ALRC Contributor

William Isdale

Senior Legal Officer

William Isdale joined the ALRC in January 2021 as a Senior Legal Officer. In this role, he leads research and writing for specific aspects of ALRC inquiries.

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

William commenced his career by undertaking associateships with each of Industrial Commissioner Neate AM (at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission) and the Hon. Justice Dowsett AM (at the Federal Court of Australia). Prior to joining the ALRC he worked in private practice, where he focused on financial services and banking regulatory / advisory and funds work. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.


ALRC legal officer awarded top publishing prize

The 2021 Holt Prize has been awarded to William Isdale, Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The ALRC warmly congratulates William as the recipient of the award for excellence in unpublished legal works, for his manuscript entitled ‘Compensation for Native Title’. The Holt Prize is awarded every two years to a

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Legislative morass and the rule of law: a warning, and some possible solutions

Australian Public Law Blog Article by William Isdale and Christopher Ash

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You’re almost 20, Corporations Act

A witty dialogue about the Corporations Act that is a by-product of the current research being undertaken by ALRC as part of the Financial Service Legislation Inquiry.

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Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC

What is the ‘law reform mindset’? It seems to consist of five key features, which are discussed in this short piece.

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