Jack Maxwell

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2017
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Jack practises in public and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Jack was a solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where he practised primarily in administrative law, constitutional law, and planning and environment law. He advised government departments and agencies on a wide range of issues, and he instructed in matters before VCAT, the Supreme Court of Victoria, and the High Court of Australia.

Most recently, Jack worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, a UK non-profit that uses strategic litigation to promote access to justice, where he led a project on the use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Jack has published widely in law journals and online publications, on public law, torts, human rights, anti-discrimination, and sentencing. He has also co-authored a book on public law and emerging technologies, Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems, which will be published in early 2022.

Jack has a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a James Fairfax-Oxford Australia Scholarship, a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship, and an Allan Myers Scholarship. He also has a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from the University of Melbourne, where he won prizes for individual subjects and overall performance.

Jack is reading with Frances Gordon and his senior mentor is Chris Young QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialCompetitionConfidential InformationConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInformation Technology/CommunicationsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationPlanningProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems (Bristol University Press, 2022) (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Discrimination in digital immigration status’ (2021) Legal Studies (forthcoming, with Dr Joe Tomlinson and Alice Welsh)
  • ‘Court fees and access to justice in Australia’ (2021) 32 Public Law Review 91
  • ‘Judicial Review and the Digital Welfare State in the UK and Australia’ (2021) 28 Journal of Social Security Law 94
  • ‘Introductory Note to Privacy International v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and La Quadrature du Net v. Premier ministre (C.J.E.U.) (2021) 60 International Legal Materials 464 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Government Models, Decision-Making, and the Public Law Presumption of Disclosure’ (2021) 25 Judicial Review 296 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Judicial review during the COVID-19 pandemic’ [2021] Public Law 9 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson, Jo Hynes and Emma Marshall)
  • ‘Proving algorithmic discrimination in government decision-making’ (2020) 20 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 352 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Public Law and Technology: Mapping and Analysing Legal Responses in UK Civil Society’ (2020) 25 Judicial Review 28 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Liability of educational institutions for child abuse’ (2019) 93 Australian Law Journal 477
  • ‘Epistemic injustice on Palm Island’ (2018) 43 Alternative Law Journal 40
  • ‘One Step Forward, One Step Back: The Victorian Charter in Bare v Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission’ (2016) 40 Melbourne University Law Review 371
  • ‘“Two Systems of Law Side By Side”: The Role of Indigenous Customary Law in Sentencing’ (2015/2016) 19 Australian Indigenous Law Review 97

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) JD (Melb) BCL (Dist) (Oxon)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Jack Maxwell

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2017
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Profile

Jack practises in public and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Jack was a solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where he practised primarily in administrative law, constitutional law, and planning and environment law. He advised government departments and agencies on a wide range of issues, and he instructed in matters before VCAT, the Supreme Court of Victoria, and the High Court of Australia.

Most recently, Jack worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, a UK non-profit that uses strategic litigation to promote access to justice, where he led a project on the use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Jack has published widely in law journals and online publications, on public law, torts, human rights, anti-discrimination, and sentencing. He has also co-authored a book on public law and emerging technologies, Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems, which will be published in early 2022.

Jack has a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a James Fairfax-Oxford Australia Scholarship, a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship, and an Allan Myers Scholarship. He also has a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from the University of Melbourne, where he won prizes for individual subjects and overall performance.

Jack is reading with Frances Gordon and his senior mentor is Chris Young QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialCompetitionConfidential InformationConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInformation Technology/CommunicationsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationPlanningProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Publication

  • Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems (Bristol University Press, 2022) (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Discrimination in digital immigration status’ (2021) Legal Studies (forthcoming, with Dr Joe Tomlinson and Alice Welsh)
  • ‘Court fees and access to justice in Australia’ (2021) 32 Public Law Review 91
  • ‘Judicial Review and the Digital Welfare State in the UK and Australia’ (2021) 28 Journal of Social Security Law 94
  • ‘Introductory Note to Privacy International v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and La Quadrature du Net v. Premier ministre (C.J.E.U.) (2021) 60 International Legal Materials 464 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Government Models, Decision-Making, and the Public Law Presumption of Disclosure’ (2021) 25 Judicial Review 296 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Judicial review during the COVID-19 pandemic’ [2021] Public Law 9 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson, Jo Hynes and Emma Marshall)
  • ‘Proving algorithmic discrimination in government decision-making’ (2020) 20 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 352 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Public Law and Technology: Mapping and Analysing Legal Responses in UK Civil Society’ (2020) 25 Judicial Review 28 (with Dr Joe Tomlinson)
  • ‘Liability of educational institutions for child abuse’ (2019) 93 Australian Law Journal 477
  • ‘Epistemic injustice on Palm Island’ (2018) 43 Alternative Law Journal 40
  • ‘One Step Forward, One Step Back: The Victorian Charter in Bare v Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission’ (2016) 40 Melbourne University Law Review 371
  • ‘“Two Systems of Law Side By Side”: The Role of Indigenous Customary Law in Sentencing’ (2015/2016) 19 Australian Indigenous Law Review 97

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) JD (Melb) BCL (Dist) (Oxon)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Australian Institute of Administrative Law