Presenter

Samuel Walpole

Legal Officer

Samuel joined the ALRC in August 2019 as a Legal Officer. In this role, he leads research and writing for specific aspects of ALRC Inquiries.

At the ALRC, Samuel has worked on the following Inquiry:

  • Corporate Crime
  • Financial Services

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 a Sessional Lecturer 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.

18.09.2020

The Global Anticorruption Blog: Guest Post

Australia Considers New Approaches to Corporate Criminal Liability
Today’s guest post is from Matt Corrigan and Samuel Walpole, respectively General Counsel and Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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03.09.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series

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.

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03.09.2020

The Attribution Game: Corporate Fault and Attribution of Criminal Responsibility

In its Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the ALRC recommended that there be a single legislative method for attributing criminal responsibility to corporations.

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13.06.2020

Criminal responsibility as a distinctive form of corporate regulation

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.

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18.11.2019

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

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