Prof Reid Mortensen


Prof Reid Mortensen
NameProf Reid Mortensen
Email Addressreid.mortensen@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Law)
QualificationsBCom(Hons) Qld, LLB(Hons) Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Law and Justice
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6524-2401
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Fields of Research

  • 480303. Conflict of laws (incl. private international law)
  • 480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
  • 500105. Legal ethics

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Academy of Law
Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
BCom(Hons)
Qld
1985
LLB(Hons)
Qld
1988
PhD
Qld
1996

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Examination of how implementation of best practice legislation to criminalise coercive control can improve children¿s wellbeing outcomes.Principal SupervisorMasters2024
Private International Issues Arising from Restructurings of Red-Chip Companies Using Schemes of ArrangementPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Law Firms: Social Purpose and the evolution of the partnership and the incorporated legal practiceAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Reconciling Christian Values in a Secular University Education System: A Comparative Study of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools in Australia, Canada and the United States of AmericaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2017

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Access to justice: Why do litigants self-represent in Queensland child protection courts?Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Substantive public policy in cross-border litigation: A common law studyPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Place, Information Technology and Legal EthicsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2017
The Professional Ethics of Religious LawyersPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2016

A Trans-Tasman Challenge: The Zurich Insurance Litigation Reviewed

Mortensen, Reid. 2023. "A Trans-Tasman Challenge: The Zurich Insurance Litigation Reviewed." University of Queensland Law Journal. 42 (3), pp. 371-392. https://doi.org/10.38127/uqlj.v42i3.8539

The Lost Lawyer Regained: Virtue, Liberalism and Citizenship in Lawyers' Ethics

Mortensen, Reid. 2023. "The Lost Lawyer Regained: Virtue, Liberalism and Citizenship in Lawyers' Ethics." Webb, Julian (ed.) Leading Works in Legal Ethics. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 44-66

Lucy's Argument: The Spycatcher Case in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2023. "Lucy's Argument: The Spycatcher Case in Australia ." McKibbin, Sarah and Kennedy, Anthony (ed.) The Common Law Jurisprudence of the Conflict of Laws. United Kingdom. Hart Publishing. pp. 111-136

Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses by Brooke Marshall

Mortensen, Reid. 2023. "Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses by Brooke Marshall." University of New South Wales Law Journal. 46 (3), pp. 1-7.

Private International Law in Australia

Mortensen, Reid, Garnett, Richard and Keyes, Mary. 2023. Private International Law in Australia. Sydney. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Tort: Jurisdiction

Mortensen, Reid. 2022. "Tort: Jurisdiction." Beaumont, Paul and Holliday, Jayne (ed.) A Guide to Global Private International Law. London. Hart Publishing. pp. 261-279

Brexit and private international law in the Commonwealth

Mortensen, Reid. 2021. "Brexit and private international law in the Commonwealth." Journal of Private International Law. 17 (1), pp. 18-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441048.2021.1894717

The clergy of liberalism: lawyers' character, virtue, and moral education in pluralized societies

Mortensen, Reid. 2021. "The clergy of liberalism: lawyers' character, virtue, and moral education in pluralized societies." Witte, John and Welker, Michael (ed.) The impact of law: on character formation, ethical education, and the communication of values in late modern pluralistic societies. Leipzig, Germany. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt. pp. 215-232

The HCCH Judgments Convention in Australian law

Douglas, Michael, Keyes, Mary, McKibbin, Sarah and Mortensen, Reid. 2019. "The HCCH Judgments Convention in Australian law." Federal Law Review. 47 (3), pp. 420-443. https://doi.org/10.1177/0067205X19856503

The Case Management Stay in Private International Law

Mortensen, Reid. 2019. "The Case Management Stay in Private International Law." Douglas, Michael, Bath, Vivienne, Keyes, Mary and Dickinson, Andrew (ed.) Commercial Issues in Private International Law: A Common Law Perspective. United Kingdom. Hart Publishing. pp. 69-88

Joint submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on the Hague Conference Judgments Project: recognition and enforcement of Foreign Judgments Public Consultation Paper (March 2018)

McKibbin, Sarah, Douglas, Michael, Keyes, Mary and Mortensen, Reid. 2018. Joint submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on the Hague Conference Judgments Project: recognition and enforcement of Foreign Judgments Public Consultation Paper (March 2018). Australia. Attorney-General's Department.

