• 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20142019
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Biography

Dr Henry Kha is a Lecturer in Law at Macquarie University. He is also the Academic Advisor to LLB undergraduate students. He was previously lecturer at the University of Auckland and tutor at the University of Queensland. His main research interests are family law and private law in Australia, England and New Zealand from both a legal historical and contemporary perspective.

Henry has a forthcoming monograph A History of Divorce Law: Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years that shall be published by Routledge. This research is partly funded by the Macquarie Faculty of Arts Early Career Research Fellowship and Publication Subsidy Grant. He is also the Australian National Rapporteur to the International Academy of Comparative Law for the 2020 Thematic Congress on the theme of “Diversity and Plurality in the Law: Family Forms and Family's Functions.”

Henry completed his PhD from the University of Queensland on “The Reform of English Divorce Law: 1857–1937” with a University of Queensland Research Scholarship.  He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Juris Doctor, and was cited in the Dean’s List for Excellence in Academic Performance. He also graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) in Chinese studies and history, and was awarded the University of Sydney Entry Scholarship.

Henry was a legal associate in the Family Court of Australia, and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Family law
  • Private law
  • Legal history
  • Law and literature

Teaching

Research student supervision

Dr Henry Kha is happy to receive inquiries from potential research students in family law, private law, legal history or law and literature.

Current HDR Supervision

Kailee Cross (MRes), 'Returning to Court: Traversing Compliance and Contravention of Children’s Orders'

Education/Academic qualification

Juris Doctor, The University of New South Wales

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours), University of Sydney

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Research Outputs 2014 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 7 Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Comment/opinion
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Mater semper certa est? Reconceiving surrogacy law in New Zealand

Kha, H. & Rankin, K., Nov 2019, In : New Zealand Family Law Journal. 9, 12, p. 172-178 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New Zealand
Law
science

A history of Australian tort law 1901–1945: England's obedient servant?

Kha, H., 23 Jul 2018, In : American Journal of Legal History. 58, 3, p. 423-424 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

servants
Law
history
England
History

Irish divorce/Joyce's Ulysses

Kha, H., 2 Sep 2018, In : Law and Humanities. 12, 2, p. 311-313 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

divorce
Divorce
Odysseus

John Stuart Mill on matrimonial property and divorce law reform

Kha, H., 2018, In : Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History. 24, 2, p. 35-57 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

John Stuart Mill
Divorce
Law Reform
Victorian England
Equal Opportunities

Mr Justice McCardie (1869–1933): rebel, reformer and rogue judge

Kha, H., 1 May 2018, In : Ecclesiastical Law Journal. 20, 2, p. 220-222 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

book review
justice
Rebel
Reformer
Justice

Press / Media

Do the Family Courts require reform?

Henry Kha

30/10/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The family court does need reform, but not the way Pauline Hanson thinks

Henry Kha

28/10/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Australia’s no-fault divorce—why it remains controversial

Henry Kha

13/10/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system

Henry Kha

19/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment