law deals with most aspects of corporations law in a logical progression, mercifully free of jargon and unnecessary detail. … The simple, direct style of writing employed by Cassidy is a talent which should be emulated much more than it is. – International Trade & Business Law Journal, May 1996

Julie Cassidy’s book, Concise Corporations Law is among the best [of the "Concise" series]. In just 340 pages she manages to achieve a simple, yet superbly thorough, summary of the key legislative principles which govern Australia’s complex corporations law. Leading judicial decisions are identified and highlighted, in each case with brief summaries of the facts and ratios and, in some instances, with what the text refers to as "leading statements" by judges. Principles of law are set out in a particularly clear fashion, and always by reference to the relevant statutory provisions, and headings and point forms are liberally used thoroughout the book to assist the reader.

Although this publication is ideally suited for students, practitioners should find Concise Corporations Law to be of substantial benefit when researching unfamiliar areas of Australia’s corporations law. This work offers lawyers who wish to identify and apply general principles of company law, or to ascertain what leading cases have held, a highly desirable, timesaving alternative to the volumes of looseleaf services and dense text books that are currently available.

I do not hesitate in recommending Cassidy’s Concise Corporations Law. – Victoria Bar News, Winter 1996

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