Private international law in Australia

Mortensen, Reid, Garnett, Richard and Keyes, Mary. 2018. Private international law in Australia. Sydney, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Professional legal ethics in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2018. "Professional legal ethics in Australia." Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research. 192, pp. 12-17.

The moralities of Australian bush lawyers

Mortensen, Reid. 2017. "The moralities of Australian bush lawyers." Mundy, Trish, Kennedy, Amanda and Nielsen, Jennifer (ed.) The place of practice: lawyering in rural and regional Australia. Leichhardt, Australia. Federation Press. pp. 20-44

Special issue: the ethics of judicial appointments

Mortensen, Reid and Devlin, Richard. 2017. "Special issue: the ethics of judicial appointments ." Legal Ethics. 20 (1), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2017.1348003

The ethics and regulation of lawyers worldwide: the Seventh International Legal Ethics Conference, New York

Mortensen, Reid. 2017. "The ethics and regulation of lawyers worldwide: the Seventh International Legal Ethics Conference, New York." Legal Ethics. 20 (1), pp. 151-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2017.1345082

Client money: trust account management for Australian lawyers

Mortensen, Reid. 2017. Client money: trust account management for Australian lawyers. Chatswood, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

How many chief justices? Judicial appointments and ethics in Queensland

Mortensen, Reid. 2017. "How many chief justices? Judicial appointments and ethics in Queensland." Legal Ethics. 20 (1), pp. 64-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2017.1348007

Editorial

Rhode, Deborah, Mortensen, Reid and Sommerlad, Hilary. 2014. "Editorial." Legal Ethics. 16 (2), pp. iii-v. https://doi.org/10.5235/146072813810287912

Editorial

Mortensen, Reid and Sommerlad, Hilary. 2013. "Editorial." Legal Ethics. 16 (1), pp. iii-v. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728X.2013.11423996

Editorial

Mortensen, Reid and Sommerlad, Hilary. 2014. "Editorial." Legal Ethics. 17 (1), pp. iii-iv. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728X.2014.11424028

Legal ethics

Mortensen, Reid and Sommerlad, Hilary. 2014. "Legal ethics ." Legal Ethics. 17 (3), pp. iii-iv. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728X.2014.11424048

Private international law in Australia

Mortensen, Reid, Garnett, Richard and Keyes, Mary. 2015. Private international law in Australia. Sydney, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Legal ethics at a time of regulatory change: the sixth International Legal Ethics Conference, London

Mortensen, Reid. 2014. "Legal ethics at a time of regulatory change: the sixth International Legal Ethics Conference, London." Legal Ethics. 17 (3), pp. 425-426. https://doi.org/10.5235/1460728X.17.3.425

Special Issue: After Williams

Allan, James and Mortensen, Reid. 2014. "Special Issue: After Williams." University of Queensland Law Journal. 33 (1), pp. i-i.

Together alone: integrating the Tasman world

Mortensen, Reid. 2014. "Together alone: integrating the Tasman world." Dickinson, Andrew, Keyes, Mary and John, Thomas (ed.) Australian private international law for the 21st century. Oxford, United Kingdom. Hart Publishing. pp. 113-144

Educating law students for rural and regional legal practice: embedding place consciousness in law curricula

Kennedy, Amanda, Mundy, Trish, Nielsen, Jennifer, Hart, Caroline, Coverdale, Richard, Mortensen, Reid, Smith-Ruig, Theresa and Macken, Claire. 2014. "Educating law students for rural and regional legal practice: embedding place consciousness in law curricula." Legal Education Review. 24 (1), pp. 7-28. https://doi.org/10.53300/001c.6282

Specious delusions: John Locke, knowledge and religious toleration

Mortensen, Reid. 2014. "Specious delusions: John Locke, knowledge and religious toleration." University of Queensland Law Journal. 33 (2), pp. 335-355.

The establishment clause: A search for meaning

Mortensen, Reid. 2014. "The establishment clause: A search for meaning." University of Queensland Law Journal. 33 (1), pp. 109-129.

