Tag Archives: disgorgement

Hicks and disgorging profits II

Almost a year ago, I speculated on this blog that the Federal government would not move to strip David Hicks of the profit he gained from the royalties on his book, saying: …it seems the Australian government is caught between Scylla and Charybdis. On the one hand, if it leaves Hicks with the money, it […]

Disgorging dingo money…

I’m fascinated by cases where people are forced to cough up their ill-gotten gains (in my field, we call it ‘disgorgement’). Now, as I’ve noted on the recent David Hicks post, most of the cases involve ex-spies or something of that sort. Heath G has alerted me to a case which is a little out […]

Dance Your PhD

Via Dave Bath, I have been alerted to this rather awesome concept in Science: The dreaded question. “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You could bore them with an explanation. Or you could dance. That’s the idea behind “Dance Your Ph.D.” Over the past 3 years, scientists from around the world have teamed up to […]

The Stig’s identity and gain based damages

When I was learning how to drive, my father asked me what kind of car my instructor had. “A white one?” I hazarded. He was just horrified that I had no idea of the make or how many cylinders it had. I’m not a petrol head — cars are simply a tool for getting around […]