Professor Peter Cashman

LLB DipCrim (Melbourne) LLM PhD (Lond)
Kim Santow Chair in Law and Social Justice
Director of Social Justice Program

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0255
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Social Justice Program
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Research interests

  • Litigation
  • Advocacy
  • Civil litigation
  • Class action law
  • Legal applications of statistical methods and epidemiology
  • Product liability
  • Mass torts
  • Environmental law
  • Law reform

Teaching and supervision

  • Expert Evidence
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation

Selected grants

2013

  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker C, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols J, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Cashman, P. (2007). Class Action Law and Practice. Sydney: Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Abbs, R., Cashman, P., Stephens, T. (2012). Australia. In R Lord, S Goldberg, L Rajamani & J Brunnee (eds) (Eds.), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, (pp. 67-111). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2010). Liability in Tort for Loss or Damage Arising from Human- Induced Climate Change. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 235-271). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Cashman, P. (2009). Clinical Legal Education: Social Justice, Social Experiment or Social Failure? In Keyzer, Patrick~Kenworthy, Amy~Wilson, Gail~ (Eds.), Community Engagement in Contemporary Legal Education: Pro Bono, Clinical Legal Education and Service Learning, (pp. 63-75). ACT, Australia: Halstead Press.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Prospects and problems for investors in class action proceedings. In K E Lindgren (Eds.), Investor Class Actions. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Kalajdzic, J., Cashman, P., Longmoore, A. (2013). Justice for Profit: A Comparative Analysis of Australian, Canadian and U.S. Third Party Litigation Funding. American Journal of Comparative Law, 61(1), 93-148. [More Information]
  • Cashman, P. (2008). Review of Innovations in Evidence and Proof: Integrating Theory, Research and Teaching, Roberts & Redmayne (eds.). University of New South Wales Law Journal, 31(1), 372-380.
  • Mulheron, R., Cashman, P. (2008). Third-Party Funding of Litigation: A Changing Landscape. Civil Justice Quarterly, 27(3), 312-341.
  • Cashman, P. (2006). Class actions on behalf of clients: Is this permissible? Australian Law Journal, 80(11), 738-753.
  • Cashman, P. (2005). Class Actions and Toxic Torts. Precedent, 69, 4-11.
  • Cashman, P. (2005). How Tort Reform is Playing Out in the System: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Journal, 27, 26-29.
  • Cashman, P. (2005). Litigation Funding for Representative Actions: Fostif Pty Ltd v Campbells Cash & Carry. Precedent, 68, 27-33.
  • Cashman, P. (2004). The Foundations of APLA. Plaintiff, 63, 33-34.
  • Cashman, P. (2002). Tort Reform and the Medical Indemnity 'Crisis'. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 25(3), 888-894.
  • Cashman, P. (2001). Sunshine in Litigation. Plaintiff, (43).
  • Cashman, P. (2001). The Civil Justice System and the Prevention of Injury. Plaintiff, 45, 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2001). The Medical Indemnity Crisis and Tort Reform. Plaintiff, 44, 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2000). On the need for Damages Reform. Plaintiff, (40), 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2000). Pro Bono Law: Who Benefits? Plaintiff, (41), 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2000). Tort reform & medical negligence. Plaintiff, (38), 4-5.

Report

  • Cashman, P. (2008). Civil Justice Review: Report.

2013

  • Kalajdzic, J., Cashman, P., Longmoore, A. (2013). Justice for Profit: A Comparative Analysis of Australian, Canadian and U.S. Third Party Litigation Funding. American Journal of Comparative Law, 61(1), 93-148. [More Information]

2012

  • Abbs, R., Cashman, P., Stephens, T. (2012). Australia. In R Lord, S Goldberg, L Rajamani & J Brunnee (eds) (Eds.), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, (pp. 67-111). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

2010

  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2010). Liability in Tort for Loss or Damage Arising from Human- Induced Climate Change. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 235-271). Australia: Australian Academic Press.

2009

  • Cashman, P. (2009). Clinical Legal Education: Social Justice, Social Experiment or Social Failure? In Keyzer, Patrick~Kenworthy, Amy~Wilson, Gail~ (Eds.), Community Engagement in Contemporary Legal Education: Pro Bono, Clinical Legal Education and Service Learning, (pp. 63-75). ACT, Australia: Halstead Press.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Prospects and problems for investors in class action proceedings. In K E Lindgren (Eds.), Investor Class Actions. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2008

  • Cashman, P. (2008). Civil Justice Review: Report.
  • Cashman, P. (2008). Review of Innovations in Evidence and Proof: Integrating Theory, Research and Teaching, Roberts & Redmayne (eds.). University of New South Wales Law Journal, 31(1), 372-380.
  • Mulheron, R., Cashman, P. (2008). Third-Party Funding of Litigation: A Changing Landscape. Civil Justice Quarterly, 27(3), 312-341.

2007

  • Cashman, P. (2007). Class Action Law and Practice. Sydney: Federation Press.

2006

  • Cashman, P. (2006). Class actions on behalf of clients: Is this permissible? Australian Law Journal, 80(11), 738-753.

2005

  • Cashman, P. (2005). Class Actions and Toxic Torts. Precedent, 69, 4-11.
  • Cashman, P. (2005). How Tort Reform is Playing Out in the System: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Journal, 27, 26-29.
  • Cashman, P. (2005). Litigation Funding for Representative Actions: Fostif Pty Ltd v Campbells Cash & Carry. Precedent, 68, 27-33.

2004

  • Cashman, P. (2004). The Foundations of APLA. Plaintiff, 63, 33-34.

2002

  • Cashman, P. (2002). Tort Reform and the Medical Indemnity 'Crisis'. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 25(3), 888-894.

2001

  • Cashman, P. (2001). Sunshine in Litigation. Plaintiff, (43).
  • Cashman, P. (2001). The Civil Justice System and the Prevention of Injury. Plaintiff, 45, 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2001). The Medical Indemnity Crisis and Tort Reform. Plaintiff, 44, 4-5.

2000

  • Cashman, P. (2000). On the need for Damages Reform. Plaintiff, (40), 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2000). Pro Bono Law: Who Benefits? Plaintiff, (41), 4-5.
  • Cashman, P. (2000). Tort reform & medical negligence. Plaintiff, (38), 4-5.

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