Woodhouse reprised: accident compensation and trans-Tasman integration

Mortensen, Reid. 2013. "Woodhouse reprised: accident compensation and trans-Tasman integration." Journal of Private International Law. 9 (1), pp. 1-38. https://doi.org/10.5235/17441048.9.1.1

The twain (and only the twain) meet - the demise of the legal profession national law

Mortensen, Reid. 2013. "The twain (and only the twain) meet - the demise of the legal profession national law." Legal Ethics. 16 (1), pp. 219-222. https://doi.org/10.5235/1460728X.1.1.219

The Australia and New Zealand jurisdiction and judgments scheme: a common law judicial area

Mortensen, Reid G. and Knoefel, Oliver L.. 2012. "The Australia and New Zealand jurisdiction and judgments scheme: a common law judicial area." Leipold, Dieter and Sturner, Rolf (ed.) Zeitschrift fur zivilprozess international. Koln, Germany. Carl Heymanns. pp. 369-403

Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: a spatial analysis

McDougall, Kevin and Mortensen, Reid. 2011. "Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: a spatial analysis." Deakin Law Review. 16 (1), pp. 75-109.

Managing client money: lawyers' trust accounts in Queensland

Mortensen, Reid. 2011. Managing client money: lawyers' trust accounts in Queensland. Chatswood, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Introduction

Bartlett, Francesca, Mortensen, Reid and Tranter, Kieran. 2011. "Introduction." Bartlett, Francesca, Mortensen, Reid and Tranter, Kieran (ed.) Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics: Reimagining the Profession. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 1-10

Private international law in Australia

Mortensen, Reid, Garnett, Richard and Keyes, Mary. 2011. Private international law in Australia. Sydney, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Introduction

Tranter, Kieran, Bartlett, Francesca, Corbin, Lillian, Mortensen, Reid and Robertson, Michael. 2010. "Introduction." Tranter, Kieran, Bartlett, Francesca, Corbin, Lillian, Mortensen, Reid and Robertson, Michael (ed.) Reaffirming legal ethics: taking stock and new ideas. Abingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 1-11

A Trans-Tasman judicial area: civil jurisdiction and judgments in the Single Economic Market

Mortensen, Reid. 2010. "A Trans-Tasman judicial area: civil jurisdiction and judgments in the Single Economic Market." Canterbury Law Review. 16, pp. 61-97.

Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics: Reimagining the Profession

Bartlett, Francesca, Mortensen, Reid and Tranter, Kieran (ed.) 2010. Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics: Reimagining the Profession. United Kingdom. Routledge.

Reaffirming legal ethics: taking stock of new ideas

Tranter, Kieran, Bartlett, Francesca, Corbin, Lillian, Mortensen, Reid and Robertson, Michael (ed.) 2010. Reaffirming legal ethics: taking stock of new ideas. Abingdon, Oxon, England. Routledge.

The Queensland solicitors' conveyancing reservation: past and future development - part II

Byrne, Mark and Mortensen, Reid. 2010. "The Queensland solicitors' conveyancing reservation: past and future development - part II." University of Queensland Law Journal. 29 (2), pp. 245-261.

University of Queensland Law Journal v28(2) [Special editors' introduction]

Bartlett, Francesca, Mortensen, Reid and Robertson, Michael. 2009. "University of Queensland Law Journal v28(2) [Special editors' introduction]." University of Queensland Law Journal. 28 (2), pp. 181-181.

The Queensland solicitors' conveyancing reservation: past and future development - part I

Byrne, Mark and Mortensen, Reid. 2009. "The Queensland solicitors' conveyancing reservation: past and future development - part I." University of Queensland Law Journal. 28 (2), pp. 251-272.

The Hague and the Ditch: the Trans-Tasman Judicial Area and the Choice of Court Convention

Mortensen, Reid. 2009. "The Hague and the Ditch: the Trans-Tasman Judicial Area and the Choice of Court Convention." Journal of Private International Law. 5 (2), pp. 213-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/17536235.2009.11424358

Integrity in legal practice: A report from the third international legal ethics conference, Gold Coast, Australia

Bartlett, Francesca and Mortensen, Reid. 2009. "Integrity in legal practice: A report from the third international legal ethics conference, Gold Coast, Australia." Legal Ethics. 12 (1), pp. 100-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728X.2009.11423927

The lawyer as parent: Sympathy, care and character in lawyers’ ethics

Mortensen, Reid. 2009. "The lawyer as parent: Sympathy, care and character in lawyers’ ethics." Legal Ethics. 12 (1), pp. 1-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728X.2009.11423919

Keim on the muzzle rule: a reply and joinder

Mortensen, Reid. 2009. "Keim on the muzzle rule: a reply and joinder." University of Queensland Law Journal. 28 (2), pp. 329-338.

