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Dr Martin Allcock


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2608, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.310
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2608
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.310  


Dr Martin Allcock is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


By appointment

Current teaching

  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Jurisprudence
  • Commercial Practice, Conveyancing & Drafting


Martin has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from La Trobe University in Victoria, and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He also has a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. Martin joined the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University in 2008, initially on a sessional basis whilst still practising law full time, and has been lecturing full time since 2011.

Martin has practice experience in commercial insurance, family law (private and community), and also in government policy. Martin’s primary research interest is in the philosophy of law, in particular in relation to private law theory. He has published scholarly papers in this area, and has presented papers at the World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 2015, and at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy at the University of Melbourne in 2016 and at the University of Auckland in 2017.

Research areas and interests

  • Private law theory
  • Family law

Professional Associations

Martin is a member of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science, La Trobe University, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours, La Trobe University, 2006.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Allcock, M., (2018), Pure Psychiatric Injury Pursuant to the Civil Liability Legislation: An(other) Economic Perspective. Journal of Law and Medicine, 25(3), 814-836, Australia, Thomson Reuters.
  • Allcock, M., (2017), In Defence of Weinrib’s and Beever’s Interpretive Theories of Negligence. Torts Law Journal, 24(2017), 125-147, Chatswood, NSW, LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Allcock, M., (2015), Corrective Justice and Kantian Right as a Mechanism to Reconcile 'Substantially Clashing Interests’ in Cases of Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Injury. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 40(2015), 17-65, St Lucia, QLD, Australia Journal of Legal Philosophy.
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