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John Tarrant

Professor, BA BSc LLB NE, BCom Melb., GradDipEd Murd., GradDipTax C.Qld, DipFinMgt NE, LLM ANU, SJD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


John's tertiary qualifications include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Master of Laws, Master of Defence Studies and Doctor of Juridical Science. John also has a certificate in Law Teaching and diplomas in Taxation, Finance and Adult Education. The topic of his doctoral thesis was: What is ownership?

Office: Law Building Room 2.02

Roles and responsibilities

Prior to joining UWA, John worked in the mining and petroleum industries as a company director with an emphasis on developing junior mining companies.

John is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and has been admitted as a legal practitioner in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand.


- Contract
- Equity
- Trusts
- Personal Property
- Military Law

Research expertise keywords

  • Contract law
  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Laws of armed conflict
  • Legal education
  • Military law
  • Personal property
  • Remedies

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Research Output

Rectification of Documents

Tarrant, J., 27 Mar 2020, Alexandria, Sydney: The Federation Press. 240 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • ADF powers to arrest, detain and remove civilians

    Tarrant, J. & Minus, C., 12 Jul 2019, Military law in Australia. Creyke, R., Stephens, D. & Sutherland, P. (eds.). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press, p. 133-155

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    History of the ADF in war and peace

    Tarrant, J., Jun 2019, Military law in Australia. Creyke, R., Stephens, D. & Sutherland, P. (eds.). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    Legal and Equitable Property Rights

    Tarrant, J., 12 Apr 2019, Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press. 139 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Restoring confidence in consumer financial protection regulation in Australia: A Sisyphean task?

    Schmulow, A., Fairweather, K. & Tarrant, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Federal Law Review. 47, 1, p. 91-120

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)