The practitioner's relationship with the public and the profession

Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "The practitioner's relationship with the public and the profession." The College of Law Queensland Practice Papers - Selected Papers, v. 2. Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths. pp. 245-283

The practitioner's relationship with the court

Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "The practitioner's relationship with the court." The College of Law Queensland Practice Papers - Selected Papers, v. 2. Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths. pp. 191-243

The practitioner's relationship with the client

Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "The practitioner's relationship with the client." The College of Law Queensland Practice Papers - Selected Papers, v. 2. Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths. pp. 71-189

Professional conduct and discipline

Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "Professional conduct and discipline." The College of Law Queensland Practice Papers - Selected Papers, v. 2. Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths. pp. 7-70

A common law cocoon: Australia and the Rome II Regulation

Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "A common law cocoon: Australia and the Rome II Regulation." Sarcevic, Petar, Volken, Paul and Bonomi, Abdrea (ed.) Yearbook of private international law. Berne, Switzerland. Sellier Publishers & Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. pp. 203-222

The ethical infrastructure of legal practice in larger law firms: values, policy and behaviour

Parker, Christine, Evans, Adrian, Haller, Linda, Le Mire, Suzanne and Mortensen, Reid. 2008. "The ethical infrastructure of legal practice in larger law firms: values, policy and behaviour." University of New South Wales Law Journal. 31 (1), pp. 158-188.

Ethics in negotiation and ADR - Legal Services Commissioner v Mullins

Mortensen, Reid. 2007. "Ethics in negotiation and ADR - Legal Services Commissioner v Mullins." Proctor. 27 (1), pp. 10-11.

Jurisdiction in International Litigation by Mary Keyes

Mortensen, Reid. 2007. "Jurisdiction in International Litigation by Mary Keyes." Griffith Law Review. 16 (1), pp. 276-280.

The unfinished experiment: a report on religious freedom in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2007. "The unfinished experiment: a report on religious freedom in Australia." Emory International Law Review. 21, pp. 167-203.

Homing devices in choice of tort law: Australian, British, and Canadian approaches

Mortensen, Reid. 2006. "Homing devices in choice of tort law: Australian, British, and Canadian approaches." International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 55, pp. 839-878. https://doi.org/10.1093/iclq/lei132

“Troublesome and Obscure”: The Renewal of Renvoi in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2006. "“Troublesome and Obscure”: The Renewal of Renvoi in Australia." Journal of Private International Law. 2 (1), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/17536235.2006.11424300

Mixed blessings: laws, religions and women's rights in the Asia-Pacific Region by Amanda Whiting and Carolyn Evans

Mortensen, Reid. 2006. "Mixed blessings: laws, religions and women's rights in the Asia-Pacific Region by Amanda Whiting and Carolyn Evans ." LAWASIA Journal.

Private international law in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2006. Private international law in Australia. Sydney, Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths.

Interest on lawyers' trust accounts

Mortensen, Reid. 2005. "Interest on lawyers' trust accounts." The Sydney Law Review. 27 (2), pp. 289-322.

Cross-border lawyer regulation in Australia

Mortensen, Reid. 2005. "Cross-border lawyer regulation in Australia." Legal Ethics Colloquium (2005). Christchurch, New Zealand 09 - 10 Feb 2005

Judicial (in)activism in Australia's secular Commonwealth

Mortensen, Reid. 2005. "Judicial (in)activism in Australia's secular Commonwealth." Interface: A Forum for Theology in the World. 8 (1), pp. 52-69.

Becoming a lawyer: from admission to practice under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Qld)

Mortensen, Reid. 2004. "Becoming a lawyer: from admission to practice under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Qld)." University of Queensland Law Journal. 23 (2), pp. 319-346.

Legal profession reform in Queensland

Mortensen, Reid and Haller, Linda. 2004. "Legal profession reform in Queensland." University of Queensland Law Journal. 23 (2), pp. 280-288.

A reconstruction of religious freedom and equality: gay, lesbian and de facto rights and the religious school in Queensland

Mortensen, Reid. 2003. "A reconstruction of religious freedom and equality: gay, lesbian and de facto rights and the religious school in Queensland." QUT Law Review. 3 (2), pp. 320-332.

Autochthonous essential: state courts and a cooperative national scheme of civil jurisdiction

Mortensen, Reid. 2003. "Autochthonous essential: state courts and a cooperative national scheme of civil jurisdiction." University of Tasmania Law Review. 22 (2), pp. 109-148.

