Legal Consultant – Feb 2021 –
Legal Officer – Aug 2019 to Feb 2021
Samuel joined the ALRC in August 2019 as a Legal Officer. In his current role of Legal Consultant, Samuel leads research and writing for specific aspects of ALRC Inquiries.
At the ALRC, Samuel has worked on the following Inquiries:
Prior to joining the ALRC, Samuel was an associate at the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Queensland, and studied as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar at Wadham College, Oxford. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland. Samuel holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.Read more
Australian Bar Review Article published by ALRC Legal Officer Samuel Walpole.Read more
In its Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the ALRC recommended that there be a single legislative method for attributing criminal responsibility to corporations.Read more
In this podcast series you will hear from several members of the Australian Law Reform Commission team discussing key issues raised in the Corporate Criminal Responsibility Final Report.
Each of the short interviews will unpack the current landscape and the final recommendations made by the ALRC.
Throughout its life in the law, corporate criminal responsibility has attracted controversy. This article seeks to answer two foundational questions about this method of regulating corporate behaviour.Read more
Ensuring appropriate and effective regulation of corporations: A recalibration of Australian corporate regulation
In its Discussion Paper on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime released on 15 November 2019, the ALRC proposes a new model of corporate regulation that aims to achieve more appropriate and effective regulation of corporations. Central to this is the adoption of a principled distinction between the use of criminal and civil regulation. A lack …Read more