ALRC Contributor

Samuel Walpole

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.


Fighting the System: New Approaches to Addressing Systematic Corporate Misconduct

Sydney Law Review Article by Samuel Walpole and Matt Corrigan

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Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws: ALRC launches journal issue

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.

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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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The medieval law of debt and the interests served by the statutes merchant

Australian Bar Review Article published by ALRC Legal Officer Samuel Walpole.

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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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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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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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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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