Lawyers' character, moral insight and ethical blindness

Mortensen, Reid. 2002. "Lawyers' character, moral insight and ethical blindness." Queensland Lawyer. 22, pp. 166-179.

Agency, autonomy and a theology for legal practice

Mortensen, Reid. 2002. "Agency, autonomy and a theology for legal practice." Bond Law Review. 14 (2), pp. 391-413.

Comity and jurisdictional restraint in Vanuatu

Mortensen, Reid. 2002. "Comity and jurisdictional restraint in Vanuatu." Revue juridique polyne´sienne. 8, pp. 95-117.

Comity and jurisdictional restraint in Vanuatu

Mortensen, Reid. 2002. "Comity and jurisdictional restraint in Vanuatu." Victoria University of Wellington Law Review. 33 (1), pp. 95-116.

Solicitors' will-making duties

Mortensen, Reid. 2002. "Solicitors' will-making duties." Melbourne University Law Review. 26 (1), pp. 60-87.

Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific

Mortensen, Reid. 2001. "Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific." Revue juridique polyne´sienne. 7, pp. 673-703.

Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific

Mortensen, Reid. 2001. "Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific." Yearbook for the New Zealand Association of Comparative Law. 6, pp. 673-703.

Interpreting a sacred landscape: Aboriginal religion and the law in Australia in the 1990s

Mortensen, Reid. 2001. "Interpreting a sacred landscape: Aboriginal religion and the law in Australia in the 1990s." Caparros, Ernest and Christians, Louis-Leon (ed.) 15th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Bristol, United Kingdom 1998 Brussells, Belgium.

Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific

Mortensen, Reid. 2001. "Duty free forum shopping: disputing venue in the Pacific." Victoria University of Wellington Law Review. 32 (3), pp. 673-704.

A voyage in God's canoe: law and legislation in Melanesia

Mortensen, Reid. 2001. "A voyage in God's canoe: law and legislation in Melanesia." O'Dair, Richard and Lewis, Andrew (ed.) Law and religion. Oxford, United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. pp. 509-528

Art, expression and the offended believer

Mortensen, Reid. 2000. "Art, expression and the offended believer." Ahdair, Rex J. (ed.) Law and religion. Sudbury, MA. United States. Dartmouth Publishing Co Ltd.. pp. 181-197

The duty of obeying the law: the Court of Session, the Kirk and the Disruption of 1843

Mortensen, Reid. 2000. "The duty of obeying the law: the Court of Session, the Kirk and the Disruption of 1843." Moens, Gabriel A. (ed.) Constitutional and international law perspectives. Brisbane, Australia. University of Queensland Press. pp. 230-266

Slaving in Australian courts: blackbirding cases, 1869-1871

Mortensen, Reid. 2000. "Slaving in Australian courts: blackbirding cases, 1869-1871." Journal of South Pacific Law. 4, pp. 7-37.

Private international law

Mortensen, Reid. 2000. Private international law. Sydney, Australia. Butterworths.

A Christian state? A comment

Mortensen, Reid. 1999. "A Christian state? A comment." Journal of Law and Religion. 13 (2), pp. 509-513.

Rendering to God and Caesar: religion in Australian discrimination law

Mortensen, Reid. 1995. "Rendering to God and Caesar: religion in Australian discrimination law." University of Queensland Law Journal. 18, pp. 208-232.

The government's religious business on Hindmarsh Island

Mortensen, Reid. 1995. "The government's religious business on Hindmarsh Island." Australia and World Affairs. 26, pp. 53-55.

Blasphemy in a secular state: a pardonable sin?

Mortensen, Reid. 1994. "Blasphemy in a secular state: a pardonable sin?" University of New South Wales Law Journal. 17, pp. 409-431.

Church legal autonomy

Mortensen, Reid. 1994. "Church legal autonomy." Queensland Lawyer. 14, pp. 217-226.

Establishment and toleration: the British pattern of secularisation

Mortensen, Reid. 1993. "Establishment and toleration: the British pattern of secularisation." University of Queensland Law Journal. 17, pp. 185-203.

The theory behind legal secularisation

Mortensen, Reid. 1993. "The theory behind legal secularisation." Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. 18, pp. 19-42.

Judgements extension under CER

Mortensen, Reid. 1992. "Judgements extension under CER." New Zealand Law Review. 2, pp. 237-273.