Vale Bob Baxt
We acknowledge with sadness the recent passing of
Professor Robert “Bob” Baxt AO
Bob (as he was affectionately known by all) was an early President of the BFSLA, and served in that office from 1992 to 1994. He regularly returned as a speaker at the Association’s Annual Conference.
Bob had a long and distinguished career in the law as a private practitioner, an academic and in public service. Among other roles, Bob was Dean of the Monash University Law Faculty from 1980 to 1988, and Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission (now the ACCC) from 1988 to 1991.
Bob had a lifelong commitment to the development and sharing of knowledge of Australian commercial law. Among his many publications, Bob was the author of a number of standard reference works on Australian securities, financial services and corporate law. He was also the founding editor of the Australian Business Law Review (1975) and the Company & Securities Law Journal (1982), a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Banking & Finance Law & Practice and editor of the “Competition & Consumer Law” and “Corporations & Securities” sections in the Australian Law Journal. He maintained a close and active involvement in all of these publications right to the end.
Over his career, Bob made an enduring contribution to the legal profession and Australian legal jurisprudence that will long survive his passing.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Bob's family and friends for their loss.
Past & Current Presidents
|Simon Jensen||Buddle Findlay||2015-2017|
|Graham Curd||Westpac Banking Corporation||2011-2013|
|John Evans||Henry Davis York||2009-2011|
|Diccon Loxton||Allens Arthur Robinson||2007-2009|
|Elisabeth Wentworth||Financial Ombudsman Services||2005-2007|
|Alan Millhouse||Allens Arthur Robinson||2003-2005|
|Dermot Ross||Chapman Tripp||2001-2003|
|Paul Bear||Minter Ellison||1999-2001|
|Clive Craven||Clayton Utz||1998-1999|
|John Abbott||Commonwealth Bank of Australia||1996-1998|
|Roger Drummond||Bell Gully||1994-1996|
|Bob Baxt||Allens Arthur Robinson||1992-1994|
|Peter Short||Feez Ruthning||1990-1992|
|John Cadell||Allen Allen & Hemsley||1988-1990|
|Tom Bostock||Mallesons Stephen Jaques||1986-1988|
|David Bruce||National Australia Bank||1984-1986|