Mr Ross Abbs

BA LLB (UoN) BCL (Oxf)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0477
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Ross was appointed to the position of Lecturer in 2012, having previously worked at Sydney Law School in other capacities. In 2010, he completed the Bachelor of Civil Law programme at the University of Oxford. Before travelling to England, he worked as an associate to the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG of the High Court of Australia and as a Research Assistant at the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Ross is currently undertaking research for a PhD thesis addressing various matters relating to the work of the High Court of Australia in the field of criminal justice.

Research interests

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Sentencing
  • Torts

Teaching and supervision

  • Torts
  • Criminal Law

Selected publications

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Books

  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2014). Public Interest Litigation (Forthcoming). Australia: 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., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Investors in Class Action Proceedings. In K E Lindgren (Eds.), Investor Class Actions. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Abbs, R. (2008). Markarian v The Queen. Newcastle Law Review, 10, 135.
  • Abbs, R. (2004). The Law of Fixtures: Independent Predilection or Informed Principle? Australian Property Law Journal, 11, 31.

Conferences

  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Investors in Class Action Proceedings. Investor Class Actions, Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Victims of Cartels. Competition Law Conference (23rd May, 2009), Sydney: The Law Society of New South Wales.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Tort Liability for Loss or Damage Arising from (Human-Induced) Climate Change. Climate Change Litigation Roundtable 2009, Sydney: Sydney Law School.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2007). Torts and Environmental Law. Beyond Environmental Law Conference 2007, Sydney: Sydney Law School.

2014

  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2014). Public Interest Litigation (Forthcoming). Australia: Federation Press.

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., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Investors in Class Action Proceedings. In K E Lindgren (Eds.), Investor Class Actions. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Investors in Class Action Proceedings. Investor Class Actions, Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Problems and Prospects for Victims of Cartels. Competition Law Conference (23rd May, 2009), Sydney: The Law Society of New South Wales.
  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2009). Tort Liability for Loss or Damage Arising from (Human-Induced) Climate Change. Climate Change Litigation Roundtable 2009, Sydney: Sydney Law School.

2008

  • Abbs, R. (2008). Markarian v The Queen. Newcastle Law Review, 10, 135.

2007

  • Cashman, P., Abbs, R. (2007). Torts and Environmental Law. Beyond Environmental Law Conference 2007, Sydney: Sydney Law School.

2004

  • Abbs, R. (2004). The Law of Fixtures: Independent Predilection or Informed Principle? Australian Property Law Journal, 11, 31.

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